Arrived at 2p.m. July 18th 2010. The office was closed there was a sign on the door to call a number which we called an got a answer machine. The park was 50% empty so we decided to take a site away from anyone an backed in, no sooner got backed in an a truck came with a gentleman in it, saying the office would be opened later an did you have a reservation? No reservation we were just traveling. Less than ten minutes another gentleman showed up asking do you have a reservation we said no just passing through. Sometime later around 6 p.m. another person came to my door i own the campground i live in that trailer on site 2. I will be there in my trailer or in the office later but he wouldn't take any money from me then we had to go to the office. About 20 minutes later i had to go find him at his trailer and meet him at the office back at the front of the park to pay for a nights stay. Found out he had a camp host but he couldn't collect the money only the owner can collect money. It is a very nice campground large spaces but you spend most of your time trying to find the boss to pay your bill an was told that we prefer you make a reservation so we know you are coming. We don't think we will be back to the campground due to we don't make reservations because we never know where we will be going. The train came through and was a hour doing his thing whistles an slamming cars at 11:30p.m. we left early in the morning an never looked back. unhappy customer!
We've been camping at Craighead Forest Park for 10 years. There is no camp host here now to watch over the park. There is a city worker collecting the money, which is ok except when they come knocking at 7 am to see if you are leaving or staying longer. Not good. Cars, trucks city workers, and police alike are all driving too fast through this park. People walking 2 to 4 abreast through the park on the road that a car can't get through, let alone a camper. They just look at you like you are in their way. There are beautiful paths and walkways for them to use. Why aren't they using them anymore? We don't know if we will be back. Sad because we love this park and it was close to visit family living in the Jonesboro area.
Very nice park and people running it were very friendly. Beautiful view of lake in some sites, very clean. Close to diamond mine if you want to give it a try we did but didn't find anything, but a fun day.
Very nice spaces in M & N sections with water an electric hook ups. Corp of engineers park so for seniors and disabled with inter agency pass: it's half price. Nice lake access for fishing and swimming.
We have been going to Craighead Forest Park since the year 2000. Always enjoyed the park. The problem is the rules are always changing. We were just here during the ice storm: had no power for 6 days which was fine until they brought the generator out for the camp host and then said, you can run a extension cord if you like here's a 14 gauge extension cord to run 100 foot which barely run the charger to charge our battery back. It was appreciated but should have done more for the paying customer. There was only two paying customers at the time. We tried to leave but they wouldn't remove the overhead branches so we could get out. Then they barricaded and closed the park for public safety. We had to move the barricade to get our vehicle in an out. Finally after 6 days, we were able to get our camper out. Moral of the story is when you enter this park and pay your fee, the southern hospitality comes to an end. We will go back this spring as it's a relaxing park, and we have meet many travelers throughout the years. We get to see them every spring and fall at Craighead Forest Park. Senior discount 55 years and older: half price last time we were here.