Quite a few years ago, back when I had a 1997 Ford Pick-up truck and pulled a Mobile Scout travel trailer, we were coming back from one of our many trips to Pennsylvania. We were in Arkansas and it was getting about time to stop for the evening, you know, a little before supper time. So we looked up camp grounds in some book and found one not too far from the rest stop where we pulled over for a break. It was along the river and according to the book, close to the interstate highway. The decision was made to stop there for the night.
Another hour or two up the highway we found the exit we wanted. Followed the directions from the book and then we started to get worried, at least my wife did. I am sort of like Alfred E. Neuman’s “what, me worry?” This road kept getting more narrow and windy, then it started going down what looked like the side of mountain. We kept going down, down, and around turns mainly because there was no place to turn around. After what seemed to be a thousand miles and an eternity, we saw the river and it was beautiful. Pulled into what looked like it used to be a farm, parked by the barn and waited. Finally someone came out of the farm house up on the hill and came down and checked us in. There was only one or two other RVs in the park and it was simply beautiful. The camping area was all wooded and it had a cliff on one side going straight up and a river on the other side. (Probably not a good place to be in a flash flood.) We enjoyed our stay and I sure wish I had my canoe and more time on my hands, I would have stayed there, canoed the river and large creeks, and maybe even done a little fishing. As we were leaving the next day, my wife and I both said that we would be coming back to that place. Ever since then, we have been trying to find it. There was no paper work saved with their name on it, and since I throw the camping directories away every two years and get more (that was the year to get a new one) we have not found it listed. We have taken that route many times since and keep looking for signs to that camp ground but have not found any. Finally gave up looking, but maybe someday we will find it, if it is still in business.