A decent park located just south of Harrison. I generally bypass parks on main highways, but found it was fairly quiet. Very friendly owner greeted me by name, escorted me to the site, and introduced me to the neighbors. Park was very clean. Sites have shade trees but high enough so no worry of hitting your RV, although I prefer sites a little further apart. There is a grassy area in the back for tent camping as well. The park does not allow month to month residents, and majority of visitors are overnight stays by seniors traveling without children. Despite it being the end of June the pool had not opened for the season yet, and not sure if it will. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate is with Good Sam discount, including tax. Full hookups with 30 & 50 amp power, extended cable TV, and free Wi-Fi included with price. Nice campground, roads and pads are gravel; campground is build on a slight incline but pads are level. Park is clean; probably not a destination in itself, but certainly fine to tour area. Owner runs it and it shows. Very friendly on check-in; escort to site. If there are long term units here you can’t pick them out of the group. Wi-Fi is very fast and works consistently. No problems with electricity. Nice little store offering basic RV necessities and fun souvenirs. They have a fairly large pool. Sites have shade, but are open enough that satellite should be no problem. Laundry room is nice, newer machines, and very clean but we felt a bit expensive at $1.75/wash and $1.50/dry. Didn't use the bathhouse but if the rest of grounds are any indication, they are clean. Park is quiet, did not hear any trains over our 2 day stay, however the park is just off the main US highway and property borders another town road on one side so there is a little traffic noise, but we didn’t find it bothersome at all. Easy in and out from road, big wide driveway. We would not hesitate to stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Paved entrance and good gravel roads and sites. Most sites are fairly level and will accommodate larger campers and trucks. It would be hard to ask for better or cleaner bathrooms and showers. A little dated but in good repair and very clean. We used this as a base camp to enjoy NW Ark on our motorcycle. As mentioned in another review, pets are not allowed in the storm shelter of which I am glad. I don't want to be confined with animal that could get aggressive! I like this rule. The hosts have owned this campground for 6 years and IMHO are destined to run it as long as they desire. Very friendly and helpful. Called us by our names on check in. I assume they tied the license plate and arrival time with our reservation, but a nice touch. The only thing that kept me from giving a perfect score is the gravel but that is a small deduction. We will definitely use this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stopped here for a weeks stay in the area and the owners were very friendly and the campground seemed okay. We were led to our site, only to discover that the sewer hookups were at the very end of the long sites. There is no way we could hook up without backing up into the driveway. The owner realized we were unhappy and willingly refunded our money so we could move on to another campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Let's say this location starts with a 10 rating. We would subtract 1/2 pt for not being able to reach them by phone to help locate them (address couldn't be found by our GPS). Subtract another 1/2 pt because we only got a "user not available" message and we wondered if the CG was still in business. When we finally located the CG there was a msg on the door "Will be back" (no time, no day, no month!!). We used the late check in (before 4pm) but had trouble locating a site - the numbers are gone on some sites. Minus another 1/2 pt. Then we wanted a shower. Bathhouse is on a key code entry. No info on the late check in form so we had to wander the CG looking for a camper who could tell us the magic code. Minus 1/2 pt. The showers were beautiful -tiled and very clean. Plus 1/2 pt! The toilets were clean but badly need renovating. I wanted to dry my hair - took a while to find the outlet hidden in the lamps over the sink - not really encouraging as far as trusting the wiring, so back to our Road Trek to blow dry. Around 9am, the CG host knocked on the door - extreme T-storm and possible tornado threat. Told us what channel to use. Told us we and our pets were welcome to take shelter in the bathhouse which would be a "little bit safer than the RV". (This was the same day Joplin MO got wiped out by an F5 tornado.) The next morning, we discovered there was a bona fida tornado shelter at the CG - but pets were not allowed in the "good" shelter. How many points does one subtract for that? We spent a rather anxious night watching the local weather station - I wanted to check the internet, but of course the internet code wasn't divulged on the late check in form. Power blew at our site twice during the night (thank goodness for surge protectors!). So stay if you can find someone at the site and you don't travel with a pet and/or it isn't tornado season. It looked like there were a fair number of long stay campers here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Harrison Village Campground. Our site was perfectly level and accommodated our travel trailer, truck, and two motorcycles. The hardwood trees throughout the park are beautiful and the park is very well maintained by wonderful campground hosts. Propane is available on site and there is a storm shelter in the event of inclement weather. We stayed for the month of October and paid a very reasonable monthly rate. The area is great for motorcycling and hiking, and Branson is just a short distance away! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Just left the park today after spending the month here. This is the fourth year we have spent at least a month at this campground. We've camped in four different campers. We have not ever had a bad experience. Large level pull through sites. Clean restrooms and laundry room. The campground hosts are very accommodating and helpful. Since we stay for a month at a time, we pay the very reasonable monthly rate. We love the area. It's great for the activities my wife and I like to do. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very Big Rig Friendly! We found the owners, to be extremely friendly and helpful. They work very hard to keep this campground in great shape. The pull through spaces are very level, we needed no blocking to achieve level. The restroom/shower area is kept immaculate. Mike mowed twice while we were there and after a windstorm branches were immediately picked up. The park is also dog friendly. You may walk your dog across the road if you wish or there is an area within the campground. Over all this is one of the best campgrounds we have stayed in and we are and have been full timers for five years. There are many places to venture out to no matter what you like to do, it's a very good base camp. We were out many times and still didn't see all there was to see in the area. Our first time here and we'll be back. We had a VERY pleasant stay. We had a monthly rate so I'm not sure of the nightly rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A clean, attractive park with friendly owners. Gravel roads are rough and some sites, such as ours, will be difficult to leave with a big rig due to overhead tree branches, requiring us to back out of our site in order to avoid endangering our roof. The rules on the check-in sheet, among other things, ask that you not use the electric for your water heater, or washers and dryers, no clothesline, no a/c left on while gone and a seemingly strict check-out time. Excellent WiFi. This is a convenient base for drives along scenic Hwy. 7. We did not find the town of Harrison very exciting. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed this campground. Beautiful park and beautiful scenery in the area. Since there isn't too much to do, you can really sit back and enjoy nature. We would stay there again if we are in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very well kept park with friendly owners that make it a point to make you feel welcome. They wave at everyone that comes and goes in and out of the park. They have a lovely, clean pool to enjoy an a hot afternoon. I would come here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great owners, called me by name even that evening when they ran into me. Bathrooms were spotless, park was very well maintained. Could have been more shade but trees are growing back from ice damage. Pet friendly, and they stressed pickup, which was nice. Sites easy to get into, WiFi was fast. Cute store. Looked like a clean pool. Extremely convenient, right off of Hwy 65- no side roads to navigate. I will stay here often on my way other places. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are happy with this park, the owners are great and working to improve the campground. Wi-Fi is excellent! The layout of the park is unusual but workable, and they have made good use of the hillside. The pool is well maintained. This park is just south of Branson, and is close to the Buffalo River. This was a very shaded park until an ice storm damaged the trees last winter. The owners did a great job trimming the trees and this will be a shaded campground again in a few years. We will stay here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy access from Highway 65. You will hear some traffic noise from the highway. Interior roads are mostly paved with gravel sites and some green space between sites. Restrooms and showers were very clean. Park was well maintained. Office staff was very friendly. Satellite TV was no problem from our site in the first row. There is some shade in first two rows and more shade in the back. Verizon had 2 bars and park free WiFi worked well and fast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great little park beside the highway but still quite quiet. Handy to all shopping and great to use for access to Ozark drives and Eureka Springs Personnel was most helpful to us. Laundry OK and clean amenities. Not much here for children though. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent about a week here in September. A small park, with mostly back in spaces, but ample room. Some noise from highway, but this also means easy access to town. We had trouble with the electricity when we first hooked up but the owner came right away and replaced the circuit breaker and we had no further problems. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Light in bathroom was dim, but good lighting in shower and over sink. Sight was level, staff friendly, paved roads, gravel sites, quiet park, well maintained. They did have some water problems because of blockage across the road a couple of weeks earlier, but there was no sign of it. Stayed one night. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was easy to find, on Highway 65 North and has easy access. Had reservations, simply registered and led to site, he helped us get sited, said he was available if there were any problems. Thought their TV cable wasn't good, but the problem was at our end: fixed it and had great reception. We are in the last row next to the tree-filled hill, so have plenty of shade. Can see the traffic above the front row of RV sites, but noise isn't that bad. RV park is dark and quiet at night: there may be an occasional dog barking, but otherwise very quiet. Has on-site laundry, store, and recreational hall. Has on-site management and security, Wi-Fi, level sites are gravel, adequately wide paved roads, nice landscaping including a small man-made waterfall with pond decorated with bear statues, etc. and pretty raised concrete flower beds between sites. Off to the side of the property is an RV repair facility. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great value (Passport America) for a base to explore sights near Harrison. Lower rating because very it a basic and old park with narrow, gravel spaces. But, utilities worked and Internet very good near office. Restrooms showed deferred maintenance conditions. Very friendly and accommodating owners. Would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a pleasant enough place to stop and tour the local area. I am rating it a bit higher due to the Passport America rate, which makes it decent value. My main concern is the road noise from Hwy 7, which the park fronts. If you choose to stay here and are a light sleeper, earplugs or a white noise machine (or both) would be a good idea. The noise drops off late at night. The facilities are pretty basic, but there is a laundry room. The pool is currently filled with concrete sections of a road and doesn't make for the best ambience. The owners are VERY friendly and seem to be nice people trying to make it in a bad economy. At this writing, we are the only over-nighters in the park and there are a couple mobile homes and RVs occupied by permanent residents. With the exception of the road, things are quiet here and we haven't even seen any of the other tenants. Wi-Fi works OK, but can get a bit slow when others are using it. There is no formal antenna, just the router in the office which provides decent coverage in spaces close to the office. It's an easy 7 mile drive into Harrison from the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location, near everything that we wanted to see and do. We stayed one week, but should have stayed longer! Wi-Fi signal was good, I never had trouble getting online. The owners were very nice and helpful. The park is on Scenic Highway 7, but the traffic in the evening really drops off and wasn't too noisy. There is a convenience store just up the road, and Harrison is only seven miles away. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was "excellent" for us though it is not a resort type park. No amenities like some parks have, but everything we like. The owners are very nice and helpful with anything you need. We like to watch traffic so we could see cars, trucks, campers and motorcycles coming and going on Highway 7, so we were happy campers. The owner let us park our motorcycle trailer right beside us even though it took a site and did not charge us for it. The campground is quiet except for traffic and is in a country setting. There are four small drives that enable walking in the evening for exercise. Birds are plentiful for watching as well. We had excellent AT&T cell phone service. We most definitely will make this the park we'll come back to in this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Some of the sites have tight access trying to navigate around the many trees. I managed on two tries to make the turn into the site. All roads and parking sites are gravel. The sewer connection was actually higher than the tank outlet, so dumping the tank was a bit of a problem. The 50 amp service had only 108 VAC on one leg so I had to use the 30 amp outlet. The owner is very nice and accommodating and offers a 15% discount for Veterans. Had to pay cash for a one night stay. Lots of bikers staying at the campground, but noise wasn't a problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Super quiet RV park that is pet friendly and motor-cycle friendly. Off the beaten path, but easy to find and work the few minutes to get there from the highway. The park is replete with mature oak trees that offer great Summer shade and there is a medium-sized in-ground pool. Shady Oaks is less than an hour away from just about every Ozark attraction; including Branson, MO; Eureka Springs, AR and Mystic Caverns. We stayed a week and had a great time. We'll be back for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice older park in a beautiful wooded setting. Like being in a state park campground, but with full hookups and room for larger RVs. There is a pool, unusual for a park this size. Owner is nice and helpful, showed us to our site and can answer questions about the area and what's going on. Location is outside Harrison but close enough to be convenient to stores or events. Off the major highways, it was very quiet at night. All sites are shaded. Forget your satellite but the cable is good. Verizon phone and internet worked here. We stayed a week and wished plans had allowed for longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We visited this campground while on vacation in Eureka Springs, AR. We knew we wanted to camp somewhere in Harrison and there aren't a lot of options in RV parks. We found Shady Oaks on the internet and it turned out to be one of the nicest of all available in the area. The owner, Terri Cochran, took time to chat with us and show us around. We liked what we saw. Plenty of room, lots of trees to provide shade, a pool, a pavilion, clean restrooms...a very nice set up. Several weeks later, we stayed for 3 nights. We didn't take advantage of the pool, but still enjoyed our stay. Lots of great road in the area for motorcycle riding, which is why we wanted to stay there. I would recommend Shady Oaks to anyone camping in the area. The other parks are more like a big parking lot. Thanks to Terri for keeping up such a nice place and making this an enjoyable stay! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Really love this place. It is secluded and the owners are great. We have stayed here a few times in the past and have enjoyed touring "Arkansas' Grand Canyon." Shady Oaks is a little rustic and that is just the type of campground we prefer. Very peaceful but not too far from town. We will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed four days. From the area and now living in an RV, we needed a place to stay so that we could go to doctors and get scrips at the pharmacy. Our lot was not very level, the owner neglected to give us the access code for internet and even though we had her business and cell phones, she did not answer our call or return our call for that information. When we go back to the area again in August, we will not be staying here again. She would not honor our Passport America membership for more than one night in the off season (February). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a good campground with clean bathrooms and showers. The sites are on soft gravel and not very level. Also, the playground is a bit old and rickety and I had to really watch my little one, as it was a bit dangerous. We stayed here for one week and it was a good home base for exploring the Buffalo National River. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a wonderful park. Close to Buffalo River and Harrison. Owner was very friendly, fun and interested that the park is kept neat. Beautiful view. I would absolutely stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Extremely friendly owner and host. They make you feel very welcome. Shady is the correct name. There are shade trees everywhere. Not a large park, but it accommodates large rigs. The restrooms and showers are very clean. There is a pool and playground for kids. Close to Harrison, Jasper, and the Buffalo River. We will go back several times to camp here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a great park. We stayed here 2 months for work. The kids loved it. They went swimmimg everyday and were able to ride their bikes all around. The owner was very nice and the hosts were too. The park is very nice and clean. The cost was $325 a month. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of our favorite RV parks. We stay here at least once a year. The staff is great, the sites are good, the park is awesome. Our only concern is there are only a few sites large enough for 40 foot motorhomes like ours. Travel to Branson, Missouri is easy with excellent roads and a relatively short distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was awesome. The owner was very friendly and even visited our camp site to check on us. The property was very clean and we had a beautiful view from our site. Although we did not swim in the pool, it appeared to be very clean. Her camp store had a nice selection of the things you always forget. She even sold ice cream bars. We would definitely visit here again. Very happy camper here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very friendly, clean, spacious RV park. All utility services worked fine. It has large hardwood trees that provide a good mixture of shade and sunlight which is appropriate during the hot summer when we stayed recently last week (June 26-27, 2009). The campground is far off a small road and has no deleterious background highway noise. We met several other very nice families and had a wonderful, relaxing time. The owners seem genuinely interested in serving the public. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We pulled into this campground without a reservation on Saturday morning. The owner noticed our melancholy mood. She asked were we ok. We told her about our horrific and frightening expereicnce at another campground down the road. She was appalled when we gave her the gory details. She only charged us for the 4 adults in our group of six. We said you do not have to do that. She insisted. This has been an exceptional camping experience. We will definitely be back and will refer our camping friends to her campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
This is a shady park with lots of room between most of the sites. The sites and roads are all gravel and level for the most part. The laundry room has two washers and dryers that were reasonably priced. There is a very nice pool which we did not use but it is available. Don't know if campers are charged extra to use it or not. The owners live onsite and try very hard to make your stay pleasant. Owner is also a beautician, has a shop behind the office and gave me a great haircut. Pet friendly park. Many scenic drives and hiking trails nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nice park. Sites were gravel but they were level. Large oaks all over the park. The owner/park manager came out and welcomed us and helped us park. She checked with us through out our visit to make sure we were ok and to tell us about the town. Verizon cell phone and broadband card worked great. Nice laundry and pool. Very clean. Rec area for grownups and play area for kids. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the first time I had camped with my new and first trailer. I picked it because it was close to a motorcycle rally we were attending 5 miles away. Nice place with lots of trees for shade. The trees do make it a little tricky to navigate, but having a pull through helped. Bathrooms were very clean as was the pool. Host was very accommodating as well. We would stay again for sure. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We stayed a week at this rv park in Sept 08. We were in our toyhauler and spent the week enjoying the fine motorcycle roads in the area. The campground was very clean, the restrooms and showers were immaculate and the campground store had an adequate selection of goods. It is convenient to Harrison but far enough out of town to be very relaxing. The campground host were extremely helpful and made every effort to make our stay one to remember. We will definitely be going back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
This campground is hidden in the woods, very shady and quiet. Some of the sites are small and at funny angles to the undefined roads and hard to get into and out of. We had to trim some overhanging trees. But the young couple is friendly and trying hard and the park is well-maintained for the most part. They charge $3 extra to swim, a policy we had not run into before. We explored scenic drives in all directions and the park is convenient to Harrison. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The RV Park is a few miles off the main highway which made it very quiet. Beautiful sunset. The owners are a young couple and are working hard to make this park a success. It had a small store with essentials and knik-knacks. They had a pool, volley-ball area, horseshoe pits, and a pavilion for parties. We only stayed for one night but would stay again and highly recommend this park to fellow RVers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.