Welcome to Erwin Estate! Pitch your tent at our Erwin Estate High Point and have access to a table, lookout tower with a swing and fire pit with seating around it. You will meet us at the main house and follow us up to the remote spot in your vehicle where you will have complete privacy to enjoy one of the best views in Arkansas! Best if you have a truck, Jeep or S
Welcome to Erwin Estate! Pitch your tent at our Erwin Estate High Point and have access to a table, lookout tower with a swing and fire pit with seating around it. You will meet us at the main house and follow us up to the remote spot in your vehicle where you will have complete privacy to enjoy one of the best views in Arkansas! Best if you have a truck, Jeep or SUV. Low riding cars not recommended.
We've been located here in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas for over 40 years. Located on our 250 acres is a very unique spot in Arkansas. We call it "High Point" and it is the southernmost highest altitude point in the state. We have a 180+ degree view overlooking Benton to Malvern to Greater Hot Springs.
Cattle roam the pastures in the fields below. Our natural spring pond is a place to fish where it's an almost guaranteed catch as we have stocked it well!
Great for nature, vista, and sunset photography.
Nearby river and lake fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking 3-15 miles away.
Wildlife sitings: Eagle, White-tail Deer, Wild Hogs, Birds, Squirrel and more.
Onsite catch and release pond bass fishing (bring your own gear).
Bait, gas and convenience store within 3 miles.
Walmart and restaurants 10 miles away.
Kiting is excellent atop High Point with great winds year round.
Star gazing at night with a very romantic sunset.
Novaculite & Quartz geology, mineral exploration. Take home a piece of this mineral rich area of the world! Free rocks to all!
Drone flying is superb!
Great cell phone reception.
Major hospital within 13 miles in nearby Hot Springs.
Bath Houses and downtown historical Hot Springs. Music Festivals. Oaklawn Racing & Gaming (horse races and casino) all within 15 min drive.
GREAT FOR PROPOSALS & SPECIAL EVENTS!
Note: This is primitive camping with no bathrooms, water or electricity. Nature at it's best! We have 2 little portable potties that are disinfected between campers for optional use positioned behind a privacy tarp.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Gravel and dirt roads for mountain biking.
Small pond catch and release.
White tail deer, turkey and occasional eagle sitings.
Natural features you'll find at Erwin Estate High Point in Arkansas.
River, stream, or creek
We have many rivers to float in the nearby area, but our pond is a great place to fish.
Places to see near Erwin Estate High Point
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Our stay at Erwin Estates High Point was one of the most memorable stops on a road trip that took us to Texas Hill Country, the deep south of Louisiana and western Arkansas. Susan's parents, brother and niece met us upon arrival and guided us up to the high point. On the way you up you'll pass the ranch, a fishing pond, that your welcome to use, and the woods that are perfect for hiking.
At the High Point you'll stay at one of the best views of the Ouachita Mountains. In all directions the elder Erwin pointed out nearby mountains peaks and destinations like nearby Hot Springs. They suggested we setup camp right on the lookout tower. So, we did! We ate, chilled out and slept above the landscape hiking around the area much of our stay. It was amazing to wake up to a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains in the morning.
If you're heading up to Hot Springs and beyond, the Erwin Estate High Point is a great place to start a journey through Arkansas mountain country.
Entirely worth camping in january
Even before we arrived, our host was patient and eager to help us with out stay. He called us when we got lost and helped us find the location. Then, he helped us start a fire as the temperature was quickly dropping. Our stay was cold, as expected, but we would stay again for the views! If you are wanting a reliable place to camp or a good first camping experience, I cannot recommend this more! We cannot want to come back in the summer!!
I can't say enough good things about this place! The view is amazing, the hiking was good, and fishing at the pond was so fun! When we arrived, the host met us and was incredible nice and helpful! It was a great time and we definitely want to come back!
We happened upon this site via HipCamp (our first ) while on the road. It was the perfect first time experience; possibly even fueling some future plans. The drive up to the point made you feel like you were getting lost alone somewhere for sure. Once there, it was exactly as described. 180 degrees. The hosts were most gracious, welcoming and quick to respond to our booking as well as any needs. We chose to just throw down pallets on our air mattresses under the open sky on the platform. There were no bugs - just a wonderful breeze (in August!) all night. We Deep South Southerners don’t have many options within simple distance for sleeping outside in the summer ...only a quick 3 hour drive away, it felt like a million miles away. 👌🏼 We arrived around 4pm-ish and left by 11am. I could see where mid day would be blazing in the bald sun. (just a consideration to be prepared for) You could absolutely still make a day in the surrounding shaded woods, take a good walk or drive back down and be in Hot Springs in about 15 mins.
This site was AMAZING! I cannot describe it properly. I was so excited to stay here and had high expectations, all were met. The spot is just breathtaking and the hosts were amazing. Since I did not have four wheel drive, they loaded up my stuff and took me to the spot. Making sure I had firewood and anything I would need for the night. They were very welcoming with tons of stories and very much wanted to make sure I felt safe. I wish I could have stayed longer! The pictures are exactly accurate!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Erwin Estate High Point. The views were gorgeous and the hosts were very welcoming. We loved that our pups could run around and explore, but we were also 20 minutes from town, so we were able to enjoy dinner in Hot Springs. I really recommend this site for all nature lovers!
The highlights of high point
This was my first ever solo camping experience, and I couldn't have asked for anything more! Mike Erwin greeted me upon arrival, was incredibly hospitable and informative. He made sure I knew that if I was in any sort of trouble or needed any help to let him know, which put a lot of my nervousness to rest. I felt like a little kid again camping outside in the backyard, knowing help was right around the corner, but having total freedom at the same time. The views are gorgeous. The platform is awesome for tent setup. And there's plenty of deer nearby that come and say hello. I will definitely be back!