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Bentonville, AR first-timer


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Art E · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 4

Taking suggestions on what to ride and where to camp on weekend trip to Bentonville, Arkansas. Never been before and looking to hit some of the main attractions for my first time.

Glowstick Sasquatch · · Murray · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 14

I have been doing some research for a future trip, as I have never been there either. 

I found that Bella Vista RV park is on the Back 40 trail, and they will accommodate tent campers as well. 

Joshua Chollak · · Dallas, PA · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 0

Any pointers from either of tour trips? Headed down to Bentonville in October and plan to tent camp for the week.  Looking for a good campsite. 

Glowstick Sasquatch · · Murray · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 14
Joshua Chollak wrote: Any pointers from either of tour trips? Headed down to Bentonville in October and plan to tent camp for the week.  Looking for a good campsite. 

Hey Joshua, I ended up staying at a friends house in Eureka Springs. Are you going there for the Epic Ride? I will be staying at Prairie Creek Campground on Beaver lake. It's about 10 miles from the starting line.  

Joshua Chollak · · Dallas, PA · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 0
Joe Snyder wrote:

Hey Joshua, I ended up staying at a friends house in Eureka Springs. Are you going there for the Epic Ride? I will be staying at Prairie Creek Campground on Beaver lake. It's about 10 miles from the starting line.  


Gypsy_ Haas · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 37

Bella Vista campground is called BLOWING SPRINGS. It's $15 a night for tent camping as of 2019 and has bathrooms with shower as well as a laundromat. You are on the BACK 40. If you want a shuttle, call THE DROP (479)6852999 and he'll take you to  all the best spots, let you maximize your trip time. I peddle a lot, but it's nice to be shuttled and learn from locals what's what the first day out or so. We love TAYLOR HOMESTEAD among others, but you can't go wrong anywhere in NWA. COLER PRESERVE is where that big hub is that you'll see in a lot of video and that's actually not to far from Blowing Springs Campground. Definitely check out Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and while you're over there, ride Slaughter Pen and hit BOO BOO and CHOO CHOO for sure. As for Eureka Springs, LAKE LEATHERWOOD, there's camping at the lake, prices varies depending on season, and the cinch their all day shuttle serviced gravity park $20 as of 2019. Hobbs State Park has opened new trail systems, part of the Arkansas Monument Trail System, even after rain, they dry quickly and you can generally ride as soon as the rain lets up, so keep that in your back pocket. There is a bike & camp loop being built, check if it's open, it was still under construction July 2019, that could be fun. And if it hasn't been raining go check out THE RAILYARD BIKE PARK in Roger AR, the jump lines are World Class!

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