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Sitting above the Arkansas River you have an excellent view of the river from two vantage points. With a large almost 2 acre clearing there is plenty of room to roam.  Magical sunsets and more stars than you can count!  When it's a full moon, you can watch it coming up through the trees as you are sitting in front of the fire.  If you are really lucky, sometimes you can watc

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Sitting above the Arkansas River you have an excellent view of the river from two vantage points. With a large almost 2 acre clearing there is plenty of room to roam.  Magical sunsets and more stars than you can count!  When it's a full moon, you can watch it coming up through the trees as you are sitting in front of the fire.  If you are really lucky, sometimes you can watch the searchlight from the river barges as they navigate the big bend in the river.  If you are a nature lover this place has it all.  Navigate to the entrance here (tinyurl.com/ArkRiverOverlook) and you will find the main entrance to both sites:

Site 1 (tinyurl.com/OverlookSite1)(34.949993, -92.569705) 

The first of the two that sits at the top of the hill as you enter Rock Island road (this is the name on old county maps).  The narrow entrance is just to the left, right before you start to head down the hill.  It's a bit of a tight squeeze for anything larger than a full-size pickup truck.  Secluded, with stupendous views of the river and Lollie Bottoms on the other side.  If you have a pair of binoculars you can watch the farmers working the fields and count all the cows over in the bottoms.  This site has an 8'x8' deck where you can pitch a tent or just set up some chairs and sit under the stars.  Just above the platform is a small area that has been leveled for a small camper, that measures approximately 12' x 6' in total.  There is also a cabin in the works, so if the weather is really bad you can get in it and out of the rain.  But be warned, it's a metal building so it's LOUD when it's raining.  Eventually this will be a fully furnished cabin with AC, shower, queen size bed, etc.

NOTE: Only small campers (like small popups) can fit on this site.  It cannot support campers taller than ~10 feet or longer than ~18 feet.  If you want to use a camper PLEASE contact us ahead of time so we can ensure you won't have any issues.

Site 2 (tinyurl.com/OverlookSite2)(34.951358, -92.569561)

Is located near the bottom of the road but actually has two views of the river.  It is very secluded and a little more concealed, which can be good on hot days as there are more trees for coverage.   There are a lot more trees on this site so if you don't want to be out in the open this is the one for you.  The canopy protects you from the sun so your tent doesn't get too hot during the day.  

NOTE: Site 2 can only support tents and small popups.

Both sites will allow for multiple vehicles to be parked, so no problem there.  If you bring any vehicles please do not ride them on the property as they damage the grass, there are lots of good off-road riding to be had in the area.

If you have 4wd, then find your way to the Million Dollar lookout (tinyurl.com/MillionDollaView).  It's been a favorite lookout for years, and I promise it will not disappoint!  

If you have 4wd or at least a vehicle with decent clearance you can head down to the end of the road (tinyurl.com/DownByTheArkRiver).  At the end of Ledwedge Rd, it becomes an unmaintained road that goes all the way down to the river and crosses the railroad tracks.  If you are really lucky you will get to see a train pass by, up close and personal.  The road is pretty rocky so be warned, you really do need clearance on this road!

If you want to fish on Lake Maumelle go to North Shore Landing (tinyurl.com/NorthShoreLanding), it's only 5.8 miles from the property.  North Shore Landing on Lake Maumelle is a beautiful short hike to the edge of the lake, surrounded by wildlife and greeted by an amazing view of the lake.  Set up a picnic and just hang out and fish! 

A little further and you will come to Crossroads Food Mart convenience store.  They have gas, food, and beverages (some alcoholic ones too), ice, etc.  They can even make a pizza that you can go and pick up if you are in the mood!  They have everything you need to make for a perfect camping trip.  If you want to come to pick up the pizza just call ahead!  (tinyurl.com/CrossRoadsFoodMart)

The Rock Island railway is down below next to the river and there are plenty of trails you can ride around on as well.  You aren't far from two National Forests so day trips from here are a breeze.  

If you are into gardening or local farm-to-table cuisine you should check out Moss Mountain Farm. 

Toadsuck Lock and Damn park are about 30 minutes away, and if you need a big Walmart there is one 10 minutes past that.  There is also a big Walmart about 30 minutes in the other direction at the intersection of Chenal Parkway and Cantrell Road.

And if you like hiking and climbing then you cannot miss Pinnacle Mountain State Park!  Climb to the top and get the best views in all the area, 360 degrees views up there.  And if you want something a little less steep, the Kingfisher trail at the bottom makes a nice gentle loop next to the Little Maumelle river where you can see absolutely GIANT cypress trees.  Also, the Ouachita National Recreation Trail (tinyurl.com/OuachitaNRT) passes just 5 miles from our place, and it loops around the entire north side of Lake Maumelle.  There is a trailhead and parking near North Shore Landing.

There is plenty of mountain biking in the area too.  Here's a link to some of the trails:  mtbproject.com/directory/8007059/pinnacle-mountain-state-park-monument-trails

There is something for everyone here!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Nathan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Biking

Lots of excellent roads with little traffic. Good mountain biking in the nearby National Forests. https://www.mtbproject.com/...Read more

Boating

Lake Maumelle and Arkansas River nearby

Fishing

Arkansas river nearby, other locations available upon request

Hiking

Segment 12 of the Ouachita Natl Recreation Trail is 5 miles away (https://tinyurl.com/OuachitaNRT). Also Pinnacle Mountain sta...Read more

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Kayaking is possible on the west end of Lake Maumelle in Sleep Hollow, with access up into the Big Maumelle river. https://pad...Read more

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Climbing

Pinnacle Mountain is nearby (~20 minutes)

Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Arkansas River overlook in Arkansas.

Lake

Lake Maumelle is nearby (~20 minutes)

Field

Site #1 has a 2+ acre open field

River, stream, or creek

Seasonal creek at the bottom of the property and the Arkansas River is nearby

Wetlands

Lots of low-laying areas near Lake Maumelle and surrounding areas. Plenty of bird-watching opportunities.

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Hipcamper Abby

Beautiful arkansas spot

Abby S.
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(Dispersed site)
May 30th, 2021

Camped here late May 2021. Nathan was not around, but when we were unable to locate the property (it’s out there) his amazing brother led us right to the spot. We set up a tent on the platform deck in the middle of a clearing that distantly overlooks the Arkansas River. Which was so beautiful!

As two women who arrived after dark to the site, it was in all honesty a little intimidating especially with a big group of men camping down the mountain out of site but not out of earshot. However, in the morning we were able to admire the scenery and admit it was not that scary after all lol. Our one big issue was that the grass was hip high and we were not informed by Nathan prior to arriving to the property. If it wasn’t for the platform we could not have camped in our tent. However, we made it happen and it ended up being very pleasant, and since we booked last minute there likely wasn’t time to mow, we just would’ve like a heads up!

I would definitely recommend this spot if it were a little better maintained!! I would honestly still recommend it because it was beautiful and Nathan’s brother James was just the best.

Awesome platform for tent, but since we only had a Sudan it was stressful trying to avoid big rocks with the grass that tall!The morning, big skies means so many stars!Really beautiful sunset
Hipcamper Nathan
Response from Nathan, the Host, on June 1st, 2021

Thank you Abby! Please come again!

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Hipcamper Josh

Gorgeous view

Josh H.
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May 31st, 2021

My group had a great time on our little getaway. The path to the campsite needs some training to prevent scratching vehicles and we had to clear greenage around the "firepit" and where we wanted to put our tents, but it was a gorgeous view and very peaceful.

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Hipcamper Nathan
Response from Nathan, the Host, on June 1st, 2021

Thank you Josh! Please come again!

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Hipcamper Julian

Arkanas river sunset!

Julian L.
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June 10th, 2021

Nathan's place had an incredible sunset view. The directions given, including coordinates, are accurate. The water spigot was not available by the time at night that we arrived but I'm sure it could be provided with more of a head's up. Would recommend for the sunset view!

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Response from Nathan, the Host, on June 10th, 2021

Thank you Julian! Please come again!!!

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Hipcamper Brodie W.
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(Dispersed site)
June 19th, 2021
Property
Nathan H.’s Land
State
Arkansas
Country
United States
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