Hipcamp host Kimberly C.,
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Welcome to Morningstar, a primitive camp nestled in a beautiful deciduous forest on a 16 acre family compound that boarders 1400 acre Lake Leatherwood. You'll set up camp right next to a natural spring and waterfall, with a small cave nearby. There are several spots for sustainable camping in the designated area, room for up to six people, if family or friends will be joinin


Welcome to Morningstar, a primitive camp nestled in a beautiful deciduous forest on a 16 acre family compound that boarders 1400 acre Lake Leatherwood. You'll set up camp right next to a natural spring and waterfall, with a small cave nearby. There are several spots for sustainable camping in the designated area, room for up to six people, if family or friends will be joining you. But this is a private, one-site camp, so you'll have the place all to yourself.

Nearby Lake Leatherwood is home to award winning trail systems created and well maintained for hikers and mountain bikers alike. Enjoy fishing, kayaking and peddle boats year round. Black Bass Lake is also nearby, a beautiful spot for a short hike or a little fishing. An Arkansas fishing license is required for all visitors, and guest passes may be purchased on the Arkansas Game and Fish website.

You'll feel glorious seclusion and quiet solitude, surrounded by forest and wildlife... and yet downtown Eureka Springs is just 2 miles from camp. Hike, drive, or hop a Trolley and explore the historic wonders and one-of-a-kind shopping and dining that Eureka Springs has to offer. Need recommendations? Just ask. We'll be happy to point you to our favorites, or ask any local. Eureka people are a friendly bunch! Then come on back to camp for a night of rest and relaxation by the fire and listen to the delicate trickle of water from the spring's moss and ferns.

Morningstar welcomes tents and hammocks, but NO space for RVs, Pop-Ups, or Trailers of any kind is available. Only one car may park near the entrance and all gear must be hiked in, an easy one-minute walk. To locate parking: After turning left onto Hyde Hollow, take the first right, pass a tiny hiking trail to the right (not for public use), and park immediately after the trail on the right hand side of the road, allowing plenty of space for cars to pass. Then unload gear and walk the drive straight ahead, past a small cabin, and on to camp. There is a wooden swing as well as a fire pit for your enjoyment. Please respect the beauty and health of the natural spring and do not use soap in the clear pool of water. If you're looking for a bit of adventure, please feel free to explore the cave, but know that you do so at your own risk as we are not responsible for accidents.

This is a primitive camp, so no running water, no shower, and no toilet facilities are provided. Please respect our forest and future campers by either providing your own compostable toilet or by digging a proper cat hole and leaving no trace. 

No trash service, please pack-out all waste and leave no trace.

Now, kick back, relax and enjoy all The Natural State has to offer.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Kimberly a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Mike

Great spot, great host!

Mike G.
recommends this listing.
April 20th, 2022

Very unique spot. Kimberly was very accommodating and helpful. Nice and quiet, but just a mile or so to town. Will definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Judd
Judd M.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2021

Beautiful place and land! So lovely in the fall. Kim was super helpful and laid back. Would love to return.

Hipcamper Lillian

Tent paradise, but beware the cabin

Lillian H.
recommends this listing.
November 2nd, 2021

With one exception that I’ll mention at the end this campsite was really wonderful. The terrain is mountainous and beautiful, and it is not difficult to find a spot where you can have peace and privacy. We camped ina ravine near a small pond surrounded by large rock ledge, a short walk from the established campsite near the spring. Having a place to camp not too far from civilization but out of sight from any road or public trail was just the vacation we needed. We would definitely recommend this site, again with one caveat: you definitely need to make sure the guests in the cabin on the same property near the campsite are aware that you are legitimate. When we initially arrived our weekend neighbors in the cabin were visibly agitated that they did not have the forest to themselves. Thankfully the hostess smoothed things out for us and we had a wonderful weekend otherwise.

Hipcamper harper


Harper C.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2021

The sites near the house are nice and the gazebo near those sites is an awesome place to eat and watch the sun set. Beautiful view. But its just a backyard, with the house in view.

It was much preferable to camp at site number 2 down the hill by the cabin. It was remote and secluded and absolutley beautiful. (Address for site 2 is in a different review - plug into gps to avoid walking down the giant hill)

Kimberly was a wonderful host and we had an amazing time!

Hipcamper Charinda

Beautiful site

Charinda K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 14th, 2021

The site was absolutely gorgeous. There was a fire pit near a cave and one near the primitive site. I paid for a bundle of firewood and we still collected it ourselves. I've never had someone else collect wood for us and thought it would be a nice touch for us. But even after asking, we didn't receive it. :( and did not receive a refund for it.

Hipcamper Terra

Beautiful will definitely come back

Terra C.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2020

It was perfect!!! Very peaceful we didn’t see a single person The whole weekend until time to leave. The site was amazing a short walk to get the gear to the campsite. We had a very nice hike in the hills.

Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca S.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2020

Great site! Secluded but also close to town. Great for kids.

Hipcamper Keil

Picturesque camp

Keil Y.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2020

This site was great! So beautiful, scenic and close to town. Will definitely be back!!

Hipcamper Kristen

Does the trick!

Kristen G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 6th, 2020

Awesome, gorgeous spot. Friendly & helpful host(s). Out of the hubbub of town but close enough to lots of area offerings for day trips to wherever calls you in the area. Would give 4 out of 5 stars if only because the barn/outdoor light for the spot in the back of the house is on all night long (as opposed to being on a motion sensor?) & I was hoping to get some dark darkness. I enjoyed the walk up and down the hill to get to my car, but I suspect it would be somewhat of a pain for someone with lower joint pain/access issues.


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