Hipcamp host Todd L.,
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Secluded camping on the S.Fork Caddo River. This amazing 80 acre property offers one or two guests free use of kayaks, tubes, and a paddle boat for enjoyment in the large swimming hole area of the river. You will also have private access to our unique outdoor bathhouse overlooking the river and Ouachita Mountains. Camp on the river, on the large deck, or set up near your c

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Secluded camping on the S.Fork Caddo River. This amazing 80 acre property offers one or two guests free use of kayaks, tubes, and a paddle boat for enjoyment in the large swimming hole area of the river. You will also have private access to our unique outdoor bathhouse overlooking the river and Ouachita Mountains. Camp on the river, on the large deck, or set up near your car in the pine and hardwood forest next to our vacation cabin above the river. The cabin will be vacant during your stay but is not available from this listing.  No other guests will overlap your stay.  You can enjoy the views from the front and back porch and awesome three-tier deck. You may also use our propane grill or fire rings. The property extends across both sides of the river, so seclusion is abundant! Water is available in the bathhouse and through a water spigot at the cabin. Electricity is available outside the cabin. The bathhouse contains an outdoor shower, antique tub, and sink. There is an outhouse with flushing toilet available for our camping guests near the cabin. ATVs are not allowed to be used on the property. 

We can only rent to 2 people max even though the property is large (That's 40 acres per person!!)

Calendar - We have to keep the calendar for camping mostly blocked for dates more than a month out.  We rent the cabin as our primary rental on HipCamp and on another site, but this listing is for camping only and NOT for the cabin. 

Cell service is poor. AT&T works about 5% at the cabin (just in a couple spots); Verizon works ok near the cabin.

The last 1/2 mile to the camping area is a rough dirt road with a steep hill just before reaching the cabin.  Cars can make it if the weather is good but a small SUV or truck is recommended.

116 steps down to the river from the cabin and parking area.

Pop-up and campers less than 18' long welcome, but anything larger may not fit due to trees.

Naturist or nude camping is allowed as long as you sit on towels when using outdoor furniture.  Also, please keep a towel handy if you are near the edge of the property.  Switch off security camera if it is not already off.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 18ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Todd a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Propane for grill

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Kayaks

4 kayaks are available to enjoy

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Our 3 miles of trails are best suited for walking. There are great mountain biking trails at local parks about 30 minutes away.

Boating

4 kayaks, tubes, and 1 paddle boat are available for campers.

Hiking

There are 3 miles of trails on the property that wind through the forest on both sides of the river.

Paddling

Kayaks are available to enjoy in the swimming hole at the base of the deck stairs. Paddle up and down stream from the cabin.

Swimming

Our swimming hole is a wide stretch of river at the base of the deck (116 steps down). The river is 2-6 ft deep for approx. 1/3...Read more

Wildlife watching

Birds, squirrels, beavers, turtles, and fish are common. Less common are bobcats, otters, and even a couple black bear. The b...Read more

Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Private River- Kayaks & Bathhouse! in Arkansas.

Beach

Does a rock beach along the river count? :-)

Forest

Mostly pine forest with some hardwood.

Hot spring

A natural small hot spring is about 5 miles away. We can give you directions. The well-known town of Hot Springs is a 45 minute...Read more

Lake

Several lakes are within about 30 minutes from the property. (Lake Ouachita, Lake Greeson, De Gray Lake)

Mountainous

The camp is set on the top of a smaller ridge surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains.

River, stream, or creek

The river (S. Fork Caddo River) crosses through the middle of the property. It is great for kayaking, swimming, night-time skin...Read more

Swimming hole

2-6 ft deep across the entire property. This provides about 1/3 miles of wide swimming area.

Waterfall

Several small cascades during wet weather in 2 of the four creeks. The river has a small cascade upstream from the property.

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Hipcamper James

Be fearless bathe outside

James H.
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October 21st, 2021

My wife and I stayed here 2 nights in our camper van and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The serene tranquility and layout of the property was unmatched. 10 stars. Our favorite was the outdoor nestled bathhouse on the ridge with hot running water.. so relaxing. I debated dulling down the review for fear the place will become too popular….

Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on October 24th, 2021

Ha ha. Yep, It's a popular place but I'm glad you left a great review anyway! We love the serene tranquility and the outdoor bathhouse too. Thanks for being our guests and we hope you'll return someday.

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Hipcamper Edward
Edward M.
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October 16th, 2021

Great spot, beautiful views! Highly recommend

Hipcamper Heather

Rejuvenating stay

Heather O.
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October 13th, 2021

This place is an oasis- I loved exploring the property and the incredible views. I would highly recommend this stay to anyone looking to get some peace and quiet!

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Hipcamper Xanthippia
Xanthippia W.
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October 8th, 2021

The area was beautiful and peaceful we enjoyed our stay

Hipcamper Edward

Amazing glamping experience!

Edward T.
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September 9th, 2021

We had an amazing time! The outdoor bathhouse was perfect. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Emily
Emily N.
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September 2nd, 2021

I used this beautiful space as a personal retreat for some "me time" and it was wonderful! It is spacious enough for families, but cozy for any size. The outdoor bathtub was of course a highlight, but everything about the space and property is relaxing and homey. This time of year is probably the lowest point for the river, but it is still nice and clear. I do recommend a 4WD for the gravel road's hills, as the hosts mention, but I managed in a 2WD Rav4. I would use 4WD in the future, though. Thank you to the hosts!

Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on September 14th, 2021

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed some time for yourself. I think we've had several people over the years discover Thunder Mountain to be a quiet place for time alone. Yes, the river can sometimes get quite shallow in late August and September. We hope it was still deep enough to enjoy the kayaks. Each year the rocks at the bottom of the river move around opening up deeper swimming holes in various places up and downstream. Come back again soon!

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Hipcamper Don

Great location!

Don V.
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August 4th, 2021

We stayed at Todd's site during a cross county road trip and the location was amazing! Remote and secluded but with many amenities that we did not find elsewhere. Kayaking on the river was a perfect start to the day and the outdoor shower was better than described. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on August 4th, 2021

Thanks, Don. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to fit it into your long trip!

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Hipcamper misty

Relaxing, quiet, fun

Misty W.
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July 25th, 2021

Very peaceful and serene. Great property to get outdoors and break away.

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Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on August 4th, 2021

We're glad you were able to break away from normal life and enjoy a little peace! Thanks for sharing some photos!! Come back again sometime!

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Hipcamper Christy
Christy W.
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July 12th, 2021

We had the best three night getaway!! The host were thoughtful and their place has absolutely beautiful views, and so peaceful and serene. We would definitely recommend and visit again!

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Hipcamper Todd
Response from Todd, the Host, on July 26th, 2021

Thanks for the review and for adding photos! We're glad you enjoyed the views and serenity as much as we do!

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Property
Thunder Mountain River Camp
State
Arkansas
Country
United States
$55/night
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