Rob H

Home Base: 
Arkansas
Type of RV: 
29' Travel Trailer
72 Reviews
20 States Visited

Recent Reviews


4

Quiet and scenic

A lovely if small Oklahoma state park near the Arkansas border, easily accessible off Hwy 412 but with no highway noise. There are 45 RV sites with a mixture of amenities; all have 30 amp power and some have 50 amp power; some have sewer but most do not. All have fresh water. There is a dump station near the entrance. Shade is abundant thru the entire park and all sites have some shade; some have complete shade. Very few sites are completely level so be prepared to level front/back and also side-to-side. There is a small tent area with about 15 sites, there is no electricity there and only a shared water tap is available. There are also yurts available for rent that have heat/air and may be ideal for small families.

The park has a 5 short hiking trails varying in length from 0.1m-1.5m; be sure to set some time aside for enjoying these during your stay. The most visited area of course is near the waterfall; there is a short hike to the base of the falls that is worth the effort if you are able. Most visitors should be able to handle the up/down of the climb of 47 steps; you'll be rewarded with a beautiful view of the falls themselves and the pond they create at the base.

We stayed here 3 nights and would visit again.

Date of Stay:
 June, 2018
Rate Paid:
 $22.00

4

Convenient, clean, and well maintained

Easy on/off access to I-40, wide access roads with paved concrete pads with grassy areas in between sites. The interstate highway is close but generally not evident especially during summer when air conditioning is running in the RV and windows closed; may be more noise other times of the year. Overall mostly level sites, might need some side-to-side leveling on a few sites. Close to OKC and just a few minutes to just about any where in the metro area. Exit to Mustang Road can be challenging during high traffic times, be patient and eventually you can safely pull out.

Wi-fi network worked well during our stay, cable tv that is provided has an excellent channel lineup with just about any national cable channel you'd prefer to see. All major networks are also available with rooftop antenna. There are no large trees yet because the park is fairly new, so satellilte television will work at any site.

We stayed here 7 nights and would visit again if in the local area. Rate listed below reflects Good Sam discount for the posted weekly rate.

Date of Stay:
 June, 2018
Rate Paid:
 $34.00

3

A nice place, but...

We normally do not stop at KOA but the choices in the immediate area here are few. It's a nice park and everything you'd expect from KOA but isn't worth the price charged. There are also some maintenance issues that have been noted on other review sites and I'll mention them here because they are not listed in any previous comments.

We stayed 2 nights in Row 'A'; there are known electrical issues that have been published about these sites. Specifically my pedestal had a reverse polarity situation according to the EMS system; in order to gain power from the pedestal I could not use the EMS and just had to plug straight into the pedestal. I mentioned this to the office staff and they were already aware of it, as a previous RVer earlier this week on the exact same RV site had already mentioned it to them. But they had ignored that warning and chose to be lazy about the repairs needed. The park is also in need of numerous loads of gravel. When there is rain it floods pretty easily in this section of the park; water flows down the hill to this lower section of the park. Everything that you have outside will become muddy and coated in dirt. This didn't happen all over the RV Park but it was pretty bad on my site and is an easily correctable situation. I expect more from KOA, especially given the high nightly rates charged.

If I stayed in this area again I'd likely check into other options more thoroughly. I would only stay here again if absolutely necessary but not in Row 'A' as I did on this visit. It's another reason to avoid KOA if you just want a basic no-frills park, with hookups, and a few basic amenities, and a much more affordable nightly rate. Most of us aren't interested in the swimming pools, bounce houses, fresh cookies after dinner, etc that drives up the cost at KOA. The daily cost below reflects a KOA Value Card discounted rate for 30 amp full-hookup service.

Date of Stay:
 May, 2018
Rate Paid:
 $54.00

4

Quiet

Another of the COE parks on the shores of Beaver Lake, but in a fairly remote area compared to most of the others. Paved access roads and paved back-in sites. Few sites are level, most are tree shaded with some that have only partial shade. There is a lower and upper campground; the lower has many waterfront sites that will flood when the lake level is high. It is also a bit noisier due to marina and boat traffic. The upper is much quieter but not near the water and with very few views of the water. Deer and wildlife abound thru the entire park.

All sites are water and electric only but there is a dump station on-site. Several rooftop television channels are available including most of the major networks. A few sites (#31) have a clear view of the southern sky to allow satellite antenna usage. This is a quiet little park that is great for fishing, boating or just relaxation. If you love hiking, Hobbs State Park is about 10 minutes drive to the south with numerous trails of varying lengths to suit any taste. We stayed here 3 nights in our travel trailer and would visit again.

Date of Stay:
 May, 2018
Rate Paid:
 $20.00

2

Noisy train tracks

It's a nice little RV park, with gravel access roads and asphalt paved sites. Full hook-ups throughout, the wifi signal works well. There is no cable tv connection, and no channels available over the air via the roof-top antenna. Satellite will work well at any of the pull-thru sites, but not as many of the back-in sites.

It's convenient to the highway but there is almost no highway noise. The biggest issue is the noise from the passing trains. This area must be alongside a major train thoroughfare; this is mentioned in some other reviews and during the less than 24 hours we spent here there was just about an average of one train every hour around the clock. The stockyards are also right behind the RV park and the cattle make a little noise even thru the night, but it doesn't compare to the train noise.

This is an ok spot for a one night stopover, because there are very few RV spots along this section of the highway for quite a few miles. We spent one night here but would not stay here again, not thru any fault of the park itself but just the outside noise. Even earplugs will not seal it out completely, so if you are a light sleeper you've been warned!

Date of Stay:
 April, 2018
Rate Paid:
 $25.00

5

Excellent location

Just a few things to add to the previous reviews, most sites are level but on some there will need to be some side to side leveling done. The sites are pretty close together with paved access and small gravel for the sites themselves; each site has a picnic table.

Wifi has worked well during our entire week-long stay. Probably the best digital cable setup I've seen, more than 50 channels all in high definition including the 4 major networks. There are some sites without many trees if satellite reception is desired, just ask them about that when checking in.

We stayed here a full week and would stay again. Daily rate reflects the weekly rate savings plus taxes.

Date of Stay:
 April, 2018
Rate Paid:
 $46.00

4

Quiet

The RV Park, the beaches, and most all chain-type stores have mostly recovered from Hurricane Harvey however many of the small businesses have not. Nevertheless this is a nice spot to visit and take in some sunshine and warmer temperatures while the cold lingers in the north. All paved access roads and concrete pads, full-hook up sites, generous shade in some spots. Swimming pool, two large laundry rooms, and an exercise room are on-site. There is very little road noise in the evenings and overnight making it fairly quiet most all times.

There is cable television here with all major networks and a few of the major cable networks. Satellite television works well at many of the sites. The wifi is strong throughout the entire property but we found it to be unreliable quite often and dropping off. Cellular service should be strong for all major carriers.

We stayed here 5 nights and would visit again, but there are numrous choices of RV parks in the immediate area that are likely solid choices as well.

Date of Stay:
 April, 2018
Rate Paid:
 $35.00

4

Convenient

Without repeating too much the previous reviewers, this RV Park is a convenient stop along the north/south I-35 interstate highway. Easy access, mostly all pull-thru sites that are fairly level and well-spaced. Access roads are paved with the sites themselves gravel. There is no cable television hookup but all major networks are available via rooftop antenna; satellite reception is excellent at most all sites. The staff boasts about the strength of the wifi network and most times it worked very well, but there also times when the signal dropped significantly or even completely.

The 'free' breakfast is excellent with several options that are all cooked fresh to your order; tips are welcome to the cooks and generally expected. Overall this is a pretty nice park, there is highway noise but that settles down quite a bit during the overnight hours. Because this is a very large RV park with a bout 200 spaces there are pads available farther from the front of the property and the noise difference is noticeable. This is a good overnight spot or maybe a couple of nights before moving on; we stayed here in a travel trailer and would stop again.

Date of Stay:
 April, 2018
Rate Paid:
 $35.00

3

Good for a quick visit

There are few RV park locations along US65 south of the Little Rock area, this one is easily accessible but there is quite a bit of highway noise because of it's adjacency. Well maintained with plenty of sites, all pull-thru, all full-hookup. Sites are fairly close together but would expect that the park is not usually crowded except during holiday periods. Lots of grassy areas with gravel access roads. Some leveling will be needed on most sites. Lots of permanent residents on the north side of the RV park.

Cable television worked very well, and there are several sites where satellite reception would be favorable. Wifi worked extremely well during our visit, a welcome surprise compared to most RV parks we've visited.

It's good for a quick 1-2 night stop if passing thru the area. We stayed here one night and would visit again. Be sure to bring your ear plugs to block some of the highway noise!

Date of Stay:
 October, 2017
Rate Paid:
 $27.00

3

Excellent location

Adjacent to the Space and Rocket Center and easily accessible off the main highway but without most of the highway noise. This is a small family-owned and operated campground that could use some updating but still very affordable and in a great location. The sites are gravel pads that will require leveling for most. All sites are full-hookup, shade is available for many. Pull-thru and back-in sites are available.

There is no wifi here. All major network channels are available using the rooftop antenna, and many locations will have a clear sky for using a satellite antenna.

We stayed here 2 nights while visiting Huntsville and the Space Center, we would return and visit again. The rate is very affordable and you can't beat the location.

Date of Stay:
 October, 2017
Rate Paid:
 $18.00