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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

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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  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.  

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 94%

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Hipcamper Joseph
Joseph C.
recommends this listing.
November 24th, 2022

Beautiful camping right on the creek
Host was great!
Cabin was fun and had the best view

Hipcamper Chadd

Wow!

Chadd D.
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November 22nd, 2022

Absolutely beautiful place! Highly recommend:)
Cabin was gorgeous and very cozy :)
No complaints at all!

Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle O.
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November 18th, 2022

Beautiful rustic cabin with a beautiful view. Perfect for our camping trip

Hipcamper Abby

Beautiful cabin and property!!

Abby B.
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October 24th, 2022

My friends and I had a wonderful stay here at John‘s cabin, I’d highly recommend it to all! There were six of us and we brought a couple tents but for one of the nights we all slept inside and there was plenty of room. You can purchase upgrades like electricity or a heater but we didn’t. You can tell it’s very well-maintained and we enjoyed our time by the creek and by the fire. We could’ve stayed for a week and still found new things to explore. We did purchase the upgrade to go on a hike with John who’s very knowledgeable about geology and of the springs in Arkansas, very cool guy! Beautiful in the fall and we hope to return sometime in the summer to white water raft and kayak :)

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Hipcamper chloey

Beautiful

Chloey M.
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October 17th, 2022

Everything was perfect except there were no showers. But it was truly beautiful and the cabin is so cool. You can hear coyotes at night in the hills and my boyfriend & i got to hear the wind through the mountains & got to watch a storm. it was lovely.

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Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on October 20th, 2022

Ah shucks. The shower house offering endless hot water is atop the ridge near the front gate as the island and campground go under water during floods. Nearby one can also find the benches for watching the bats emerge from their bat houses every night -- sit on the back railing and they'll fly right by your head. Also if you like pigs -- Buttercup and Biscuit -- don't be surprised if they say "oink" while you are showering -- they are very friendly. Thanks for visiting us -- we love your "leave no trace" camping ethics!

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Hipcamper Gary

Beautiful spot!

Gary R.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2022

1. The views were breathtaking with the creek , cabin, massive boulders, and fall colors
2. Nice little hiking trail for a family walk
3. all grounds are well kept.

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Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on October 20th, 2022

So glad that you were able to enjoy some time on the creek as the fall colors begin to "pop". Much thanks for your support and patronage -- you are always invited to return. John and Lisa

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Hipcamper Benjamin

Cute stay

Benjamin D.
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September 26th, 2022

Loved the land, very quiet and open space even when other campers are camping, good amount of space spread apart. The cabin was adorable and clean and tidy. Bring a big box fan for upper portion of the cabin. No AC, but during fall time it gets super cold evening / night so perfect. Cabin was right on river and very calm and relaxing to step right down there. Felt safe and secure. The porch 1st-2nd floor with rocking chairs was a fun mix. I read my book the first morning after while listening to the trees and wildlife. Good feature.

One thing I will say is, there is no immediate bathroom in the cabin. There is an outhouse about 1 min walk behind it. The outhouse was clean for the most part but we could tell it has not been “emptied” in a very long time and rather avoided having to use it. Not sure if the chemicals to break down things weren’t added to mask smell.

Other than that, it was a great time and I’d recommend it to others. Inside space of cabin was adequate for 3-4 people stay comfortably. If you’re more of a “glamper” than inquiry about the battery pack.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on October 5th, 2022

Thanks again Benjamin -- my compliments all the way around. Zero impact! And yes it be time to relocate the outhouse --we'll do so this weekend. We are blessed that everyone has been helpful in keeping the outhouse clean and sanitized but it doesn't always "dampen the stink". When we relocate it we will put some small bags of peat moss nearby -- sprinkling a little peat moss down the hole is great at eliminating the odors and speeding up decomposition. And we still have plans to build a touch-less facility in the adjoining Camp Toasty -- COVID really put the slow down on that endeavor due to supply chain and labor issues. So perhaps the next time you visit you'll have other options. Thanks again Benjamin!

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Hipcamper Jason
Jason K.
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August 21st, 2022

Tha land is absolutely beautiful so much to see and do have stayed at on John's before we don't live very far away but can't get enough of the cadron and all it has to offer John is a wonderful host

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on October 5th, 2022

Thanks again Jason. We feel blessed in having guests such as yourself come spend time with us on the creek. Tis' truly our pleasure in getting to know you! In fact -- we want to know more...so we're looking forward to your next visit. Stay healthy and happy until that day. John

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Hipcamper Rickey

Camping with a big family

Rickey F.
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July 10th, 2022

My family and I had a blast! The swimming hole is perfect for kids! My kids were swimming by themselves and I didn’t have to worry about any accidents. I also want to add that they have sheets on the very comfortable beds. I give it 5 stars

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on October 5th, 2022

You are too nice!! And we're thrilled in having to get to share our place with you and your family. For us -- it is all about the kids. Nothing makes us happier to see kids out "creekin'" -- so albeit we are glad to have adults visit we absolutely do cartwheels when we see children out on the creek. Thanks so much for your patronage and support. John

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Property
Pinnacle Springs Cabin
State
Arkansas
Country
United States
$75/night
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