Rob H

Home Base: 
Arkansas
Type of RV: 
29' Travel Trailer
79 Reviews
21 States Visited

Recent Reviews


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

3

Convenient not quiet

Stayed here during the fall Oktoberfest weekend. Super convenient to everything Hermann has to offer and walking distance to all if you are able. This is a city park that totally transforms into a campground over the weekend celebration including lots of tents. It is located along a busy state highway so there is plenty of noise during morning, afternoon, and evening hours; during the overnight hours the road noise calms down considerably. Also with the location being a city park and centrally located there is quite a bit of drive-thru traffic and anyone can come thru the campground at any hour of the day as they please.

The sites are mostly level, gravel with grassy areas alongside. Very narrow and tight access roads but enough space for any size rig to get around. Your neighboring RV will also be very close alongside. Most sites have a picnic table and a fire ring. There is no cable tv and we could not receive any broadcast channels using the rooftop antenna; satellite reception worked well at our site and likely most but not all sites. There is no wifi service but strong cellular reception. Most of the sites are full hook-up and will require some leveling; some are electric and water service only, others are electric only.

The Stone Hill winery is very close by, about a 5 minute walk just up the hill behind the city park. The other locations in Hermann are scattered around the downtown area and just under a one mile walk which is doable for most; if you choose to drive downtown there is plenty of parking but still walking will be necessary between locations. Several wineries outside of the city held their own activities; these range from 5-10 miles distant so driving would be necessary.

We stayed here 4 nights in our travel trailer and would visit again. The city does not accept credit cards, we made our payment using a personal check.

Date of Stay:
 October, 2017
Rate Paid:
 $30.00

5

Great hiking in a beatiful setting

The 4 campground areas are very large, about 125 sites in total. We stayed in Loop A which offered a full hookup site. The Loop A sites are all paved asphalt with picnic table and fire ring. Some leveling will be required at nearly every site. We needed a sewer extension at our site so be prepared if needed for sewer and/or water. There are a few sites here where satellite reception works well, ask for some suggestions when making your reservation. There is no cable service but all network channels were available using the rooftop antenna. The channels are broadcast from the LIttle Rock area and can fade somewhat during bad weather or late evening hours. There is no wifi service in the campground but complimentary wifi is available in the Mather Lodge lobby area. Cellular service was very good in the campground but not so much on the hiking trails.

The hiking here is excellent as long as you are doing so during a cooler spring/fall time of year. Over 20 miles of trails, some short, some long, some easy, some difficult - something for all. The visitor's center or Mather Lodge can provide a map and overview of each of the trails, it was very helpful in not only planning the hikes but also while hiking. While the Cedar Falls trail has a beautiful waterfall and should not be missed it can be crowded especially on weekends. If you are able to set time aside for a longer hike such as the Seven Hollows Trail it will be much less crowded (you may be alone!) and offer plenty of interesting scenery and unusual rock formations.

A few previous reviews mentioned the spectacular mountain views and there are several. The best is about 4 miles east of the park near the gravesite for Petit Jean. Take a short drive and be rewarded.

We stayed here 5 nights in a travel trailer and would stay again, although the nightly rate for a full hookup site that does not include cable tv and wifi is high.

Date of Stay:
 September, 2017
Rate Paid:
 $40.00

4

Better than most

Very nice location, right off Kingshighway but without most of the highway noise. The park and all sites are very level and all are full hookup pull-thru sites. Individual sites are pretty close together and access is tight getting into the sites, however the access roads are very spacious. There are no trees here so plan accordingly. There is a very nice network of walking trails that are accessible from the rear of the park. Also a handful of restaurants are within walking distance.

Satellite reception is excellent at all sites. The park offers cable tv, you can also receive all network stations with an over-the-air rooftop antenna. Wifi worked well throughout the park although tended to slow down during peak hours.

The park has recently raised their rates to $40 per night which is getting expensive for the amenities offered. We stayed here 3 nights in a travel trailer and would stay again; however we might check other parks in the immediate area the next time passing thru.

Date of Stay:
 August, 2017
Rate Paid:
 $35.00