We love having visitors, but please do call ahead to be sure someone is here.
We are only four miles off the pavement , but it seems as if you are headed for real wilderness by the time you arrive here! so here are directions to the place. We suggest ignoring most GPS devices once you get into Newton County – they will take you down pigtrails that can tear the bottom out of a low slung car ..ask me how I know 🙂
Also we have a hill that can be very dangerous in wet or snowy weather. PLEASE use good judgment!
To reach our world from Harrison :
Take Hwy 7 to Jasper. We are approximately ten miles from here.
Turn right (WEST) on Hwy 74 towards Mt. Sherman/Ponca – just past the blue building that is for sale turn LEFT onto 327 to Parthenon .
Once there you will go around a two story stone building , the old Shelton Store , and will see the Baptist Church and the Post Office on your left (post office got blown away in the tornado ) . This is Gum Springs Road. Turn onto it (LEFT) and go up hill a short way. You will come to a fork marked by a white sign with black lettering. “Gum Springs Road and Lone Beech Church”.( Sign is gone…howling wolf has his second sign up.
Turn RIGHT onto Lone Beech Church Road (County 86/ 8440) – continue on about four miles.
Land marks are – a concrete bridge with silver rails – a long hill ..then go along the flat until you reach Lone Beech Church – a little over two miles in –
Keep going gradually down hill – until you cross a skinny concrete bridge .
Turn LEFT and run along the Creek- crossing a small slab, up another long hill and along the flat.
You will pass a large stone house on the RIGHT – set back from the road. It has double gates. Keep going -you are close- you will pass another gate on the RIGHT. The road begins going downhill from here.
You will reach a turn out. If you are in a low-slung vehicle STOP here and hike across the creek and up to the house on top. If you have good clearance , drive on up and offload at the campsite and then park up by the red SUV on top.
PLEASE use good judgment if the hill is wet- it is very slick and you will most likely get stuck. Maannnyyy people have ! Looking forward to seeing you .