This used to be a nice park, but now the emphasis seems to be on taking your money but not maintaining or improving the park. We camped there in a Fifth Wheel and tents, occupying 2 sites in campground 2. There were terrible ruts from previous rains, but it was hard and dry (at first) and very hard to level the trailer or find flat places for the tents. The charge is $16 a night for RV sites (a lot for public grounds in this area) $6 for tents, but no tents are allowed near tables, fire rings or water. (Strange). It began to rain the second day and within 30 minutes, because of a lack of proper maintenance it was a muddy quagmire. We called down to see if it might flood (this area is prone) and they said it might and we would have 40 minutes time to evacuate if they came by to tell us. We decided to go ahead and leave. Good things. If we had waited for a warning we could not have gotten out in 40 minutes. It was so muddy we sank 4-6 inches in mud, the tents were flooded and the roads were sticky, gummy clay. Maintenance would take care of that. Several other got stuck trying to leave and other campers had to pull them out. There was no sign of the deputy who lives on site and we were told he was at the Creek watching levels. (I left and never saw him here). We got out but had we waited we would had to have left our equipment behind and retrieve it later. The restrooms are fair but the showers are rather dirty (they used to be clean). I would not recommend this park to anyone anymore. Nearby at like Palo Duro near Spearman there is a fine park for $12 and $4 respectively and it is grassy, spotlessly clean and not prone to flooding. Black Mesa State Park in OK is nice too. Either are much better choices for your safety and recreational enjoyment. The people who run the lodge are quite nice and not a part of the problem. This is a county park and it is a county issue.
Great park and not overly priced for a KOA. It has wonderfully clean restrooms and showers and generous tent camping spaces with shade. The people who run it are very nice, and it is a quiet park. It is conveniently located to businesses in Sallisaw and just about 25-30 minutes from Ft. Smith. Sometimes as tenters, we are not treated as well as the RVers, but here this was not the case. Our site was ready and clean, and the owners were courteous and glad to see us. Highly recommend.
The people here at this Forest Service campground are very nice. It is a primitive site, which we like to use occasionally. The restrooms are clean and there is a beautiful swimming beach. The showers were usable but not real clean. Not filthy, but just fair. It is close to Mount Magazine State Park where there is a lot to do. There is also a nice, small fishing lake. We had a waterfront site and were quite comfortable.
We stayed there for 4 days. It was a very nice experience. My only complaint is that the tent pads were very hard to drive stakes into, but other than that it was great. It is quiet, well maintained and well patrolled. The showers are old but clean. We have and access pass so the usual $14 rate was only $7 for us, but even at $14 it is worth it.