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The Rocky Springs RV Ranch is located just off Highway 412 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. It’s settled on a three-acre park and is owned and run by Tina and Casey Haden and their family. Founded in 2020, the fairly new RV park offers its guests features such as an event barn and a private fish pond in addition to full hookups.
The park gets its namesake from the much larger fifty-five-acre family farm, the Rocky Spring Ranch, which has been in the family for more than forty years. One guest’s description of the park reads, “Rocky Springs is a beautiful RV park nestled in a valley surrounded by hills. The park overlooks a beautiful valley with a spring-fed pond and clear creek. If you’re looking for a peaceful country setting with great staff, this is the place for you.”
The RV park has thirty RV spots available for their guests to stay in, ranging anywhere from forty-three long feet at the shortest to seventy long at the longest. Twenty-three of the thirty lots are back-in sites, while the remaining seven are pull-through. These varying spots give guests the choice of which site would be optimal for them, their vehicle(s), and their RV. The park offers a variety of amenities and features at each of the thirty sites, including a 30/50 AMP electricity hookup, water hookup, and sewage hookups. Each of the lots also has a private grass lawn which is near in size to the lot itself.
Other features and amenities that the Rocky Springs RV Ranch offers to the guests staying include free WIFI, showers, laundry facilities, and community fire pits. Also on the property is the large barn available for guests to use for various events or gatherings. It is forty feet wide and seventy feet deep, with concrete floors covered by metal sheathing walls and ceiling to help protect those inside from the elements and give a sense of privacy. They also provide chairs and tables should any of their patrons need them. Additionally, they also have a private pond on the property where guests might enjoy fishing or feeding the ducks with provided duck food.
Besides being on a fifty-five-acre farm, the Rocky Springs RV Ranch is close to various places and activities that might be of interest to the guests staying there. The park itself shares a border with the National Falls State Park, a national forest with many mountain biking and hiking trails and places to fish and explore. One guest mentioned, “there are beautiful sunsets over the national forest that we could see right from our camp spot.” Nearby there is also the Siloam Springs river, where guests may find themselves tubing, kayaking, or fishing. Still, other natural attractions such as Lake Elmdale, Lake Flint Creek, and Beaver Lake are all nearby. Beaver Lake is the largest lake in the region, with over 28,000 acres in its area characterized by limestone cliffs and clearwater. On these lakes, guests can enjoy various marine activities like boating, tubing, jet skiing, swimming, fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking, etc.
Ten minutes west of the Rocky Springs RV Ranch is the city of Siloam Springs, which the Smithsonian named as one of the 20 Best Small Towns in America in 2012. Each year Siloam Springs acts as host to an abundance of festivals and events that guests can participate in. One such event is the Bikes, Blues, & BBQ, the nation’s largest non-profit motorcycle event. Here guests may support the local community while they eat BBQ, peruse a variety of vendors, listen to live music and enjoy bike rides.
Thirty minutes from the campground in Fayetteville, Arkansas, people staying at the Rocky Springs RV Ranch might also catch one of the Razorbacks football games at the University of Arkansas. There is also the Walmart Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, where Walmart was first founded, which guests may be interested in visiting. Other places guests might spend their time are the Cherokee Casino, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Scott Family Amazeum, and the Tontitown winery. One guest who stayed at the RV ranch said it has “great facilities and is close to a huge array of outdoor activities with lakes, rivers, and trails for hiking and biking. It is also in close proximity to shopping, dining, and entertainment as well.”
Another described the park as “super quiet, peaceful and beautiful. It is also close to a town in either direction, but far enough not to feel like you are in town.” This review echoes the culture that the owners Casey and Tina Haden try to emulate at the Rocky Springs RV Ranch, which is an environment that is secluded and close to nature while at the same time being connected to places and activities their patrons might enjoy. They try to do this by providing each of the RV sites with a private lawn and putting the fire pits and the picnic tables in a secluded area away from the camper spots. This is in an effort to allow those who want to use those features the ability to do so without disturbing other patrons on the property.
The majority of the guests that stay on the property, according to the owners, are families and family groups, as well as people who come for nature nearby. As such, they strive to cater to this demographic by providing the barn for events and various activities on the property, such as their fish pond and their hiking trails. One guest said, “this is a new RV park. Very peaceful and quiet. It has that country feel. We really enjoyed walking around the pond and watching the ducks.”
Casey and Tina Haden are the owners and founders of the Rocky Springs RV Ranch. They have been married for twenty-six years and have four children, all of which are staff at the park. They first catered their love for RV parks because Casey worked as a traveling welder for many years. Because of all the traveling they had to do, they ended up staying at an abundance of RV parks, always loving spending time there with their kids and meeting new people. When they retired in 2020, they decided to put together all their favorite parts from the variety of RV parks they had stayed at and open up the Rocky Springs RV Ranch on their family farm. They plan to continue to expand the park as well as the features and amenities that they provide.