OPEN AGAIN!! One of the best swimming holes in Arkansas and it is all yours!! Set on an island on the North Fork of Cadron Creek -- central Arkansas' premier Class II whitewater river! -- this get-away-from-it-all cabin sleeps four and an adjoining campsite allows for as many as 8 more people to have the entire swimming hole all to yourselves. This is the way to sp
OPEN AGAIN!! One of the best swimming holes in Arkansas and it is all yours!! Set on an island on the North Fork of Cadron Creek -- central Arkansas' premier Class II whitewater river! -- this get-away-from-it-all cabin sleeps four and an adjoining campsite allows for as many as 8 more people to have the entire swimming hole all to yourselves. This is the way to spend your summer days in Arkansas! Inside the two-story cabin you have a long cabinet/bar with storage, a small table, and chairs. Downstairs there is twin size bunk bed and in the up-ladder loft there is a full size futon. Outside there is a full length front porch with rocking chairs; and, upstairs a sliding glass door leads to a balcony overlooking the creek. A nearby picnic table, fire ring, charcoal grill, and lamp hook allow you to bring it all outside and wrap yourself in nature. A stone trail leads to the water where you can splash and swim, jacuzzi in Sarah's Wave, bask in the sun atop Jump Rock, float to Professor's Pool -- we offer boat rental and shuttles -- or simply enjoy the marvelous works and wonders. Visitors are also encouraged to wander and explore any of the trails that criss-cross the 100 acre park. You'll find waterfalls, goat bluffs, and even a nine hole frisbee golf course, Downwind of the cabin and away from the river there is a sanitized porta-potty. One can also obtain tokens ($3-5) to use the shower house at Camp Toasty (a short walk up to the ridge overlooking the creek). Whether looking for a lonely weekend for two, a great place for a small group of friends, or a family-fun, creekin' adventure with the kids, Pinnacle Springs Cabin is the place for it to happen.
FAQs: PRIMITIVE -- The cabin does NOT come with electricity or water -- it is off grid!! However both electricity and water are available -- electricity can be obtained via solar panels, 400AmpH power inverter or a generator (only when campground is otherwise unoccupied). Moreover electrical outlets for recharging phones, etc. can be found throughout the property -- Camp Toasty, store, bunkhouse, etc. Primo filtered mineral water is also available inside the cabin and is provided by use of 5-gallon jug and hand pump. Fans, propane heaters, gas stoves and "kitchen kits" are also available.
RESPONSE TIME - We have day jobs! 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. Thus, if full time staffing and coddling is 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. Again, this is DIY - "do it yourself" camping so if new to primitive camping this is NOT the place to visit. 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 anyway.TRASH: Leave no trace. If we remove any trash from the site following your visit you will be charged a $25 cleaning fee. No exceptions.
CAMPFIRES: Campfires are prohibited unless you brought in your own wood or purchased a vet pack of wood from the store -- 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 on the weekends -- 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. One is also invited to enjoy water from Pinnacle Springs. All 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.
Additional amenities that are available -- 1) Solar electricity -- $20/day -- allows one to recharge phones or power CPAP machine, etc. -- no ovens or blow dryers unless you want to run out of juice really fast and 2) WiFi -- $10/day, unlimited usage.
- 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
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 82%
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The Pinnacle Springs Cabin was such a treat this past week! My partner and I were alone on the campgrounds with our dogs and it was pure joy. John was super responsive and helpful. While the cabin is off grid there are plenty of things there to make you feel comfortable. Thanks John!
Magical place to get away
This is a lovely little cabin right on the water. It's primitive, completely off-grid and so peaceful! This is a great place to get away from the rush of day to day life. We only saw a few people the 3 days we were there. The balconies are the best part, there was usually a nice breeze and they are surrounded by old trees looking down the bank on the creek. John is the best, super friendly and helpful with the nicest pigs I ever saw.
Left due to negligence
We were told there would be an option for electricity and showers. John stopped communicating with us after we asked to please upgrade the cabin with electricity since there were no screens on the windows to the cabin which left us covered in mosquitos and very hot. We were never greeted nor given any instructions on where to shower. We ended up leaving around midnight the second night to purchase a hotel on top of what we had already paid for the cabin since our two children were crying from so many bug bites even after we applied bug spray. Ultimately we felt neglected and we would have stayed somewhere else if we knew that electricity would not have been an option. It put us in a very uncomfortable place with two kids which forced us to leave and find lodging elsewhere.
I just want to thank John at Pinnacle springs cabin at Cadron Creek Outfitters, as well as Bob. I highly recommend this cabin and this area. It's breathtaking every morning when the sun comes up and it's so relaxing when the sun goes down. The sounds of wildlife rock you gently to sleep. You can see what this place means to John, the owner, and why. Bob is kinda the man on staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ready and willing to answer any questions one might have. I love it here and will most definitely be back. Thanks again guys for an amazing experience.