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Sunsets on the Arkansas River

· Fourche, Perry, Arkansas
13 acres hosted by Nathan H.
2 tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Best in Arkansas: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
2024 total eclipse
In the path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.
Learn more about this land: Sitting above the Arkansas River you have an excellent view of the river from two vantage points. With a large almost 2 acre clearing there is plenty of room to roam.  Magical sunsets and more stars than you can count!  When it's a full moon, you can watch it coming up through the trees as you are sitting in front of the fire.  If you are really lucky, sometimes you can watch the searchlight from the river barges as they navigate the big bend in the river.  If you are a nature lover this place has it all.   We try to keep fire wood stocked at the sites, but sometimes it gets used up before we can restock.  If that is the case there is TONS of dead wood all around the site.  If it's on the ground it's fair game.  We only ask that you don't take down live trees.  You guys know the deal, we all love the trees so lets show them some love, cool?  If you find there is no wood around, give us a ring and we will do our best to get some to you. Navigate to the entrance here (tinyurl.com/ArkRiverOverlook) and you will find the main entrance to both sites: Site 1 (tinyurl.com/OverlookSite1)(34.949993, -92.569705)  The first of the two that sits at the top of the hill as you enter Rock Island road (this is the name on old county maps).  The narrow entrance is just to the left, right before you start to head down the hill.  It's a bit of a tight squeeze for anything larger than a full-size pickup truck.  Secluded, with stupendous views of the river and Lollie Bottoms on the other side.  If you have a pair of binoculars you can watch the farmers working the fields and count all the cows over in the bottoms.  This site has an 8'x8' deck where you can pitch a tent or just set up some chairs and sit under the stars.  Just above the platform is a small area that has been leveled for a small camper, that measures approximately 12' x 6' in total.  There is also a cabin in the works, so if the weather is really bad you can get in it and out of the rain.  But be warned, it's a metal building so it's LOUD when it's raining.  Eventually this will be a fully furnished cabin with AC, shower, queen size bed, etc. NOTE: Only small campers (like small popups) can fit on this site.  It cannot support campers taller than ~10 feet or longer than ~18 feet.  If you want to use a camper PLEASE contact us ahead of time so we can ensure you won't have any issues. Site 2 (tinyurl.com/OverlookSite2)(34.951358, -92.569561) Is located near the bottom of the road but actually has two views of the river.  It is very secluded and a little more concealed, which can be good on hot days as there are more trees for coverage.   There are a lot more trees on this site so if you don't want to be out in the open this is the one for you.  The canopy protects you from the sun so your tent doesn't get too hot during the day.   NOTE: Site 2 can only support tents and small popups. Both sites will allow for multiple vehicles to be parked, so no problem there.  If you bring any vehicles please do not ride them on the property as they damage the grass, there are lots of good off-road riding to be had in the area. If you have 4wd, then find your way to the Million Dollar lookout (tinyurl.com/MillionDollaView).  It's been a favorite lookout for years, and I promise it will not disappoint!   If you have 4wd or at least a vehicle with decent clearance you can head down to the end of the road (tinyurl.com/DownByTheArkRiver).  At the end of Ledwedge Rd, it becomes an unmaintained road that goes all the way down to the river and crosses the railroad tracks.  If you are really lucky you will get to see a train pass by, up close and personal.  The road is pretty rocky so be warned, you really do need clearance on this road! If you want to fish on Lake Maumelle go to North Shore Landing (tinyurl.com/NorthShoreLanding), it's only 5.8 miles from the property.  North Shore Landing on Lake Maumelle is a beautiful short hike to the edge of the lake, surrounded by wildlife and greeted by an amazing view of the lake.  Set up a picnic and just hang out and fish!  A little further and you will come to Crossroads Food Mart convenience store.  They have gas, food, and beverages (some alcoholic ones too), ice, etc.  They can even make a pizza that you can go and pick up if you are in the mood!  They have everything you need to make for a perfect camping trip.  If you want to come to pick up the pizza just call ahead!  (tinyurl.com/CrossRoadsFoodMart) The Rock Island railway is down below next to the river and there are plenty of trails you can ride around on as well.  You aren't far from two National Forests so day trips from here are a breeze.   If you are into gardening or local farm-to-table cuisine you should check out Moss Mountain Farm.  Toadsuck Lock and Damn park are about 30 minutes away, and if you need a big Walmart there is one 10 minutes past that.  There is also a big Walmart about 30 minutes in the other direction at the intersection of Chenal Parkway and Cantrell Road. And if you like hiking and climbing then you cannot miss Pinnacle Mountain State Park!  Climb to the top and get the best views in all the area, 360 degrees views up there.  And if you want something a little less steep, the Kingfisher trail at the bottom makes a nice gentle loop next to the Little Maumelle river where you can see absolutely GIANT cypress trees.  Also, the Ouachita National Recreation Trail (tinyurl.com/OuachitaNRT) passes just 5 miles from our place, and it loops around the entire north side of Lake Maumelle.  There is a trailhead and parking near North Shore Landing. There is plenty of mountain biking in the area too.  Here's a link to some of the trails:  mtbproject.com/directory/8007059/pinnacle-mountain-state-park-monument-trails There is something for everyone here!
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Fourche, Perry, 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 Nathan H.Joined in January 2021
88 ratings · 40 reviews
Heather B.recommends
November 25, 2023
Site 2 - Sunsets on the Arkansas River
The views were beautiful! Great place for dogs too. We will definitely be back.
Gretchen G.recommends
November 18, 2023
Site 2 - Sunsets on the Arkansas River
A spectacular and private view
The directions were spot on. Our host gave us privacy and may have driven by once? We spent our time around the fire taking in the view!
Shanee B.recommends
November 12, 2023
Site 2 - Sunsets on the Arkansas River
We loved tent camping here! The view was incredible and the spot was easy to get to but very secluded. We felt like we were the only people around. Our pups and 1 year old daughter had a blast as did we. Can’t wait to come back
Bryson H.recommends
November 12, 2023
Site 1 - Sunsets on the Arkansas River
Great place, great view. Clean and private. Will definitely be back.
Chelsea D.recommends
October 30, 2023
Site 2 - Sunsets on the Arkansas River
Fantastic View
Absolutely loved staying here. Such a great spot with a fantastic view. We will definitely stay here again.
Lana R.recommends
October 28, 2023
Site 2 - Sunsets on the Arkansas River
Gorgeous views!! The coordinates takes you to the HipCamp signs and they direct you to the sights. Way to find. Gorgeous drive as well. Loved the fire ring. Will definitely plan to come back again.
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