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Riverside Camper Cabins, Tent and RV Sites - Private Island Camping Sites
microball.gif (851 bytes)A firepit/grill and picnic table at every site
microball.gif (851 bytes)A great river view from every site
microball.gif (851 bytes)Easy wade fishing access to Rainbow Hole and Wildcat Shoals
microball.gif (851 bytes)Beautiful landscaping with deep shade at every site
microball.gif (851 bytes)Heated shower house with plenty of hot water
microball.gif (851 bytes)Covered sink area with electrical outlets for hot plates and coffee makers
microball.gif (851 bytes)Fishing services, bait, tackle, firewood, boat & canoe rentals 1/8 mile away at our office
microball.gif (851 bytes)Our private island is 3 miles upriver for primitive camping, wade fishing & shore lunches


Semi-Primitive or Primitive - Your Choice
The semi-primitive Rainbow Drive Campground offers two camper cabins, three tent camping sites, and three RV sites. A shower house and kitchen area on the campground are available. Our campground is separate from our resort, which is 500 feet down the road. Rainbow's private island is in the middle of the White River and has no road access. The island offers a truly primitive camping experience!

Private Island Primitive Camping (Click For Rates)
Rainbow Island is located at the Narrows of the White River just 3 miles up river from the Campground and Resort. This island is truly for those who want to rough it. No frills, just beautiful nature and wildlife for the best primitive camping on the White River. As a bonus, there’s excellent trout fishing at the island. There is no land access to the island. You will need to make arrangements with us to access the island by boat or canoe.

Cool In The Summer!
The water temperature in the White River stays at about 55 to 65 degrees in the summer. Even in hot weather the river bank is about 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding environment. And when a breeze blows we call it Nature's Air Conditioner because you get a cool, moist breeze that is pure heaven on a hot day!

Shower House With Kitchen Area
The campground's heated shower house with hot water is 30 feet from each site. The shower house also features a covered kitchen sink area with electrical outlets so meal preparation is convenient and easy. Bring a crock pot or electric frying pan with you!

Each Camper Cabin and tent site has a parking space. Please, one vehicle only per cabin or tent spot. If you need additional vehicle parking, let us know in advance and we'll keep a spot open for you.

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Camper Cabins (Click For Rates)
Our 12x14 wood, camper cabins have one queen bed, two sets of bunk beds, heat and a/c. Each cabin has a covered porch, picnic table and fire-pit/grill. The shower house is 30 feet away. Bring your camping gear, bed & bath linens and lawn chairs to camp in first class style! Maximum occupancy 6 people and one pet. One vehicle please.

Tent Camping Sites (Click For Rates)
Tent sites have a picnic table and fire-pit grill. Maximum occupancy, two tents, 6 people and one pet per site. One vehicle please.

Rainbow's 3 River Bank RV Sites (Click For Rates)
All RV sites have 30 & 50 amp service, water & sewer, picnic table, fire-pit/grill and room for slide-outs and awnings. Maximum occupancy 6 people and one pet per site. One vehicle please.

Rainbow Drive campsites have electric, water, and sewer hookups for RVs

Dock Services & Watercraft Rentals (Click For Rates)
At Rainbow Drive Resort we offer canoe rentals and shuttle services,
Jon boat rentals, and fishing guide services. We also have a bait and tackle shop. Walk 500 feet down the road from our campground and we're at your service. For your safety and convenience, we request all guide services be booked through our office.

Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Drive Campground
Q: What do I need to bring?
Tent campers need to bring their own tents and camping gear (up to two regular sized tents are allowed per site). All campers need to bring their own bed & bath linens, lawn chairs, food and drinks, cooking equipment, lanterns, flash lights and other camping gear. We also recommend bringing shower shoes, toiletries, and ice chest.
Q: Do your RV sites have water, electric and sewer hookups?
A: Yes! RV sites have 30 & 50 AMP electrical service, water & sewerage at each site.
Q: Is the camper cabin/tent site/RV site on the river?
A: Yes! Every site is on the river, just a few feet from the water's edge.
Q: What do I get when I rent the island? What's there? How big is it?
A: At the high water mark, the island is over 3 1/2 acres of nature's wild. A picnic table, firepit/grill and boat tie-off are provided on the island for your convenience, but the rest is up to you. There is no electricity, running water or telephone on the island. We only recommend it for the adventurous person who likes roughing it!
Q: How do we get to the island?
A: The only way on and off the island is by boat. Guests may arrange for boat, motor and/or canoe rentals with shuttle services through Rainbow Drive Resort. Or guests may bring their own boat & motor or canoe/kayak and arrange shuttle services through us.
Q: Where can I rent a boat or canoe?
A: Our dock is just a short walk away, 1/8 mile to the resort. We have Jon boats, motors and canoes available to rent. We also have shuttle service available.
Q: Where can I get a fishing guide?
A: We'll be happy to arrange your fishing guide. Whether you want to spin or fly fish, we have the best guides on the river. If you have fished in the past with a guide you want to use again, we'll book your favorite independent fishing guide.
Q: Are there mosquitoes at the campground?
A: We don't have mosquitoes here, so wear your shorts and enjoy the warm summer evenings!
Q: Can I bring my own boat/canoe/kayak?
A: Yes, but you will need to park boats and trailers in our parking overflow area. The public launch access is one mile up the road at Wildcat Shoals. We do not have docking facilities or free public access to launch boats at our resort.
Q: Can I park my car by my tent?
A: Our campground is landscaped to preserve the natural beauty of our riverside camp sites. A parking space is provided within 20 feet from your site.
Q: Is there something for the kids to do?
A: Kids love to catch trout! It's not unheard of for guided fishing trips to catch 50-75 fish in a day. In addition to fishing and canoeing on the White River, we can help you arrange trail rides, day trips to amusement parks, cavern tours, swimming, jet skiing and more!

Rainbow Drive Campground and Island Use Policies and Procedures

Check-In Time 2:00 P.M.          Check-Out Time 11:00 A.M.

Campground Quiet Hours 10:00 P.M to 8:00 A.M.

Prices, Policies and Procedures subject to change without notice.

This policy is designed to be fair to our customers and take care of our business and staff. Since we are located off major roadways and have little traffic past our business, we rely on reservations made in advance. Once you make a reservation, your accommodation, campsite or boat & motor, canoe or guide is removed from the market and we decline all other requests. We aim to have a policy that completely protects you and our business.

Our policy does apply to all reservations in the event of inclement weather and/or early departures.

Camper Cabin, Tent Site, RV Site and Island Reservations, Cancellations and Changes:
* Cancellations or changes made 15 or more days prior to date of arrival - deposit refunded less $40 fee.
* Cancellations or changes made 14 to 8 days prior to date of arrival will be charged 50% of the reservation.
* All cancellations or changes made within 7 days prior to date of arrival will be charged for the entire stay.
Multiple Accommodation Reservations
* The required number of days for cancellation/change notice doubles when two or more cabins or camp sites are reserved.
Guide & Package Reservations
* Cancellations/changes made 14 to 8 days prior to date of arrival will be charged 50% of the reservation.
* All cancellations/changes made within 7 days prior to date of arrival will be charged for the entire cost of each guide trip and all other excursions booked (trail rides, golfing, etc.).

Weekend and Holiday Reservations: Weekend bookings require a two (2) night minimum stay. Holiday bookings require a three (3) night minimum stay and all three (3) nights will be charged at the regular weekend rate.

Pets: Pets are allowed at the campground. Pets must be leashed at all times while out doors. They must be quiet and not left unattended or tied up at any time. You must clean up after your pet immediately anywhere on the property. You will be asked to take your pet to an area kennel if your pet is repeatedly loud, acts aggressive, frightens other guests. If you choose to leave instead of putting your pet in a kennel, you will not be refunded any portion of your stay.

Damages: You are responsible for leaving your accommodation in the same condition (with normal usage) as it was found when you arrived. The registered guest will be held responsible for any and all damages found during and after your departure. Should we find any unusual damage after your departure, an itemized invoice will be sent and your credit card will be charged appropriately.

Campground Visitors Day Use Fee: $10/person regardless of age. Must register at office at resort.

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Rainbow Drive Resort
669 Rainbow Landing Drive
Cotter, AR 72626

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