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Ben Hur , AR  (Weather)

Number of Trails:  12  Total Mileage:  100Difficulty:  ChallengingTrail Rating:   Camp Rating:   

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Trail Description: About the Camp Falling Water Horse Camp is run by two brothers, Glen and Joe Garrison, on what was once a family homestead. The idea to convert the land into a park had been bubbling around in Glen's mind for some time but never manifested until his brother got him interested in trail riding. Basing from what is now called “The Mansion”, the very spot where their grandfather's house once stood, the two brothers and a few friends set out to explore forgotten roads and trails remembered from their youth or discovered on old maps. Late in 2005, the brothers decided to convert a portion of the homestead into a proper campground with showers, stabling facilities, and electric hookups. During this time weekly rides were held to scout new trails and acquaint the regulars with the surrounding area. Word spread quickly and soon folks were showing up from all over the state and even beyond! The camp was asked to host several major events before it was finished, but the brothers took their unexpected publicity in stride and everyone agreed that it was a magnificent location. Located on the banks of Falling Water Creek, named for its hundreds of tiny waterfalls and one of the Ozarks' famous whitewater kayaking spots, the camp is centrally located within riding distance of several large waterfalls (Falling Water Falls, Twin Falls) and more beautiful Ozark Mountain scenery than a visitor could see if they stayed for a month. The owners are still finding new things and they've lived here all their lives. Glen Garrison is the owner of the land on which the camp was built. He was raised in the Ozark Mountains and has hiked the hills around the camp for most of his life. He oversees the business affairs for the camp, as well as exploring new trails, and leading the construction of new facilities. Joe Garrison is the resident horse expert. Like his brother, Joe grew up in the Ozarks where he earned renown as a horse trainer and farrier at a young age. He has been in the business of raising and training Quarter Horses for over twenty-five years. Joe knows horses and horse people and he uses that knowledge. From designing safe facilities for your animals to tacking on the occasional thrown shoe that might otherwise spoil a great weekend, Joe works hard to make sure that you and your horse have the best possible camping experience.       
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Campground : Camping At Falling Water Service Price Primitive Camping $10/night RV Hookups $20/night At Falling Water Horse Camp we don't just offer amazing scenery and countless miles of Ozark country riding. We also have plenty of amenities to make your camping experience as enjoyable as possible both in and out of the saddle. Primitive Camping, RV Hookups, The Other Guy's Bathhouse, Falling Water's Bathhouse, Walker Wagon Cafe, Falling Water Mule Wagon, Falling Water Horse Camp offers unlimited primitive camping. For $10/night you can pitch your tent anywhere in the park: near the beautiful Falling Water Creek, in the forest, or right across from the “restaurant.” Sleeping on the ground not your thing? No problem. We also have electrical hookups for twenty RVs or live-in horse trailers set up in a large cleared area between the creek and the road. Some water hookups are also available. Renting one of these spaces will cost you just $20/night. Included in both camping fees is full access for your entire party to the Falling Water Horse Camp bathhouse. In addition to modern restroom facilities, the bathhouse also provides three shower stalls in both the men and women's sections with built in dressing rooms and plenty of hot water to go around. There is also a sink and vanity provided for your convenience. Not well versed in campfire cooking? No problem. Falling Water Horse Camp has an on-site chef who, for a small donation, can whip up just about anything you want at the Walker Wagon Cafe, an outdoor pavilion and prime socializing spot near the center of the camp. A full meal is served here every Saturday night starting at 5pm and the food is so good it's become a community attraction. Sometimes other events are held here such as campfire cooking classes and the ever-popular rides on Falling Water Horse Camp's mule wagon. In addition to the pavilion we also provide several picnic tables overlooking the creek. Great for a grabbing a quick bite between rides or relaxing for a quiet family meal after a long day. Of course no horse camp would be complete with options for housing our four legged guests. We currently have 24 outdoor “stalls” with more under construction, a tie-out line, and plenty of space for portable corrals. (Total of 30 sites)
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Water, elect, primitive,shower, toilet, meals stall, tie-up, water Glen and Joe Garrison    
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Glen or Joe  479-331-3268
 
  , AR    
fallingwaterhorsecamp@gmail.com
 
 
Directions: Driving Directions Sign on Hwy 16Camp GatesFrom Russellvile Go North on AR-7 for 37.9 mi to Pelsor/Sand Gap Turn right on AR-16/SR 16 Hwy for 9.8 mi Turn left on Upper Falling Water Road (Look for Sign) Camp entrance on the right ~1.7 miles (Look for Gate) From Harrison Go South on AR-7 for 47.3 miles to Pelsor/Sand Gap Turn left on AR-16/SR-16 Hwy for 9.8 miles Turn left on Upper Falling Water Road (Look for Sign) Camp entrance on the right ~1.7 miles (Look for Gate) Website and contact info is at www.fallingwaterhorsecamp.com 

This information was provided by:   on 5/11/2008 10:47:17 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)