How About a Unique Way to Camp?


Those who are looking for a very singular, private getaway may just love the idea of heading to Ridgeline Trails in the area of Vandervoort in western Arkansas. Here, a family can rent a private forest that is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest. You and your camping party can enjoy your own exclusive neck of the woods, made up of 15 miles of private forested trails. These trails are all GPS mapped and color coded; perfect for hiking, birding, biking, and even riding off-road vehicles. This private park is located just four miles from the Cossatot River, a popular spot for kayaking.

The Ridgeline Trails were originally going to be a venue for mountain bike race events, but as they built it, they decided to include other outdoor-loving groups to join in on the recreation. Now, the intent of the Ridgeline Trails is to feature the beauty and serenity of nature. It’s a place to escape the stress and worry of real life and share a natural home in the deep woods with its regular tenants; deer, coyotes, piloted woodpeckers and bobcats.

As far as your camping site goes, you can set up your rental RV on a gravel-based pad next to the creek, or you can choose to break out the tents and camp on a gravel bar downstream, or on a mountaintop overlooking the scenery. Wherever you choose to camp, you can be sure to see an amazing lightshow in the form of stars in the night sky, surrounded by nature at her finest. During the day, of course, you will be immersed in a world of your own … exclusively “of your own.” If you choose, Ridgeline will even help you rent ATVs to step up your explorations to a whole other level.

It’s important to remember that only one family or group can rent this property at a time, so if you like neighbors on each side of your RV, this place might not be for you. However, if you like the exclusivity and solitude of having the whole area to yourselves, then this may be just the ticket for your next RV rental.