The Big Event Campout
Apr 5, 24 - Apr 8, 24Free
Location: Our Dairy Barn
Coordinates: N35⁰ 19.787 and W092⁰ 36.462
Dates: April 5-8, 2024 (Fri through Mon nights)
Host: Johnboy & Brenda Dixon
Phone: 501-289-0505(J) or 501-652-1219(B)
We are in the very center of the totality of the eclipse on Monday afternoon, April 8. There will
probably be a lot of traffic in Conway county, but we are out in the country, hopefully away
from most of it. Being in early April, weather can be totally unpredictable. It could be sunny
and 70s or snow and 30s, or warm and stormy. Be prepared for anything.
Directions: From I-40, mile-marker 108 at Morrilton, AR, go north on AR Hwy 9 for 13 miles to
Birdtown, turn left (north) on Grandview Road and go 1.8 miles. If coming from the north: from
Center Ridge, AR, go south on AR Hwy 9 to Birdtown, about 6 miles, turn right on Grandview Road and go 1.8 miles. Our house is a red brick on the right. The dairy barn sits closer to the road, is a white concrete block building with a “barn quilt” facing the road.
Conveniences: Diary barn has bath, shower and full kitchen and a wood stove, so a warm place
can be had all day and night. Electricity will be limited, depending on how many attend. We
have plenty of yard to camp. There’s gas and groceries in Morrilton (15 miles south) and Clinton
(20 miles north). There is gas at Birdtown (sometimes) and Center Ridge, but being out in the
country, it’s more expensive that town.
The Birdtown Country Store serves 3 meals per day and has a great pizza. There is also a good
little restaurant between Center Ridge and Birdtown (the Bucket List) that’s open til 8 pm on
weekends. They are usually closed on Monday, but there may be an exception this year. We
may have a biker’s stew. There’s lots of nice riding around here, whether on 2, 3 or 4 wheels.
Any mode of transportation is welcome.
Note: If you plug in our address to a GPS, some are right on, but some will put you a mile too
far north, so follow the directions or use the coordinates.