Camping, Hiking, Swimming, and More

Create unforgettable memories at the top rated campground in Arkansas

Award Winning Campground

Pinnacle Springs Recreational Park is recognized as one of America's Best Hipcamps and our newest campground -- Batesville Mountain Campground -- offers an exclusive wilderness experience to those who love adventure.  Whether you like camping under the stars or staying in one of our cabins we hope you come visit. 

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Pinnacle Springs Recreational Park

Hiking Trails

We encourage one to wander about the miles of trails that thread across the landscape.  You'll visit bluff edge overlooks, plunging waterfalls, springs and even a rock shelter where native Americans once camped.  The rock for the trail system at Batesville Mountain Campground was quarried, cut and stacked over an eight year period by just one man:  Sparky. 

Tip:  Ask for a trail map at the gate.

Batesville Mountain Campground


Our campgrounds offer some of the best spots for viewing the eclipse.  We are located on the banks of the North Fork of the Cadron and lie directly in the very Path of Totality.  This means over 4 minutes of total darkness in which our guests will have an unobstructed, panoramic view of this awe-inspiring event.  Whether watching the skies from our open fields, from atop a rock pinnacle, or from a boat floating upon the water you will find we offer more amenities, more fun, and more privacy at a fraction of the cost of our competitors.

Tip:  Go TOTAL or stay home.

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The 2024 paddling season begins Friday March 8!

The 2024 Paddling Season Begins!

Reservations for canoes, kayaks, sit-on-tops and river boards are again available.  Every boat rental comes with shuttle(s), paddles and PFDs to make your adventure easy and carefree. And we have runs well suited for every paddler from family-fun beginners to whitewater enthusiasts. 

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Guided Kayak Tours

The Cadron Creek is a convenient, beautiful, and thrilling river to float, located less than an hour from Little Rock. We are excited to offer customized guided tours with shuttle services that come straight to you. Get out of your house or hotel and immerse yourself in nature! There is no better way to spend a day in central Arkansas.

Guided Tours

The Pinnacle Springs Run

Our most popular section, The Pinnacle Springs Run, is 4.5 miles long and offers a mix of easy and exhilarating class 1 and class 2 rapids. The trip usually takes about 3 hours to complete depending on the water level and number of stops. Shuttle service is included with your boat rental for this section of the Cadron Creek.

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