Hipcamp host John S.,
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A camp site specifically designed for the cross-country traveler on the go. Just a few short miles (nearly all 4-lane blacktop) off I-40 north of Conway we have created a site designed for easy access and efficient camping. Moreover it lies at the edge of Pinnacle Springs Campground and thus offer miles of trails and river to explore if one has a little extra time. And ev

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A camp site specifically designed for the cross-country traveler on the go. Just a few short miles (nearly all 4-lane blacktop) off I-40 north of Conway we have created a site designed for easy access and efficient camping. Moreover it lies at the edge of Pinnacle Springs Campground and thus offer miles of trails and river to explore if one has a little extra time. And even if in a hurry to break ground after a night's sleep one can still explore the cascades of nearby Tanner's Pool Trail before departing in the morning.

The campsite has everything: picnic table, bench, and fire ring with grill -- even a bundle of firewood ready to burn.  And electricity, water and clean porta-potty are all readily available for your use. Instant booking allows for last minute reservations late into the night if so desired.  This camp is designed for quick in and out camping.  Approaches:

1)  Walk -- Park at the gate (small field just to the right).  Campsite is less than 100 feet away via Tanner's Pool Trail.  You can see green table and bench from gate.

2)  Drive -- If unlocked, open the gate (lift loop over post to open, close to maximize privacy and security) and drive through pine grove.  As soon as you emerge from pine grove there is a road off to your right -- follow, bearing right until you loop back to arrive at campsite -- you can park literally aside your tent.  Hint:

We strongly encourage you to explore the grounds while visiting -- Tanner's Trail which descends the hill from the campsite offers a great way to see the land and access the river.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 24 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No showers
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send John 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: 20% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The "back roads" of Arkansas lie just outside our door and we are frequently seen biking these roads as we shuttle ourselves ...Read more

Fishing

Let's talk fish! Cadron Creek combines the best of the Ozark highlands and the Arkansas River valley in offering a large varie...Read more

Hiking

Trails here. Trails there. Trails everywhere. We just tell guests that if it looks like a trail it probably is and if it isn...Read more

Paddling

This is what we do. Our sister enterprise -- Cadron Creek Outfitters -- is a full service boat livery offering kayak and cano...Read more

Climbing

Cadron Creek is a land of boulders and bluffs suitable for finding new routes and perfecting old ones. Within a few hundred ya...Read more

Whitewater paddling

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Wildlife watching

Our campground is landscaped and groomed with wildlife in mind. A nesting turkey can be found in the pine grove. A family of ...Read more

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Tanner's I-40 Wilderness Escape in Arkansas.

Cave

Want to camp in a cave? We can make it happen as Indian Bluff House lies just across the river. You too can sleep where nativ...Read more

Forest

Our entire campground is wooded and designed by nature for hammocks and slack lines. Sun can be found -- especially out on the...Read more

Swimming hole

The best swimming holes on Cadron Creek can be found within walking distance of every campsite. Sarah's Hole with it's jumping...Read more

Waterfall

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Beach
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Hipcamper Jim
Jim J.
recommends this listing.
January 30th, 2022

Incredible spot to camp. Well maintained, beautiful scenery and the host is very responsive. Looking forward to returning soon.

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Hipcamper Brandi
Brandi L.
recommends this listing.
January 2nd, 2022

Great place to camp! Had fun hiking the trails and it was super peaceful and quiet! It was my dogs first camping trip and she absolutely loved it! Def want to come back again when it’s not so cold!!

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Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on January 24th, 2022

Love the photos Brandi -- I had to go out and find the tree with the beetle mark tracks -- I thought I knew every tree already. Thanks for visiting!

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Hipcamper Mary

Beautiful, well-kept, peaceful

Mary W.
recommends this listing.
December 30th, 2021

John is an outstanding host. Wonderful hospitality. The campground is beautiful & spacious. John offered rainy day camping advice, and directed us to a choice spot for the weather. My daughter and I had a wonderful three days hiking the creek, Tanner's Pool, and enjoying the woods.

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Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on January 24th, 2022

And you and your daughter are "my kind of people" -- adventuresome and seemingly ready for whatever the world offers. So happy that our paths crossed!

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Hipcamper Emilie
Emilie J.
recommends this listing.
December 16th, 2021

John was a very helpful host and gave detailed instructions for arrival! The land was nicely maintained and I was even able to hookup my trailer to an electric source! Very pleased with my stay:)

Hipcamper Gwen
Gwen B.
recommends this listing.
November 26th, 2021

I’ve stayed here several times and it is always my go to when in town!! John is always so nice and helpful!

Hipcamper Aaron

Quiet and peaceful camping spot!

Aaron K.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2021

We had a great experience! Great spot for a family camping trip!

Hipcamper Michael

The nicest hipcamp i’ve stayed at!

Michael B.
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September 30th, 2021

It is a seriously Wonderful place! But I need to I clarify why I say that. I’m a nomad and I like solitude. I also like water as a feature of the places I camp. Tanner’s had both. It might be that there is a time of year where every campsite is filled but on this Wednesday at the end of September I was the only person there, and I’d guess there are 15-20 campsites on the Pinnacle Creek side.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on January 24th, 2022

We too love the solitude that can be found on the creek and are so glad we could share our home with you to enjoy. Thanks: we love "no impact" nomads!

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Hipcamper Tara

Breathtaking scenery

Tara C.
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September 27th, 2021

What an amazing experience! I just found this place by accident and I am so glad I did. We are traveling across country to deliver some pets from their home in Austin to their new home in Maine! We arrived around midnight, GPS was spot on, but we actually could not locate the initial campsite that we reserved. So, we followed the signs past the entrance and found a nice little spot. However, nothing that we experienced upon arrival prepared us for the beauty we woke up to! We accidentally made our camp in a spot designed for RV's but we were the only campers in this entire area. It was quiet, perfect temperatures, with plenty of wood laying around, for a fire. We ended uo extending our stay with John coming down to check on us. Overall, this was just what the doctor ordered. I love it. I would love to return!!

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on January 24th, 2022

Thanks Tara. We are so glad we could share our piece of heaven on the Cadron with you and do hope that if you again find yourself traveling through Arkansas you will get a chance to return -- always something new in the works!

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Hipcamper Nancy

Beautiful is an understatement

Nancy W.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2021

The grounds are well kept. Beautiful woods and great trails.
The water flowing was so powerful and peaceful it will lull you to sleep.
Will camp again and again.

Property
Pinnacle Springs Cabin
State
Arkansas
Country
United States
$20/night
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