Last year the owners of this park did everything right. They created a first class facility at a great location. Something has gone wrong. The Handy-man/care-taker is gone. The dumpster is gone. They installed fencing around the park, but the gates stand open 24/7. Any landscaping that dies is not replaced. There are only 20 cable channels, and the Wi-Fi is spotty at best. The fees continue to climb at an alarming rate. When you check in the clerk will take your money and assign a site. They will give you a sheet of 65 rules and warnings. You will never see the staff again. Weeds have overtaken the sod. The doggy receptacles over-flow. Site assignment defies logic. When we were there, pop-up campers and mini-trailers were in the big pull-through sites while large fifth wheels and coaches struggled to back into the smaller perimeter sites. Those of us who camp more than 200 nights per year can tell when the owners are not involved in the running of a park. If the owners would make an effort to learn what their customers need, this would be an outstanding resort. Instead, this park is quickly sliding into mediocrity. The "7" is for facility and location, not for hospitality. There is none.
This park has exceptional access to anywhere you want to go in the central Arkansas area. The view of the river and the skyline is spectacular. This park could really be a jewel in the city's crown with landscaping, better Wi-Fi, and cable TV. The Police patrol regularly and the park is fenced. We will stay here again.
This is a nice park with a lot of amenities, including a dog park. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is quite a difference in the older sections in back and the newer 50 amp pull-throughs out front. The newer sites are large and modern. The downside is they are near the road which can be quite noisy. For location, it is worth the price and a little noise. Be aware though, it could get really busy for sporting events and other special events.
This is a great State Park. Compared just to other state parks, it would be rated higher. The sites are large, the park is beautifully kept, and the bath house is excellent. The hiking and horse trails are fabulous. We will stay here again.
There is a temporary problem with this park because the entrance road is torn up. You cannot access the park from I-69. That is not their fault. They did not tell us when we made the reservation. That is their fault. You have to make a detour through the countryside, that amounts to about 10 miles. Call for directions. But, the office hours are very limited. If you can get there, it is a decent park. There is no cable, but the sites are level and large enough. It appears this is a park that is being rehabbed by new owners. The park was nicely mowed, but there appears to be a lack of attention to detail. The Wi-Fi was not dependable, there was plastic kitchen trash in the fire ring and the office is only open one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. There are a lot of what look like long-term residents. Railroad and traffic noise is very noticeable. That said, when the road is finished and you want a convenient overnight for the auto events in Auburn, it is a good choice. It is not yet a destination park.
This is a great park for kids. They have a lot of fun activities and open spaces. While the sites are gravel, there is beautiful grass and landscaping. The rate reflects PA, and they will not offer PA in the future. This park would rate an "8" if they offered cable TV. We will camp here again.
This is a lovely, wooded setting. The sites are a little close and very gritty. This campground seems like a great place for kids. For that reason the staff needs to do a better job of controlling traffic and speed. Surcharge for Wi-Fi is not acceptable at this price level. The location is convenient to shopping and restaurants.
This is a very basic campground. It may be a little over-priced for what you get, but this is a very expensive area. The owner is working hard to make it a success. While it is convenient for an I-81 stop-over, there are too many permanent residents and leveling is almost impossible.
This is a very nice park, especially if you travel with children. The pool is lovely and they have the most outlandish water slide we have ever seen. The staff was friendly and the cable and Wi-Fi worked very nicely. We enjoyed the nature trail very much. There is a lot of open, green space around the park. That said, the roads are sandy and to add to the dust they are excavating additional spaces. The sites are a little close, and there is some train noise. They are close to a lot of attractions and shopping. We will stay here again.
This park is hard to rate. The location is excellent for seeing the battlefield. The pool is very clean and modern. This is an old park, but they have installed upgraded power posts. The water and sewer are fine. While they did not burden us with a list of rules upon arrival, everyone behaved very nicely. The trees blocked all television reception, but provided nice shade. The worst problem was the inability to level. If you can obtain a level spot and you do not care about television, it is a very adequate park for a few days.
This is a fabulous park. The sites are beautiful with big hardwood trees. The staff could not have been more helpful. We liked all the hiking trails and the horses in the adjoining pasture made for a lovely setting. Deer wander through the park almost daily. Many sites have a slope, but we were able to level. Once the dog park is built,this will be a 10 star park. It is very quiet during the week but fills up on the weekend. Be sure you have a reservation. We will definitely camp here again.
This is a very nice little park. The grass sites are super level and spacious. There is the biggest dog park I have ever seen. The grounds are nicely kept. Two things hold down the score a bit. There is no cable TV and if television is important to you, check your satellite or antenna before you run your jacks and hook-up. The beautiful trees block most signals and you will need to find a site with a signal. Also, traffic is awful as you enter and leave the park. It is not their fault, but it is a huge issue. That said, we enjoyed the park and would probably stay here again.
This is a charming little park. It is easy access, level, concrete sites with what appears to be new equipment. The check-in procedure is unusual, but was not a problem. There are a lot of long-term residents. They were all friendly and helpful in directing us to a lake for dog swimming. Avoid the Creek, we were told it is very snaky. It is worth the price, a very quiet, perfectly adequate park. We would stay here again.
This park is adequate, but tired. It is odd that some things are very shabby, and some show an attempt to clean up. The pool is a good size, but was murky. The sandy-dust in our site was very bothersome. Many trees were shedding limbs that could have damaged RVs. There are lots of what appears to be long-term residents. Either the campground has been allowed to deteriorate, or it is in the process of being brought back. This is a $20 campground that is over-priced. The clubhouse looked nice, but we did not use it. There is no Wi-Fi or cable. It is an OK one night interstate stop, but does not meet the KOA quality we have come to expect.
Pros: This is a charming park with a lot of character. The surrounding condos are painted in tropical colors and a lot of work has been done on landscaping. The check in was painless, and the desk clerk was very friendly. This would be a great location if you are towing a boat. There are two great grocery stores very close across the bridge. Cons: The entry is very tight, compounded by a sign at the edge on both sides. That is problematic for a big rig. This park is way too expensive for what you get. That price reflects a 10% GS discount, and it is the least expensive site on the lot. Some are far higher. You are a long way from town and a long way from NAS Pensacola. The water is the Intracoastal Canal. You are parked under a noisy bridge. At that price you expect every amenity. The sites are so narrow that if you run out your slides you are infringing on your neighbor's patio and your own as well. There is no beach access. In order to get to the beach you must drive and find a public access point, which are almost non-existent. The park is owned or managed by a hotel chain. Those of us who RV several hundred nights a year can spot that immediately. There are too many rules, too many liability disclaimers, too many no-dog signs, and too few trash receptacles. We would probably not stay there again if there are better choices.
This is a pretty little park. They are trying very hard to make it a top notch park. Wi-Fi was very slow. The sites are adequate, gravel surrounded by grass. Roads are gravel, but they are working constantly to groom them. This rate is Passport America. Safety was not an issue at all. They road is very rough, but that is not their fault. The location is a bit of a drive to the Quarter, so the shuttle is a good touch. We would probably stay here again if we return to New Orleans, which is unlikely.
This is a great park with level concrete sites and wonderful facilities. They have just about everything, a dog park, playground, two pools, strong Wi-Fi, and full hook-ups. They have daily on-site trash pick-up and evidently on weekends there are some social events. Verizon 3G connection was fast. It is convenient to the highway, but be careful to follow their signage, not the current published GPS coordinates. The staff was particularly friendly and helpful. This would be a great place for a rally or family reunion.. We will stay here again.
Despite reviews that say otherwise, the resort seems to be in fine repair, up and running very nicely. It is a lovely park and the pool and clubhouse are open. The all concrete sites are level and very clean. Staff is friendly and helpful and the best bargain on ice in town. The only short-fall is marginal Wi-Fi. Verizon connection worked very well. The location is very easy on and off I-40 and there is minimal road noise. This was our second stay and we will visit again.
This is a very nice park with friendly staff everywhere. They offer all you need for a short to medium length stay. Cookies and pastries, along with coffee in the store is a nice touch. There is an escort to your site. Wi-Fi is strong and the park is easy on and off the highway. Follow KOA directions, not your GPS. We will camp here again.
This is a spectacular park for scenery. The sites are large and some have fire pits. The pool was very nice and clean. All facilities were clean and in good condition. The trash containers are few and far from some sites and there are several areas where pets are excluded. Overall, it was a first class experience. We will camp here again.
This is a very lovely State Park with lake access and very nice facilities. Electric hook-up only. Booking fees and State Park Entry Fee distorts the daily rate if you are staying short term. Staying several nights would be a better value.
This park is quite adequate for a short layover. It is all gravel but the sites are large enough. There are a lot of long term residents, but the park was quiet and everyone was friendly. No complaints, it is under $20 with Passport America. We would stay here again.
This is a great, little park. There are lovely mature trees, the sites are large, and the staff is very friendly. The location is convenient and there is a really nice IGA Supermarket only about a mile away. The park is extremely quiet, surrounding on all sides by farmland. This is one of the best wi-fi service parks we have visited. We will stay here again. The black bunny population is adorable.
This is a lovely little park in a beautiful shaded setting. The sites are adequate and while it is near the highway, noise is minimal. There are a lot of amenities for children and the pool is beautiful. There are lots of birds. We would stay here again.
This is a beautiful, well maintained park. The staff is wonderful and the store is well stocked. It is walking distance to the downtown and several attractions. The sites are roomy and all amenities are available. We will stay here again.
This is a very nice State Park campground. The setting is beautiful. The park is very clean. There is a little bit of highway and train noise, but it is minimal. The sites are very roomy with a nice table and shelter. I wish we could have stayed for several days. We would stay here again.
We stayed in the RV Resort side of the park. It is different than the RV Park side. Clearly some of the reviews are for the "Park" side. The Resort sites are fully paved and some are beautifully landscaped. This resort has everything. It is the most dog friendly park we have ever visited. The views are spectacular. The office staff could not have been friendlier. The value is there for a high dollar resort.
This is a good little campground for location. The rate reflects add-on taxes at more than 10%. The sites are very close and can be dusty. There are big nice trees. It is right in town and walking distance to many restaurants and shopping. Although the park is busy, it is very quiet at night. If you are in a big rig entering from the south, when McDonald's is on your left, give yourself plenty of room to make your turn on the right at the Texaco Station. The driveway is sudden and tight. We advised two staff members to eliminate two parking places in the Texaco/Canyonlands Store to facilitate big rig entry.
This is a fabulous setting for camping. We had a site that faced the lake and loved every minute of our stay. The campground appears to be quite new and very clean. The only reason I did not rate a "10" is because it is pricy and the price gouging in the camp store is crazy. $5 for a $2 bag of ice is ridiculous and $8 for a 12 pack of soda is worse.
The best thing this resort has going for it is the lake. The pool and public areas are very nice. Office staff was marginally friendly. Wi-fi is not usable. The sites are very close and small. The majority of the sites are filled with seasonal and full-time residents. They have brought with them all the toys you can possibly cram into their sites. On the weekend the lake will be over-run with hundreds of boats. Wild burros are a charming addition to the property.
This is a very nicely maintained park in a good location. We stayed here in 2011 and upon leaving in May 2011 we made a reservation for March 2012. We confirmed in January, 2012. Upon arrival our site was not available, and we were jammed into a site that was too small for our motorhome, and we could not level. There appears to be some deterioration in the attitudes of the staff. The owner does not seem to be nearly as involved as she was last year. When a larger site was requested, the desk clerk said "take it or you can go somewhere else". The handy-man did groom the site so we could eventually get leveled in it. We will search for an alternate location next year.
This is a beautiful park and the river views are spectacular. Hookups and site are quite adequate. They are still struggling with the effects of the flood of May, 2011. Levee repairs create a lot of dust, and the gravel roads add to it. Once the trucks are gone and Wi-Fi and cable are added it will be a first rate park. The folks in the office are very helpful.
This is an acceptable stop-over park. The sites are cement, and large enough. The park is in some type of transition, with the backside abandoned and trashy. Nearby train and car racing are a bit noisy. The staff is very friendly and cable TV signal is quite good.
This is a nice little campground very near shopping and the attractions. It is on a hillside, but easily maneuvered. Our site was level. Wi-Fi was strong and good cable TV. Everything was quite adequate.
This is a great little park. As stated by others, all the sites are shaded and offer a beautiful view of the dam and river. There is some train and factory noise, but we enjoyed the stay very much. The staff are friendly and helpful. Coming from the south or west, cross the dam and immediately take the sharp turn left, down to the riverfront and dam. We will definitely stay here again.
This is a park with a lot of potential. The area is beautiful with gorgeous views from the sites. Hookups were adequate, but the sites are very hard to level. Cellphone service and Wi-Fi were very good. Shade is scarce. The park has a lot of grassy areas, and need to mow more often, as the grass and weeds were knee-high. Feral cats spread trash on a nightly basis. Upon checking in, you will be given an astonishing 22 paragraphs of prohibitions and rules containing dire warnings of the consequences of violations, up to and including expulsion and arrest. Not a very warm greeting! Moses only delivered ten short sentences. But, the young folks in the office were very helpful and friendly.
This is a very quiet rural park. It is in a wooded area. Deer wander through the campground. While it is basic needs, they are working to upgrade it. The hookups were new and there is a new laundry/shower facility. They even are working to create a lake. Staff is very friendly relaxed, and very helpful. We will stay again.
A pleasant surprise. An excellent stop if you are travelling across the UP. This is a very charming small park with gravel, pull through sites. The Wi-Fi is one of the best we have seen. Hostess and her staff are working constantly to keep the park looking very nice. We would stay here again if ever in the UP.
This park is a beautiful setting and it is huge. That has been posted enough times. They do a very nice job with maintenance and the sites are arranged so you have reasonable privacy. The camp store is the best stocked of any I have ever seen. I will caution you about a couple of things. You need to have a discussion with the representative about exactly what you want. All sites are not equal. Some roads are paved, some are not. They really try to wet down the dirt roads but it is a losing proposition. On the weekends the traffic is constant the air is full of dirt. All surfaces in your RV will be covered in dirt. You cannot get 50 amp service on the paved waterview sites. We wound up in a back-in site backed up against a "primitive toilet" on a dirt road, facing west, with no shade that was effective. The only place to dispose of trash is at the front gate. Few sites are in walking distance. The traffic driving to the dumpster adds to the congestion at the gate. I have never had to drive my trash around. You have to pay a daily rate for Wi-Fi access. At this price point, that is not expected. Pets are not allowed on beautiful waterfront grass. Signs direct you to keep pets on the roadway. Why? There is no part of the very long shoreline where dogs are allowed to swim or wade. And, as responsible pet owners we always pick up after them. But, with no trash cans in the park, where to deposit the little bags? Again it is a very beautiful scenic park. More trash containers and relaxation of all the pet prohibitions would make it just about perfect.