Caddo River Camping and Canoe

QUESTION: "I have my own boat or tube. Why can't I use your facilities for free? Why won't you transport my boat for free? Why can't I camp on your property for free? Why can't I ride your bus for free? Why can't I park on your property for free?"

ANSWER: There's no such thing as a free ride. Caddo River Camping & Canoe is a privately owned, for-profit facility. We make all our land & business payments, taxes, and living by providing services, equipment, and grounds use with FEE's paid for using it. We have multiple expenses to make the facilities available for guests to utilize including land payments, insurance, lawn care, road and bank maintenance, electricity, water, payroll, taxes (property, sales, income), fuel, shuttle insurance, vehicle upkeep, tires, vehicle insurance, etc. These all cost us money and we do not receive public funds. If you don't want to pay for the use of our private properties, facilities use, and services, there are multiple FREE PUBLIC access locations that you may use for free! Those are supported by your tax dollars. We've listed them for you below.


NORMAN Public Access (N 34° 27' 34.10" / W 093° 41' 35.19") off State Highway 8 in Norman on river left.

CADDO GAP Public Access (N 34° 24' 00.44" / W 093° 37' 18.58") on river left. On Manfred Rd. In Caddo Gap, Arkansas. There is a GREEN AG&F sign that says "SWINGING BRIDGE"

GLENWOOD CITY PARK Public Access (N 34° 19' 14.06" / W 093° 32' 29.47") on 3rd Street in Glenwood, Arkansas, south of US Hwy. 70. Take-out on river left at the little City Park AFTER the Trestle that crosses over the river.

AMITY: State Highway 182 (N 34° 17' 24.15" / W 093° 27' 31.48") north of Amity on river right just below bridge.

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