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Less than a minute from the Kings River Falls Trail-head, 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

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Less than a minute from the Kings River Falls Trail-head, 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
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
4 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 14ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • 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 Richard

Can't wait to go back!

Richard W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 20th, 2021

It's primitive but that's exactly what we were looking for. Even later in the season and the river low the views were amazing!

Hipcamper Kurt

Nice place to camp

Kurt H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 20th, 2021

The drive to the campsite through the woods was fun. A short section of trail with a creek crossing was a good start to the weekend camp out. Noting to technical, but it was still a good bit of fun.We were in site 3 and it was fine for the three of us and 2 dogs. Site 4 looked good also. We ted webbing between the trees (better than rope or cable so we did not damage the trees) and hooked the dogs leash to the webbing using carabiners. The dogs had fun and were safe. A very personable guy in a Jeep delivered the fire wood, fire starters, and bathroom facilities (Luggable Loo type bucket and lid). There was a small tent for the bathroom, so everything worked out well. We use the same system for our camp outs, so we had some kitty litter to use. Makes it much easier and eliminates the smell. We hiked around a bit, took a nap in our hammocks, and spent a very relaxing afternoon and evening hanging out in the woods having good conversations. I would definitely recommend the campsites. 2 caveats…1 - Be sure to bring bug spray. 2 - If you are in a full size truck like I have, you may get branches scraping the sides as you drive in and out. It sounded much worse than it turned out to be. Nothing to deep or to permanent. Jeep Wranglers should not have any problems.

Kings River Falls Camping
Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 20th, 2021

This campground is awesome! Beautiful, lots to do within walking distance. Very helpful and great communication. Can’t wait to go back!

Hipcamper Tessa

Above the expectations!

Tessa B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 19th, 2021

This place is absolutely magical! The water level was CRAZY LOW due to lack of rain but it was still very beautiful!! The hosts were very informative. The place itself is AMAZING! THIS is what life is about!

Hipcamper Yolanda

Amazingly beautiful place

Yolanda M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 14th, 2021

We loved this place! We arrived on a Friday and stayed through Monday. We booked site #4 because it was the furthest away from the public area. The site was private and just big enough for our setup. We didn’t know that this area had not received rain in a while so the water was low but still flowing and nice to just sit in. The hosts were awesome. We were able to talk to them a few times and they told us a little about the history of their little slice of paradise.
A few things to know about this area is
1) there is no cell service (we were able to survive without)
2) the nearest gas station is about a 30 minute drive from camp so make sure you have plenty
3) make sure you put bug spray on your whole body. I have bites everywhere, even under my shirt.

If you are looking for a place to disconnect, relax and enjoy nature, this is the place!

Our own private soaking pool. The water was low but still flowing and clear. The creek crossing to get to the campground The steamship is a must see
Hipcamper Cassidy
Cassidy E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 13th, 2021

We had a wonderful stay at Sam and Michelle’s property! Peaceful and beautiful. I highly recommend.

Hipcamper Amelia
Amelia K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 6th, 2021

Peaceful and remote! The perfect camping spot!

Hipcamper Rolando
Rolando M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 5th, 2021

Great stay!

Hipcamper Claire

Peaceful

Claire C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 30th, 2021

Sweet little camp site (#3), will definitely be back!

Awards

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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