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Pinnacle Springs Recreational Park

99 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres 路 Greenbrier, AR
We love our guests and we love your pictures. Thank you all so very much. IMPORTANT: If you (or your vehicle) are unaccustomed to gravel roads and short, steep hills PLEASE stay atop the ridge at Camp Toasty. Campsites adjoining the river are not well suited to low clearance vehicles and inexperienced drivers. When in doubt: stay out! Pinnacle Springs Recreational Park lies within a private nature reserve of hiking trails, waterfalls, bluffs, cascading streams and wildlife -- it is all here. The campground is off the radar -- there are no highway signs or advertisements -- yet offers comfortable and safe refuge to guests whether staying in a tent, camper, RV or one of our cabins. On site you can find swimming, paddling, fishing, hiking, a 6-acre foraging field, and 9-hole Frisbee golf course, a Ninja rope course with zipline and slackline, rope swing, bouldering, climbing, psicobloc and more outdoor pursuits than one has time. And Woolly Hollow State Park, Cove Creek Natural Heritage Area, and Greer's Ferry Lake all lie within biking distance. New to camping? Need a flush toilet, kitchen sink and faucet? Hate bugs, thorns or wild critters? Steep rough roads? Dust and gravel? Or simply don't like being outside in the weather and in a primitive setting? Then this is NOT the place for you!! NO! NO! NO! But if you want to sneak away and find a lovely little place to unwind and bathe in a forest under a tall canopy of standing pines and oak trees, then Pinnacle Springs is where you need to be. Pinnacle Springs offers stream side camping on the banks of the North Fork of Cadron Creek -- central Arkansas' premier whitewater stream -- and is less than an hour's drive from Little Rock (only 15 minutes from Conway and I-40). Camp by the side of a river. Camp at the foot or atop a towering bluff. Camp in a cave. Camp in a riparian jungle. Camp in total solitude or camp with all your friends and family. We offer so many choices one can select a site that perfectly fits your needs. And if you want total seclusion -- a real "wilderness experience" and are willing to "hike-in" a couple of hundred paces we can provide that too. FYI: If you are unaccustomed to STEEP dirt roads do NOT reserve a site on the island -- sites atop the ridge in Camp Toasty are much easier to access. No traffic noise here! Rather, you'll be soothed by the sound of cascading water echoing off the bluffs -- great for outdoor sleeping and keeping the air fresh and alive. Many of the camp sites are equipped with a heavy picnic table, fire pit and grill, lamp post and level tent site. And if you like to swing -- we have trees! Hammocks and slacklines are the best no trace tree things ever! And although Pinnacle Springs Campground lies in an off-the-grid wilderness setting there is good cell phone service, a water hydrant can be found near the front gate behind the store, and electrical outlets for recharging phones and such can be found on the ridge at nearby Camp Toasty. And from March through November hot water showers are even freely available. Guests are encouraged to explore any of the trails that criss-cross the property especially if you like waterfalls, scenic views, cascading streams, and goat trail bluffs. The Tanner Pool Trail is especially popular after a heavy rain, Bluff Trail offers a nice perch for viewing the river below, and the 1+ mile "Circuit Trail" is a great way to start one's day. Our place is a bit rough, rugged and unruly yet we call it home -- a place where everyone regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, political views, religion, national origin, or culture is welcomed to come enjoy nature's marvelous works and wonders. We love everyone!! So we invite you to come down to the Cadron and sit a spell. Unwind. Kick back. And enjoy! BTW: We don't take kindly to folks trashing our property. We are a "LEAVE NO TRACE FACILITY" thus if you bring it, you take it! Best to also leave axes, shovels and hammer and nails at home. Thanks.
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Fishers Pond at the Treehouse

8 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Little Rock, AR
Fishers Pond at the Tree House was built as a tree house for my son. There is wildlife to view: cranes on the pond, squirrels, deer out the windows. I have seen as many as 6 at one time. Catfishing is great. We have pulled fish as big as 10 lbs. I have trails cut through the woods on my 10 acres for short nature walks
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Indian Lakes Resort

91 sites 路 RVs, Tents300 acres 路 Austin, AR
Privately owned lake/campground. We offer tent camping with and without electric. We have a swimming area that includes slides, diving boards and swim platforms along with a roped off area for young children. Each camp site comes with a grill, a picnic table and a fire pit. Most campsites have their own dock as well. Note: The security gate to park closes at 8:00pm and opens again at 7:00am. Arrangements can be made for Hipcampers if they need to leave before 8:00am.
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Petit Jean Farm Orchard

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents9 acres 路 Morrilton, AR
Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent or park your small trailer or RV in a picturesque orchard on the edge of Petit Jean Mountain. You'll have a backdrop of woods and grazing sheep, with the Petit Jean Farmer's Market barn -- offering locally sourced produce, cheese (some made on the premises), baked goods, honey, preserves, meat, and crafts -- only steps away. The market operates on Saturdays, when hot lunches are often served, but it is open on a self-serve basis the rest of the week. Petit Jean State State Park is a very short drive, with spectacular hiking trails, a CCC-built lodge and restaurant, and a lake. Campers are welcome to use the fire pit, grill, and trampoline, and they have access to the half-bath in the barn. They're also more than welcome to help Ed with the chores : ) An electric hookup is $10. Firewood is available for $10.
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Adventure RV on Lake Atkins

43 sites 路 RVs, Tents15 acres 路 Atkins, AR
Welcome to Adventure RV, nestled by the scenic Lake Atkins in Arkansas! Our park spans a serene landscape, offering direct access to world-class fishing in the 752-acre Lake Atkins. Anglers can expect abundant catches of largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish, with bass reaching up to 6 pounds. Surrounded by natural beauty, our park is not just a stay but an experience. Enjoy the peaceful environment, relax by our own pond, or explore nearby trails for hiking and picnicking. Just a short drive from modern conveniences, Adventure RV combines the tranquility of nature with the comforts of accessibility. Whether you're here for the fishing legend of Lake Atkins or to unwind in the great outdoors, our park is your gateway to a memorable adventure. Join us and discover why Adventure RV is more than a park; it's a destination for nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts alike!
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Rocky Creek Ranch

27 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres 路 Shirley, AR
RCR is 25 acres of natural beauty in the Ozarks. Spring fed pond on property provides great swimming, fishing and peddle boating. Bring your boat and launch into Greer鈥檚 Ferry Lake 1/2 mile away. Beautiful sunrises and breathtaking sunsets with much to do in between Kayaks available for use on property pond or at the lake Property offers multiple beautiful sites for your RV or tent and a new glamping tent is available https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8mnmqEE/
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Tranquility on the Arkansas River

3 sites 路 Lodging, RVs2 acres 路 Mayflower, AR
Come experience the awe that we get to experience daily. The river is in our backyard and we want to share our slice of heaven with you. The river is a place for relaxation, as well as being a great place to fish or just hang out with friends. The river also provides an opportunity for learning about nature and wildlife. The sound of birds is one of the most beautiful sounds on Earth. It is a sign of life, it is a sign of hope. Birds are plentiful along the river and you are sure to enjoy the concert that they have prepared specially for you. There's no need to drive too far from Little Rock 鈥 in fact, you can find a great campsite just across the Arkansas River from P. Allen Smith's famous Moss Mountain farm. This spot is teeming with wildlife, and you may even be able to catch some fish or watch Eagles soar. Stargazing is strongly encouraged here 鈥 under a dark sky, the stars appear big and bright. Please enjoy your stay and help us keep it that way. No parties and no unsupervised minors. We are in the country and there are no fences. You may be greeted by neighborhood dogs. We have never experienced any aggression and most of them are happy to get pet by our guests. If they are bothering you, simply provide a stern, "go home" and they usually will leave you be. On the other hand if you pet and feed them they will be your new best friend. We host on Hipcamp because we love the outdoors. We love traveling across the country, exploring, and experiencing new things. We are fortunate enough to have found our slice of heaven and we're so excited to share it with other travelers from near and far. It often becomes an opportunity to hang out with like minded people and make new friends.
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Sunsets on the Arkansas River

2 sites 路 Tents13 acres 路 Fourche, AR
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.聽 Magical sunsets and more stars than you can count!聽 When it's a full moon, you can watch it coming up through the trees as you are sitting in front of the fire.聽 If you are really lucky, sometimes you can watch the searchlight from the river barges as they navigate the big bend in the river.聽 If you are a nature lover this place has it all.聽聽 We try to keep fire wood stocked at the sites, but sometimes it gets used up before we can restock.聽 If that is the case there is TONS of dead wood all around the site.聽 If it's on the ground it's fair game.聽 We only ask that you don't take down live trees.聽 You guys know the deal, we all love the trees so lets show them some love, cool?聽 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)聽 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).聽 The narrow entrance is just to the left, right before you start to head down the hill.聽 It's a bit of a tight squeeze for anything larger than a full-size pickup truck.聽 Secluded, with stupendous views of the river and Lollie Bottoms on the other side.聽 If you have a pair of binoculars you can watch the farmers working the fields and count all the cows over in the bottoms.聽 This site has an 8'x8' deck where you can pitch a tent or just set up some chairs and sit under the stars.聽 Site 2 (tinyurl.com/OverlookSite2)(34.951358, -92.569561) Is located near聽the bottom of the road but actually has two views of the river.聽 It is very secluded and a little more concealed, which can be good on hot days as there are more trees for coverage.聽 聽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.聽 The canopy protects you from the sun so your tent doesn't get too hot during the day.聽聽 NOTE: Site 2聽can only support tents and small popups. Both sites will allow for multiple vehicles to be parked, so no problem there.聽 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).聽 It's been a favorite lookout for years, and I promise it will not disappoint!聽聽 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).聽 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.聽 If you are really lucky you will get to see a train pass by, up close and personal.聽 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.聽 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.聽 Set up a picnic and just hang out and fish!聽 The Rock Island railway is down below next to the river and there are plenty of trails you can ride around on as well.聽 You aren't far from two National Forests so day trips from here are a breeze.聽聽 If you are into gardening or local farm-to-table cuisine you should check out Moss Mountain Farm.聽 Toadsuck Lock and Dam park are about 30 minutes away, and if you need a big Walmart there is one 10 minutes past that.聽 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!聽 Climb to the top and get the best views in all the area, 360 degrees views up there.聽 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.聽 Also, the Ouachita National Recreation Trail (tinyurl.com/OuachitaNRT)聽passes just 5 miles from our place, and it loops around the entire north side of Lake Maumelle.聽 There is a trailhead and parking near North Shore Landing. There is plenty of mountain biking in the area too.聽 Here's a link to some of the trails:聽聽mtbproject.com/directory/8007059/pinnacle-mountain-state-park-monument-trails There is something for everyone here!
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Batesville Mountain Campground

5 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents28 acres 路 Guy, AR
The ECLIPSE is on!! And we are dead center in the totality -- over 4 minutes of darkness. The celebration is on and sites are going fast. We only have 2-3 more perches from which to watch the eclipse in all its celestial glory and what great perches they are -- right at the edge of southern exposed bluffs with the river below and the skies above. Once in a lifetime! Moreover guests are invited to mosey over to nearby Pinnacle Springs Recreational Park -- another Hipcamp property -- to enjoy four days of live music, seminars and lectures, good food, guided trips, and great springtime paddling. Limited availability, competitive pricing and going fast. Plus will be even more expensive after March 1. Meanwhile ..... 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"鈥搊r 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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Barefoot Gardens Camp & Learning

5 sites 路 Tents13 acres 路 Vilonia, AR
Back in 2018, when we FIRST moved to this land, there was only a water spigot and a 14x14 structure that was basically a glorified shed... Now, 7 years later, we have created many fun spaces and built many structures for our many hobbies and passions. We have built a small workshop, a rock cutting/shaping area, Shipping Constainer and decked out a shed with a work station and a long marble countertop. sewing projects. We have built a 3-level treefort with a crow's nest and a 10x12 screened Bungalow in the woods for guests to stay in. We have also created a large garden with 9 beds, using various aspects of Permaculture, including several Hugelculture beds. We created a comfortable and private outside shower in the upper corner of the garden, that is perfect after a long day of having our hands in the soil! (Meredith has named it the "Flower Shower" as we grow various seasonal flowers, Sage and some beautiful Poppies that can be seen from the shower.) Because this is Arkansas, and we live at the top of a ridge, our topsoil is mainly clay and rocks... so one of the first endeavors we started was creating a 5 bin mass composting system to build up our soil for our gardens. We found grocery stores and coffee shops to donate hundreds of pounds of old produce and coffee grounds. Since our arrival we have made over 6000+ lbs of beautiful compost and continue to do so today! We are a pet freindly place. But all dogs must be leashed or proven ( caretaker onsite approval) off leash trained. Miguel-dog has been on the property with me for 3+ years. Very gental and calm. He usually needs to greet you, then you can be free. He can be seperated if need. (Aggressive dogs are NOT allowed. Thanks.) We have planted 14 fruit and nut trees and started a 'Berry Orchard'. We also have a small vineyard consisting of about 15 trained Muscadine vines. Closer to the house is a wonderful Herb Spiral that showcases of up to 20 medicinal and cooking herbs and we have a dozen more herbs in the other garden and around our land as well. We also have been planting a food forest outside the garden area, growing PawPaw trees, Gooseberries, Jerusalem Artichokes and Opossum grapes for the critters... so they may leave our actual garden alone, but they can still come close to get a tasty snack. We also built a large chicken coop for the once 25+ egg layer chickens, ducks, guineas and turkeys that free range our yard. Our numbers vary year to year. There is over a mile plus of trails through our woods, criss-crossing over our seasonal springs that we have built bridges over. Our trails go up and down the mossy topped valleys and ridges with many places to comfortably stop and rest along the way. One aspect about all this that we are extremely proud of, is that we have built 75% or more out of RECLAIMED MATERIALS and RECLAIMED LUMBER (and made it look good!) Learn more about this land: We are located only 12 miles from I-40, just north of Vilonia. Our Homestead Farm: Barefoot Gardens, is on 8 acres of hardwood forest, where we use various Permaculture techniques to聽grow over 140+ varieties of various herbs, fruits, vegetables, trees and flowers! The聽nights here are peaceful and filled with the soothing sounds of treefrogs. Fireflies dance in the night air as the stars peak thru the leaves overhead!聽(We commonly camp in our own yard for this exact same reason!) Besides multiple camping locations and a beautiful forest, we also host over a dozen Educational Workshops and Homestead Demonstrations! Most all workshops/demonstrations are kid friendly as well! (Workshops are listed below in this description. They are also listed in the 'Extras' section of our HC profile.) Here at Barefoot Gardens, you聽will find many fun and interesting places to explore and enjoy!聽Here is a list of聽some of our favorites! - A 10x12 secluded, screen enclosed, roofed platform (10x12) is available for camping in the forest. This location is 600 ft. from parking area. Electricity is provided (No A/C or heat, please!) A firepit with a metal cooking grill and a small picnic table are also provided. A compost toilet is attached to the backside of the platform聽as well. Multiple hiking trails intersect near and around this area! - Tent camping is available in various locations throughout the yard and forest, with available access to electricity and water (No A/C or heat, please!) - Plenty of great places to hang up hammocks! (Including our 3 level Treefort!) - RV's and pull behind camper's welcome! (up to 25 feet only please) Only very QUIET generators are allowed! If you need to run your A/C or heat for extended periods of time, while hooked into our electricity, please add $10 onto each day you stay with us!聽 And聽NO... you cannot empty your black water tank here.聽 聽聽[4 day maximum stay, please!] - Firepits available next to campsite locations聽 - An outside shower聽located in the large garden聽 AKA 'The Flower Shower" (warm season only.)聽 - Over a mile of hiking trails, with bridges that cross over seasonal springs and moss covered ridges. Trails go up and down several valleys and ridges, so there are several rest spots along the way. (Trails have been marked with Blue trail markers, for easy navigation!) - A large Herb Spiral featuring 25+ medicinal/cooking herbs and over a dozen聽more in our main garden and yard as well! - Fresh picked greens, veggies, berries聽and Farm Fresh Chicken eggs from our chickens are available for purchase too! (Located in the 'GOODS' section of our HipCamp profile! (Fruit/Veggie/Egg availability change depending on time of year.) Besides all the beauty, trails and fun here at Barefoot Gardens... we also host multiple聽informative and educational workshops! More info about these聽can be found聽in the 'EXTRAS' section of our HipCamp profile! , Plants & Permaculture Workshops Include:聽 1. "Herb Identification & Use" (= $5)聽 聽 聽2.聽"Permaculture Tricks, Tips & Techniques" (= $5)聽 聽 聽3.聽"Composting Like a Boss" (= $5)聽 聽 聽4.聽"Foraging For Food in Arkansas" (= $5)聽 聽 聽[Availability and diversity depends on season.]聽聽 Homesteading Workshops Include:聽 聽 5. "How to Clean & Process Chickens" (= $20)聽 聽 聽6.聽"Soap Making" (= $10)聽 聽 聽聽[Text and ask about availability of both these workshops beforehand, please!] Crystals & Jewelry Making Workshops Include:聽 聽 7. "Arkansas Quartz Crystal/Mineral Mining" (= $30)聽 聽[**Hosted OFF SITE!**]聽 聽 聽8.聽"Shaping/Cutting Rocks & Crystals" (= $15)聽 聽聽聽9.聽"How to WireWrap Crystals & Stones" (= $12)聽 聽 聽10. "Creating Hammered Copper Jewelry" (= $10) We also have various Farm Fresh Produce and Freerange Chicken聽Eggs available! (Ask us what produce we have in our garden during your stay!)聽And we have various types of聽Hand Collected Crystals and Minerals,聽Handmade Jewelry, Anti-Poison Ivy Soaps/Salves聽available (and more)聽in our "GOODS" section of our HipCamp profile! 聽 ** Although we don't have a聽swimhole on site... there is a Beautiful 'Secret Swimhole' only a short drive away!
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JB's Cabins & Campground

6 sites 路 Lodging, RVs3 acres 路 Jerusalem, AR
Discover our charming tiny cabins located just 2.5 miles from Ozark National Forest in Jerusalem, Arkansas. Whether you're seeking hiking adventures, exploration, fishing, hunting, or trail riding, our cabins offer the perfect basecamp. Inside, experience a rustic ambiance with barn tin adorning the walls. Everything inside is brand new as of summer 2023, including a comfortable queen bed, a flip flop sofa that converts into a twin bed, refrigerator, cookstove, full bath, coffeemaker, and dishes. We even provide 1 bag of charcoal and 12 bottles of water for your convenience. Within walking distance, you'll find a country store offering deli options, pizza, and alcoholic beverages. Morrilton, Arkansas, is just a 20-minute drive away for additional amenities and attractions. Additionally, we offer 2 RV spots equipped with water, electricity, and sewer connections for those traveling with their own accommodations.
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Southwinds on the Arkansas River

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Atkins, AR
Located on the Arkansas River and just minutes from Interstate 40 in Atkins, this RV/camping site backs right up to a gorgeous view of the Arkansas River and Petit Jean mountain. Water and electricity are located at each site! Just minutes away you have boat access to the Arkansas River at Sweeden Island Park AND Lake Atkins through the Lucky Landing launch site. This site is a sportsman's paradise as it is also conveniently located to the Galla Creek Wildlife Management Area, also just minutes away. Also, we are located right across the river from Petit Jean State Park and a few minutes from quaint downtown Atkins. Whether you're looking for great fishing and hunting or a peaceful respite from the world with a million-dollar view, this is the site for you! The 10 acres are open to explore and include three RV/campsites with water at each location and a gorgeous gully that empties into the Arkansas River. When the river is at a normal level a rock shelf lines the entire length of the river to make fishing and sunbathing, a breeze! If you want to venture out a bit, may we recommend the many offerings of Mount Nebo, Petit Jean Mountain, Mount Magazine, Altus, Russelville, and Conway; all located within 30 minutes to an hour from the campgrounds. While swimming in the river is not advisable, here are some swimming holes you and your family might check out while staying with us: -Atkins City Pool (has a day rate) -Lake Dardanelle -Illinois Bayou -Old Iron Bridge Swimming Hole -Long Pool Bayou -Falling Water Falls
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The best camping near Arkansas River - Toad Suck Ferry Lock and Dam guide

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About

A cool feature and awesome camping destination situated along the scenic Arkansas River, Toad Suck Ferry Lock and Dam forms good-looking pools that are the stuff of any water lover鈥檚 dreams. Boat ramps, fishing opportunities, and picnicking are all readily available here. With the Ozark Mountains to one side and the Ouachita range to the other, the views can鈥檛 be beat! What鈥檚 more, any nature or photography buff will be spoiled for choice when it comes to picturesque area foliage and flowering fauna (including dogwood, wild plum, and redbud). Spring and fall are ideal times to witness colorful natural transformations of the landscape. Paved access roads make getting around easy.

When to go

The best time to visit Toad Suck Ferry Lock and Dam is during spring or fall. Spring brings a flourish of wildflowers, while fall transforms the landscape into a canvas of vibrant colors. Summer offers full access to activities, but be prepared for warmer weather. Winter can be less ideal due to cooler temperatures and potential facility closures.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and water conditions before your visit to ensure a safe experience.
  • Be aware of park operating hours and any seasonal closures that may affect your trip.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with paved roads leading to various facilities for convenience.
  • Remember to pack out your trash and respect the natural environment.
  • For any inquiries or assistance, contact the Russellville Site Office at (501) 340-1762.

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