Overland Park. If you require good WI-Fi avoid this park. They will tell you it works when you call, they will tell you no one has reported problems when you check in. I made the mistake of paying and then finding their system was down and inadequate. I had a strong signal but NO connectivity. Then we went thru the goat rope with the clerk. He admitted the system is inadequate but refused to give me a refund so I could move a few miles east to Alma. He re-booted the system and we had slow wi-fi for about 20 minutes then nothing for several minutes. It was off and on during our 1 day stay. I was going to stay here 3 days and play nearby golf courses but we are moving on. They do have near excellent bath and showers. The only thing missing is a soap tray in the shower and a bench or stool to sit on while putting on your shoes. I will not stay here again until I see reports indicating they have updated their wi-fi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is at best a parking lot with grass between sites. Upon checking in the person in the office was on the phone talking to someone about fixing his pick up. Five minutes he hung up and asked if he could help us-----hello! The sites are long and somewhat level. There was a code to get on the internet here. Of course the internet was weak and I was unable to connect. The freeway noise is horrible. A full 90% of the sites are worker bees with junk piled along side the trailers. I would not stay here again unless the situation allowed no other choice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a parking lot with grass strips between the lots. Nothing fancy, no trees, but a great place for a one nigher. Utilities worked well. Never did get on the WiFi; used my Verizon Jetpack. We expected this to be what it is, and we were not disappointed. The owner stopped by and was a great guy, and his one staff member was great, too. Right off the Interstate with easy in and out. Short and long lots. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is for a 50 amp FHU pull thru site with GS discount. Close to freeway and behind a former RV dealership, the roads and sites are gravel, but are level. Good Verizon signal. Close to I-40 so some traffic noise, but not excessive. Van Buren has some interesting history and we ended up staying two nights instead of just one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 1 night on our way from Colorado to Florida. Easy access off I40. this is a no frills park, however, it served our requirements. Our 5th wheel is 36', towing a 12' cargo trailer. We were able to park without too much difficulty. Will look for a different park on return trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nothing fancy here. Hookups worked very well. Excellent cable TV service, good Wi-Fi. Site was level and very long. It was easy to get in at night and out in the morning. Host is very sweet and polite. Good spot for an overnight. Used Good Sam discount and it was a true bargain. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a basic one that served our needs. The Wi-Fi and CATV worked great and the site was level and long enough for our rig. The host was very nice. There was some road noise but it didn't bother us. No pool or playground is available for kids. The restroom facilities were extremely clean and smelled of Clorox daily. The south facing restroom/shower combo rooms are not air conditioned so were unusable during the 100 plus degree days we were there as they were too hot and humid to even consider using as showers, even at night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
In spite of the sparseness of this campground's amenities, their laundry room, major cable TV service and internet proved to be one of the best we had encountered thus far. Although I-40 is close to the park, we did not hear highway noise. Due to a dental emergency, we ended up staying longer than anticipated. The campground host was friendly and accommodating. With little left to do, we took to the visitor center and discovered that Van Buren is rich with history dating back to the Yankee/Confederate Army era. What a pleasant surprise. One bank building on Main Street looked like something out of a cowboy movie. If we are ever back this way, we will return to this campground and finish exploring their historical sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is good for over night. No trees, long pull through sights, which took very little to get our motorhome level. We would stay here again. There seems to be quite a few long term campers in the park. They are very quite. The park is very close to Walmart and which has a gas station. The park has good possibilities if the owners would spend a little money do some landscaping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy off/on access to the interstate. This campground is bare-bones with fairly level and long pull through 30 and 50 amp gravel sites. No trees, no pool. However, you can walk to several fast food places or a local steakhouse if you don't want to unhitch for a one-night stop. On site 40, our voltage meter warned us of a ground fault in the power pedestal. The staff was friendly and solicitous. The noise from the interstate was pretty loud, but for an overnight stay it was fine. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good park for overnight stay. The nicest and cleanest restrooms, showers and laundry of any RV park we have ever stayed. Interior road are gravel and a little dusty. Sites are a little bit too close for us and the traffic from I-40 is terrible. The host was very nice and sociable. The park is convenient to about any kind of shopping you would want to do and you can walk to it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a no frills park. At first glance it looked questionable. But, after parking and going in to the office we were welcomed by the staff warmly, the site was easy access, level and just right for an overnight stay, and would be good for a few days to visit the area. The showers and restrooms were very clean and the showers were all handicap accessible. It is as stated a parking lot but it suited our needs and was easy on and off and very reasonably priced. Several nice restaurants were within walking distance, Wal-Mart and Krogers were close by. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is not a destination park but is perfect for an overnight stay. It's right off the highway, easy to find and easy access back onto the highway. We heard very little road noise, however it was summer and we were using our air conditioner. No staff was available at any time during our overnight stay. A locked box was at the registration building for tenants to drop their payments into. As stated previously, within walking distance there is access to a restaurant from the RV campground. We ate there and the food was decent. I would use this campground again for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you are looking for a quiet park, keep on driving. There are permanent tenants here who have 3 yapping dogs. They leave all day with the blinds and windows open and the dogs yap at anything that moves. You can't cook outside or take a walk without being driven back inside by barking dogs. I go to bed with headaches and the dogs wake me up barking. Lady manager is not helpful. She sent out memo saying to contact her, when we did, she ignored us for the 5th time and said, "That's what dogs do." I feel very informed now by the park attendant. My doctoral degree had not taught me that, but she did. Loud, rude, discourteous park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Mostly pull throughs and pretty level gravel sites. Close to Interstate so a little road noise. Back behind a Motel 6 and an RV dealership. Has a shopping center and very good restaurant within walking distance. Great place for a RV rally (which we were a part of). Restroom/ shower combos very clean. Staff very nice and helpful. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent one night here. The park was very tight (very little room between sites--nervous about putting out the slides). We did not get to use the Wi-Fi because we did not know the password and even though we arrived during office hours there was no staff to be found. Our Verizon air card only picked up the slow access as well. The one thing we liked was that there was a grocery store right across the street and eating places within walking distance. Probably would not stay here again. It looked like a great place to stay if you were getting work done at the dealership next door. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was exactly what we were looking for on a one night stop. It was close to the freeway, but not so close as to catch the noise. All sites are spacious, level and clean. Most sites are pull through. The grooming of the place was immaculate. There are not a lot of amenities in the campground. It's primarily a parking lot with grass between sites. There are many restaurants within walking distance of the campground, but as an overnighter, it is ideal. I would recommend this to other campers for this purpose only. If you're looking for a resort, this is not it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Decent overnight stop but not much more. Behind Motel 6 and next to an RV sales
lot. On our last visit we never saw a staff member and the office never did open, even at posted times. We camped here in a camper.
This is a nice small older park on a creek. Pull-thru's are adequately long and reasonably wide. Easy access from I-40, but far enough away for the noise to be slight. Very quiet at night. Power, cable, and Wi-Fi were good. There was a small inexpensive laundry and a rustic but clean bathhouse. Sites could have used some more gravel and there was a lot of standing water after rain, but as there had been quite a lot of rain in the past few days this might not be the usual situation. Our site was very level. Turns are a little tight for big rigs but quite doable. The entrance driveway had some potholes. About two miles from Walmart and other shopping/restaurants. There were quite a few of what looked like seasonals or permanents. The owners are very friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice campground. Not many amenities. The roads are dirt, the WiFi is very good, and the cable is great. Plenty of shade. It is an easy off and on I 40. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here for 3 months. Compared to the other parks in the area this was the best choice. It is $325 a month for rent, $30 for internet and $37.5 for cable TV which worked out to $392.50. There are a lot of trees for shade in the summer and it is on Lee Creek. Of course the trees deposit sap on your rig if you are here long term. They are pecan trees so you hear them fall on the roof but you can harvest them. Lots of friendly long term residents in the back by the road. The owners are on site but not always available. There is a campground dog Snoopy that is friendly and someone dumped a dog off while we there for the long term residents to fed that was friendly. We acquired a kitten while there as someone dumped it. The wifi worked good and the only TV is off the cable which is included in the nightly rate. When in the area I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice people run this place. RVs and trailers stacked in here like cord word. Location on creek is nice. Prices here higher than any other place we stayed. Owners live on site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Good Sam discount on weekly rate. Heavy tree cover makes satellite TV difficult/impossible but they do have good free CATV with 52+ channel. Advertised free WIFI was not accessible from our site in the second row from the office. There are many quite permanent residents here with lots of "stuff" under and around the RVs, and one even has a very permanent looking wood fence!! Dogs must be leashed and picked up after but the friendly campground dog Snoopy runs free and does his business where he pleases. If you can deal with the rough edges, this is a fairly pleasant place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The large trees were nice, but the dirt sites and roads were awful when it rained hard while we were staying there overnight. There is obviously no drainage. Additionally, the sewer drain was cracked and the water faucet was in a shallow well in the ground full of spider webs. We never saw anyone who worked there. The office was closed and dark when we arrived at about 2:30 in the afternoon. I stuck $30 in cash in an envelope and dropped it in the slot as the sign said. My wife checked out the showers and said "We' ll shower in the RV." There apparently was Wi-Fi available but you had to call a phone number to get it. That seems to imply that Wi-Fi was NOT free (most RV parks offer free Wi-Fi). In a pinch this park would be OK, but I would not come back here unless there was no other alternative. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We did not stay here, but had 2 sets of friends that did on their way north after spending the winter in Texas. We visited them several times while they were there, and it seems there are new owners. Our friends said they were friendly and helpful. Cable TV, good wi-fi, and so on. The roads are dirt, and the sites are grassy with some dirt. We got 2 inches of the rain the other night, and the roads were not muddy when we went over after the rain, and it took the park about 3 hours for the water to drain off. It seems the new owners are working on getting the park in better shape. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We paid the Good Sam rate. The park is a study in contrasts. It boasts a beautiful location, good layout, and is well shaded by many large trees. The teenager who checked us in and took us to our site was pleasant and efficient. But there is a dark side. The Wi-Fi was free and functioned. The office porch is filthy, and the office is dark and smells. the laundry room is semi-clean at best, although the broken machines from 2 years ago have been replaced by functioning well-used ones. The pre-teen manager's son roars about the campground on a quad-runner, stirring up dust from the gravel roadway. Still, it is an acceptable place to overnight, or to base camp while touring Van Buren or Fort Smith. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There is dirt everywhere. It is not a well kept campground. They also charged me for WIFI that would never connect. When I asked for a refund on the WIFI, I was told it was "part of the camping fee" and wouldn't refunded. That was an obvious lie. The book clearly states WIFI is extra. So I asked for someone to come and look at it. She said she would send her husband but he never showed up. There is no Guide for the cable TV. When I asked about the channels, I was told "you are on your own there because I don't have anything". Of course, I could have looked it up online if their WIFI worked. I would never recommend this campground to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground with lots of shade trees and large sites. Laundry is clean and reasonably priced. Quiet in the evenings even tho it is fairly close to I-40. Only negative is construction equipment sitting around grounds. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Dirt. Dirt everywhere! But they do have trees. And some really old permanent trailers. Kids and dogs tend to run free. Not well kept. Not a place I would want to return. They also charge three dollars a day extra to use their Wi-Fi. The only thing I liked about the place was their big trees. Oh well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good overnight park. Good steakhouse within walking distance. Not fancy but had good TV, Internet, and all hookups. Easy access and right next to I-40. Some road noise. I'd stay again for an overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate above reflects weekly rate: a bit costly for what they provide. Dirt/gravel/mud sites, marginal water pressure, sagging voltage on 50amp outlet sometimes as low as 109v. Heavy tree cover was nice for shade but totally blocks satellite use. Was redeemed somewhat by the 60-some channels on free CATV. Shared utilities between sites, narrow sites. We stayed here due to convenience while visiting family nearby: will likely look at other options next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park and was very disappointed for several reasons. The staff on check in were rude, the Men's room was filthy, several washing machines were broke,and the one that was operational was filthy. Dirty foul smelling standing water surrounded where we had to plug in electric. Many sites very small and close together, and difficult to get to. They offered free cable but we could not get it.. Bugs were terrible due to standing water everywhere. No park rules given at time of signing and traffic continued through 3 am with no quiet time. Did not feel safe in this park. Would never go here again or recommend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed at this campground for a long time. The park owners are not nice. They are seemingly Christian and try to indoctrinate all the campers, but when there is a problem, you don't see Christian principles. In fact, so totally the opposite, that it blows your previous perceptions right out the window. The woman is not nice. She is nasty, gives really bad looks at people, and bullies campers if an issue arises. The children run the park, like children would. The cost for a monthly stay is now $380.00 but most other places with better laundry facilities and more amenities are $275.00. When it rains, you are in a mud park with 3 to 4 feet of standing water. During the summer, months go by before any weed-eating and mowing is done. WE had to weed-eat our own space in order to not have problems. They do not spray for bugs, so you are overrun with ants, and other insects. This is the worst park I have ever been in and would never, ever go back. Mostly because of that nasty woman. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a couple of months during winter, for work. The park is basically some outlets in a swamp with gravel sites. The water froze on a regular basis for days on end. When owner was notified, all she could say was her husband was a plumber and was out taking care of other stuff for his plumbing customers. When the water wasn't frozen, it backed up and raw sewage stood ankle deep on sites. There are no concrete pads, just gravel/mud. Some vehicles were stuck in the mud for days. They have people that come knock on your door to recruit you to come to their church onsite, and leave flyers on your vehicles. They kept trying to make us move from our site to the "back row" where several residents have junked up the place and have dogs running loose. We told them if we hooked up, we were pulling out so they left us alone. The laundry room is a storage shed and most of the machines didn't work. There was no water pressure. We will not stay here again. It was very shaded, though, so may not be as bad in summer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate reflects Good Sam discount. We weathered out the Thanksgiving holiday here. The sites are level and heavily shaded in the summer. The owners are friendly and we enjoyed the Van Buren/Fort Smith area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice campground along Lee Creek. It is well shaded and the sites are side by side in many cases. The hookups are up-to-date and in good shape. The family that runs the park is very nice and helpful. We paid the Good Sam discount rate and would stay here again as it is close to I-40 but very quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We paid the Good Sam discount rate. This is a nice campground that is beginning to slip downward. Pro: The sites are generously shaded by mature trees, and all hookups are in working order. The teen-age girl running the office was polite and competent, and showed us to our site. Con: Many of the sites need a new layer of gravel, as does the inner camp drive. The existing stones have begun to sink into the dust and mud. Two of the 3 washers in the laundry were is service, but both groaned so noisily that one feared they couldn't finish their loads. The laundry was covered with lint and dust, and fixtures and picnic tables throughout the park show signs of recent neglect. A plumbing firm was based in a small building at the rear of the park. It seemed as though the adults were having the children run the park. They were trying, but adult park maintenance support was needed . We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice, clean campground. Lovely owners who led us to our site with a golf cart. Checked in after dark and we were surprised in the morning to find a branch of a river along the bank of the campground. A pleasant stay and we would stay here again if in the area. Owners are making improvements and there is very much a family atmosphere in evidence. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The fishing dock has been repaired, the bathrooms have been remodeled and are nice and fresh, the park is quiet during the day and on Sundays, and the park has been cleaned up and repaired. The fence has been repaired. The pavilion has new picnic tables and is available for groups. On Sundays, they have church services outside during summer which is very neat. I recommend this park to travelers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived about 4:15 pm and the office was closed. A sign on the door said to pick out a space and leave payment in a drop box. I was walking out to the campground to pick out a site, when the owner drove up. He recommended a site, escorted me to it, and told me to leave payment in the drop box at the office. I positioned the coach in the site and connected to the 50 amp shore power, but got no power. Yes, the breaker was on. I plugged in my Power Pal analyzer, and it confirmed there was no power. The 30 amp outlet worked, so I connected to it so the coach could start cooling down. I then connected the television cable to the campground cable and checked the tv signal. The tv signal was pretty poor. The general condition of the campground was pretty dismal. I did not go into the office, and I do not know if they had a bath house. The trailer parked in the next site was not more than 8 feet from my coach, and I had not opened my slideouts. The adjacent trailer appeared to not have been used in several months. There were other units nearby that appeared unused and were in very poor condition. I did not connect my water or sewer. By this time I had decided I would not stay in this campground. The first time in eight years of travel back and forth across the country that I have taken a site and did not stay. I disconnected everything, and called the owner's cell phone and advised him that we had decided not to stay. He had left the premises shortly after escorting me to the site. The cell phone # posted on the office door had the wrong area code, but my wife figured out that the area code was the same as for the office phone. Trailer Life rated this campground 7-8-8. What a joke. I wonder how long since TL inspected the campground. We drove to a nearby Wal-Mart and spent the night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The worst time I have had in 10 years of camping, I think the owners of this camp should sell out to someone that likes people and fix this place up . We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 3 / 10 ]
This could be a nice little campground but it needs a lot of work. It is mostly shaded with large trees. Some gravel but it has mostly been worn into the ground so there is a lot of dirt where there should be gravel. The sites have no concrete pads at all. The only concrete is under a shelter that is supposed to be for get together or picnics but it is full of lawn tractors and junk used and cannot be used and the building that is supposed to be used for the same thing is being used as storage but a bunch of junk also. The listing in Trailer Life shows river front campground but it is more like a lagoon off shoot from the Arkansas River with dead water that is nasty looking. They say that there is a dock with fresh water fishing but I wouldn't want to walk on the dock and wouldn't want to fish there either. There has been no upkeep in the campground at all. The listing says that they have groceries but I saw very few items and I tried to buy a bag of ice and they didn't even have that. They say that they have a playground but I didn't see anything that even remotely resembled one. The toilets and showers were fairly clean but the rest of the building was very dirty with filthy windows and spider webs on them that haven't been cleaned for several months. The campground was fairly full each night that we were there but the owners are not using any of the income for improvements or upkeep. The owners live in the second floor above the office but the only person that I ever saw in the three days that I was there was their daughter running the cash register. There is old junk boats, trailers and trucks sitting all over the campground that takes away from the campground. Overall, it just needs a lot of cleaning up and improvements in several areas. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I really wanted to rate this campground better than I did. I was excited to see that the whole campground was under a canopy of trees and according to the listing in Woodall's, they offered everything we wanted in a campground. However, it was a rocky start. The person checking us in (I think it was the owner) was not the friendliest person I've dealt with. She wanted me to fill out an address on the check in form. Well, I'm military moving across country and I'm living in my MH, so I don't have one. She said a box address would be fine. I don't have one. Then she said I must have something. Well, I don't. Then she wanted an old address. I don't understand how and why that would make a difference. Her attitude about this is what upset me. Therefore, I started to get an attitude back and threatened to go to another park. I know it wasn't a big deal but I hold customer service in very high regards. I feel it can make up for many shortfalls. Then she changed her mindset and became compliant and allowed me to not list an address. She said it was because in case the police needed to find me they would have a place to start. Well, she had my license plate number, phone number and credit card information. What more do you need? Anyway, the pros are as follows: cable, wifi, and very quiet. The cons: customer service, strange lot configuration, owner's dog (while very friendly) ran loose all the time. Would I stay here again? Probably not, but this cg isn't too bad for an overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have been at this campground for several months. This may be the worst campground I have ever been in. Septic system has to be pumped a couple of times and week and one has to endure that noise early in the morning when they come to pump it. Not really a campground-more like a trailer park. Pavillion has had lawn tractors and other junk parked under it since I have arrived several months ago. Owners dogs runs free and creates a disturbance. There are basically no activities, or provisions for activities. Cable television service is poor clarity. Owners are not friendly at all and make no effort to please their customers. When it rains real hard one whole end of the park is under about an inch of water. Sites are poorly designed and way too close together (within three feet of each other. Whole campground appears to be rundown. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This campground had level/gravel pull through sites and was excellent for us as we passed through Arkansas. The property had a lake and seemed like it would be a very pretty property once the grass and tree leaves turned green later in the year. The family owners were incredibly nice and very helpful in getting us checked in and located. The property was clean very easy to maneuver. I strongly recommend the property. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New owners were very friendly. Great service. Took each of us, 2 rigs, to our sites. Made sure the 5th wheel cleared any low tree limbs. There is about 80 channels of cable TV. Great location just off I-40 at exit 3. Easy to get in and out of. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.