6 Parks near De Queen, Arkansas
May 2013 - $15.00
This a very nice small park on Dequeen Lake. All of the sites have at least a water view of the lake. Some of the sites are a little small with your slide outs, but they all have a lower deck with a table, fire ring and a barbecue grill. The upper level site have a lot of shade which is nice, but tough if you want a satellite signal. We will stay here again. - TEXASBOY
Nov 2011 - $5.00
Wonderful COE park with a beautiful view of the lake. We stayed in the off season and, with America the Beautiful pass, our rate was only $5! Our site was alongside the lake, a drive-through site with a terraced deck which had a picnic table, BBQ grill and a firepit built in. It was quiet and very peaceful. Great view of sunset and sunrise. Would camp here again. Only drawback is the road down to the lakeside sites is a bit narrow for a big rig, but still doable. Great satellite and Verizon reception. - 2006dsdp
Sep 2010 - $13.00
This park is on the north side of De Queen lake. COE outdid themselves on this park. Good level paving to park RV. All sites except waterfront in shade most of the day. The unique thing is the terracing. Picnic table & BBQ grill were 3' lower, then the fire ring was on a lower terrace. Fishing pier also. There are 2 other parks on the south side of the lake. If they are anywhere near as good as Bellah Mine, they shouldn't be missed. - Friz
Nov 2016 - $8.00
Beautiful park in a secluded and very quiet area on DeQueen Lake about 8 miles from town. Extremely clean facilities. Very polite and professional camp hosts. I stayed in the section near the boat ramp, which is newer and sites are paved, level, and well separated. Nice shade throughout the park. - 2bearbill
Oct 2013 - $6.00
This is a very pleasant and well-maintained public campground with spacious sites. It is managed by the US Corps of Engineers, so fees are inexpensive. Verizon voice and MiFi coverage is excellent. Many sites do not have satellite view from roof-mounted TV dishes. Based on our motorhome's power center, the campground's 50-amp receptacle seemed to be wired for 30-amp, at least at Site 11. - Ray Czaplewski
Jun 2011 - $18.00
This is a nice park on a small lake. The sites in back of the park are where you want to be. All of the sites on the right side as you drive in are very shaded and level. These are all back in. The sites on the left side are pull through, some with a water view. The front of the park have all grassy sites: some which didn't look all that level which is why I gave this park a "7" rating. Would definitely stay here again. - TEXASBOY
Mar 2017 - $8.00
Gilliam Lake is a smallish dammed lake built by the Army Corp of Engineers. It has three campground sites. This 30 site campground is the largest of the three campsites because it is strung along the river just past the spillway with most of the sites overlooking the river. It is a pleasant and pretty stretch with long cement walkways by a park-like setting on the river bank with benches and swings. The campsites are set high above the flood plain on a ridge. There are three sets of pretty little rapids between deep pools. These campsites are smaller and older and do not have room for a separate boat and trailer in addition to a rig. There is a canoe launch and the current runs swiftly. These campsites are also mostly not paved but are packed gravel. Washrooms and showers are older style flush toilets. The dam was built to protect downstream houses and so of the three, this campground below the dam is the least likely to flood. The road into the campground is about a mile and has two very steep hills. The dumpsite is at the entrance so be ready to haul your wastewater up those hills when you leave. - Judy Birchland
May 2016 - $8.00
the rate reflects a 50% Federal Senior Pass. This is a very nice COE park on the Cossatot River just after it comes out of Gilham Lake Reservoir. It is showing its ware and could use some spiffing up, but still nice. You do not want to let your GPS guide you to this park. You will want to take the turn-off just north of Gillham on Highway 59 and follow the signs. It is well-signed on the Highway, then there is one well-signed left turn. It is always good paved road. Once you get to the park, the sign is confusing. You will want to take the right turn to get to the campground. Some of the sites are on a bluff above the river, others are a little away from the river and more wooded. We liked the river side for the view and for the sound of the river. We had good 50 amp service. You do share a water faucet with a neighbor, so do bring some extra hose. We were partly under trees, so had to use our portable satellite dish to get DirecTV. We had strong Verizon voice and data. The sites are large and level. Some sites can be reserved, others are first-come. You pay at the booth as you enter the campground area. This made an excellent stop for a few nights for us. We would stay again. - TheJim
Oct 2010 - $6.00
Though this was a nice area to stay overnight finding this campground was very difficult. We ended up on a locked gate road to Coon Creek and had to back up for 1/4 mile to turn around. Each campsite shares water with the next so have lots of water hose to get water to your RV. The stream running by was quiet and peaceful but after the adventure we had getting there I doubt we would try this spot again! - Gloria S.
Mar 2017 - $8.00
Gilliam Lake is a smallish lake built by the Army Corp of Engineers. It has three campground sites. Two are above the dam. Little Coon Creek is simply 10 sites, all back in, on both sides of the road down to the lake just before a large boat ramp. It has modern washrooms and showers. Big Coon Creek is on the next lake inlet and also above the dam. It has 31 sites, all back in. It was mostly full when we were there. It is a fisherman's dream with room for a big rig, a big boat trailer, and a truck. All the sites are paved and have a barbecue and fire pit. The washrooms are new and clean. There are also showers with abundant hot water. There is a nice sandy beach and four playground structures including one in the water at the beach. Gillham Lake itself is infamous for rising many feet in under 24 hours in heavy rain. The locals told us you have to watch the weather and be ready to clear out fast if it rains heavily. We saw evidence that is is the case in the form of high water lines and deposited logs on the shores. One women told us about pulling her rig out in pouring rain and high water and barely making it just last year. (The third campsites is Cassatot Reefs and it is on the Cassatot river below the dam and does not flood.) The roads into both Coon campgrounds are each about 3-4 miles of very deep drops and very steep hills that required I use 4 wheel drive and low gear to climb. These roads were really narrow and curvy in a few places. Not for driving by the faint hearted, an overloaded rig or one with poor brakes! Both Big Coon and Little Coon are served by a single dump site at the park entrance so you have to haul your full tanks up the hills to dump so keep that in mind. - Judy Birchland
Mar 2017 - $22.00
Exceptionally nice state park. When you arrive at the main office, you can either go up the hill to the spillway area or continue down the river to the lower campsites. Going up, there are many unserviced campsites in three sections, half can take a larger rig and some are right on the water for $14. There are 15 non reservable campsites with water and electric. The upper area has paddle boats & canoes for rent, tackle shop, boat launch, easy lake access, miniature train, stables and a lodge. The lower section ends at the old dam that is like a waterfall and very pretty. The lower area has a good restaurant (We loved the fried pie!), nature centre, a museum of forestry, a gift shop and three camping sections Buckthorn, is reservable, Acorn and Cypress are not. Acorn and Buckthorn are all spacious and on the water for $27. There are also five sites specifically designed to accommodate the handicapped above Acorn. Cypress is non reservable, away from he water and has many very narrow turns and all back in sites, When we were there, it was wet and muddy on either side of the narrow roads. We did not get stuck but we saw other longer rigs that did sink right to the jacks because they could not make the tight turns without going off the roads and into the muck. The sites are close together and set at haphazard angles so you don't have much privacy. Our site was, like most, short and we had to unhitch to fit in. $24 but we got $2 off as nonresident seniors. The area below the dam has lots of tempting rocks to climb on and it looks perfect for wading. It isn't. There are sirens that go off to announce water level changes at the dam and they are big changes. A man comes around selling snow cones for $2-3 and they are the best snow cones I have ever had so try one. We might go again if we can get a reservation first and it isn't spring break. The campsite was completely full during our visit. - Judy Birchland
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Beavers Bend State Park is eight miles north of Broken Bow, Oklahoma in the Kiamichi mountains.
It was constructed by the CCC in the 30's. Great hiking and scenery.
The park has four camping loops for RV's all with 30A electric and water. Some sites with great views of the Mountain Fork river. Only Buckeye Loop (B loop) allows site specific reservations.
We were in river front site 12 in Buckeye Loop. - drfife
Oct 2016 - $22.00
Very scenic park, lots of hiking. Swimming available as well. Only negative was the pay showers (25 cents for 3 minutes- I only needed 2 quarters per shower, I'm bald lol). - Bob806
May 2014 - $27.00
Secluded Acres is a campground that is still developing. The sites are gravel or rocky dirt and there are many trees. The four sites nearest the highway are 50 amp pull through and fairly easy for big rigs to enter and exit. The showers/restroom is a modified yard shed - quaint but quite functional. The entrance to Secluded Acres can be easily missed, but watch for the signs for Hochatown BBQ at the front of the park. As mentioned, this is a RV park that is still in development, so it may be rustic now, but there are improvements planned for the future. We will definitely return! - geo-gypsy