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Batesville Mountain Campground

· Guy, Faulkner, Arkansas
28 acres hosted by Eddie S.
1 RV/tent site · 2 tent sites
2024 total eclipse
In the path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.
Off-lead friendly
Pets can be off-lead at this Hipcamp.
The ECLIPSE is on!! We're dead center in the totality -- over 4 minutes of darkness -- and are getting ready for a festival of live music, guided trips, and great springtime paddling. Limited availability, competitive pricing and going fast. 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. FYI: The infamous Cadron Boy slept in a rock crevice on the property hidden from view for months before he was discovered. This is "DIY" camping -- as we have day jobs we are unable to cater to your every whim and you will have to be able to "depend on yourself" to negotiate the campground, set up your campsite and secure needed resources. Thus if there is any concern or question you really should stay at one of our other properties -- Camp Toasty or Pinnacle Springs Recreational Camp. 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 down close to the creek with the bluffs as your backdrop. 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 and breaks out onto an overlook as you edge your way along the bluff and then descend 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. You'll find no better place to "forest bathe".
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Guy, Faulkner, Arkansas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa) (Quapaw), and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Eddie S.Joined in November 2021
Response rate: 60%Response time: Within 19 hours
8 ratings · 8 reviews
Joey C.recommends
November 13, 2023
Sparky's Garden
Great place to camp. Loved having the grounds to myself. Great views and hiking. Only regret i had was i didn't take my fishing gear.
Nick H.
October 22, 2023
Sparky's Garden
Fall break camping
Pretty nice camping spot. We didn’t like all the dogs parking from neighbors at night. Hiking was nice. Loved sitting near the creak and just talking with my wife. We have gone on long hikes before and we didn’t know where the property ended. Next time we ll go to their others property that has 100 acres.
Holden C.recommends
October 9, 2023
River Camp
Great and private getaway for myself and 4 sons. It is very much secluded and more for experienced campers. Everything was beautiful and better than expected. The creek was awesome to hangout in and for fishing.
Samantha M.recommends
June 15, 2023
Sparky's Garden
I think the dog had the most fun!!
Beware of the driveway is the only warning! It's a little on the rough side, but aside from that,the place is absolutely gorgeous. The trail goes straight down to the water and what a site it is!! The hike back up will have you huffing a bit, but totally worth it! The dog ran around as if she had never been outside in her life, she had so much fun!! We took walky talkies and the kids went exploring. Can't wait to have more fun next time!!!
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.
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