Date of Stay: July, 2016
This is a tightly spaced park with limited parking for your tow vehicle. Lots of shade trees in all areas except the large pull through sites. Utility hookup was convenient and worked well. I did not use the Wifi because I use my own AT&T cell phone for internet and the signal was very good. There is a lack of maintenance showing especially at the pool and mini-golf but we used both of these amenities anyway. The catch and release fishing was great fun for our young grandkids. The fish were about 3 to 6 inches long and would bite as quickly as the hook could be baited and dropped in the water. I only stay at this koa because of its location (very close to Magic Springs and downtown Hot Springs) and the activities & amenities for kids. Although I was on one of the widest sites, there was just enough room to get 1 vehicle off of the road and still have adequate room around the picnic table and fire ring.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
It had been a few years since my last visit to this park. I was happy to find that it is still a great place to stay in the Little Rock area. The abundant shade trees are great and really helped since the temperature was between 95 and 100 most afternoons. The streets and parking pads are paved and mostly level. My only complaint during this stay is that the grass was pretty tall when I arrived and no grass cutting was done anywhere in the park during the 5 days I was there. Utilities and dump station worked as expected.
Date of Stay: December, 2015
Third time to stay at this park in 2015. The staff is very helpful during check-in. I was also happy with the show ticket service provided in the park office. There was rain during my stay so the gravel site got a little muddy but it was probably as good as could be expected without concrete or asphalt. Cable TV is analog but adequate. All utilities worked as expected.
Date of Stay: October, 2015
The sites and hookups are nothing special. There is plenty of dirt and pine straw except for the road and RV pads which are asphalt. The playground and walking trail were enjoyed by the grandchildren. This is a good place to turn the kids loose and let them play and ride their bikes. The visitor center and store is good. There are boats and bicycles for rent and a propane bottle exchange.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
This was my second stay at Musicland Kampground in 2015. I was very happy with the site that they selected for me. All of the employees were friendly and helpful. The park is very hilly but my site was perfectly level and had plenty of shade trees to help the A/C keep the camper cool. About 17 TV stations (including Fox News channel) are provided with a cable hookup. I did not use the park WiFi on this trip because I found my AT&T cellular connection to be more than adequate. There is a card operated security gate to discourage people from driving through the park.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
This is one of the best RV Parks I have reviewed. There is a range of sites available from back-in with shade to riverside pull-through on concrete pad. My site was on a concrete pad within 50 feet of the river bank and 80 feet to the water. The interior roads are mostly gravel so there will be a little dust. Office personnel were great. They led me to my site, picked up trash at the site several times a day, and loaned me a ladder to get on top of the camper to do a roof patch. Prices for cokes and ice in the office were very reasonable. I stayed 4 days and will probably return to this park just to sit and watch the barges go up and down the river.
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.