Established in 1986, River Bend RV Park is situated alongside the Spring River near Hardy, in Sharp County, Arkansas. The Park contains approximately 700 camper lots divided into 10 blocks. Our patrons own their lots and pay a yearly assessment fee. This contributes to the upkeep and maintenance of the park and the use of the facilities and amenities, which includes two swimming pools, five bathhouses and a playground with picnic tables and a beach area.
Emerging near the Missouri border in Northeastern Arkansas, Spring River has been described as the State's most dependable natural stream, and best float trip. Mammoth Spring, flowing at over nine million gallons of 58-degree water per hour, serves as the headwaters for the river and provides plenty of fresh water throughout the year. Trout and walleye fishing are top rated, and floating between Mammoth Spring and Hardy is excellent for beginning and intermediate canoeists. Many areas of the upper Spring River are popular with fly fishermen. The river is crystal-clear, with long pools and whitewater falls. The scenery is mostly hardwood forest with some rocky bluffs.
Access is from U.S. 63, which parallels much of the upper Spring River. The South Fork Spring River (a tributary of the Spring River) is a mild, beautiful warm water stream with excellent scenery ideal for a leisurely float trip.
Hardy, which was a railroad construction camp in 1884, has retained its old-charm appearance along Main Street. In fact, Hardy's central downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places and hasn't changed much since Model-T days. New growth and attractions have located at the edges of town, leaving a tiny mecca for craft and antique shopping in the heart of town.