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Clear Springs Recreation Area, Meadville, Mississippi

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The good: The area has a nice lake and several great hiking trails, ranging from about a mile up to 10 miles. The camping spots were mostly level, if somewhat uneven. They had large flat areas for tents and nice fire rings. It was very quiet and dark - great star viewing between the tall pine trees. Should be nice and shady during the summer. Very clean campground, and the host was superbly friendly and helpful.

Not so good: Some sites were somewhat short, even for a TM 3023. We stayed in #3, and I had to park across the drive after unhitching to stay out of the road. This campground does not take reservations. We arrived at about 5:30 PM on Friday before MLK weekend and took one of the last two spots. The last spot was filled within 20 minutes of our arrival. Due to tree removal, one of the two campground loops was closed, so they were down to 11 of their normal 22 sites. The showers in the lower loop bathrooms got no warmer than tepid. The swimming area showers were much better. The facilities could have used a little more maintenance: broken faucet in the bathroom, broken board on the playground, aforementioned lack of hot water.

Google Maps and our GPS directed us down Wagon Wheel Road to get to the campground. This was a rough gravel road and NOT the right way. Stay on the paved road: the campground is straight ahead in a short distance. We camped at Clear Springs Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3 - lower loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

This campground is not near anything. Bring what you need with you. Natchez, MS was about 25 minutes west of Clear Springs. It was a neat place to explore.

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Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, Arkansas

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent MLK weekend at Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas. It's about an hour northwest of Little Rock in the Ouachita Mountains. It was a beautiful park with lots of very interesting hikes and gorgeous scenery! The campground was well cared for and clean, especially the bathrooms. We had a great time, definitely among the best places we've camped in this area. We'd love to go back more in season. It got down to about 19 degrees at night. The city water faucet froze, as well as our water hose and gray water tank. Definitely learned to pay more attention to the overnight temps!

Some quirks:

1. There is a small airport just across the lake from the campground. Be prepared for some low fly-by's. No noise at night, though. The airport may be day-only.

2. A surprising number of campers left their sites without cleaning up trash. Campground staff picked it up.

3. Had to buy Friday night even though we originally planned on arrivng Sarurday morning. We wound up driving in Friday night. Not a good idea due to the large number of deer along the roads in this area of Arkansas. Even hit one at low speed. We camped at Petit Jean State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Firewood was $4 for a small bundle at the visitor center. Saw it for $2-3 dollars elsewhere nearby.

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