Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

(4 Reviews)

239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

479-253-5841

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GPS: 36.3105, -93.7606

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is located at 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632 with a total of 6 campsites. Before your trip to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, check out website at http://www.turpentinecreek.org/ or contact them through 479-253-5841 to know their nightly rates and available discounts.

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)

36.3105, -93.7606

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude) 36.3105, -93.7606

Amenities

Hookups 50 Amp 30 Amp 20 Amp water sewer Full Hookups
Facilities restrooms

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Last Price Paid: $65

Reported by cmart78 on 05.31.2021

Longest RV Reported: 37 feet (Travel Trailer)

Reported by Cindy & Cristal F on 5.5.2022

Number of Sites:

6

Elevation:

1,607 ft / 489 m

Max Length:

45 ft

Reviews of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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  • Area Guides Avatar cmart78
    Lions, Tigers, Bears and more!

    Reviewed 31/5/2021

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    Nightly rate: $65

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 1

    Amazing, unique camping experience! Site 1 is directly next to the liger (ligress) in her enclosure. If you have panoramic driver side windows like we do on our RV, it's a perfect view to watch her in her habitat.This is a beautiful place both in terms of the landscape and the inhabitants/animals. Koi ponds, lily pads, pretty ga...moreAmazing, unique camping experience! Site 1 is directly next to the liger (ligress) in her enclosure. If you have panoramic driver side windows like we do on our RV, it's a perfect view to watch her in her habitat.This is a beautiful place both in terms of the landscape and the inhabitants/animals. Koi ponds, lily pads, pretty gardens and wonderful rescued animals. The campsite itself is grassy and somewhat level. Water and 50Amp was available, as well as 30 and maybe 20A connections too. No sewer available even though it looks like they are starting to put in connections but haven't finished -- or maybe used to have connections and now don't. Clean bathrooms near the gate entrance, but still reachable with a long walk or a short drive.This is a destination, not an RV park but it works well as an RV park too with the partial hookups and the view onto the ligress habitat. Tour is included with the cost of camping, for two people. It's one of the more expensive places we have camped, but the money goes towards the wildlife refuge, which makes it worth it. We spent $65 on the site itself plus two extra people who came on the tour only plus pet fees, so around $125 or so. But it's well worth it.Cellular data service was sluggish, but not unexpected out here. There is guest wifi here and it was good enough. Out of all the cell providers we have Verizon had the best service consistently.Eureka Springs is a destination in and of itself, but only 15 minutes away from the refuge. We had a great dinner out at a German-Czech restaurant called the Bavarian. Everyone loved their meal. No one was disappointed. There were many other restaurants to go to there as well. You get a gate code when you are a guest so you can come and go as you wish to go out to eureka springs or wherever.

  • Area Guides Avatar Sheilap
    AWESOME AWESOME Camping Experience

    Reviewed 26/5/2021

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    Nightly rate: $80

    Days stayed: 3

    Site number: 1

    Camping near lions and tigers who "carol" on and off all day and night is the coolest experience and my absolutely favorite thing about our stay. We selected spot #1, right next to a liger (lion/tiger mix) and enjoyed observing her. We backed up to a lovely wooded area and enjoyed some shade. Water and electric provided. No dump st...moreCamping near lions and tigers who "carol" on and off all day and night is the coolest experience and my absolutely favorite thing about our stay. We selected spot #1, right next to a liger (lion/tiger mix) and enjoyed observing her. We backed up to a lovely wooded area and enjoyed some shade. Water and electric provided. No dump station. Wifi and cell service is decent. It's very quiet. Place is well maintained. A koi / lily pond as well as several flower gardens are nearby. As an overnight guest, a sanctuary tour is included. You also have unlimited access to the Discovery Center where you can watch a grizzly play in the water and observe a variety of other exotic critters. Also available for overnight accomodations are two safari (glamping) tents, a tree house, and several cabins with access to a firepit and hot tub. Turpentine Creek is located about 9 miles south of Eureka Springs: a cute little town worth checking out. Also recommend the very unique Quigley House just 4 miles down the road. By the way, the second and third nights camping was $60. All camping revenue goes to support the rescued animals so feel good about your camp fees supporting nearly 100 majestic animals with heartbreaking stories. ⁿlⁿ⁹8d8 8d8 7I'd stay here again in a minute!!!!

  • Area Guides Avatar Pretty on the road
    Incredible

    Reviewed 2/10/2020

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    Nightly rate: $45

    Days stayed: 2

    This is my top five favorite. The campground is right next to the animal enclosures. You get to interact withand see them up close. When they all get to corralling(big cat talking) it’s mesmerizing . You get the tram tourFree with your camping fee. This is a legit animal rescue and the camping fees support the animals.

  • Area Guides Avatar Mike L
    Great unique experience

    Reviewed 14/3/2020

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    Nightly rate: $65

    Days stayed: 1

    Site number: 6

    The sites are grass, have electric and water on site. You will have to dump in town though, they give you a list of places and prices to go. Your price paid for the site includes a walking tour, self tour and tram tour. If you go into town for supper, you dont have to be rushed, they give you a code to get back into gates after they cl...moreThe sites are grass, have electric and water on site. You will have to dump in town though, they give you a list of places and prices to go. Your price paid for the site includes a walking tour, self tour and tram tour. If you go into town for supper, you dont have to be rushed, they give you a code to get back into gates after they closed.

Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G

Confirmed by 1 Users Last Reported 05/31/2021

At&t 4G

Confirmed by 2 Users Last Reported 03/14/2020

T-Mobile 4G

Confirmed by 1 Users Last Reported 05/31/2021

Campsite Types

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Trailer