Hipcamp host John S.,
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Camp Toasty -- the "Upstairs Campground" -- lies on the ridge above Pinnacle Springs Campground and offers far more open ground for camping and field activities,  Camp Toasty is definitely where you want to be if you want any of the following:

1) electrical hookups (add $5/night)

2) level sites suitable for a couple of RVs and pull-through campers

3) accomm


Camp Toasty -- the "Upstairs Campground" -- lies on the ridge above Pinnacle Springs Campground and offers far more open ground for camping and field activities,  Camp Toasty is definitely where you want to be if you want any of the following:

1) electrical hookups (add $5/night)

2) level sites suitable for a couple of RVs and pull-through campers

3) accommodations more suitable for larger groups -- lots and lots of room

Camp Toasty offers open field primitive camping with picnic tables, benches,   landscape lighting and a large bluff-side deck that overlooks the river.    Porta-potties can be found downwind and upwind there is a water faucet and fishing pond that guests are invited to enjoy.    For those on a tight budget spending a night or two or more at Camp Toasty still offers you the full experience of  the entire 100 acre park:  swimming, fishing, climbing, hiking, and exploration complete the picture.   Everything that can be found at Pinnacle Springs Campground except riverside camping. 

Some people have asked about camping in total solitude so we now have designated sites sited far, far away from anyone,  Whether camping solo or camping with friends and family we offer so many choices one can select a site that perfectly fits your needs.    And if you like to swing -- we have trees!  Hammocks and slacklines are the best no trace tree thing ever!    Guests are encouraged to explore any of the trails that criss-cross the property especially if you like waterfalls, scenic views, cascading streams, and goat bluffs.  The trails to Tanner Pool and Lil' and Big B Falls are especially popular after a heavy rain, Bluff Trail offers a nice perch for viewing the river below, and the 1+ mile "circuit trail" is a great way to start one's day.   There is even a 10-acre foraging playground -- oxalis, nettle, ginger, mint, poke, etc., a 1/2 acre fishing pond -- suitable for "storing" any fish you catch in the creek but you may not wish to clean and eat -- and a nine hole frisbee golf course on the slave-built terraces where cotton fields once lay (first tee near bench by front gate).  I could go on and on -- this is a pretty awesome place with hundreds of acres at your disposal -- rough and rugged yet close to home.   Durng season (March through May) we also offer kayak and canoe rental, guide and shuttling service, and have four separate campgrounds on the banks of Cadron Creek to support multi-day paddling adventures.  

UPDATES -COVID-19 -- We are open.  Yes open, but with qualifications.  No warm embraces, hugs and handshakes upon arrival and social distancing is the norm.  Camp as far as way as possible from the next closest camper and if you're walking a trail and see someone else, you might consider turning and going the other way as we have hundreds of acres and lots of trails to wander.  Also please "lube up" upon entering rest room facilities and "lube up" again after leaving -- HINT:  the facilities at Camp Toasty get very little use.   Please also note it takes us longer to turn-over restrooms, campsites and cabins now and there may be a slight delay in getting facilities clean and disinfected from time to time.  Bring TP as we are having a hard time keeping it in stock -- seems someone or two are taking what we leave out for the guests to use.

RESPONSE TIME - We have day jobs!    The campground is our passion and hobby and we do not have a full time staff to always be available to meet and greet our guests especially after hours and on week days.  If full time staffing and coddling is required -- this is not the place!  Similarly -- our response time right now is averaging just less then two hours and we have no expectations that it will improve anytime soon -- so again if immediate responses to questions and inquiries are required   -- this is not the place!  This is DIY camping -- and if you can't "do it yourself" then perhaps there are better places to be.  Even if in doubt:  please camp elsewhere.   

WELCOMING PARTY:  Once you have made a reservation through HipCamp -- you are good to go.  Feel free to ask questions and make inquiries for additional information but anticipate we will be practicing "social distancing" and will likely not even visit your campsite once you are on location.  That isn't to say we aren't here to assist to you but in the absence of such need our goal is to simply "stay away".   We do have an information table at the front gate where you can pick up maps and guides or leave us a message -- disinfectant is available at the table -- so you may find we aren't really even needed.

CAMPFIRES:  Campfires are prohibited unless you brought in your own wood or purchased a vet pack of wood from the store.  Similarly the use of downfall, dead trees and fallen limbs is unacceptable.   Burning up our property -- even dead limbs and leaves -- and destroying habitat for lizards, salamanders and bugs will get you permanently banned from our properties.  That said -- we have ample firewood to serve all our campers.  We usually deliver firewood to your campsite in the late afternoon -- if the sun is setting and we still haven't visited please feel free to pick up a bundle outside the store.  Those that have purchased a vet pack of wood can also take as much fire wood as they may need from any of the designated stacks on the property -- three stacks currently at Camp Toasty.  Everyone else -- keep your hands off.  

WATER:  The spigot creekside at the campground is currently closed to use.  Rather two water spigots exist for guests to use:  1)  one behind the store and shop at the gate and 2) the other behind the bunk house -- the building off to the left as you enter the campground.   These are free for you to use 24/7.  

TRAILS:  All trails are open but we are getting more reports of "ticks" especially when wandering off trail -- thus we encourage the use of repellents and a nightly "tick check".   Like most of Arkansas we also have patches of poison ivy and stinging nettle; however, it is our goal to eradicate such plants where they border trails, roads or campsites so if such is observed please bring to our attention and we'll eradicate it.

WILDLIFE:  There is only thing more important to us than you and that is our wildlife that we live with year round.  At this time we have nesting turkeys in the woods and nesting geese and ducks on the water.  Deer and beaver are also abundant.  The family of beavers below Playground Shoals are particularly friendly -- be slow and nice and they'll swim right alongside your boat and even splash you with their tail.  So DO NOT DISTURB THE WILDLIFE!!   The only exception:  if you were to find a poisonous snake on the property -- please inform us so that we can relocate it to a place where fewer people gather.  Most importantly -- please enjoy being surrounded by nature's marvelous works and wonders.  Unwind.   Kick back.  And enjoy!

LASTLY -- NO saws, axes or shovels.  We like our place just the way it is!  If you are caught harming flora or fauna or damaging the land in any way you will be asked to leave.  On that you have our guarantee.

We look forward to your visit.  John and Lisa

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Generators allowed
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
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: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 85%

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Hipcamper Chantell
Chantell C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 26th, 2020

For the most part I loved our stay. The camp was not as cleaned up as I thought it would be but found out hes in the process of getting that area fixed. John was great! Very accommodating. My 2 yr old loved her first camping trip and we will be back.

Hipcamper Ken

Great 6 day stay

Ken S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 10th, 2020

We had a wonderful 6 day stay. Weather was wonderful, cool early May, blue skies which did make things better. Jon is a great host and runs the kayak outings for those who want to kayak. We hike the many trails onsite and in the area, plenty to do. Still kind of rustic, we dry camped, but power available if you need it. We’ll be back.

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Hipcamper Alice
Alice M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 30th, 2020

This is the coolest campsite. We had a spot right on the water, we got to swim and hike right off the tent space. Gorgeous land, very kind and accommodating host. I’ll be staying here again for sure!

Hipcamper Nick
Nick G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2020

Great environment here. Would absolutely come back

Hipcamper Drew

Hidden gem close to home

Drew B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 8th, 2020

Very secluded and quiet. Creek was close so we did some swimming and fishing. There is city water at the top of the hill and a few electrical outlets spread out. If you don’t need electricity you can tent camp right on the creek. You can also rent kayaks and canoes from cadron outfitters. Will definitely go back.

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Hipcamper Samuel

We had a lot of fun!

Samuel T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 11th, 2020

The only issue we had, was the porter potty...it was atrocious. Don’t think there was any chemicals in it...other than that, this place was better than we anticipated. The tent campgrounds are phenomenal.

Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly B.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2020

Beautiful spot! The upper campground wasn't well groomed, and it would've been nice to have had more specifics about the electrical situation, but we'd definitely camp there a'gain. We were loaned an extention chord to help reach the power board. A short walk down to the river where there is a very nice tent/dry camp area.

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Hipcamper Teresa

Peaceful private and quite

Teresa E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2020

Host described exactly what you will find here. It was a quick get away for us totally private where we camped. We have a 25 ft travel trailer so we utilized the electric hook ups. This place would also be good for several friends or family to camp together.

Our campsite Beautiful day for camping
Hipcamper Chris
Chris S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 13th, 2020

What an amazing place. Clean and quiet with an amazingly refreshing creek to swim in on property.

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