Hipcamp host John S.,
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Privacy!  Scenery! And the extraordinary Cadron Creek!    Batesville Mountain Campground is about "getting away from it all" with nary another soul in sight. .   There are several campsites on the property but no more than a couple of reservations are ever accepted at any time -- usually only one for it is that special!!  And  jaw-dropping beautiful!   Sparky, the stone maso

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Privacy!  Scenery! And the extraordinary Cadron Creek!    Batesville Mountain Campground is about "getting away from it all" with nary another soul in sight. .   There are several campsites on the property but no more than a couple of reservations are ever accepted at any time -- usually only one for it is that special!!  And  jaw-dropping beautiful!   Sparky, the stone mason who quarried, cut and stacked every rock on every trail within the campground, has created a wondrous place to come camp and explore.  We are now restoring Sparky's original homestead -- the one room cabin (soon to be our new "romantic retreat"), outdoor kitchen and shower,  chicken house, and two-hole traditional Swedish utedass–or privy.   As to where to sleep ... well you may lay your head anywhere -- under the stars, atop a pinnacle, out in a field or sheltered in the woods by the river.   Cadron Boy slept in a rock crevice hidden from view for months before he was discovered.  Most people camp in 1) Sparky's Garden -- it is easily accessible, level, soft, and open to the stars yet the rock walls and banisters provide for a homey, safe feeling.   An obvious favorite and the most popular spot.  However, one of our favorite spots is atop 2) Deer Stand Rock which is literally perched atop a rock pinnacle -- great views but a long fall, be careful; this is NOT a place for "sleepwalkers".  USE CAUTION.  You can also camp atop the bluff just up the hill from Deer Stand (and closer to your car) and still have some great sunset views.  This site even has a picnic table.   As for privacy then we suggest 3) Piney Hideaway  -- a campsite hidden from view in the stand of a large grove of pine trees west of Sparky's cabin and 4) River Camp -- a small campsite just above the flood plain and close to the creek,   Trails from Sparky's Cabin lead in all directions. The best trail -- the one to the creek -- descends over 100 feet to the creek that breaks out into view as you edge your way along the bluff only to find yourself descending a set of steps through a crack in the rocks.  The trails from the campsites offer access to hiking, swimming, fishing and paddling.  We'll be offering more info and pictures soon but wanted to get this posted if anyone wants a place far removed from everyone else for the Labor Day Holiday weekend. 

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 16 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

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Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
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Swimming
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Batesville Mountain Campground in Arkansas.

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Hipcamper Isadora
Isadora C.
recommends this listing.
(#2 - Deer Stand Rock)
September 24th, 2022

This land is absolutely STUNNING and totally secluded. My husband and I drove five hours just to spend two days on this land and it was SO WORTH IT. We will be returning 100%!!!

Hipcamper Libby

Private, interesting land!

Libby B.
recommends this listing.
(#1 - Sparky's Garden)
September 6th, 2022

We had the BEST time! Didn’t see another soul and felt safe, peaceful, and taken care of. I had cell signal with Verizon so I felt safe in an emergency! We booked Sparky Garden, but when we got there we liked the privacy of Deer Stand Rock more and John let us switch! Deer stand Rock is so cool. We set up camp near our car but hung out on the boulder most of the time! The water was a little too murky and still for us to swim or float but definitely would be better after some rain! Instead we sat by a peaceful brook and found very cool rocks :) will be reccomending to all kinds of friends!

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Hipcamper Elizabeth

Perfect camping trip

Elizabeth B.
recommends this listing.
(#1 - Sparky's Garden)
September 4th, 2022

I had a wonderful time. John is always super nice and it felt like a gift to spend time at his land. It was a perfect trip!

Hipcamper Avie
Avie B.
recommends this listing.
(#1 - Sparky's Garden)
August 14th, 2022

John was very helpful and responsive. The campsite is clean, private, and beautiful. We loved seeing all of the wildlife and swimming in the creek nearby. We will definitely be back to explore more of the trails!

Hipcamper Jerusha

Beautifully private spot

Jerusha S.
recommends this listing.
(#2 - Deer Stand Rock)
May 31st, 2022

What a beautiful piece of land! A great place to lace up your hiking boots and explore. My sisters and I tent camped at Deer Stand Rock over Memorial Day weekend. We enjoyed some sunbathing and swimming after trekking down to the creek and especially loved seeing the gorgeous stars through the pines at our campfire. We look forward to returning!

Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron K.
recommends this listing.
(#3 - Piney Hideaway)
May 14th, 2022

This is a great spot!

Very quiet and out of the way.

The hiking down to the stream is a lot of fun!

The top camping spot currently has a lot of ticks but the second one down the path was much better!! We didn’t see nearly as many down there.

Hipcamper Reed

A backpacker's paradise

Reed B.
recommends this listing.
(#1 - Sparky's Garden)
April 24th, 2022

A camping experience I will not soon forget!

Hiking my gear down the steep and narrow path to the river overlook was a challenge, but well worth it. I have never camped atop a Boulder before, but I hope to again!

The spirit of this land holds wisdom worth hearing. Listen deeply to learn of its trials and triumphs!

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on April 27th, 2022

Congratulations for being the first camper to camp atop Deer Stand Rock!! Seems we share the same passions -- for I too enjoy bathing in the forest and listening deeply at what the forest and water has to say: much wisdom. much peace. Thanks Reed!

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Hipcamper Drew
Drew M.
recommends this listing.
(#2 - Deer Stand Rock)
April 23rd, 2022

BEAUTIFUL area, there was another group camping there which was weird because they said we could have our pick of anywhere in the park as there is only one group at a time, but there were plenty of sites. Very private and gorgeous. Lots of ticks.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on April 27th, 2022

Thanks Drew for supporting our newest campground. And yes the ticks do seem to be a big problem this year -- one that will require us to take special measures: 1) Chickens -- The chicken roost at Batesville Mountain is now prepared for some chickens --- including some Guineafowl who will hopefully peck up a lot of ticks, 2) Bifenthrin -- We hate insecticides but we also hate tick-borne diseases and thus will use some insecticide in areas most frequented by people. The manufacturer claims the product poses no unreasonable health risks. but we will close the campground for a few days until rain and sun has worked its magic to disperse the insecticide. Thanks for bringing this concern to our attention. Your the best. John

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Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff W.
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(#1 - Sparky's Garden)
April 12th, 2022

Really interesting piece of land. Enjoyed hiking around and exploring the Bluffs.

Batesville Mountain Campground
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State
Arkansas
Country
United States
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