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Less than a minute from the Kings River Falls trailhead and nestled alongside the headwaters of the Kings River in Venus Arkansas. This is a remote and rugged campground with caves, bluffs, swimming holes and river a plenty. This campground has a grand exhibition of the same sandstone formation that is responsible for the Whitaker Point (Hawksbill Crag) formation.  Clovis li

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Less than a minute from the Kings River Falls trailhead and nestled alongside the headwaters of the Kings River in Venus Arkansas. This is a remote and rugged campground with caves, bluffs, swimming holes and river a plenty. This campground has a grand exhibition of the same sandstone formation that is responsible for the Whitaker Point (Hawksbill Crag) formation.  Clovis like points have been found here, and so one might assume the bluffs and crags here have been inhabited for millennia. 

We have picnic tables and fire rings at each site. If you have a large group, please contact us before booking to ensure that we are able to accommodate your group. This 7-acre property is completely surrounded by Arkansas Natural Heritage-Natural Area. There are miles of trails and cooling waters at every turn. 

 If you like Kings River Falls, get ready to fall in love with this Red Fern Campground. 

 Lose yourself in a fairy-tale land. With endless places to explore and amazing natural features at every turn this experience will not disappoint. 

Most of our campsites are just yards away from a public swimming area, which is shared between our property and the Arkansas Natural Area. You should expect local traffic at the main swimming area during your stay.  We have a private swimming area on our property which is just a short hike from the developed campsites (Please ask the camphost for directions). 

Please be aware that cell phone service is spotty to virtually non-existent. Also, it's a good idea to bring waterproof hiking shoes or water shoes since our camping spots may require walking across a low water creek. This campground also requires travel down miles of county-maintained dirt roads. Expect your car to get dusty. We are unable to accommodate travel trailers and RVs at this time. Parking at your campsite requires a drive across a low water creek, otherwise you will need to park and walk across. Lastly, bring tick defense for yourself and your pets. 

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
5 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 14 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
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

While we do not have any biking trails on our property, we are located on the ARKANSAS HIGH COUNTRY ROUTE (NORTHWEST LOOP). If ...Read more

Fishing

We are in the headwaters of the Kings River, with lots of small river fish such as rock bass, warmouths, sunfish, etc...

Hiking

There is an amazing hiking trail on the other side of our swimming hole, and there is a nice short hike in the campground that ...Read more

Swimming

The campground is right on the public swimming hole known locally as Dripping Springs. We also have a private swimming hole on ...Read more

Whitewater paddling

The Kings River between the bridge by our property and Highway 74 is considered Class III.

Wildlife watching

In our area, there are lots of birds, squirrels, deer, raccoons, possums, armadillos, etc...

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Kings River Falls Camping in Arkansas.

Cave

There is an awesome cave on the hiking trail behind the swimming hole.

Forest

The Arkansas Natural Area borders our property. We are also close to the Ozark National Forest.

Mountainous

We are in the Boston Mountains in the Ozarks.

River, stream, or creek

We are in the headwaters area of the Kings River. We also have Mink Creek bordering our property.

Swimming hole

The campground is right on the public swimming hole known locally as Dripping Springs. We also have a private swimming hole on ...Read more

Waterfall

Kings River Falls Trailhead is less than a minute from the campground. It is beautiful. There are also some wet weather waterfa...Read more

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Hipcamper Carlton
Carlton D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 22nd, 2022

Red Fern was an awesome camping experience! Site 1 was a beautiful creek side location and we really enjoyed hiking near our site. Our hosts, Sam and Michelle, provided very accurate directions and helpful communication prior to our arrival. We will definitely visit Red Fern again!

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel E.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 3)
November 14th, 2022

This was a nice, rustic, remote campsite with the sites spaced well. However, I think the listing could make a little more clear that the creek cannot be crossed in a vehicle without 4 wheel drive. We had to walk all of our camp supplies across the creek and about 100 yards to our site, which was unexpected. We were expecting to drive our truck across the creek, but there's no way we would have made it without 4 wheel drive. Otherwise we had a nice stay and the hosts communicated well.

Hipcamper Joshua

Friend’s first trip was great!

Joshua M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 13th, 2022

Second time camping out here. It’s such a beautiful and peaceful spot I had to come back. Brought my friend with me for his first camping trip and couldn’t of have had a better experience. Host are awesome, communicate frequently and gave us a heads up about some incoming snow so we were prepared. The site was clean and ready for a great weekend on arrival. Just bring some waterproof shoes/boots to cross a small bit of water and remember to pack out your trash and leave everything just as nice for the next guest- I cant recommend this beautiful place enough! There are some awesome sights to see as well for an afternoon hiking about. Thanks Sam and Michelle!

Hipcamper Marty
Marty S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 13th, 2022

We weren’t able to make the trip due to an illness but Michelle’s correspondence and responsiveness was fantastic. We look forward to booking again.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 05)
November 7th, 2022

Great remote location. The sound of the river and the seclusion was awesome. The place was a little hard to find but fortunately Sam found us and guided us in the right direction. Must have 4x4 to cross the creek, especially after a rain. Thanks Sam and Michelle for a great time and great communication!

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
November 2nd, 2022

I enjoyed my weekend camping at the campground. It rained but it was enjoyable nevertheless. The area is so interesting and located near water it's just very relaxing

Hipcamper Steve

Tent camping - site #4

Steve C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
October 26th, 2022

My sons and I had a great time! There was plenty to do and explore right outside our tent; cave, huge boulders, and creeks. I was surprised how close it was to Kings River falls trailhead, just minutes by car. We plan on coming back in the spring/summer so we can do more exploring and enjoy the many places to swim. Sam and Michelle made sure we got accurate directions to the site, including maps and written directions. Thank you!

Hipcamper Bryan

Loved it!

Bryan B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 23rd, 2022

Absolutely loved our camp here. The picnic table and potty tent were also nice to have. We’ll absolutely be back, so much to explore!!

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Hipcamper Lona
Lona L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 21st, 2022

I've stayed at alot of hipcamps and this one has been by far my favorite. It checks all the boxes of a camgpers dream (well mine) .
Secluded
Awesome host
Swimming holes
Heavily wooded
Clear trails
Waterfalls
An amazing cave
Giant Steamship rock
Gisnt Obsidian rock
All just steps from 5
campsites well spaced apart , clean and cleared on mink creek
Helpful Maps provided
Close cell service spot near
A neat old school house
We encountered no one and didn't want to leave !

Awards

Best of 2022 Arkansas
3rd place
Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best in 2021 Arkansas
1st place
Best of 2019 Arkansas
3rd place
Property
Red Fern
State
Arkansas
Country
United States
$30/night
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