Rob H

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

Recent Reviews


4

Relaxing

This is a beautiful campground with almost 400 campsites spread over a large area. Some leveling will be needed on just about every site, and the access for long trailers or RV's is tight for some sites. There is plenty of shade but many spots in the Dogwood Loop sites 1-31 offer clear sight lines for satellite television reception. There are other sites that might offer reception with some maneuvering of your antenna. Only received PBS channel over the air; there is no wifi available, and at least for us no cellular reception.

This is a really nice campground for kids as well as adults. Numerous speed bumps slow down the traffic throughout the park and there is plenty of things to do including hiking trails. Very quiet most all of the time, it's well off the major highways and super quiet in the evenings. If you are close to the lake there might be boat noise but most days it's sporadic and limited to the daylight hours.

Seasonal camping is allowed in certain areas; several local residents take advantage of this and use their sites on both a semi-permanent basis and a limited (occasional) basis. Most of these sites are well kept.

We stayed here 4 nights in a travel trailer and would stay again. The daily rate in my review reflects a full hookup site in the Dogwood Loop, and seems a bit high to me for no wifi and no cable.

Date of Stay:
 July, 2016
Rate Paid:
 $40.00

3

Low frills

This is a gravel parking lot behind the Lambert's Cafe. All sites are pull-thru and full hook-up but are close together. Wifi works excellent, your rooftop antenna will receive all of the major network channels from nearby Springfield, and satellite reception is excellent because there are no trees.

It's a very basic RV Park with no other amenities, and good for an overnight or a short weekend stay. The price should be lower in my opinion, but it is still below most of the other full-service RV Parks in the area.

Date of Stay:
 May, 2016
Rate Paid:
 $30.00

4

Scenic and Relaxing

There is something for everyone here at this state park. Agree with the previous reviews already posted here and will avoid repeating them. I will add that many of the sites will require some leveling, and none of the sites have a water tap. Fill your fresh tank on the way into your site and ration accordingly. We stayed in Campground 1 and found it to probably be the most quiet of the 3 campgrounds; it's a bit removed from the nearby highway unlike campground 2,3. Excellent restrooms and shower rooms, the entire park is extremely clean. This park is one that the state has installed complimentary wifi and at least in campground 1 it worked very well thru the entire campground. There are some sites nearest the restrooms in campground 1 that will allow use of a satellite television antenna but the further back in the loop you go the thicker are the trees. I could not get a single over-the-air channel with my rooftop antenna.

Recommend hiking a portion of the trail system here. It's quite extensive, some are simple (The River Trail), others are more difficult (Fire Tower Trail). My favorite was the Eagles Nest Trail but all of them are great. We stayed here in a travel trailer and would return.

Date of Stay:
 May, 2016
Rate Paid:
 $21.00

4

Super convenient

What a great location, easy on/off the interstate highway and right within the heart of the city. There is some highway noise but I've experienced worse noise in many other locations. Two nearby pedestrian bridges connect to downtown Little Rock.

This RV park has all gravel sites, the are fairly close together with full hookups. The electrical service is 50 amp only. Most sites have a slight slope towards the river so some leveling will probably be needed. There is no cable television service but all major networks are accessible with the roof-top antenna. Satellite works very well here because there are very few trees. Wifi was excellent and one of the best I've ever used in a campground. The gates are secured overnight for security but still accessible with a code provided when you check in.

We stayed here in a travel trailer and would visit again.

Date of Stay:
 April, 2016
Rate Paid:
 $24.00

4

Quiet and scenic

This park is super quiet except for the occasional boat traffic on the adjacent river, but even that is normally during daylight hours. We stayed in the river loop and those sites are pretty level with decent space between. Grills and picnic tables at each site. The loop road is a bit narrow, making it more difficult than most parks to access your site given that all sites are back-in and not pull-thru. Even so there are numerous Class A RV's that are parked here. There is asphalt thru the entire park on both the loop roads and RV sites.

Wifi works fairly well here. All of the major television networks are available with the over-the-air rooftop antenna. Satellite television is widely used here but there are some sites that may not offer clear sight lines due to trees. There is no sewer at the RV sites but there are two dump stations, one in each loop. The bathhouse and shower are excellent alternatives if you're spending several days here. The park and especially the river are beautiful and well maintained. There is a short nature trail in the river loop and a pretty nice playground for kids in the original loop nearest the access road. For additional hiking take the short drive to Fontainbleu State Park. There is also a nice sandy beach there on the north shore of the lake. But to me this campground is nicer.

We stayed here in a travel trailer and would return.

Date of Stay:
 April, 2016
Rate Paid:
 $28.00

3

Far from perfect

There are several other reviews posted here that are very positive and for the most part it's a very nice park but there are some issues we encountered. The park itself has very level pull-thru sites and is easily accessible off of the interstate highway. The sites are fairly close together and at times makes site access difficult if vehicles are parked in the roads. It's very noisy from both the interstate highway at the front of the park as well as a state highway at the rear of the park.

The park offers cable television but it did not work at our site. Fortunately several channels are available using the rooftop antenna and satellite works fine as there are no trees in the park. The park offers 30 amp and 50 amp service of course but the 30 amp did not work at our site; we simply plugged into the 50 amp using an adapter. The park offers complimentary wifi but it does not work thru probably 75% of the park; you can receive signal only from about the first couple of rows of sites that are near the office. This is a huge frustration for all of us; if wifi is advertised we expect to be able to at least use it for email and basic web information from the comfort of our RV's. The park offers a free breakfast but it's hardly anything worthwhile and normally sparsely taken advantage by guests. The park offers an exercise room, but it's just one lonely treadmill in a small room with books for sharing.

The bathrooms and shower facilities were top notch, and the playground is excellent for children. We also used the laundry facilities and they worked very well. The folks in the office could use some lessons in courtesy and having a sense of urgency towards some of the issues that exist. Things could be improved to justify what is a very expensive nightly rate for what was a very average stay for us. We stayed here in a travel trailer and might stay again if some of the shortcomings were resolved.

Date of Stay:
 April, 2016
Rate Paid:
 $45.00

3

Alternative to staying in Austin

We could not get into any RV parks in Austin so moved a bit east and stayed here. It's about 15 minutes drive into the city if the traffic cooperates. Mostly permanent residents but still fairly quiet especially at night. Wifi system worked fine, over-the-air channels are numerous and all from the Austin area. There are some trees in the park but our site allowed for satellite reception just fine.

There isn't anything special about this park and it's a little expensive for the amenities and setting, but it's fine for a few nights and provides convenient access to the entire area. There are several other parks nearby including several in the Bastrop about another 8 miles further east.

We stayed here in a travel trailer and would stay again.

Date of Stay:
 March, 2016
Rate Paid:
 $38.00

3

Easy access to Dallas

Located on the east side of Dallas, away from most of the congestion and noise of the big city. All gravel pull-thru sites, they're fairly close together but mostly level. No trees so satellite reception is great, and over the air channels abound because of the close proximity to the city. The wifi system worked very well. Very quiet park at night, and no highway noise at all.

The park is still recovering from a Dec 2015 tornado but the sites that are in use are in full working order and free of debris. We stayed here in a travel trailer and would stay again.

Date of Stay:
 March, 2016
Rate Paid:
 $35.00

4

Scenic and Relaxing

Very close to all that Memphis offers yet little of the annoyances and noise. Conveniently located about 2 miles off the interstate and there is no highway noise. Interesting watching the river traffic moving along the nearby Mississippi River, and some sites are so close to the river bank the barges are easily in view.

The park offers sites that are in a wooded area or an open area near the river bank, also gravel or paved sites. Space between sites is about normal, not too close but not wide apart either. It's a very level park and probably no side-to-side leveling will be needed for your RV. Full hookup sites are everywhere.

There is no cable television here but we picked up about 35 local channels by roof-top antenna including all of the major networks. Satellite reception will be excellent at most river-front sites, but suggest making that request when placing your advanced reservation. There is complementary wifi and it worked well most times; like other parks it is stressed by the large number of devices that are connected.

This RV park is very peaceful and relaxing, with a scenic direct view of the river. Our site was paved and directly adjacent to the river; however during the summer months it could be very hot because there is no shade there. We stayed here in a travel trailer and would visit again.

Date of Stay:
 November, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $40.00

3

Affordable and Quiet

Very quiet location, full hookups, mostly level sites. It's about 2 miles off the interstate highway so no highway noise at night. The access road is a bit narrow but doable for even the largest RV's. While the campground itself has some rolling hills the sites are all mostly very level. The all gravel sites are a bit narrow as well but reasonable space between your neighbors.

Very strong wifi signal, you can get a few over the air tv channels including some of the networks. We used the satellite television system here but there are some sites with trees so be sure to mention that when making your reservation.

The price is right to stay here, very reasonable for the location and services offered.

Date of Stay:
 October, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $22.00