Rob H

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

Recent Reviews


3

Quiet and Relaxing

A really nice quite large campground that is near the shores of Beaver Lake, and close to all of the conveniences of the nearby city of Rogers. With over 100 campsites there is a space here for just about any type of camper, although spaces for large trailers and motor-homes are limited. Sites 72-80 are optimal for the larger ones and are the only sites in the entire campground with a dedicated fresh water tap. Most of the sites are partially or fully-shaded. The park is quite hilly, some leveling will definitely be needed which ever site you've chosen.

None of the sites have sewer hookup but there is a complimentary dump station near the park entrance. We were able to use our satellite antenna at site 72 but not many of the larger sites would offer a clear view of the southern sky. You can ask the park attendant over a telephone call before finalizing your plans and reservation.

The park offers limited hiking, there is only one trail that we found and it's a very short one at just one mile. On the plus side the amount of wildlife is terrific; numerous deer are inside the park and can be seen at almost any time at just about any particular location. There are some shorebirds, as well as many other birds that are often seen around the campsites. We were regularly visited by bluebirds.

The park is very quiet, albeit we visited during the week. It's about one half mile or so off the main Hwy 12 thru town. The park has a marina and boat launch that can be quite busy early in the morning and then again late afternoon/early evening. They are located further down the hill from the upper campsites and did not present any excessive noise.

We camped here in a travel trailer and would return for another visit.

Date of Stay:
 June, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $23.00

3

Convenient and Quiet

This is a very nice state park located about 12 miles off Interstate 30, and about 10 miles from the city of Hot Springs. It's a very convenient yet quiet location in between both places. The park sits adjacent Lake Catherine one of three major lakes in the general area. There are plenty of fishing and boating options available, the on-site marina offers several rental options by the hour, half-day, or even full day. Several hiking options are available, including a short 2 mile hike to a really nice waterfall. Other trails go to slightly higher elevations and a bit more climbing, but rewarded us with loads of blooming wildflowers and butterflies.

Most (but not all) of the campsites are fully paved, including the ones with full hookups. The park itself is very hilly and many of the campsite reflect this; you will definitely need to do some leveling side-to-side in your trailer to feel comfortable. I did not see any pull-thru sites so be prepared to back into your space. The campsites themselves are very generously spaced; both sites adjacent to ours were occupied yet those trailers were at a distance of about 70'-80'. Several sites offer a clear view to the southern sky for satellite reception; we did so with no problems and saw numerous other sites that had satellite antennas setup.

We stayed here in our travel trailer and would stay here again, although there are several choices in the immediate area that may be just as comfortable.

Date of Stay:
 April, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $30.00

4

A Hidden Gem

This is a wonderful place to stay for a few relaxing days. Very quiet and very remote. No cellular phone service, no wifi, and no over-the-air television channels are available; we were able to use our satellite antenna quite easily as there are a handful of campsites that have a clear view to the south. There are several shaded sites if you'd rather have that as an option. Some of the most generously spaced campsites that we've ever seen, and all are fully paved.

It's a beautiful lake with plenty of waterfowl present almost all of the time. Excellent hiking trails so be sure to take advantage of those if possible. We stayed here in our travel trailer, and yes would stay here again.

Date of Stay:
 April, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $20.00

3

Convenient

Very convenient to several nearby attractions in Grand Prairie and Arlington. It is onsite with the outdoor flea market and easily walk-able. There is some shade, all concrete pads, mostly level but you'll probably want to self-level your trailer before setting everything up. The sites are very close but overall really well kept and all equipment was in good working order.

No cable tv, but my rooftop antenna scanned over 90 available over-the-air channels including all 4 major networks. Wifi is solid, it does tends to slow down in the evening when there is high demand. There is a small municipal airport adjacent, a few early morning small planed but mostly quiet the rest of the day. Laundry service is robust with several machines and not expensive to use. There is a small store with a few basic grocery and rv supplies.

It's a pretty quiet rv park after dark with some street lights. We stayed here in our travel trailer for 4 night visiting attractions in Grand Prairie and Arlington; never had to drive more than about 5 miles for anything that we needed. Yes, we would stay here again.

Date of Stay:
 March, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $31.00

4

Convenient and Quiet

We spent 7 days here in our Travel Trailer primarily for the easy beach access. This place has a wonderful wooden well-kept private boardwalk to the beach, it's about a 5 minute walk from most spaces in the park. It's a pretty quiet RV park, just be sure to get a space away from the main highway out front.

Spaces are pretty narrow but well maintained; we had no trouble getting into/out of our space. With almost no trees here our satellite television reception worked very well, but I couldn't get any network television channels with the roof-top antenna guess they are too far away in Corpus Christi. There is a charge to use the cable tv service. Also electricity is billed separately; we spent $16 on electricity over 7 days so just over $2 per day for 30 amp service. There is daily trash service right at your parking spot. Wifi is slow most of the time because there are so many other guests using it; the smartphone was pretty slow but the laptop computer much faster. There is a small RV store in the office area, mainly just the basic essentials. Really nice laundry service with lots of machines although we thought the cost was a bit higher than most. There is a huge rec hall with daily/weekly social events, and a really nice game room. Propane is also sold on-site. There are numerous RV maintenance companies in the local area that will perform service (or cleaning) right at your rig on-site.

This place has just about everything you could ask for in an rv beach resort, yes I would stay here again but there are also a few other choices in the area that seem excellent as well.

Date of Stay:
 March, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $33.00

1

Disappointing

Stayed here only one night passing thru Waco on my way to S. Texas. Could not get the cable tv to work at all, good thing I had satellite reception to fall back on. Wi-Fi did not work at all, good thing I had a data plan on the smartphone to fall back on. Gravel sites are ok, but standing water and water puddles are not. The office seemed very unorganized; I don't think they get many visitors but primarily are setup to handle their permanent residents.

On the plus side it was off the main highways so very very quiet at night. There are other choices in the area, I'd suggest checking those out before stopping here especially for an extended amount of time. I would not stay here again.

Date of Stay:
 March, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $27.00

4

Everything you need

Convenient to all Branson attractions yet still a very quiet and comfortable place to spend one night or a few days. No more than 5 minutes to the main road thru the city of Branson, this place has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Easy access off the state highway 165, it's about one half mile back so there isn't any highway noise at night.

Level sites, plenty of shade, relatively large spaces for your rig compared to many. Excellent cable television lineup (48 channels), and pretty good wifi. Propane is available on-site at a very competitive price.

Most of the sites are gravel, there was one very rainy day while we spent 5 days here; it was pretty noticeable that more gravel was needed at our site. It wasn't muddy but a little wet with some puddling in a few spots.

We stayed here in our travel trailer and yes would stay here again. Beware of falling acorns during the Fall season!

Date of Stay:
 November, 2014
Rate Paid:
 $27.00

3

Great view of Beaver Lake

The campground is pretty basic, with electric only on-site. Quite a bit of shade, every site has a picnic table. There are several fresh water faucets thru the loop if you need to fill your fresh tank, but know where they are located before you pull into your site to avoid having to loop around again. The dump station is just outside the campground if needed. The campground itself is quite hilly however the RV sites are mostly level or nearly level. Most of the sites are back-in, a few are pull-thru.

There is no cable tv, no wi-fi but a nice place to get away from things and have a wonderful view of the lake, waterfowl, fishing boats, marina, etc. There is a short hiking trail near the campground that circles around back to the campground, it's about 5 miles in length, somewhat hilly in spots but not strenuous. It offers some beautiful views if you enjoy hiking.

Date of Stay:
 May, 2014
Rate Paid:
 $18.00

4

Wonderful state park

If you're looking to get away from the rat race this is a great park to visit for a few days. Extremely quiet park with a small stream running adjacent the campground, a few waterfalls, and some great hiking trails. Sites are very level, most are paved. Full hookups on-site, somewhat rare with most state parks. No cellular service in the park (enjoy the solitude), no wi-fi service in the park, only 2 tv channels on my antenna. It was great to get away for 4 nights here, a bit pricey for a state park but we would stay here again.

Date of Stay:
 June, 2014
Rate Paid:
 $30.00

5

Best park in the area

An excellent park with everything needed for a great stay. Great wi-fi, very good cable tv, spacious level sites, very convenient to the Badlands NP. A bit pricey compared to others in the area but also offers more. Lots of shade, that's important because it gets very hot in this area of SD. Easily in/out, most all of the sites are pull-thru. Yes we would stay here again.

Date of Stay:
 August, 2014
Rate Paid:
 $43.00