Area hotels fill up early, so make reservations well in advance if possible. Please be sure to mention that you’re attending the Chuckwagon Races. Many area innkeepers offer discounts for attendees.
Clinton Super 8 Motel, Hwy 65 South……………….. (501)745-8810
Best Western Hilltop Inn, Hwy 65 North……………. (501)745-4700
Whispering Pines RV Park, Hwy 65 North…………(501)745-4291
Clinton RV Park, Hwy 65 South ……………………….(501)745-3778
Cabins on the Cove Ozarks, Choctaw………………(501)745-7336
VIP Condos & The Villas at Fairfield Bay…………..(501)884-4202
Heber Springs Holiday Inn Express & Suites…… (501)887-9500
CAMPING WITH EQUINE
All campers camp in the same place as they did the previous year. Campers should have a green camp sign on a tree in their area with name, address, and phone number. If you camp in the middle of the field, bring your sign with you every year and put it on a panel or your camper trailer. Someone from your camp must be in the camp no later than Wednesday prior to the races. If not, you risk losing your spot. Permanent campers may come in to clean up their spots, set up their trailers, panels, etc. on August 15 every year. The gates are open for permanent campers from 6 a.m. on August 15 until the FRIDAY before opening day on Saturday. No overnight camping is permitted until the Saturday opening day.
New campers can find a site the day they come in to stay. Do not take a spot that has a green sign or one that has been mowed, has panels set up, or otherwise looks as if someone is coming in to camp. To reserve that site for the next year(s), go to the West Gate on the final Sunday morning before 8 a.m. and request a green sign. That will guarantee your camping spot.
All contestants and campers must wear an armband. This is a horse and wagon event. Use them to travel around the ranch. Leave your vehicles at camp. You may drive your vehicle to: a. The starting line and walk to the top after the performances and Saturday and Sunday mornings until 12:00 noon. b. Get water and use the showers No four-wheelers, motorcycles, or ATVs No cruising No driving after midnight No loud music after midnight No drunkenness, arguing, or fighting Keep your camps clean-take all trash with you when you leave Don’t leave campfire rocks or wood-move them to the fence rows The track and the Snowy River Race course are closed except during the performance Shirts must be worn outside of camp NO GLASS CONTAINERS ON THE RANCH
There are a limited number of hook-ups with electricity and water. Equine are not allowed in this area. Campers who had a spot with electricity and water the previous year have first right of refusal. They will have until July 4 to reserve their spot for the upcoming race. Any spots that have not been reserved will be available for new campers. The cost is $60 for Wednesday-Sunday. Additional days are $10 per day. Golf carts or motorized ATVs are permitted in the non-equine camping area on top. They must be parked in the assigned parking area and not driven up and down the midway.