RV Park + Retreat
HEAVEN’S GATE RV PARK AND RETREAT YOUR GATEWAY TO A MEMORABLE CAMPING EXPERIENCE.
You can feel your cares slip away as you drive down the tree lined road towards your family-friendly destination. Heaven’s Gate seems remote yet is easily accessible to the busy outside world. Only 40 miles from Mena, Arkansas, 18 miles from the quaint town of Talihina, and mere miles from the beautiful, scenic Talimena Drive. Nestled in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, National Forest and adjacent to the ever changing Billy Creek. Heaven’s Gate offers 13 campsites with electric and water, plus 3 creekside primitive sites. Horse pens are available for each campsite.
Equestrians, Hikers and ATVers love the countless, diversified trails, ranging from wide, winding, logging roads, numerous water crossings, challenging ascents, descents and creek bottom wandering paths. No matter which trail you choose or what level rider you are, there is something for everyone with unlimited panoramic views, unusual rock formations, and always the perfect photo opportunity.
Come explore the peace and beauty of our mountains. Dip your toes in the aqua colored water of Billy Creek or dive into the refreshing Blue Hole after a day on the trails.
Terrain is often rocky. Shoes are recommended for horses. Your hostess, D’Anna Miller, will be happily point you in the best direction.
Site 1a-7 are Modern Sites with:
Water/ Electric/ 2 Horse Pens Included
Site 8 is a Modern Site with:
Water/ Electric/ 3 Horse Pens Included
Site 10-14 are Modern Sites with:
Water/ Electric/ 2 Horse Pens Included
50+ miles of equestrian trails available to ride. Trail access 100 yards from camp. Trail 9 also connects to Cedar Lake Equestrian Trail System.
Access to trails including the Ouachita National Recreation Trail. A 223-mile long hiking trail across the Ouachita Mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas.
100+ Miles of ATV trails and forestry roads to ride ATV and 4-wheelers on. CNT trail access less than 1 mile from camp.
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THINGS TO DO
Bring your own horse and explore our 1.3 million acres of National Forest. Trail access is just 100 yards from camp. Over 50 miles of marked trails are available with miles more of ATV and forestry roads to ride.
Spend a day drive down the 54-mile National Scenic Byway that stretches from Talihina, OK to Mena, AR. Enjoy mountain top views and don't forget to get lunch at Queen Wilhelmina State Park and Lodge.
Multiple hiking trailheads are located within miles of our Campground. Explore creeks, natural springs, and breath-taking mountain views. Access to Ouachita National Trail a 224 mile hiking trail.
Lounge next to Billy Creek or bring your swimsuit and take a cool dip in the Blue Hole. Light a fire at our central firepit and enjoy an evening under the stars.
Shop and Eat
Take a short trip to Talihina to explore the quaint tourist town, shop their boutiques, and get a delicious bite to eat at The Rock House or the Hateful Hussy. Tell 'em D'Anna sent you!
Bring your own ATV or 4-wheeler and enjoy access to 100+ miles of ATV trails. Trails span all across the Ouachita Mountains and connect into Arkansas.
"Loved this private oasis among the big trees that smelled heavenly by the way. This campground was in a perfect location close to horseback trails in Ouachita Nat'l Forest. Trails nicely marked and easily 5 or more days of riding to be accomplished so will be back. The campsites were peaceful and clean offering picnic benches, round pen, fire pits, wheelbarrow for manure removal, map, and shady spots for cooler summer afternoons. The trails offered many miles of magnificent scenary and spots to have a nice lunch. There are plenty of water crossings to keep horses hydrated and the water was cool and clear. Anxious to bring additional friends along to sample this heavenly place."