Hipcamp host Daniel K.
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Camp in solitude under the Cottonwoods along the Arkansas River. 

At this spot, you'll be removed from all sight of people and sounds of civilization-- its perfectly peaceful and quiet.  The only noise you'll hear is the rustle of trees and occasionally our herd of cattle that grazes nearby.

This campsite has river access but there is not a beach area. The woode


Camp in solitude under the Cottonwoods along the Arkansas River. 

At this spot, you'll be removed from all sight of people and sounds of civilization-- its perfectly peaceful and quiet.  The only noise you'll hear is the rustle of trees and occasionally our herd of cattle that grazes nearby.

This campsite has river access but there is not a beach area. The wooded area gives plenty of opportunities to roam and explore. 

NOTE:  Please familiarize yourself with poison ivy before camping here.  There is a bit around you'll want to avoid.

You are camping next to a river. We reserve the right to cancel if the National Weather Service forecasts a flood during your stay (happens once every 3 years). 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 20ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Daniel a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


This campsite is an excellent put-in spot for kayaks. Pull out at the Haven Road bridge (about 3 miles of rafting).

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cottonwoods on the River #1 in Kansas.

River, stream, or...

The vibe at Cottonwoods on the River #1

15 Reviews

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Hipcamper Amy

Site 2 is lovely with river access

Amy B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 31st, 2020

We ended up really enjoying our stay, however, the main thing I want to point out is that the descriptions/reviews of sites #1 and 2 seem to be the same. They are very different, though. Site 1 does not have easy access to the river. After climbing under an electric fence, there is no easy trail to the water. We went through tall plants/fallen trees to eventually see it, but there was no sand and it was too high/fast to get in. We thought we wouldn't get to enjoy the sand and the water as expected. We did end up finding out from the owner that there is better sand 400 feet away. We could not walk straight there because of high water. What ended up working was walking about half a mile to the site #2 and getting to the river that way. Site 2 has no fence to climb under, and the trail to the water is easy/clean. We felt bad having to pass by the other camping family several times to get to the water, but they were very kind about it. Basically, I'd recommend site #2 if you are wanting to access the river. And I'd recommend that the sites are described differently on the website. We'll come back, but next time we'll choose site 2.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth J.
recommends this listing.
May 4th, 2020

This spot was fantastic. Review says 3 minute walk to the river but thats overkill! Its right down a very short path.
Our dogs had a wonderful time. We booked an extra night within an hour of our arrival. There was a thunderstorm we had expected and daniel was thoughtful enough to bring dry firewood and check on us. There is plenty of firewood to gather yourself. We also saw 2 bald eagles and plenty of other wildlife.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris S.
recommends this listing.
May 17th, 2020

This campsite is amazing. Secluded, beautiful, and extremely close to the river, we couldn't have asked for a better place to spend the weekend. Daniel was extremely accommodating and communicative, and he even stopped by briefly shortly after we arrived to make sure we were settling in alright. The river was high after the recent rains so we didn't get into the water, but we're looking forward to using the ready river access in the future. If you're looking for a peaceful getaway for a day or a week, you can't beat this spot. We'll definitely be back. Thank you Daniel for your hospitality!

Cottonwoods on the River #1
Hipcamper elizabeth
Elizabeth C.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2020

Really beautiful and fantastic!! Recommend

Hipcamper Adam

Quiet beautiful wilderness

Adam C.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2020

Great experience! Very private. There was a group at campsite #2, but that is far enough away to where we never heard or saw them. The walk to campsite #2 was amazing, very open, expansive view of the farm and immense cottonwood trees! Regarding the river access, Amy B.'s review is very accurate, read that if river access is important to you. We went on a hike through the woods looking for the river access. We followed orange flags on trees since there really isn't an obvious trail. After 10 or 15 minutes the flags just stopped, we assumed they were taking us to the river access, but if they did we couldn't figure it out. Later when entering the woods we chose not to follow the flags and found the river access was about a minute away, just don't expect a trail. The "access" we found was a small opening in the overgrowth, a muddy spot where you could walk right in, but not wide enough for 2 camp chairs. Regarding poison ivy, we never saw any, and we did tramp around quite a bit in the overgrown woods!

Cottonwoods on the River #1
Hipcamper Hayley
Hayley G.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2020

Very beautiful campsite with lots of privacy. My only complaint is that it’s confusing and hard to get to the river.

Hipcamper Mike
Mike S.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

Cotton Woods #1 was exactly as described. The campsite was great, with early morning sunshine and shade the rest of the day. The 100 feet to the river requires a bit of care to avoid an electric fence and a patch of poison ivy. The picnic table and fire pit were perfect. Being only 40 minutes from my home, I do hope to stay again.

Hipcamper Curtis
Curtis B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 6th, 2020

This site was not mowed so made it uncomfortable. We were not able to access the river from this site.

Hipcamper Megan

Quiet and secluded! lovely!

Megan F.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2020

We will definitely be back! The site was beautiful and secluded. Very clean. You can get to the river from this site but actual access to it will vary on time of year and river levels. We put in out tubes at the Yoder bridge and floated to the Haven bridge. Daniel came by to make sure we were all good. We brought an easy up for shade, highly recommend if you have one or something similar. Be sure to bring something to collect your trash and recycling.

Plenty of room for tents! Picnic table provided! Entry into camp. Gorgeous! We floated from the Yoder Bridge to the Haven Bridge. You can float to Campsite #2 however and possibly #1 is conditions are right.
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