Capacity: 4
Smoking: No (outside recepticles)
Pets: No (except service dogs)

Check-in 3PM, Check-out

Minimums: 2 Days, 3 Days

Rates: 4 people   $199
21 Day Cancellation Policy

Non-Refundable Deposit Due at Booking, $25/day

Payment: Cash, check,
credit cards.

See website for more information

Covered Bridge Cabin Ponca

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The destinations below are linked to directions maps, and expanded explantions of the destinations themselves. The travel times and distances listed below are from the cabins. To create a map and directions from the cabins to the destination, copy and paste the GPS coordinates  into the empty box on the mapping page and click on "get directions".

Buffalo National River       Upper River, Ponca

Ponca and Nearby Destinations:

Note that the times and distances listed in italics after the GPS coordinates are from Covered  Bridge Cabin
Ponca Elk Education Center (in Ponca)  (870) 861-2432   
GPS:  36.02215, -93.36141  (.5 miles, 1 min
AGFC elk education center, nationally recognized facility
Open daily 10 - 4:30 PM, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Boxley Valley Elk Herd (Highway 43 & 21)      Web
GPS:  35.97717, -93.40219  (5.1 miles, 9 mins)

Home of Arkansas' famous elk herd, arguably the most viewable in the southern US. Mornings and evenings, fall rut exceptional.
Lost Valley Hiking Trail  (3 miles south of Ponca on 43)   
GPS:  36.00297, -93.37295  (2.3 miles, 4 mins)

NPS  The most popular hiking trail in the upper Buffalo River area. Barrier free stretch, suitable for families. Eden Falls, native american shelter, waterfall in cave, outstanding spring wildflowers.
Smith Creek Preserve (3 mi. south of Church on 21)  
GPS:  35.93548, -93.38612  (8.6 miles, 16 mins
Nature Conservency, hiking trail 500 ft. descent in 1 mile. Two track road, hiking trail, very scenic spring fed creek with outstanding spring wildflower show. Popular with photographers.  Remote.
Hawksbill Crag  (6 miles up Cave Mtn. road)    Map
GPS:  35.88816, -93.4698  (13.6 miles, 32 mins)

Popular 3 mile round trip with 200 ft elevation change. Most photographed Arkansas Landmark. Trail can be rough, a few seasonal creeks.
Centerpoint Trailhead (5 miles north of Ponca on 43)    Map   
GPS:  36.09222, -93.334693    (6.3 miles,12 mins)

This trailhead is popular with hikers and horsemen. It is one of two ways to famous Hemmed In Hollow, the dangerous Goat Trail, Sneeds Creek Trail, and Granny Henderson's cabin. Big elevation changes, not for out of shape hikers. 1,000 ft descent. For most, this is an all day hike requiring frequent rest stops.

Nearby Towns:

Jasper  (16 mles from Ponca on Hwy 74)  20 minutes
GPS:  36.00835, -93.18635  (16 miles, 22 mins)

Quaint village of 500, offering places to eat including the Boardwalk Cafe, and the Cliff House Inn (6 miles south on Highway 7). A few shops to visit featuring local artists and offering local curiosities.
Harrison  (26 miles north of Ponca on 43)   35-45 minutes
GPS:  36.23026, -93.10802  (26.2 miles, 34 mins)

Harrison is a small town of 12,000 that offers many services not available at Ponca or Jasper. Most businesses are north of the square, 40 minutes or more away from Ponca. For emergency car repairs it would be the closest destination.

Day Trips:

Branson, MO (56 miles north of Ponca, 70 mins)
GPS:  36.64465, -93.22709  (56.3 miles, 70 mins)

Nationally famous entertainment destination on par with Nashville, TN. A popular day trip with local visitors to see national acts, and old time country entertainment.
Eureka Springs, AR (50 miles west of Ponca, about 1 hour)
GPS:  36.39489, -93.74231  (52.2 miles, 77 mins)

This is Arkansas' Victorian Village, built on a mountain with multiple springs and gardens city-wide. A must-see small town with too many attractions to mention. An outstanding day trip to a town with many art galleries, unique shops, other attractions.
Phone: 870-688-7448
GPS: 36.032088, -93.365942                                    Map & Directions
Covered Bridge Cabin
Covered Bridge Cabin
Covered Bridge Cabin situated over Adds Creek in Ponca, AR. was built by Terry and Linda Clark. Since the mid-1800s there have been four generations of Clarks in the Boxley Valley and Ponca area.

Covered Bridge Cabin is situated just a few minutes from two main river outfitters: Buffalo Outdoor Center and Lost Valley Canoe. Both provide canoes, kayaks, rafts and shuttles to the National Buffalo River, as well as grocery and hiking items.

In addition, you have easy access to natural wonders and area attractions that folks come from all over the country to see, such as Hawksbill Crag, also known as Whitaker Point. You are surrounded by hiking trails to wondrous views, waterfalls and wildlife, like the area's elk herds, which you can also view from your car.  For every hiking trail, there seems to also be a trail for horseback riding.
Two bedrooms with linens
One full bath with towels
Full kitchen with coffee pot, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, dinnerware, microwave and full size refrigerator
Dining table and (2) stool bar
Wi-fi TV
Outdoor BBQ grill
Two outdoor fire pits situated by Adds Creek below the covered bridge
Outdoor seating
Close to area attractions
Beautiful surroundings


living room
The covered bridge
Adds Creek
Capacity: 4
Smoking: No
Pets: No (except service

Check-in  3PM
Check-out 11AM

Minimums: 2 Days
weekends, 3 Days
Holiday weekends

Rates: 4 people   $199

Cancellation Policy

Non-Refundable Deposit
Due at Booking

Payment: Cash, check,
credit cards and PayPal

See website for details.

Map & Directions