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Batesville Mountain Campground

· Guy, Arkansas
28 acres
3 sites
1 RV/Tent
2 Tent
Privacy! Scenery! And the extraordinary Cadron Creek! Batesville Mountain Campground is about "getting away from it all" with nary another soul in sight. . There are only four campsites on the entire property so you are nearly always out of sight and hearing of any other campers -- you can even upgrade for $10/night and have the entire place to yourself! It is that special!! And absolutely jaw-dropping beautiful! Sparky, the stone mason who quarried, cut and stacked every rock on every trail within the campground, has created a wondrous place to come camp and explore. We are now restoring Sparky's original homestead -- the one room Green Cabin (soon to be our new "romantic retreat" with outdoor kitchen and shower, chicken house, and two-hole traditional Swedish "utedass"–or privy. As to where to sleep ... well you may lay your head anywhere -- under the stars, atop a pinnacle, out in a field or sheltered in the woods by the river. Cadron Boy slept in a rock crevice hidden from view for months before he was discovered. Most people camp in 1) Sparky's Garden -- it is easily accessible, level, soft, and open to the stars. Plus the rock walls and banisters provide for a homey, safe feeling. And because it is close to privy and electrical charging station it is an obvious favorite. However, one of our favorite spots is atop 2) Deer Stand Rock which is literally perched atop a rock pinnacle -- great views but a long fall, be careful; this is NOT a place for "sleepwalkers". But you can also camp atop the bluff just up the hill from Deer Stand (and closer to your car) and still have some great sunset views. This site even has a picnic table, fire pit and level tent site (and trees for hammocks). As for privacy then we suggest 3) Piney Hideaway -- a campsite hidden from view in the stand of a large grove of pine trees west of Sparky's cabin. This campsite is so hidden we tempt you to even find it! You'll like it. And lastly, we have the new 4) River Camp -- a small campsite just above the flood plain and close to the creek, This is your "summer station" when one needs an escape from the heat. Trails from Sparky's Cabin lead in all directions. The best trail -- the one to the creek -- descends over 100 feet to the creek that breaks out into view as you edge your way along the bluff only to find yourself descending a set of steps through a crack in the rocks. The trails from the campsites offer access to hiking, swimming, fishing and paddling. We'll be offering more info and pictures soon but wanted to get this posted if anyone wants a place far removed from everyone else for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.
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Guy, Arkansas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Eddie S.Joined in November 2021
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4 ratings · 4 reviews
Chris L.recommends
May 22, 2023
River Camp
Awesome property. If looking to get truly back in nature, plenty of space to roam and just spectacular beauty, this is an ideal spot. Its rustic but not primitive - Fire ring with grill, table, level spot for tent, well maintained trails. Host was super friendly and easy to work with as well. Will certainly stay again!
Sharice B.recommends
May 8, 2023
River Camp
Peaceful retreat!
This is a beautiful property! We had it all to ourselves which made it very nice. It was a little hard to find as my GPS directions stopped before arrival at actual site. Just use the address and figure it out. Needs a sign. 2 sites more secluded than one. One is at the edge of the bluff. (Not good for persons with littles) Sparky’s garden site is pretty close to small cabin but no closer than most campsites in a public park. One site closest to water is a walk in site down many stairs. Difficult if you have lots of equipment but perfect for backpack campers. Host was helpful in answering questions before trip and answering when I needed help upon arrival. There was a little confusion the day of arrival as it appears they own/manage more than one property but quickly resolved. We would return! It is not for those whose want comforts provided by public parks. Overall our family loved a very short stay and would return if opportunity presents itself.
Jessi G.recommends
April 9, 2023
Sparky's Garden
A Hidden Gem
This place was so much fun! A lot of tlc (tender-loving-care) was put into making the trails and camping spots as magical as they are. By luck- we had the whole grounds to ourselves and were able to explore it on our own. It's a gem of a spot for the location. A beautiful forest along a river with some unique features. For us, the stonework that is the foundation for the trails made the whole experience special. Much respect was felt for the person who dedicated so much energy and attention to creating this space. Note 1: Being in a rural neighborhood, we woke to the crow of a rooster, heard a dump truck come through (it was Tuesday morning), and later in the afternoon observed the neighbor's kids riding dirt bikes. It was quiet a good bulk of the time, but as previously stated, it is in a rural neighborhood, so it's possible you'll hear a little of people living their lives (and definitely a few cock-a-doodle-doos). It didn't bother us, but depending on what you're looking for, you might want to keep that in mind. Note 2: As of 3/28/23, the structures here are definitely in the works. I wouldn't recommend the cabin at this time. We didn't see the inside of it, but the outside has some rough spots. The property itself has a lot of potential though and I'm excited to see how this place develops over time! I would come again, and it would be a great space for some quality time amongst people. I hope to bring the rest of my family here some time.
Celeste C.
February 27, 2023
River Camp
The land is beautiful and the stairway that was impressively cut leading down to the Cadron River was a wonder. The camping areas are nice locations but tough to set up even a small tent if it isn’t freestanding and complete with a thick mat to cover roots or rocks. The garden spot is where I chose to stay and was large enough for multiple tents with a nice smooth ground. The downside is that it is close to the road and neighbors that played outdoor music loud, late into the night. The traffic and the music destroyed the tranquil setting and the remoteness of the location. I do appreciate what this site could be and the heart behind the project. I have enjoyed the owners other camping area and will be a return customer.
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