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Ouachita River Haven

· Pencil Bluff, Montgomery, Arkansas
15 acres hosted by Amanda S.
5 lodging sites · 2 RV/tent sites · 14 tent sites
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Amanda is a Star Host
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Best in Arkansas: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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Welcome to Ouachita River Haven! Nestled between Ouachita National Forest property and the Ouachita River, our Haven is a peaceful little slice of nature for you to take a break, catch your breath, and enjoy the outdoors! Property has 1000 ft of river access, with canoe & kayak docks, swimming hole, volleyball and tetherball, horseshoes, swings. We offer hiking, mountain biking, and river shuttles as well as canoe/kayak/tube rentals and shuttles. Such trips should be reserved in advance by messaging us or visiting our website. Our office sells firewood for $5/bundle. We also have a small array of custom woodwork items from our woodshop, freeze dried snacks and hiking restocks, food from local vendors, and souvenirs! All primitive sites have a picnic table, fire ring, and campfire grill grate. Electric sites are 30 amp, if using for tent camping you will need a 3-prong converter (we can rent one to you for $5 if you do not have your own). RV/Camper MAXIMUM length is 28 feet. Tipi rental is a camping experience only; it does not have electricity, a/c or heat. There are solar lights inside. We do have a Queen Sized outdoor bed and bedding available to add to rental for $10/night. Bunkhouse is a camping experience - bring your own bedding. A/C, heat, electricity, TV & DVDs, Microwave, and Mini fridge are inside. Guests use campground restrooms Campground restrooms and showers are a short walk from campgrounds. We are pet-friendly. Dogs must be leashed at all times that they are not in a tent or camper and friendly with other dogs and people. There is a working dog on the property-he is friendly with all people and dogs.
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Pencil Bluff, Montgomery, Arkansas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa) (Quapaw), and Caddo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Amanda S.Joined in March 2021
203 ratings · 112 reviews
Olivia C.recommends
November 28, 2023
Amanda and her husband are kind and excellent hosts. We arrived at dark and they were gracious and allowed us to move to a bigger better camping spot. The showers were nice and hot. The cellular service (Att) is iffy, but if you head towards office they have free wifi. Their property is beautiful. My girls and I had a wonderful time. Thank you two for making it great!
Alexandra T.recommends
November 22, 2023
Camping by the river
Site 14 was too small for what we brought with us so we switched to 13 which was bigger! Clean campsite, well maintained, easy enough access. Bathroom & showers were convenient. Peaceful camping area. Firewood for sale. Hosts and their assistant were super great and helpful!
Cali C.recommends
November 22, 2023
Amazing Stay
I had an amazing time at the Ouachita River Haven with my family. The showers and bathrooms weren’t far from our tent site at all but it was very cold outside so we drove to the showers each time. The showers had hot water which was great! Very pretty property with lots of big trees! We set up our hammocks right next to our tent. Overall it was an amazing stay and the owners were very friendly and helpful when trying to find our tent site in the dark when we first arrived. We had trouble finding the site at first but just gave them a call and they directed us on where to go!
Jennifer R.recommends
October 31, 2023
Great Campground
River Haven is a beautiful and well-run campground. The bathrooms are clean and the was is warm enough if not hot. The hosts are super friendly and helpful. Plus they have some alpacas, a cool pig, and some interesting fowl. The campground is not terribly well located in terms of nearby hiking or biking, however.
Jennifer F.recommends
October 30, 2023
The Glamping Shack
Wonderful Stay!
The shed was actually quite comfortable! We had a wonderful time. Amanda was very friendly and helpful. The Ouachita River is a short walk away. We didn’t have cell service (AT&T) but for one night it was fine with us to be “off grid”. We built a nice fire. The restrooms are very close by and clean. Would definitely stay again!
Amanda G.recommends
October 22, 2023
Great time
My husband and I had a wonderful time. We brought 2 of our dogs with us too and I think they also had a great time. Lol. The campgrounds were clean and well kept. We got to meet the campground dog (Shop) and he was very sweet. He even hung out with us and followed us on a hike. I highly recommend this campgrounds.
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