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Illinois River Paradise

98%
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· Wheeler, Arkansas
60 acres
1 unit
1 Tent
Winding river bottoms, gravel bars, overlooks, waterfalls, & 200+ year old oaks! Walk on the same untouched trails Native Americans took followed later by Civil War soldiers. We've been working hard to create the trails, views, and unique experiences for you to enjoy God's Creation only 10 minutes from a Walmart! Learn more about this land: Tired of camping next to people? With 60 acres for your enjoyment and gated entrance, you won’t see anyone else during your whole stay! 15 min from I-49 with Walmarts and gas stations even nearer keeps you close to town. You can choose from multiple campsites, but we will not book anyone else during your stay. Camp right next to the Illinois River under giant oaks, ash trees, and sycamores with a waterfall behind you and the river in front. Or move up the hill and enjoy the 10 mile view while watching the sunset. Seriously, it’s the best view west of Fayetteville. Feeling fun? Camp in the old dirt mine with 10’ walls around you shaded by a massive pine growing in the center and oaks around the perimeter. Hiking trails have been cut for you to enjoy the property. Make sure to check out “Mini Hawksbill Crag”- a rocky outcropping hanging off the cliff side. Another fun trail leads you up a creek bed with multiple small waterfalls. A couple canoes are available to float the river if you desire. You can go upstream easily in normal water flow! If you’re looking for fun family time with your kids, I will do whatever I can to help you during your stay to make lasting memories. We’re big believers in families enjoying the outdoors together! A truck can be driven to riverside campsite or there is a 5-10 minute walk to most available campsites from the parking area. UTV service available.  There is a picnic table and fire pit at the riverside campsite. Bald Eagles are seen most days in the winter. Birders will also appreciate the feeder in the campsite. Fishing poles are available as an add on. You can bring your own too! Catch small mouth, large mouth, bream, crappie, catfish, gar, and carp, but you’re competing with the neighborhood beaver so be on the lookout for him! Absolutely no hunting wildlife or foraging mushrooms without prior approval.
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Wheeler, Arkansas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Tyler M.Joined in July 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
98%
31 Ratings · 28 reviews
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Collin S.recommends
November 23, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Great camping spot!
We loved this place! The land was beautiful and had fun trails to walk! And the river was so pretty! We wish it was warmer out so we could have swam in it! It was great being the only campers out there and not having to worry about privacy. Would definitely recommend to a friend and would love to come back again! 10/10
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Andrew K.recommends
October 31, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Amazing place to camp
I loved camping on this property. Beautiful area next to the river to set up. Extremely close to Fayetteville. Only took 15 minutes to get home. Highly recommend.
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Hannah H.recommends
October 24, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Perfect Camping Escape!
This spot is a beautiful and serene escape! There is much to do with the trails and canoes and openness of the area. It has everything we needed for a good camping trip - plenty of hammock spots, tables and benches, room to park cars and set up tents, chairs and logs for relaxing. The host explained directions well and was easily reachable. A great experience.
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Scott T.recommends
October 15, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Just book it
This property is perfect. You get everything all to yourself. The camp site is tidy and right next to the river with all the space you need. Tyler is an amazing host that makes sure you're all set for your stay. While we were thereTyler also updated us that the weather had changed and rain was likely and to make sure we had our rain flys on. We will definitely be returning to this property in the short future.
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Keith D.recommends
October 10, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Great stay!
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Sydney F.recommends
September 17, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Camping with our pup!
Great, secluded escape! Loved the privacy and the river was awesome. Would stay again - pricy for HipCamp options (no electric or water) , but great experience.
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Bryan B.recommends
September 15, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Secluded camping
Had a blast on the river camping, fishing, and exploring. It is definitely secluded which is exactly what we were looking for our family of 5. The thing we were most surprised about was the relatively low level of bugs and flies. Tyler was great to communicate with and provided so simple yet effective maps of the property for exploring and fishing.
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Laura F.recommends
September 5, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Easy to find and had more than I expected. It was totally secluded, the river was great with full sun and spots to swim/fish and there was plenty of shade by the campground. My two dogs loved being off leash and swimming as they pleased. Hiking trails were cleared and nice to wander.
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J.C. F.recommends
September 4, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
The property is beautiful to roam, fall asleep at, and wake up to. The water is really good to float and/or fish on, and the host was very kind. Will absolutely be returning.
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Michael D.recommends
August 28, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
It’s a very beautiful place right on the river. There are plenty of places for tents and hammocks. Tyler was extremely accommodating and helpful; there is a beautiful gravel bar and he weed whacked a path out to it upon request, as well as being willing to help out in other ways as well. Great spot, great host.
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Chris G.recommends
August 14, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
The best fishing and swimming!
Tyler's Riverside Hideaway was my favorite Hipcamp I've done and is the perfect spot to take your family! Our crew was myself, my wife, our 11 year old daughter and 2 dogs. There is plenty to do for everyone, including your dogs. We were welcomed by Tyler upon arrival and he guided us down the trail to the main camping area on the river. I was able to drive my Kia Soul to within a 90 second walk from the site. A wider or longer vehicle may have a little harder time shooting a couple of gaps between trees. I could have used a couple more inches of clearance from the ground, but I managed to dodge everything. Tyler gave me a hand getting my gear the rest of the way to the site, sent me a map of some good fishing spots on the river and even have my daughter a mini Rapala! The site had a fire pit, 2 picnic tables, 2 camping chairs and a massive hammock. It's right on the river and you can hear the water flowing through the shallow as you're going to sleep. I just found out I have limit on review size. Ha. I'll condense the rest. The fishing here is phenomenal. If you try, you WILL see trophy bass. I caught plenty of channel cats and my daughter caught her first catfish ever, an 8lb blue. The swimming here is so fun and it was hard to get my daughter and the dogs out of the water. You can just sit in the shallow or float down the current. It was a blast. We did have a group of fisherman pass through on kayaks. We just moved out of the way. Should be a "Best of AR".
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Robert B.recommends
July 17, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Great place to camp. Plenty of room to set up and covered with shade. You have the river to play or fish in. A small trail to walk to see the views. The host was hospitable.
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Ethan H.recommends
July 14, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Fabtastic
Serene, Beautiful, Fuego, convienent. Checks all the boxes.
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Ethan H.recommends
July 14, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Peaceful, evnen in the midst of a record dry year the water continues to flow. And the fact you are 10 minutes from any service you could possibly need, without the noise of the city is just cheating when it comes to camping.
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Kathryn F.recommends
July 8, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Perfect riverfront campsite
Better than expected! Loved the river and the spot had two picnic tables, a fire pit, they left us some chairs and a hammock to lounge in! It was super quiet (heard some cows) and Tyler even mowed some paths for us to explore! It was beautiful and peaceful.
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Caitlyn K.recommends
June 18, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Peaceful, ideal Camping Heaven
Very clear directions, easy walk into the campsite — and it is divine! Lots of shade from the trees but the option to soak in the sun next to the river. We went swimming, made a fire, and felt complete privacy and peace in our campsite. Very much worth your time and money to stay here for a night or two — or even a whole weekend!
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Lynda C.recommends
June 16, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Great!
Private area that’s well maintained. The paths to walk were an extra perk!
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Chris W.recommends
June 12, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
This was my wife’s first time ever camping and we found this absolutely beautiful spot. After a short walk to the camp, we were surrounded by a canopy of trees and could see the river nearby the campsite. We rented the kayak and took it out onto the river. The current was a bit strong but it had rained for three days straight before we arrived so it was to be expected. We made a little campfire and cooked our hotdogs and s’mores and went swimming in the river. You’re only a short drive from town if you want to bring food in, and we had no issue with the facilities. Tyler, the owner, was extremely helpful and helped make this a very enjoyable first time camping trip for my wife.
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Caitlin Jo I.recommends
May 29, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Quiet and beautiful
Tyler got my boyfriend and I in very last second and was very communicative! The campsite is so beautiful and right next to the river. This is a good spot for just a couple people or a whole group with multiple tents. We’ll be coming back!
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Chelsey C.
May 26, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Unfortunately when we arrived to the campsite, it had flooded really bad the week before and had washed away a few things (picnic benches and firewood). Tyler was very kind and helpful, but unfortunately we had to leave 3 hours in to our stay due to the insane amount of ticks. We are camp people all day long but when you can’t keep them off you or your dog for longer than a minute, it’s a problem. He did refund us the canoe fee but we were a little disheartened we didn’t receive at least one nights worth of $ back since we didn’t stay even one night. The spot is beautiful and I wish it had worked out.
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Jacob C.recommends
May 22, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Great property with lots to do!
Although the weather didn't quite want to agree with us in our trip, we still had a great time camping here! The property has tons of trails on site, along with canoos to traverse the river that's just a stones throw from the campsite! Truly the campsite for those who want to get away!
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Paul S.recommends
April 14, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Truly Unique Getaway
If your looking for a truly unique getaway then just stop right here. Tyler and his family are giving you access to a private gem in the Ozarks. Awesome base camp area with picnic table, fire ring, lights and even access to canoes. Had a great adventure with my boys exploring this amazing property. Check out our YouTube channel “CASTAFLY Outdoor Adventures” if your interested in seeing all the fun we had. We plan to come back! https://youtu.be/iVk7KKOEjwE
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Anna C.recommends
April 4, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
10 out of 10 would recommend!
Tyler's land is stunning! He is very good at communication and his directions were easy to follow. A quick hike from the parking area to the camping spot with the river nearby. So much to do on the acreage and off as well. Tyler is very friendly and is willing to answer any questions you have. Make sure to bring your tick spray! Other than that be prepared for camping bliss.
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Travis A.recommends
March 15, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Great spot! Will be back without a doubt!
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Audrey C.recommends
March 15, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Gorgeous getaway for rest and fun!
Beautiful property! Lots of room to spread out and explore. We had cold temps so couldn't take advantage of all the water fun but we are already making plans to return once it gets a little warmer. Looks like a cool mellow spot to paddle around. Tyler is a thoughtful host and motivated to help families have an enjoyable experience. If you need anything specific or have questions about the area he is pretty knowledgeable.
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Raymond P.recommends
February 5, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
This property was beautiful and secluded. Plenty of options to keep you entertained during your stay too. Good trails with gorgeous views and still so close to town. Will definitely be back.
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Sean V.recommends
January 25, 2022
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
Unreal spot
This spot is unreal. The views of the river, the solitude, and the natural beauty of the Ozarks all BLEW US AWAY. We slept in peace under clear skies. We even saw an owl swoop over us! And it’s all only about 7min from civilization. We were blown away. We will definitely be back.
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Tj N.recommends
December 27, 2021
Riverside Hideaway NWA 60acres
We will be back!
My wife and I create camping content for YouTube and camped here while visiting Northwest Arkansas! We totally wish we could have had more time to explore and hang out. Tyler has done an incredible job picking out the perfect spot for tent camping and has added things like a fire pit, picnic table, and canoes. Totally go for the side-by-side taxi ride- it is worth it and beats carrying all of your gear in! It is also not far from town and seems to be in a good area- we felt safe while there. The views from the overlook are unbeatable. We will be back! Feel free to check out the video we made about our stay here on YouTube. Search "MK and TJ" and look for our Fayetteville Hipcamp vid!
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