Date of Stay: April, 2014
This is a park for workers that are in the area for a few months at a time. Their are 3 distinct sections. The lots along the side of the lake offer good drainage and some grass. The pads are gravel that is somewhat covered in grass. The main road is black top and gravel but seems adequate. There are no campground amenities like tables, grills, bathhouse, dump station, or office. All of the El Dorado area is easily accessed from the park. Wal-Mart super center is only 1 mile away. The monthly rate was $350.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
Spent 3 nights in campground 2 on an excellent full hookup site. I was also pleased to find that free Wi-Fi Internet service was available and worked well. AT&T cell phone reception was good as was over-the-air TV broadcasts. The website is very accurate and complete in its descriptions of each site including pictures, so check it out before calling for reservations. The full hookup sites are few and the ones with shade are even fewer, but there are some on both campground 1 and 2. The park, marina, campground, and trails are well maintained.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
Very nice sites with new, full hookups are well spaced with plenty of shade trees and access to the small lake. AT&T cell phone service was poor and Sprint PCS data access was non-existent. Several over the air digital TV channels were available. This is a good place to relax.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
This is my favorite place to stay while visiting Silver Dollar City because of the excellent shuttle service to the park. The sites are short and only a few of them can comfortably accommodate 30 foot campers. There is very little space to park your tow vehicle. Sites by the highway are noisy. The store is well stocked and the workers are friendly and helpful. The cable TV is great. AT&T cell phone and Sprint broadband internet card both worked great.
Date of Stay: October, 2010
This was a weekend trip and we used a full hookup site in area A. The view of the lake and the large sites make area A a good choice even if you aren't staying long enough to need the full hookups. Check in was a little slow due to a problem verifying credit cards but the employees allowed most folks to get set up on their sites and come back later to pay. All hookups worked properly, AT&T cell coverage was great and Sprint wireless internet worked great. Several channels were available on the antenna so I didn't take the time to set up the dish. There are a lot of trees in most sections of the park so satellite TV might require some time to find a good signal. The restaurant is good but be aware that it is closing for a complete rebuild later this year. Check with the park for details if that is important to you because it is a long drive to town. The office/visitor center has only basic supplies and souvenirs. I did not hike the trails this time but have enjoyed them on previous trips and recommend this as an excellent hiking destination.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
This is one of my frequent destinations (3 to 4 times per year). The park is close to Pinnacle Mountain for recreation and the shopping in West Little Rock. I am usually very pleased with the park. My only complaint this time was rudeness of some of the camp hosts. There were no problems from other campers or rangers. The park was almost full because of the holiday weekend and beautiful weather. This is a nice park for walking your dog, riding a bicycle, or using the great hiking trails at Pinnacle which is only a couple of miles down the road. The bathhouses have been recently torn down and rebuilt. The dump station closest to the exit was closed as it has been every time I have camped during the last 2 years but there are 2 other dump stations available.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
My family spent 5 days in the Fort Pickens campground, primarily to have good access to the beach and to get away from the more crowded tourist areas. The trip was a success in that the beach was almost empty. There were more workers on the beach than tourists. The road leading to the campground is very low: had water and sand either standing in the road, or completely covering the road during most of our stay. Area A has the longer pads and better drainage. I saw water standing around campers in areas B, C, and D. The grass was about a foot high when some of it finally got mowed. There were water faucets running every day to flush the lines. The dump station did not have a water faucet to use for flushing my tanks. The walkway from the camping area to the gulf beach is just a path through the dunes since the boardwalk has not been rebuilt. Almost all trees are broken off and dead. Only a few sites have trees that provide shade. This is a great place to get away from town, people, and stores and just walk on the beach and relax. Sprint data card and AT&T cell phones worked fine. No problem with dish network either because there are no tall trees to block the signal. There is also a $8 charge per vehicle to enter the area and is good for a week. I paid $20 per night for camping. This is a great value considering all that it includes like touring the old military fort and batteries, access to miles of beach, and a hiking trail.
Date of Stay: January, 2009
Nice hiking trails. Roads and pads all asphalt and concrete. Large, shady camp sites. Most are not level so be prepared to spend a little more time setting up. The new hookups in areas A and C are great. The only problem was that the sewer is at the very back corner of the pad. I camped 3 nights. All the employees that I spoke with were friendly and helpful. The rate was half price, winter rates.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
Owners are great. The campground is primarily for people who want to fish in the white river and the owner has fishing boats available for rent as well as a store with all the things you might need for your fishing trip. There are actually 6 back-in rv sites on the river. Another 8 sites are pull throughs just a short distance from the river. The best feature is the price. 30 amp service is $18 per night and 50 amp is $20 per night. The water, sewer, and electric worked very well. Wireless internet is only available at the office / store with is out of range from the campsites. I found it easier to go to the state park visitor center a couple of times per day and use the wi-fi hot spots that are available free and without the need for a security code. Everything is gravel and dirt but the water drains pretty good after a rain. I would recommend this campground for folks who want to sit and relax by the river or fish and place a high priority on having sewer hookups at a good daily rate. You can tie your boat up on the bank of the river and walk up to your campsite or clean your fish at the fish cleaning station between the campsites and the river.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
Lots of shade on most sites. Very level, paved pads and roads. This campground is very large and actually consists of about 5 different loops. This is a great park for walking. Shopping and restaurant area of West Little Rock is about 10 minutes away. Two out of the three dump stations in the park were open. During the day, there is a lot of activity around the pavilions and playground areas. The "A" loop is very shaded and nice. "B" sites in the loop from about B14 to B28 are not as shaded and the pull throughs are a little crowded. Several of the sites in "D" section share a Y shaped parking pad which puts you real close to your neighbor which might be OK if you are camping with friends or family. We stayed on B03 and found it to be perfectly level and long enough to park the truck completely out of the road.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
This was my 4th time at this KOA in 2 years. I am always pleased with the friendly staff, clean park, and activities. Even though it is crowded, the layout of the sites gives the illusion of space. I was in section L (pull through section). There are no shade trees in this section but the sites are longer and have more room for parking.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
We stayed in section D of the campground. Only Section A has sewer; B, C, and D are older and have only 30 Amp Electric and Water. The sites vary greatly in size and flatness. The trees are so thick that some sites would be very difficult for campers with slides and awnings. The campground office was helpful in determining which site would be appropriate for my travel trailer. Roads and pads are asphalt. This campground and state park is on top of a mountain and there are great views but not from the campsites. Great lookout points are are within a couple of miles of the campground. There is also a car museum on top of the mountain that I recommend.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
Shade trees are plentiful at this campground. The sites are mostly for small campers and have very limited space for parking your tow vehicle. Wifi is available but only close to the office. The store has most of the things you might need and the check in was fast and friendly. If you want to visit Silver Dollar City, this campground is on the route for a free shuttle.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
We enjoyed the convenient location of this park. The staff was helpful and friendly. The park was clean and well maintained. We had one of the "new" sites in the front; some of the sites in the back appeared to be smaller and we would have had tree problems with a 33-foot 5th wheel. We would definitely return.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
The location is great for visiting the Smoky Mountains because it is very close to the Townsend visitor center and some of the most visited sections of the Park. The best features are probably the shade trees and WiFi. We also enjoyed an outdoor movie with popcorn that was shown on a big inflatable screen. The sites along the river have the best views. All sites in this park are very small. My awning and slide were less than 10 feet from my neighbors campers. Parking is tight and you might have to get someone to move their vehicle to get your camper in our out of your site. The store is excellent. Another good feature of this area is a paved bike/walking path that runs from this RV park all the way into town so you can bike to restaurants, the visitor center, heritage museum, grocery store, and dollar store. We stayed 5 nights.