Camping near Eureka Springs, AR

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  1. jasoomian

    jasoomian Adventurer

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    Unfortunately, not for the Hillbilly Dual Sport Tour, but, I am looking for some camping near Eureka Springs, AR. Anywhere within 20-25 miles is fine. Looking for something quiet, off the beaten path if possible, scenic, and non KOA (just to loud in my experience), and could be classified as Hammock friendly, which means it has trees and stuff so I don't have to sleep on the ground.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jasoomian
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  2. tcourdin

    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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  3. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    You can also camp at Withrow Springs State Park just south of Eureka just off Hiway 23. Electric and full hook ups are available.

    http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/withrowsprings/#.UvK5ufldVJY

    Or you can camp at Lake Leatherwood which is a Eureka Springs City Park which is just west of ES. It has a modest campground, no electric and is somewhat primitive but does have flush toilets.

    http://www.lakeleatherwoodcitypark.com/

    Or if you prefer to camp in town. There is Wanderlust Campground. It is an RV park but they've been known to let tent campers there is you are staying in a tent.

    http://www.wanderlustrv.com/

    If you are hanging a hammock. You might want to do the Mcellroy Forest just east of ES. Primitive, quiet and remote but close to town.

    http://www.agfc.com/hunting/Pages/wmaDetails.aspx?show=430

    Or you could camp Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in their campground. Scotty is a rider and sponsor the Arkansas 500 so he is all about dual sporters.

    http://www.turpentinecreek.org/


    Or, there is Kettle Campground in town.

    http://www.kettlecampground.net/

    There is also a KOA if it comes to that.

    http://koa.com/campgrounds/eureka-springs/

    Nuff? If you need more information pm me and I will shoot you my phone number.
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  4. Dirt2007

    Dirt2007 Long timer

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    Kings river outfitters on hiway 221 southeast of town is close. Nice ride on Rockhouse road too.
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  5. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    ^^ What they all said! :D
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  6. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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    State Park at the Beaver Lake spillway. Busch Ark. In the Summer it's noon before the tent dries out.
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  7. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    If the weather has been wet. However, if not you'll do more dragging than paddling :huh
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  8. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    I forgot about this one. It is a NICE park. Good fishing just out your door too.
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  9. jasoomian

    jasoomian Adventurer

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    Thanks to everyone for their input. Some great looking spots there. Now, if it would just hurry up and get warmer, I'd be all set.

    JB
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  10. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    If it's hot we like to camp on this little peninsula, because there is always a breeze off the water no matter the wind direction.
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  11. advmgm

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    All good suggestions!

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  12. Bigbore4

    Bigbore4 Been here awhile

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    We're planning to head over and ride NW Arkansas end of April after GP in Austin this year. Looking for a decent RV campground. Preferably a nice one with heated pool and hot tub. We're coming from Minnesota and after a long winter that stuff is heaven! But reality is any decent campground with at least electric and water would be good. I've looked at the state park linky and some of the locally owned places, but the last update here is older so I decided to throw out a new query for fresh info.

    There will be 3 or 4 of us in a toy hauler. April in MN is dicey, ya cant bank on getting back in if you do get out, so we trailer that time of year.

    So post up or send me a PM. We will be camped at the track in Austin, anyone heading that way welcome to join us for beers at day end. Same goes for once we get to Arkansas. Once we're landed, come join us for beers or riding.
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