Date of Stay:
September, 2015 -
We have visited this park many times. It seems they keep improving as time goes on. The newest addition from our last visit is the WIFI and cell signals are great now. In the past, one would only get the services at the lodge. Most of the old trees were damaged by a tornado several years ago so most of the camp ground is cleared. A few camp sites are slab, but not all. The rest are gravel and not as level as they could be. This is the only reason they don't get a 10. New trees have been planted. The grounds a kept beautifully. Dinner at the lodge is great and service is outstanding. The view from your dinner table over looking the Tennessee river is breath taking. The geese and deer roam freely though the park and the entry road so you must be careful driving around the park. Fishing and other water sports are easily accessed here. Having traveled the world we found the people of the region are for the some of the most friendly we've ever met. We camped at Lake Guntersville State Park in a Travel Trailer.
One of our must go to places to shop is Mikes Merchandise in Guntersville. You can buy just about anything there depending on the day you shop. It's constantly changing. Another is in Scottsboro at Unclaimed Baggage. There is so much to see in this area, just strike out in any direction and meet locals. They'll point you to some real sites and values.
Date of Stay:
July, 2015 -
The park is a beautifully designed park. Most sites back on to a lake so you can just walk to the waters edge. All sites in the Deer Run section are full hookups Some are 50 amp. Tall pine trees give shade from the full heat of the sun. I visited the bath house at Deer Run, and was very disappointed to find only one shower stall and only a small bench to hold you clothes. This bath house is NOT handicap accessible. Located about 5 miles off high way 278, the entry road is in need of repaving. But the drive it worth it. I saw several deer, rabbit and other wild critters. I really enjoyed the quiet Relaxing park. Be sure to make reversions because the park fills up quickly on the weekends. We camped at Trace State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Tupelo is 6 miles from the park should you wish to shop or dine. The Natchez Trace is near if you wish to curse it. In the other direction you will find antique shop line Main street in Pontotoc. While there we had lunch a Austins on Main street. Good food, good service. Get there early.
Date of Stay:
April, 2014 -
The park suffered some time ago from tornado damage. The recovery effort has gone well. New trees have been planted, more full hookups, and a better stocked store. I would have given all stars had our site been level and it had not been gravel. The beauty of the area really out ways any minor problems. I continue to recommend this park to my friends as a great place to unwind. We camped at Lake Guntersville State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay:
January, 2014 -
Pine Bluff Regional RV Park Trying to find information about this park is very hard. The web site for Pine Bluff Parks lists the RV Park, but this links on the internet site do not work. I had to call the parks department to get information and directions to the park. This could easily be corrected with the proper management of the web site. Found out later, from a friend we were visiting that you could enter “1 Harbor Oaks Drive, Pine Bluff, AR” into your GPS and it’ll get you to the right place. We pulled into the park on Thursday afternoon. There was no one at the office to take information or give us instructions as to where we could park our travel trailer. We selected a camp site and parked made the connections and settled in. We call the office and left a message that should the manager needed to contact us and gave our number. On Friday, I noticed a car was parked at the office, but had not gotten a call so figured things were okay. On Saturday, I called and talked with the manager. She informed me she had been attending a church function. I made arrangements to stop by and pay for the nights we stayed. When I paid, I found that the site was $18 per night. I had been quoted $20 when I called to get directions to the park. The park is set at the end of the road of a multiple use park. There is one shared use fishing pier. There is NO bath house, or laundry and NO full hookups. The sites are not level and are asphalt and just wide enough for the RV. Several long time campers dot the park and discharge their gray water on to the ground. There is no dog walk, which we found out by stepping in the remains of one pup. All in all, we found the park to be lacking in a lot of things. Unfortunately management hasn’t done anything to make up grades to this park. With proper management and promotion, this could be a great income producer for the city of Pine bluff. RV’ers love to fish, play golf, and many other things that the city has to offer. They spend money and pay sales taxes on the goods they purchase. We camped at Pine Bluff Regional Park, Saracen Trace RV Park in a Travel Trailer.