Mike Freeze Wattensaw NMA dispersed camping | Informal Campsite

United States

Details

Verified:
22 days ago
Altitude:
28.0 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
rienekeleenders

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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still just as good of a spot as it was several years ago.

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Really nice spot!
must be a cell tower nearby because I get 50Mb up/down with att unboosted
water spigot still works and tastes great
a few locals and one other camper came through
lots of tree cover, so minimal solar exposure
a few fire rings

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Description and other information was spot on, three different areas to camp, beautiful and quiet. We had it all to ourselves.

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great quiet spot! thank you for this place!

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Great little place. Spoke with a local and he said there are many cotton mouth, copperhead, and rattlesnakes up here. Didn’t see any. But I’m sure that’s how it is all over Tennessee/Arkansas.

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Just like everyone else said Google map is wrong take Fawn road the next road down Google will reroute follow GPS.
Looks like at lease 10 camp sites if not more.

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Google navigated us to a dirt road and as instructed continued on to the next road. There was an empty spot marked off in blue but we continued on to the lake. Quiet. Decent Verizon signal. Lots of grass for a dog to run and play. Some fishermen came by in the morning but didn't bother us.

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Quiet, out in the woods, easily accessible

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Perfect! Glad I didn’t settle for the rest stops nearby. As described and yet I fell for the Google erroneous early turn off. Quiet and restful night.

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Two designated camping areas. They are blue lines painted on the tree indicating designated areas. One water spigot around the designated areas and another water spigot near the public archery. Another nice camping spot near the lake if you go a bit further.

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Great location and good cell signal. Instructions on iOverlander were spot on. No one was here when we arrived.

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Arrived at night. Quiet, quaint and perfect. Google does take you to the dirt road, so follow instructions from the other check in.

Look forward to seeing this place in the morning.
Dog friendly, large RV friendly. Only one other camper.

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Very nice site, spent a quiet night with 2-3 bars of Verizon cellular service.

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As advertised. Quiet and tucked away yet just minutes from the highway. As another poster mentions Google will try to have you turn on a dirt road once you get off on route 11. Instead of doing that make the next right at fawn acres Lane and then you can go around to the easy entrance on the tarmac. I also don’t know what people are talking about with these designated camping spots because I didn’t see any of them but I parked just along the lake and had no problem at all. Forest service even came a few times and didn’t say anything so I think all is well. It’s a very small place and a bit of a challenge to sort out in the pitch dark but I would highly recommend it since it’s so easy to access from the highway but gives you all the quiet and natural setting you could ask for.

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Easily accessible stop off of I-40. Free designated sites. Perfect escape from a day of highway travel.

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had a really nice night here to ourselves. parked right by the water. quiet and easy to access with our van.

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I would suggest camping in the designated areas and not by the pond.

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I ditto much of what has already been said about this beautiful spot. We stayed for one night and experienced a lot of local drive by traffic, one individual yelled at us “you can’t camp here“ we decided to stay anyway as it was quite late at night when this occurred. No other disturbances all night. We left at 10 AM. One person came early to fish. I would suggest camping in the day

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Highly recommend! Easy to find, very peaceful and quiet. Beautiful lake !

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Nice quiet location but lots of bugs at night

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Love love love this place! Quiet and peaceful! You can go to the designated campground or go in further for the lake! I opted out for the lake. There were one tent and a truck when I arrived late with my converted camper van at 9pm. But no one bothered and was able to have the whole lake to myself the next day since they left early! The spot I got was right next to the lake and under a tree with nice shade and wild flowers along the water bank. So perfect and had good privacy. You could hear fish jumping out of water. Butterflies and dragonflies everywhere

Be sure to follow the main road. Google maps (on iPhone) told me to go off road and I almost got stuck in a ditch. But there should not be off road to this site.

Potable water is by the first left campsite you see as you’re coming in.

Verizon gets you 1-2 bars, not that stable. But I could stream YouTube and surf internet with no problem.

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I was all alone and very peaceful.
I camped for free and no one checked in on me. It was a great find!

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Very Nice spot not so far from the highway but not To close. very quiet. no cell reception but Internet good. was there yesterday. Not sure at the begenning cause I am alone and there was nobodyelse but I felt enough safe after a moment. Another rv arrived couple of hours after me and make me feel safer. Good stop for one night or 2.

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Excellent spot, really quiet and not so far from the highway. Perfect for a quick overnight.

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Quiet, roomy, easy to find and best of all its free! Watch out for mosquitoes! It’s January, close to 70 degrees and they are out and searching for blood!

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Very quiet, alone for the night! Recommended

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Perfect instructions from the original poster! Google maps tried to take us down the dirt road, but if you continue a further 800m, there is a road that leads to this spot. Really peaceful and not far from the interstate. Perfect for an overnight!

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Campsites are great! Quiet! Families were camping there and nice!

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Nice, peaceful spot regardless of the I-40 traffic in the background. No mosquitoes but lots of dragonflies! There are multiple marked camp spots throughout the wildlife area. However, this spot is pretty awesome so no need to look elsewhere unless you want to stay more than a few days and want some privacy. Conservation officer came by and he was very nice. He told me it is bow season which explains the traffic. Spigot by the building worked but not others.

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Very nice spot close to the highway. We saw many campsites off the dirt road but decided to set up near the pond. A few locals came through and we chatted for a bit. all very friendly. It was Friday and this looks the the spot to come and hang out with a few beers. In the am we picked up trash from others and left.

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Nice place. We enjoyed the night. Thanks for shareing

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Nice and quite! Beautiful spot just off I40 about 6 minutes.

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We stayed here one night without any problems. We parked next to the pond out back, there were RV’s parked closer to the entrance on both sides of the road. Near the pond it was extremely buggy and unpleasant to be outside at dark while we cooked. Great quick spot off the highway that worked for us one night.

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This is a great spot that’s just off the interstate. On a Monday night we had the entire place to ourselves. You could hear the faint sound of the interstate but the predominant sounds are from nature.

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We parked up by the pond and ended up surrounded by fireflies at night. Magic.

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Boon docked on the lake, nice and quiet. The GPS will take you to a dirt road of the main road do not take the dirt road take the next paved road which will lead you to the lake at the archery club. We also noticed along the road up to the archery club rvs were boon docking aswell

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Quiet, easy to find. So glad we found this place after our night's plans fell through and we needed to find a camp after dark. Didn't test the water pump. we were able to let our dog off leash and get some exercise.

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Very cool little place. Some random traffic that is a little strange, especially since it's a dead end road and people driving down in the dark, but no issues. Lots of mosquitoes.

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there are several spots along the road. very quiet.

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Excellent, free spot underneath the trees. Many spots available on both sides of the road. Faint highway noise but otherwise very quiet. Free potable water from a spigot. No garbage or facilities - please pack out your trash!

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This was a really pleasant place. Very calm, flat open areas, amongst tall trees. Wood to make fire, fresh water. The sites we stayed at are marked with a small sign, and are on opposing sides of the road a little before reaching the archery. There were mosquitos but other than that we really enjoyed it.

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This is an area of large, flat dispersed campsites of the department of wildlife and fisheries near Hazen. Several campsites are available. FREE!
Nice and quiet, even on Memorial Day weekend!
If your navigator sends you to a dirt road, take the next one, #708, then go right on #122. It will lead you to an archery club; the camps are around there.

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