About as good as you can get for a 1 or 2 nighter or longer. Sites are laid out for easy entry and exit. Only 30 sites so make reservations. While we were here, 2 other RVs pulled in to find that the campground was full. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground to stay at, especially for just an overnight. The facilities are extremely clean. I used the washers and dryers and it was a pleasant place to sit and wait. The owner was extremely nice and very accommodating. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I had read the previous reviews on Ivy's Cove. When the planes and helicopters started flying low over our heads, sounding like they would land on the roof, I couldn't believe nobody had mentioned that in their reviews! This went on until midnight when we finally got to sleep. It started again at 6 AM. Other than that, it was a fine campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Usually stay here one night on our way south for the winter season. Level pull-through's, good cable and Wi-Fi, quiet, very easy access. Camp host helpful, in the past we paid without seeing anyone; however, he was available this time and even parked us. Flying J at the same exit if you need fuel. Several restaurants nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground except for a little noise from the permanent residents coming in and when their music was turned way up. Otherwise, once the sun went down, it was quiet. Very nicely graveled sites, and all utilities worked very well. Owner said he'd catch up with us on paying for our site, but he never came back to collect. There is a drop box for payment, but we didn't know how much it was. I'll have to mail him a payment after I call and ask what the price was. My husband went to the office 5 times, and the sign that the manager would be back was always there, and the office wasn't open. I would say the best bet is to call ahead, and be sure and get the price, because they can't stay in business if we don't pay for the site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park would rate a solid 8 or even 9 if it were not for the train noise at night. The park was clean, gravel sites were long and level, and when we stayed here there were several pull-through sites available. Be aware that even though the park web site shows an American Express symbol they do not take it. When we called ahead the owner was friendly and helpful although we never met him as we arrived late and left early. With our 40 foot coach and toad the spot was a tad tight, especially with the trees planted at the sites. The trees look nice but their placement makes parking a challenge. When the trees get larger the park may not be very big rig friendly. That said, once one is parked the park is in great shape and very inviting. After reading ratings from other parks in the area I think we made the right choice by staying here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very convenient access to the interstate, fuel, and restaurants. All utilities worked well. Good strong WI-FI signal. Plenty of grass between good size level gravel sites. Extremely clean, "private" restrooms and showers. Very clean and well maintained facility. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Convient location off of highway. David Ivy the owner is a very personable person even though I had to move my trailer to another spot. They have limited spaces for big rigs to maneuver and I set up the trailer as the office was closed. I would suggest that you call ahead or set up in the back two rows unless you have one of the call A or huge travel trailers. In spite of the move Mr. Ivy is a great guy and we enjoyed our stay. We also invited him to visit us in the NY Adirondacks and stay at our lake home if he has a trip planned for the future. For clarification he did offer several times to help us break down and reset on a another site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What an exceptionally nice campground. Extremely clean and nicely setup. Great rooftop satellite sites, good free Wi-Fi and good AT&T cell coverage. Very close to I-40 and lots of gas stations and restaurants close by. Owners are super nice!!! We were in a large pull through site with plenty of room without having to unhook. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is easy to find and easy to get in and out of with larger rigs. Near I-40, convenient to services, truck stops, restaurants, shopping. Clean and well organized park. Gravel pads are level and well enough spaced. The hook-up services are well placed and easy to connect to. Friendly and helpful staff. We stayed 3 days and would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped here in 2010 and because of the pleasant experience stopped again on this trip. This is a wonderful little park. We had reservations and they were honored. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Nice area for walking our four legged friend too. Doesn't have all the fancy amenities of some parks, but everything you could need. The sites are level with some trees, but not tall enough to block roof-top satellite. Nice laundry w/four washers and four dryers $1.50 each. WI-FI was strong, but tended to be a little slow at times. Location is convenient to all sorts of shopping. We will definitely return on our next trip to the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK park, if they honor their reservations. We had reservations but the owner let some buddies take our place and said sorry about that - No more Ivy's Cove. We stayed at another place in North Little Rock - which is much nicer! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground really is on Bradley Cove Road despite the fact that some maps indicate otherwise . It was beautiful and clean with friendly people. Some other parks had filled up with temporary residents working at the nuclear plant due to an outage there. Ivy's Cove left a few spots open for traveling campers which was nice of them. The campground has very open spaces, level and easy to get in and out of. Private bathrooms and showers made you feel right at home. There's a little library area with local coupons from newspapers left for anyone's use. Just a great place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
An amazing campground! We would stay here again. Friendly people, friendly atmosphere, nice park. We traveled from California to Florida and from Florida to California this was one of the best campgrounds we stayed at. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a quick overnight stop. The park seemed nice. It was peaceful. Sites were roomy enough to open slides without crowding. Staff was friendly. I'd stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Off the highway, so it's quiet. Easy to find. Owner lives on site so knows what is going on. Owner right there to help find site, etc. Owner friendly & helpful. Grounds kept clean & neat as are the office & laundry room. Definitely would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great small park just off I-40 in central Arkansas. We have used this campground several times as our layover between our home in GA and our destination in TX. Would like to be able to stay a few days instead of just one night one of these times. Owners live on-site, they were very accommodating with our layover needs. A Pilot/Flying J is between the campground and Interstate, very convenient. Sites were very easy to maneuver with our 53' rig. And level enough that we did not have to unhitch for the night. We just pulled in, got on shore power for the A/C, and had a pleasant, albeit brief stay (4 times now). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice smaller campground one mile off I-40, little road noise. Water quality and pressure good. Paved entry road, gravel interior roads are in good shape. Gravel sites, pretty level. Wi-Fi worked well. Sites are a little close but enough room for slides and awnings. Close to town if you need to restock. Very friendly helpful office. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place to stop for the night. Host very friendly and helpful. Pull through had space for our 44 ft mh towing 4 dr Jeep Wrangler. Truck stop near by. Would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean, quiet, level and easy access from Interstate. Wireless Internet worked very well, limited cable channels but worked fine. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Super small campground with very clean individual bathrooms; all the utilities functional correctly and the sites are level. Great overnight stay along I-40. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a FINE wayside, near I-40 yet far enough away to mute traffic sounds. Beautifully maintained side-by-side pull through parking with grass and small trees between sites. A tasteful nightlight tops each power post; the water and sewer are easy to hook and clean. Friendly management. Great place to stay on your way to Petit Jean or Dardenelles. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. The CG is close to I-40 with easy access to services in Russellville. There are pull through sites and back in sites with 30/50, S/W & Cable TV. The CG is immaculate and the amenities spotless. Roads and sites are packed gravel & mostly level. There is playground equipment and a picnic shelter near the office/lodge. The CG seems to be full every night. Big rigs have ample room to set up and park the toad or tow vehicle. Lots of folks stop here for the night and move on early the next morning. Owners are very nice and helpful. They post a reservation board on the veranda at the office with incoming names and the site # assigned. We are impressed with the CG and would return when we are in the area in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful park with the most helpful owners! The park was full but he set us up with water, electric and cable TV. He also assisted with some tire issues we had. One of the nicest people ever! We will definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean shower / bath units. Love having a hair dryer provided. Very good and strong internet service. Sites are close together, but at least there is grass along with small trees planted. Owner was out of the office, but were able to eventually sign in for our reserved site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small campground, but a real "find." Pull through gravel site was level. Our 40' coach & tow vehicle just fit so we didn't have to detach. Water pressure & electric were fine. Nice quiet place. The owner, was not in office on our arrival but left number to call. He answered promptly, told us our site number, and arrived shortly after. He was friendly & helpful. After we set up, we found that the fuse in the coach had blown so the car battery was dead. He did not have the mini fuses in his office so he drove out and got the fuse for us. We highly recommend this campground but make reservations because it fills up fast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After a long, busy day we decided to stop early and see if they had any space available here for the night. There was no one in the office but the check-in board showed they were full, so we turned around to head for our original destination when we saw the owner approaching. We have a Sprinter based Roadtrek, and he said he could easily fit us in a small parking area behind the office and provide us with water and 30 amp power and a place to dump on our way out. He showed us where to park, set up the water and power cord, and said he'd catch us in the morning. The park is small, quiet, clean and neat. Sites were gravel and looked level. There is a small playground and covered picnic pavilion. The very friendly owner gave us a discount because we didn't have full amenities. What we did have was a quiet, private spot and a great night's sleep. We would love to visit this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small, but nice campground for an overnight. Convenient to the interstate, so there is some highway noise, but not bad. Sites would be nicer if they were longer so you could stay hooked up. Private stalls for showers with toilets. Nice laundry. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is well maintained, owners are friendly and helpful. Laundry and bathrooms are very clean. Wi-Fi is the best we've ever had anywhere. Cable works great. Great access to highway. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park was small, but clean. The site was pretty level except for the ruts left by the previous RV'er. Because we were in site #1, there was a little road noise, but all in all, our stay was a good one. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very quaint park. It is right off I-70 and we stayed here for 3 nights. The manager was very helpful. We were going to be arriving late and he even called to make sure that we would be there as it was going to be full. Thank goodness he did this as I'm not sure where we would have been able to stay had he given up our spot. The park is not a fancy park, but very, well kept. It was great and we would definitely stay here again if we come this way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here a week and it was a nice place to relax! Owner is trying to enlarge this RV park by adding more sites and a swimming pool for his customers. It is nice to have actual grass in front of your camper instead of dirt! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A relatively new facility with easy on-off from I-40. Didn't visit the restrooms but from the immaculate condition of everything else I would guess them to match. Helpful, friendly staff with good Wi-Fi, proper hookup locations, and very flat and level sites. Not really a destination campground because there is not much of significant interest nearby but it is an excellent stopover location. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A small, friendly campground. Site was slightly unlevel, but manageable. Stayed here because of previous comments on this site. The owner was very friendly. WiFi worked great. Will definitely stay here again, should the occasion arise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is what I'm talking about. Friendly owner, everything was in tip top shape, and all in good working order. The Wi-Fi was EXCELLENT as well as the TV and priced right. Great stop over and close to the interstate without any hwy. noise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very lovely small campground. It's far enough off the highway that there was very little traffic noise. Spacious sites, well cared for grounds, very friendly and helpful owner. We stayed just one night and would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Paid $35 per night. A good little RV park, but $35 was a bit much for an RV park. I could have just bought a hotel room, but its ok. I liked it here. Only problem we had was the loud noises from the interstate, trucks, and all the dogs that are staying here. Everything else was good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, small park. Friendly check-in. Large bathroom/showers were very clean. I asked where I could go to buy a bottle of wine to find out it is a dry county. Cable has about 20 stations. WiFi worked very well. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground. Very neat and well kept, easy in and out. For those with big rigs: there's no trees or narrow roads to deal with. The owner has done a very nice job! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Ivy's Cove is a new park with a good layout. It has a new office area that includes a large laundry room with comfortable seating and tables and private shower rooms that were very clean. It is convenient to I-40 and shopping, but it is rural and no traffic noise was noticed. Several state parks and points of interest are nearby. We would have given a higher rating if they had a true clubhouse and scheduled activities. Most residents seemed to be working, so they probably weren't interested in activities. The owner/managers were friendly and concerned that all was well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a new campground but has so much potential. Not much shade but the sites were level and fairly spacious. Laundromat was very clean. Wi-fi was excellent and there was a book swap area. : ) Owners were delightful and very helpful. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I was very impressed. The owner very friendly and helpful. He stated he was going to expand to more sites. Sites were very clean and well laid out. Would definitely stay here again when in the area. The rates were very reasonable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Paved entry, level gravel roads and sites, very friendly reception - owner came around several times to check on everyone. For being so close to the highway it was very quiet and even though it was behind the Flying J we never heard a thing. A great place for a stop over. Sites are long and big rig capable but not generously wide. Well maintained, clean, friendly. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park accommodates big rigs very well: the sites are long, wide, and level. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Stayed two nights, very pleased with park. Owners live on site, very attentive to well being and comfort of guests. Plenty of local shopping and dining available. Excellent stop-over. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We just wanted a wide pull through space where we didn't have to disconnect our tow vehicle, easy in and out, no mud (it had rained buckets all day) and 50 amp electricity when we pulled into Ivy's Cove Retreat. We got all that plus sewer and water hookups that didn't require an extension and a very nice owner who greeted us and walked to our space to make sure we got there. Nice break on a rainy, miserable day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a nice place to overnight, conveniently located just off I-40. There is not too much highway noise and a distant train whistle could be heard but did so loud as to interfere w/ our sleep. A very friendly owner, who gave us a discount even though we did not have any discount memberships. In the past, we have had difficulty finding nice RV parks in the south. Most have permanent residents that lend a "trashy" feel to many establishments. Not so here. It is a smaller, well maintained park with room to accommodate large rigs. There are gravel roads and pads. We did not use the WiFi or restroom facilities. We probably would not stay here for an extended period but would overnight here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed at Ivy's Cove for a recent bass fishing tournament on Lake Dardanelle. The owner met us on arrival, and was very accommodating throughout our stay. Good wifi, full hookups and easy access to I-40 were highlights, as were the nice bathrooms and laundry. Would certainly stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Relatively small park with office unattended most of the day. Owner can be contacted by phone at all times. No real shaded areas but flat and compacted gravel roads and sites. As noted previously GPS leads to a different lot but on the same road and the signage makes it easy to find the park. Located within 1/2 mile of I40 but didn't find it noisy at night. Lots of restaurants and shopping readily available and friendly staff when they are around. Limited recreation facilities within the park so I would recommend it for short term, not as a destination. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent overnight park. It's almost a mile off the road, and my GPS was a little confused about the address, but we followed the sign and found it just fine. The sites are gravel and level, and quiet. Great cable, grass between each site. Small trees, but overall we would stay there again. We did have a problem with a week wireless signal, and were not able to connect to the internet, but otherwise this is a great overnight place to stop with gas, diesel, propane within a very close distance and many restaurants, shops, and places to eat. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This small, quiet campground has very level sites and the hookups are easily accessible to your unit. While this park has few frills, that is because it is new. The owner has plans (and has plenty of room) to expand once economic conditions improve. The showers and bathrooms are large and very clean. The laundry room also contains a couple of exercise machines (bike and treadmill) that you can use. There is a Flying J nearby where you can fill up both your gas and propane tanks. Within a 5- to 10-minute drive, there are plenty of eating establishments and a Wal-Mart Super center to pick up any needed supplies. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We lucked out without reservations, but stopped about 2:30. And got the last spot. Great stopover. Fairly new park. Owners were great and the park is very clean. Some long term people, because of construction in area, but all spots nice and neat. It was an easy off and on the freeway and the Flying J was small but one of the easiest we have used. Would definitely stop here if coming in this area. We took '7' over the mountain to Branson. A beautiful ride and road was good. A bit windy for large motorhomes, but doable. But we were in a 23ft and it worked great for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is about 1 year old and very nice. Close to I-40, but not noisy, and there is a Flying J and Pilot at the off ramp. Close to town for groceries and other shopping. Roads in the park are gravel, and access to the medium sized sites is good for 40 footers. Met many short term and long term guests (very friendly) and the owner is very helpful. Great laundry facilties that include gym equipment and a computer with internet access. I stayed about 10 days and would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a great place to spend the night. The access was easy for our motorhome and toad. The park looks new and well managed. When the tree grow it will be much better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow what a find along I-40. This is a new (2 years old)RV park and very clean. The bathrooms were as nice as most fine hotels. Shade will happen someday as the trees are very small. Very friendly owner. Very helpful getting set up. Only issue would be with the interstate noise, but the trees will help that. We recommenced this park to several other campers heading west. I will stay here next time. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Nice place to stay for a few days. Sites are long enough for rig and toad. Park is only 1 1/2 years old, so utilites are new with good power. Close to Super Wal Mart and other stores. Flying J and Pilot a block away. Easy on/off to I-40. Owners make you feel like family. Would stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground, wonderful facilities! Easy pull through sites, easy access on and off the interstate. Very well maintained. The restroom, shower, laundry facilities are some of the nicest we have seen. They have a beautiful, coded entry room that contains 3 private bath rooms with showers, 4 washers, 4 dryers, laundry folding table, large table to sit around and visit or work, a computer station complete with desktop computer and WiFi, a book exchange, magazines and a TV. This room has lots of windows and steps out onto a grand wooden porch. The owners are very kind and accommodating. A real treat and a very fair price. We felt very safe and secure. They had great Christmas decorations as well. We'll definitely stay there again. We heard NO noise from nearby businesses or roads or trains as previously mentioned. They are a new campground and trees will grow. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
New park in it's first phase of many. Good layout for easy in and out. Very clean and maintained. Close to I-40 at exit 84, lots of shopping and restaurants. The park owners are very friendly and make feel like your staying with personal friends. Will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground. Met all our criteria: easy on/off from I-40; clean and well maintained; easy to negotiate, level pull-through sites; good selection on the TV cable; and (best of all) a very fast, free Wi-Fi. Several fuel suppliers close by. Some noise from the trucks at the Flying J, but that didn't bother us. Not much to do for a extended stay, but all we needed was an overnight and this was an excellent stop. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The pluses of this campground: Very easy and convenient to get to as it's right off I-40. All sites are level. Full hookups, including cable with abundant stations and excellent wi-fi. Relatively neat and clean grounds. Nice owners. Good price for a full hookup site with cable and wi-fi. Right next to a Flying J truck stop, so convenient to fill up if needed. It's a decent place for a stopover, but not a place to stay for more than a day or two. The negatives of this campground: LOTS and LOTS of road noise, both from I-40 and the state road that the campground is located on, and the very busy Flying J truck stop that almost adjoins the property. Also, a major train route runs nearby, so you will get periodic train whistles to wake you up. You may need ear plugs to sleep. The sites are not very big and are pretty close to each other. Lengthwise - just large enough to fit our 40' motorhome. Had to disconnect the toad and park it parallel so it was out of the road. Width - If we extended our awning, we'd have probably touched the neighbors slide. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A diamond in the rough. We looked all around Little Rock and this is definitely the best. Big Rig friendly. I had no problem swinging in a 40' rig in the pull-through. Owners are very helpful and very friendly. Everything was very clean and maintained. No shade trees but I like it so I don't have to get up on the rig and sweep off leaves. This is the only place we will stay in Arkansas. They have plans to add even bigger pull throughs in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Perfect for an overnight stop or if you have business in the area for a few days. Owners are very friendly and accommodating. Nice and clean park. Sites are plenty big enough. No shade but that isn't a problem. Good location right off the interstate. Would definitely recommend this park and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a new park, and it has been done quite nicely. Plenty of room to fit any sized rig - a real plus! Management works very hard to make sure your needs are met. Great reading room with computer access. Wonderful family environment. Will most-definitely stay there again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Perfect overnight park. Clean, friendly, easy access, this park is right off of I-40 just behind the Flying J (a bonus if you need to refuel). Family owned and operated these people go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the nicest State Park facilities I have had the pleasure of staying in and I have stayed in many across multiple states. Beautiful, serene, well manicured property, stunning lake views... and very quiet. It is amazing that we find ourselves almost alone in this wonderful park. Access to the town of Russellville (for groceries) is so easy and close and access to/from I-40 so convenient. Parked here in our 40ft Motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful, well maintained state park with some very large sites available. Only problem was that the restrooms were closed from Dec to June for remodeling. There was a temporary trailer set up with one mens and one womens restroom which was both shower (cold only) and toilet. Was always busy as all of the campsites were using it. There was a small restroom with 2 toilets and showers but doors were a joke - no privacy. Had the restrooms been up and working it would be a great place to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the prettiest state park we have ever stayed in. We were in the "A" loop, and while we did not have a waterfront site, we had a great view of the lake nonetheless. The park has wonderful facilities, and lots of activities. This is definitely a favorite of ours, and we will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The lake is beautiful, we should have splurged for a site on the water. The information center is great, the people working there were very friendly and informative. The restrooms were under construction and as we did not have sewer, that was a bit of a problem. There was a lot of traffic in and out on a busy weekend, but we biked and hiked. Traffic noise was a bit of a distraction, but it was great to be in a park where we could have a fire. Our grandchildren had a great time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of our favorite places to set up camp. It is so peaceful here. We stayed in campground "A" right on the lake. There is a swimming area, marina with a store, and plenty of park to walk about. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed two weeks while waiting to close on home. LDSP is beautiful. The foliage was fantastic, the weather cool, and the site was on the lake. You can't beat this experience. Level site, good water pressure, good electric. Only problem was hard to get satellite with the trees, and our antenna only picked up a few channels. We were outside by the fire anyway, so it did it not matter. Price was expensive, but it's the atmosphere you are paying for. Quiet was not the word. Silent, wind in the trees, sound of the lake. It is the nicest campground in the area. Would definitely return. We were in the A loop. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here 8 days this trip. Our rate was on the Golden Age Passport rate. This is a beautiful place to camp with paved roads and level paved sites. The lake is visible from all the sites. We have camped here several times since we became full-timers. We love the park and will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Surprisingly packed in the early season. There were only two sites available when we arrived and they were very unlevel, but nothing a couple of large rocks couldn't correct. Most sites were much more level than ours. Great price. Loved the lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful state park! Had lake-front site, steps going down to lake. Welcome Center at park is very nice with several fish tanks stocked with fish from the lake. Park staff was very friendly. Would camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is a gem, and the price is great! I think I have the whole park (and lake) to myself! Rates have changed a bit from the website. Sunday-Thursday are the lowest. And don't miss the aquariums and short interpretive film at the visitor center. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We only stayed one night, but the campgrounds are really nice. Spaced far apart with decks and view of the lake. Requires reservations for a longer stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Although the lake and park facilities are very appealing, this was our least favorite Arkansas state park as far as the campground is concerned. The sites lacked privacy, and the vehicles parked by the road made it hard even for our small van camper to get into our site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful state park. Paved roads with paved sites that are wide and plenty of room between other sites, though very little privacy. Have nice concrete pads and good fire rings and BBQ grills, though a fire ban was on and we could not use it. Was not a problem for us. Full hookups available which is rare at state parks. Has boat launch available. Marina and RV repair operated by private companies, but nice if needed. Very quiet at night, except for train off over the lake. Dated bath houses were not clean, and ignored by park hosts/staff, which is a shame. Wonderful visitor center was informational with huge fish tanks and interpretive areas. Nice sunset view over the lake, but eerie with the "nuke" in the background. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Arkansas does a wonderful job with their State Parks and tourism. Lake Dardanelle SP is very nice. The cheaper camp sites are short and fairly steep. You'll be challenged to level your rig front to back. The more expensive sites are large and level. If possible, pick you own site then register. Over age 65 gets a 25% discount. Can't beat that with a stick. Very wooded campground with a great view of the lake. Bathroom was heated and clean. Weak cell phone signal. No TV signal. Satellite would be tough because of the trees. There is a nuclear power plant on lake. No big deal. The visitor center is unreal with great displays. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This Park Headquarters was large with many interesting displays, aquariums and information. Park was well maintained and clean. There is a nice walking trail. We were assigned a very unlevel paved site where we had to do a lot of leveling to get the RV adjusted. Found out later that the park map has a little L by the level sites, so be sure to check that before accepting the assigned site if that is important to you. We couldn't get any TV reception. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wireless internet was available in the lobby of the park offices. This is one of the best set ups for water, electricity, and sewer we have seen. Some new dirt had been spread and we got a good rain which made some muddy spots, but overall this park was excellent. Pads were very level and had nice picnic tables and grills and fire pits. Good access to lake shoreline. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the best state parks we have camped in. We were in Loop A #2. Very large, level site with a good view of the lake. The whole park was really clean and well maintained. We stayed here for a week and wished we had longer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Some of the “waterfront” sites only have a view of the marina. That said, it is a great park, even if it has only 30 amp sites. Our site was huge. Amazing visitor center. Great views. Our GPS took us through residential areas to get to the campground, so follow the campground’s directions. Very Helpful staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful campground. We were there on a Saturday for an overnighter and it was quiet. It was very relaxing!! We were in A loop #11 right next to the water. The site was very long with plenty of room for a big rig and a toad. It looked like the apron was new made out of ashpalt and totally level. We were able to use our tv sat., cellphones and aircard for the computer (we are fulltiming) Markets were close by along with restaurants and just about anything else one might need. Water pressure was great, and we had no problems with the power. We would go back again if we were in the area, we really enjoyed the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Agree with the earlier post: very nice park. The only thing to be careful of is that many of the sites are not anywhere near level. We had the jacks blocked and fully extended (front wheels off the ground), and we were still bow down. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful park, beautifully maintained by the state, right on the lake. Probably packed
in the summer, but delightfully empty in November. Sites vary -- some right at water's edge are slightly more expensive than those in the trees, but posts at each site tell you exactly how much each site is, from $14.50 to $21.50. The grounds and buildings are extremely well maintained, and the visitor center is very large with very helpful personnel. Park has everything: boat dock and marinas, several boat launches, rental cabins, swimming beach, picnic areas with pavilions (for rent) and miniature golf. We were sorry we could stay only one night. (The only black mark here was that you could see the cooling tower of a nuclear power plant a couple miles away across the lake.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Nice location off of I-40 near Russellville, Ar. Sate park type of camp on the lake. Great view, many right on the water. Just stayed overnight on two occassions but were pleased. We camped here in a camper.
I stayed here six weeks while working at Arkansas Nuclear One Nuclear Station. The RV park is very convenient to the nuclear plant, but does not have much in the way of amenities. It is a very basic RV park. The restrooms and showers are clean, but need some updating. There are four laundry machines and four dryers. Russellville is a few miles away, and has a number of stores and restaurants. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good access from I-40. Very steep paved entry. When you enter park stop short of the first house/office on right or you will miss the turn into the pull through sites. Most of the interior roads are dirt or gravel. Cash or check only. No escort to site. Good view of lake from some of the top pull through sites. Great area for pets. Easy access to town. Interior roads tend to be narrow. Good water pressure, but old electric boxes. Stayed in a 40' Class A with a 20' trailer in tow. Would not stay again due to access problems with over length rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is OK for an overnight stop. It does have WiFi and it worked pretty well. No cable TV but several channels are available via antenna. The lake is in a distance and can only be seen from a few sites. The sites are gravel and grass is very sparse. The restrooms and showers are clean but aging and not air conditioned. Cash only for site payment. Overall maintenance is not the best. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is right on a very large lake, with really amazing views. Right by Interstate 40. Well kept grounds and park. Very friendly couple own and operate the park and live on-site. There are washer and dryers available, showers, and bathroom. Some shady spots. Paved/ concrete pull-throughs. Hope to come back another time! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects senior 50% discount. Sites are level, well-spaced and the park was quiet. Some sites nicely shaded, others not quite so much. Cellphone reception was adequate (AT&T) but no over-air TV reception due to fairly heavy tree coverage in the park. Nice views of barges going up and down the river, and the lock and dam was within easy walking distance, so we got to see the lock gates opening up and a barge and tug just starting to come out of the lock. Fun! We camped here in a Motorhome.
I can't find a reason not to consider this a 10. There's not a bad site in the park. Very beautiful and quiet. One might not like it for the lack of sewer hookup or Wi-Fi but this is a campground, not a RV resort. Will definitely be back and looking forward to it. All sites level, we'll spaced and very easy to back into. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A small well maintained park. Sites are large, level, paved and spaced to give maximum privacy. Sites have picnic table on cement slabs under a fixed shelter. Many sites are on the Arkansas River, but vegetation obstructs the view. Sites 20 and 21 have the best river view. Our site 34 was on the river, and the site faces SW. Restroom and showers are clean and well maintained. No hand soap in the men’s restroom. Cell signal (Verizon) was strong (4G). We had no problem receiving DTV signal. We camped for 4 nights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice Park with very large wide paved sites. Plenty of shade trees, some sites you can get satellite. Utilities were good, easy access dump station. We would come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this to be a very pleasant park. Plenty of room between units, shady, close to the Arkansas River. Didn't have sewer hookups or other amenities. Hosts were congenial and helpful. Park was clean. Only real negative was the sign pointing to the entrance is real small and low to the ground. We will definitely come back here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this place, but their prices have gone up since the last time. Has excellent facilities though. A few strange people were loitering in the RV park while we stayed here, but the office person took care of that quickly. I liked that it was clean and mostly quiet (except a few dogs that were barking at us because we weren't feeding them). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is close to town and easy to get to. Has very friendly and helpful camp managers. Park was very well maintained and kept up, with level sites. There's fishing opportunities along the shore of the river. Except for the typical night noises of the birds and crickets, it was really quiet on the night we were here. It was fun to watch the barges going by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another well-maintained COE park with big level sites. We could watch barges going through the lock from our site on the river. Many mature pine, cedar, and other trees. Water and 30-amp power at each site, central dump station. Excellent visitor center a mile up the road. The only down side is the International Paper plant adjacent to the campground, which produced a constant hrum of machinery noise. We would stay here again, though. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean and nice park. Well taken care of. Friendly lady at registration desk. Most
of the sites were very level. Right on the Arkansas River at the dam. Has boat ramp in the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Found this park on our GPS. Was perfect for our overnight stop. The manager was extremely helpful. The park seems to have a lot of permanent residents. The RV sites were very tight. This looks more like a long term living park than a RV park, but they did have a few open spaces for transients. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here two nights. Much improved since our last visit. Apparently under new management who are taking steps to improve the park overall. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Quiet and easy off/on to interstate 40. Level gravel sites with decent space between RVs in the pull-through sites. Staff cordial. Great selection of cable channels. Bathrooms need remodeling and toilet was soiled. Showers finished in drab concrete, so it was difficult to tell if clean or not. Still recommend for an overnight pull-through. Park located in a dry county (Welcome to Arkansas!), so if you like 'happy hour', come prepared. Cracker Barrel restaurant nearby across interstate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If your traveling east or west on I-40 and need a place for the night then this is a good spot. The park is clean with long level gravel sites, most of which are pull-through. Great 50amp electric. Didn't hook up to water or sewer so can't comment. We didn't visit the area so don't know what activities they have other than probably water related since a huge lake, Lake Dardanell, is nearby. The listed rate is for Good Sam and might be a bit overpriced. If you visit their website and use the listed address to plug into your GPS you'll end up about a mile south of I-40 instead of about a mile north of I-40 where you need to be. The correct address for this park is 10 Outdoor Ct., Russellville, AR not the Lakefront Dr address. All in all we would stay here again when passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We needed our tow bar repaired, used the Outdoor Living service center down the road from the campground. We needed to overnight, our site was a pull through which was long and level. We did not hook up our water hose, the connection is very unusual and difficult to access!!! They need to change that. The bath house was adequate: cinder block walls and concrete floors, old but clean. The electric and cable TV were excellent, Wi-Fi was ok. Very suitable for an overnight, do yourself a favor, and use your fresh water tank. Some road noise, but not a problem. We would return. Fair price. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a good overnight stop off of I-40. There was a lot of highway noise in the afternoon, but it was not bad at night. We used the wi-fi with no problems. It had been raining for a few days and there was a lot of standing water around, but not in the sites. There are no trees or shade. Dog run is a strip by a fence, but we walked ours behind the storage units. Staff was very friendly. Only problem I had was hooking up and disconnecting from the water spiket. It's below ground and I had to kneel down, use both hands and man handle the hose to get it to work; not fun in the rain. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here as simple overnight guests - but had to replace an alternator on the truck so stayed an extra day. The staff was very friendly and live next to the office. The camp and restrooms were clean and very usable. Once we left the campgrounds we stopped by their Sales/Service department to get our water heater looked at (it didn't seem to be working correctly). They immediately went out to the RV showed me what the problem was and refused to take payment!! I would highly recommend anyone traveling through the Russellville area that is in need of RV servicing to give Outdoor Living (directly off I-40) a shot. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wi-Fi didn't work. Was told it didn't work with Vista Windows. Cable lower channels, which is where the main network channels are, was fuzzy. Thought price per night was high for park appearance. Small gravel lots. Surprised that this is a Good Sam location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park for an overnight stop. It is not a destination. Although they have wifi it was not working correctly, and they had no concept as to what they should do. Park is noisy from trucks on I-40. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access to and from I-40. Friendly staff. Laundry room adequate. Definitely better than some overnight places we've been but wouldn't want to stay there for an extended period of time as sites aren't that wide. We thought a bit pricey for what it had to offer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Outdoor Living Center RV Park is located just off I-40 in Russellville, Arkansas. Pros: It is very close to the Interstate for a one night stop over. The staff were friendly and helpful. The sites are pull-throughs and easy to maneuver into. Laundry facilities are available although we did not inspect them. We highly recommend the associated Outdoor Living Center RV Dealership, located a mile or so away on the other side of the Interstate. We were very pleased with their service on our Newmar Dutch Star. Cons: A busy highway passes in front and the Interstate is close by. Thus there is a fair amount of traffic noise. The sites are gravel and very close together. The water connections are below ground in a water meter type box. There was a heavy rain the night we stayed. The next morning it was obvious the water box had flooded since my hose connection and pressure regulator were covered in a thin muddy film We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is an older one. Sites are a bit narrow, but the staff is friendly, and they have the best cable of all our stays . Many channels to choose from and clear connections. This is a perfect overnight stopover, or a place where you can stay for a short visit. It is quiet, and convenient to just about everything in the area. Convenient to the interstate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Well maintained park with friendly excellent staff. Sites are close together, but considering the park was designed prior to 'big rigs' and multiple slides it is close to the Interstate and provides a comfortable overnight experience. We actually stayed a 2nd night, and would stay again should the opportunity arise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good location, but too narrow for a rig with slides. Although we could keep our toad hooked up, our driver's side slide covered 1/2 the neighbor's picnic table. I apologized, but could not pull any further to the right or I would be on the grass (a park no-no). Nice folks run it, and it backs up to woods, through which is a lake, but the shoreline is so badly littered that it is dangerous. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access from I-40, very friendly welcome. This is a small, older privately-owned park with gravel roads & fairly level gravel sites. Sites are full hook-up 50 amp, back-in & pull-through, and free WiFi. Most of the sites seemed long enough to accommodate the “big boys” and their toads and we had sufficient length to fit our supercab, 1-ton dually and 37.5’ fifth wheel. However, these are the narrowest commercial RV park sites we’ve ever experienced in all our 20 some-odd years on the road. (pull-throughs are 18’ wide, back-in’s are 20’ wide). The sites are so narrow that …. (how narrow are they?) … our neighbor’s picnic table sat immediately beneath our bedroom slide out and over our sewer hook up – not a petty picture! Thankfully, we were here in the off-season and had no neighbors during our 8-day stay. If we had had a neighbor with slides deployed, using our awning would have been a pipe-dream. Picnic tables are not provided at all sites, which is a mixed blessing, considering the circumstances. There are lovely trees by the office, common room and bordering the lake-side of the park, but there is very sparse landscaping among the actual campsites - a scruffy strip of grass separates each site and there are a meager few scrawny trees here and there. The laundry is adequate, the showers & restrooms, although apparently clean, are a bit on the spooky side – -with a small, dark corner-shower draped with a cheery vinyl curtain. A small gas heater gurgles busily on the wall. The very large common room is nicely appointed with a small kitchen and tables & chairs. There is quite a bit of “low-traffic rumble” both from nearby I-40 and SR 7, one of the main surface streets that runs right by the front of the campground. At times, the noise is consistent & grating – lots of big construction vehicles and heavy dump trucks back & forth starting early and ending late. The park is on the shores of Lake Dardanelle although there is no access to the lake from the park – a thick swampy bramble separates the campers from the water’s edge. There is a municipal boat launch just up the road a bit from the park. This small, privately-owned park is in a nice community. There is a Super Wal-Mart, Krogers and several small, neighborhood markets within a 20-mile radius. There are lots of interesting things to do, as well as a huge lake to explore. Getting around is easy, mostly accessed from one of four exits on I-40. [By the way, if you happen to be approaching this area from the east on I-40, be sure and stop at the Arkansas Visitor’s Center at about milepost 3. You’ll find just about everything you ever wanted to know about the state from a friendly knowledgeable host – free coffee, of course.] The on-site park managers are very friendly & helpful. While we were there, they were having a hard time keeping the WiFi going – it was excellent about 90% of the time, then it would simply not work at all. They sincerely apologized and tried diligently to keep the signal on – with success most of the time. [Some of their equipment was probably older and not designed for the capacity of folks that use it.] This place is jammed in the summer – reservations are a must!! This park is “good enough” – definitely not a destination park, but the rate is reasonable for this popular area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a no frills campground. We stayed here a month, and while there aren't any frills, they do allow mail. The atmosphere is relaxed and calm. It is clean, and quiet. The management is friendly, and helpful. We would return to this campground if we are in the area again. Cable TV is good. Lots of stations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice, clean park. Truly "Big-Rig Friendly" with internet satellite view to the S/W. No frills, however we certainly will stay here again. We are fulltimers and look for this kind of overnight park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.