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Things to Do on Kings River, Eureka Spring and More!

Just moments from your doorstep is one of the few remaining free-flowing rivers in the country, The Kings River. Just fifteen minutes away, Eureka Springs offers abundant art, shopping and cultural experiences. Or just relax on your private deck and take in the sights and sounds of nature. Whatever your style, we hope you will come enjoy all the Kings River has to offer!

Kings River Floating and Fishing

The nearby Kings River Outfitters provides opportunities to float and fish for those wanting to explore the river. This family friendly river flows casually past massive rock bluffs, shady tree-lined banks, crystal clear pools, and sloping gravel bars. You will discover wonderful spots for Arkansas Canoe Trips, swimming, picnicking, fishing, camping, and observing wildlife.

Kings River Area Mountain Biking Trails

If you are looking for a way to explore by land, you are in luck! With the perfect terrain for all levels of mountain bikers, a variety of trails are just minutes away. Check out what Lake Leatherwood and Pension Mountain have to offer.
Lake leatherwood in Eureka Springs
Berryville’s Pension Mountain

Kings River Area Hiking Trails

Hikers also need only to look down the road for some great spots to explore. Visit the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Madison County Wildlife Management Area or the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s Kings River Falls Natural Area to get started.
Madison County WMA
Kings River Falls Natural Area

Thinks to Do in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Once you’ve explored the outdoors, venture into Eureka Springs for shopping, dining, music and lots more!
Eureka Springs shopping, and dining

 



Directions to Kings River Deck House

The Kings River Preserve is approximately 3 ½ hours from Little Rock (175 miles). It is located 15 minutes southwest of Berryville and 15 minutes southeast of Eureka Springs.

Directions via US – 65: Take Interstate 40 west to exit 125 in Conway. Take exit 125 and turn right onto US-65 North. Follow US – 65 North for 107 miles to Harrison. In Harrison, merge right at “Y” onto US-65 North/US-412 West and continue for 5 miles. Follow until US-412 West/US-62 West and turn right onto US-412 West/US-62 West. Drive for 23.6 miles through Berryville. Just past the intersection with AR-21 South, look for Highway 221 South. Turn left on AR-221 South. Following signs for AR -221 South, turn left onto W. Carl Ave., then another left onto AR-221 South/Huntsville St. Drive 0.5 miles, then turn left to stay on AR-221 for 8.0 miles. Kings River Outfitters will be on the right just past the bridge crossing Kings River.

Directions via AR-21: Take Interstate 40 west past Russellville to Lamar (US-64). Exit at US -64 and turn right. Follow US – 64 a few miles to AR – 21 North. Turn right on AR – 21 North. Follow AR – 21 North for about two hours through merging and un merging with AR – 16, through Boxley Valley (as you drive downslope in Boxley Valley you drive through our Smith Creek Preserve), through Kingston to Berryville. In Berryville, turn left onto US – 62 West. Follow US – 62 a few hundred yards to AR-221 South. Turn left on AR-221 South. Following signs for AR -221 South, turn left onto W. Carl Ave., then another left onto AR-221 South/Huntsville St. Drive 0.5 miles, then turn left to stay on AR-221 for 8.0 miles. Kings River Outfitters will be on the right just past the bridge crossing Kings River.

To Deck House

Continue past Kings River Outfitters for 0.9 miles. At the top of the hill, turn right onto towards Eureka Springs on Rockhouse Road (County Road 302). Continue north on Rockhouse Road (County Road 302) for 1 mile to dirt driveway on the right, marked by two concrete posts. (The house across the street has a blue metal roof) Turn right into driveway, past a small house on the left, down a hill to the circle drive. You are at the deck house.

From Eureka Springs:

  • Take HWY 62 East and continue east through Eureka Springs.
  • Drive through most of Eureka Springs on US Route 62 and turn right (south) onto Rockhouse Road (County Road 302). At the Rockhouse Road intersection is an ECHO Thrift Store on the same side of US Route 62 and the opposite side of the Rockhouse Road intersection. If you pass it, you have gone too far.
  • Follow Rockhouse Road for approximately 6 miles.
  • Near the end of the approximately 6 miles you will drive up a long hill. You are nearing the Deckhouse driveway entrance. The Kings River Valley is visible through the trees to the left. The Deckhouse drive entrance is on the left and marked by two stone pillars. (The house across the street has a blue metal roof). (If you get to AR Route 221 you have gone too far.)
  • Turn left into driveway, past a small house on the left. There is parking area in the grass just behind this house. Walk down the hill to the circle drive. You are at the deck house.

From Berryville:

  • Follow US Route 62 west. Just past AR Route 21 south begin to look for AR Route 221 South.
  • A few hundred yards past AR Route 21 South is AR Route 221 South. Turn left on AR Route 221 South into a residential neighborhood.
  • Following signs for AR Route 221 South, turn left onto W. Carl Ave., then another left onto AR Route 221 South/Huntsville St. Drive 0.5 miles, then turn left to stay on AR Route 221.
  • Follow AR Route 221 South for approximately 8.0 miles to the Kings River. Proceed past Kings River Outfitters on the right just past the bridge crossing Kings River.
  • Continue past Kings River Outfitters for 0.9 miles. At the top of the hill, turn right onto towards Eureka Springs on Rockhouse Road (County Road 302). Continue north on Rockhouse Road (County Road 302) for 1 mile to a driveway on the right, marked by two concrete posts. (The house across the street has a blue metal roof).
  • Turn right into the driveway, past a small house on the left. There is parking area in the grass just behind this house. Walk down the hill to the circle drive. You are at the deck house.
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