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Slabtown , ARKANSAS

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Most Recent Slabtown Camping Reviews

Not the most stunning campground ever, however, I loved it! It was a great set up, plenty of bathrooms (no showers tho), set in a beautiful gorge with a beautiful creek. If you’re lucky enough you can get a site right next to the creek! Only around 40 sites total - they’re all RV compatible. I’m a tent camper personally. You’re right at a trailhead that connects with a vast network of trails taking you deeper into the mountains or directly to the actual hot springs, bath houses, and the historic area. If you want to drive to those places it’s a 7 minute drive.
Only a few cons. Not every campsite has a fit ring, there’s a heavily used road right by the campground thats on a hill so there’s some unfortunate revved engine noise pretty regularly, and there’s only about 10-15 campsites by the river.
I look forward to going back soon!

Quiet By The River

Stayed here for a night in August 2020. I can’t remember what site we stayed in but each campsite is reserved on a “first come, first served” basis. You can get there and pick an available site at 11Am and must reserve it in the campground office. The camp hosts are very nice! Bathrooms are cleaned and nicely spaced but no showers. Our campsite had plenty of room for both of our tents and 2 hammocks for daytime naps:) Cell reception with Verizon wasn’t an issue. We did have a difficult time finding fire wood as no store nearby sold any. Camp hosts didn’t have any either so come prepared. There are picnic tables, a grill, and fire rings at each site. Even though we had picked a campsite closer to a bathroom, we still ended up having to walk a bit to another since they periodically closed  rest areas for the day to clean. A little annoying when you don’t want to walk but I appreciate them taking all precautions during a pandemic. There’s trails nearby that take you to downtown Hot Springs so we didn’t have to drive. I’d definitely come back here. It was very relaxing!

Beautiful, clean, great location

Beautiful, clean, great location. Camped here in Feb 2020, right on the river. Full hookups, mostly back-in but some pull throughs. Paved, level. Tent sites, too. Clean bathrooms, little camp store. Close to town. Would camp again.

favorite spot

quiet, beautiful, peaceful, big sights you will love this campground

great park

nice sights ,quiet ,beautiful but mosquitoes are terrible went by today 1/31/2021 it was nice and clean they have done some upgrades nice new handicap trail from camping area to boat dock ,boat, canoe , kayak, and bike rentals no mosquitoes this time of year , at campsite 9 great spot stayed an extra night tried to stay Friday night too but had to move to site 21 even better site right beside the new trail and I love their new shirts update February 2021 about 15" of snow and lake froze over awesome

Did not come close to meeting expectations.

Had a very unpleasant stay here. We were under the impression this would be a quiet place and it was the furthest thing from it. We drove four hours and were looking forward to a peaceful Labor Day weekend and it was the complete opposite. We arrived just after dark and set up our tent and everything seemed quiet and nice until we were woken in the middle of the night to headlights flashing in our tent for a good twenty-minutes. Then, at 4:30 am the people in the tent super close to us woke up and turned their light on and started a fire and were loud and did not care. We addressed this to the owner and she said she would talk to them(which I believe she would have), and that we could find another spot. Well, the other spots for tents were rock hard and right by peoples RV's. We decided just to leave as any amount of money staying somewhere else would be worth leaving. So in conclusion. Do not stay here if you plan to use a tent. RV may be different. We payed 112 to sleep somewhere for about 3 hours and not use a single amenity. Pathetic. I highly encourage you to stay elsewhere. We ended up finding a motel for 45 a night which was very worth it after a night we went through. It is unfortunate because I believe this can be a wonderful campground but we did not share a pleasant experience. And we are used to camping at KOA's and in remote wilderness and never had a worse night of sleep.

A Gorgeous Nature Retreat!

Beautiful and Peaceful place on Degray Lake with mountains as a back drop. Lots of wildlife and very peaceful; the Bald Eagles are an extra treat.

Erwin Estate High Point Excellent Views!


My mom and dad, Debra and Mike Erwin, have been enjoying welcoming campers to our little slice of heaven in Magnet Cove, Arkansas for a couple of years now. We have had many happy campers and are extremely proud to win this award! We hope to increase awareness about our listing and beautiful camping location. We boast the highest point in Southern Arkansas- Our“High Point”. You can camp on the tower or around it and enjoy one of the best views in the state of Arkansas. Debra and Mike Erwin truly care about their guests and make sure that they are taken care of with true Southern hospitality and safety in mind. 

As of late, there is considerable wildlife to view and great fishing in our pond. 

Occasionally, we even have a Golden Eagle that will make an appearance! HipCamp is like the camping version of Air BnB. Pitch your tent in our Erwin Estates High Point and have access to the lookout tower with a swing.

  • Just 15 minutes from beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas! 

  • 180+ degree view overlooking Benton to Malvern to Greater Hot Springs.

  • Cattle roam the pastures.

  • Our natural spring pond is a place to fish where it's an almost guaranteed catch as we have stocked it well! 

  • Great for nature, vista, and sunset photography. 

  • Nearby river and lake fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking 3-15 miles away. Private vendors available. 

  • Wildlife sitings: Eagle, White-tail Deer, Wild Hogs, Birds, Squirrel, and more. Onsite catch and release pond bass fishing(bring your own gear). 

  • Bait, gas and convenience store within 3 miles. 

  • Walmart and restaurants 10 miles. 

  • Kiting is excellent atop High Point with great winds year round. 

  • Star gazing at night with a very romantic sunset. 

  • Novaculite and Quartz geology, mineral exploration.

  • Take home a piece of this mineral rich area of the world! Free rocks to all! 

  • Drone flying is superb! 

  • Great cell phone reception. 

  • Major hospital within 13 miles in nearby Hot Springs. 

  • Bath Houses and downtown historical Hot Springs. Music Festivals. 

  • Oaklawn Racing and Gaming(horse races and casino) all within 15 min drive. 


  • To view and book through our official HIPCAMP listing, visit: 


Thank you!~ Susan Erwin Prowse and The Erwin Family

Rustic and tucked away

A search on Dyrt led us to Bar Fifty. It is close enough to Lake Catherine State Park and thought it was worth a try. The price was right. It is not very easy getting hold of Sandra so you may not be sure if your reservation request was accepted. As for the camp grounds, we loved it. It was very secluded. You can pick whatever site you want. There are cedar wood bathrooms with showers. We stayed two night (not consecutive) but understand a camper can stay much longer. If you love horses, this is your place. Be mindful there is a very rough dirt road to go down to reach the RV sites. We did not have a chance to meet Sandra but she seems like a great lady with a good property.

Fantastic Campground

This is a National Park, full hook ups, creek, bathrooms only, less than 5 miles to Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs. Horse Race Track and Cosino.