We just experienced the best and worst of Arkansas state parks. And Queen Wilhelmina has to be the worst. We were assigned a site that was barely long enough for our 32' 5th wheel and truck. But it was probably one of only 3-4 that would have worked for us. Most would have been impossible to back our 5th wheel into. The site next door had a fire pit only 5-6 feet from our bedroom slide. And of course, our neighbors kept a fire going their entire stay. No real turn around - either at the office or in the campground. We were able to back into the double site across from the food wagon - otherwise we might still be there. And there's the constant roar of Harleys on the nearby parkway. Can't say that there's a lot to do at the park - other than the parkway. The lodge is supposed to be undergoing renovations, but it looked abandoned to us. No Wi-Fi - even at the office. On a positive note, the bathrooms were clean and the ladies at the food wagon were extremely nice.
We just spent over 3 months on the road, traveling through the northeast USA and into the Canadian Maritime. This was absolutely the worst campground of the trip. Restrooms you wouldn't take your dog to use. DO NOT stay in this campground.
A real hard park to rate. The ladies in the office were as friendly and helpful as any we encountered in Newfoundland. But the water is pumped out of the large lake out back and the water pressure was almost nonexistent. And we shared a 15 amp site with another camper - even though we were supposed to park in the last site available - and the other camper came in after we did. And the whole park looks and feels like it's being neglected.
By far the better option to the parks in Rocky Harbor. And the closest to Western Brook Pond. Beautiful ocean view from any of the sites. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset and sunrise - hard to come by in Newfoundland.
Absolutely stunning view of Witless Bay Ecological Reserve from our campsite (no 7). We saw puffins and other seabirds from our campsite with the aid of our spotting scope. And whales from the comfort of our fifth wheel. Not many parks can boast such amenities. Don't even know if they had showers. The one restroom was clean.
I'm going to rate this campground as a 7 for two reasons - 1) the view and 2) what I will explain later. First, the campground was not officially open when we stayed there. Nonetheless, the owner was willing to charge full price even though only one restroom was open (everyone used the women's room) and the laundry, common room, and office were closed. But the view was fabulous and Wi-Fi was available at our site. And the one restroom was indeed clean. Later in the season none of this would be a problem.
Everyone that stays in this park just raves about it. Include us as well. Restrooms and showers are not heated (and it was chilly), but that's about the only con we can think of. We did enjoy the lobster that the owner brought to our site. Just wish every owner was this concerned about their campground and it's visitors. They just did it right.