8 Parks near Greenbrier, Arkansas
Sep 2015 - $32.00
This is a spectacular place to go rest for a few days. Here are a few notes from our 2 night stay in September:
Excellent and speedy service - there was a problem with our water hydrant. I reported it to the office, and the ranger beat me back to the campsite to fix it.
Nature programs - We attended several naturalist programs. They were informative and added to the value of our stay.
Utilities - all worked well and hookups are well placed.
Sites - all are asphalt, but bring your boards! Wow, they could have spent an extra $75 a site on a bulldozer to level them. All but 3 or 4 sites would require boards. Most slope both front to back and side to side.
Trails - could use some upkeep. They are very narrow and don't appear to have been maintained as well as other Arkansas State Parks.
Internet - You can make a phone call, but don't expect to use much internet. AT&T signal was non-existent. Verizon was minimal. I finally took our Verizon router outside and set it on the power pedestal. I then had enough to do some minimal work, but we couldn't stream anything.
Overall, we were quite pleased with this park. We'll be back to relax, and we won't expect to get any work done next time we stay. - dad2aprincess
Jun 2015 - $32.00
Pretty park, small but well tended. Price is on the upper edge for a state park; however, sites are full hookup in the RV campground which does add some value. They offer a 25% discount for out of state seniors (but not on Fri/Sat). They have a tent only section as well. Water pressure was low, but useable and electric was steady. Sites are spacious enough with nice railings on the sites near the lake, fire pit, BBQ grills and nice picnic tables. Patios are pea gravel but the pad is asphalt. Most sites will need a little leveling. Only one bathhouse, restroom side was clean, didn't use showers. They rent canoes, john-boats, paddle boats, and kayaks for use in the lake. It is a trolling motor only lake so very pleasant to drift around in. Nice covered fishing pier. There is a boat launch for larger boats. There is an active staff here with activities planned. A swim beach and snack bar are open from 11AM-7PM. Prices are reasonable at the snack bar and food is good. Nice little store in the office. Ranger staff was very pleasant and visible in the park. Quiet hours are enforced and even when full, the park is quiet. The park sells firewood at a reasonable price. There is an old homestead on the property to visit which tells the story of the Woolley Family who settled in the area and there is a trail to walk. We would stay here again while in the area. - Fixn2gocamp
Mar 2014 - $17.00
Our camping club went to this site for one of our meetings this month. It is one of the best campgrounds I've ever stayed at. All the sites were blacktopped and level. The new bathhouse was great. The only thing that my wife or I was needed, was there wasn't any soap dispensers. We will definitely be going back here. - 1dinky
Sep 2016 - $20.00
Folks were friendly and spaces were long enough for my truck and 43 foot fifth wheel. Tv antennae reception was good. Not much road noise in section A next to Arkansas River. Good 50 amp service and ATT phone service strong. Only negative was low water pressure. - Don Self
Jun 2016 - $16.00
We arrived for one night without a reservation. The park was excellent: level, clean, shady, peaceful, and with a view of the dam on the Arkansas River. - Tidy Boy
Jun 2016 - $18.00
We stayed 2 nights at this campground and found the staff extremely nice. The bathroom was a single full bath for one person and very clean but not air conditioned. Cell phone reception is good and the camping spaces are well spaced and shaded. - DuranDDuran1
Apr 2015 - $12.00
This is a campground next to a lake that used to be the site for Bluegrass shows. There are no more formal shows but the owner and manager says people still come to "pick". There was no "picking" while I was here. The campground is easy access off highway 107. It is run down but pleasant nonetheless. Peaceful and quiet but for the sounds of nature. On the periphery, there are some permanent residents with run down units but the central area by the lake has the visitors with newer units and tidy spots. My spot was frightfully unlevel and the other sites did not look much better. But for $12 a night-fifteen if you do not belong to Escapees, this annoyance can be overlooked. That is what levelers are for. It has no WiFi but I got a bar or two with Verizon and was able to get online well enough. If I come back through Arkansas I will stay here again; only longer than the two days I stayed this visit. - nanzhere
Oct 2016 - $30.00
We spent one night here in our fifth wheel. Don't stop here if you plan to sleep during your stay. The interstate is so close, you are essentially right beside it! The sites were extremely unlevel. We looked at several because we didn't plan to unhook. We had to unhook because there were no sites level enough to stay hooked up. The park was dirty & poorly maintained. It was well lit, so we could take our Yorkie out at night. However the Interstate was less than a football field length away. All night long we could hear cars, trucks using their jake brakes - it was very noisy. We have been fulltime RVers for 10 years & this is in the bottom 10 of the RV Parks we've stayed in. We would never stay here again - a Walmart Parking lot would be preferable. - Gypsy3
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This was just an overnight stay and was very convenient to the interstate, but the noise from the interstate was very loud. It is very obvious that most of the campers here are long term. It resembles a mobile home park more than a RV park. Our site was VERY unlevel. We had to jack the front end of the travel trailer so much that it made me quite nervous. Another complaint was the location of the electric: wrong side of the RV. We had to run the cord under the camper. Convenience was nice but does not outweigh our complaints and I would not stay here again. In fact, a Class A pulled in next to us, didn't even get out and left immediately. - tlcmom
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Needed to use the laundry. Pull in and see a washer & dryer sitting out in front of the restrooms. Apparently they were broken. You had to walk through the restroom to get to the laundry which then had access to both the men's and women's. There were dead bugs in the bathroom. Also, lots of ant hills. It was located right next to the interstate, so there was a lot of noise. You have to drive around a gas station to find the road that leads to the park. - HB Taxlady
Sep 2016 - $10.00
Great camping lakeside. Kayaking superb. Wide level campsites. - Travellin' Tina
May 2014 - $10.00
The rate reflects a 50% Senior Pass discount. This campground on Greers Ferry Lake has moderately easy access from U.S. Route 65; it is about 4 miles on paved but narrow roads. There are 91 electric sites and 55 non-electric. The sites in D loop 1 through 13 are 50 amp, the remainder are 30 amp. Almost all of the electric sites are reservable but the non-electric are not. The reservation window starts in Mid-May. There is no water at the sites. A few of the sites are on or near the water. Many of the sites have some significant slope. We were at the park the early part of May when all sites were walk-up. The park was not very busy with only a few campers but many fishermen. Only a couple of the loops were open. They were taking only cash or checks because the computers were not working. There is no security gate at night as there are at many Corp of Engineer parks. The attendant said that the park was well patrolled and that a gate was unnecessary. We would have been more comfortable with a gate, but did not have any problems. We never saw a patrol. There was a lot of drive-by activity during the day partly due to the layout of the park where you can drive though the campground to get to the marina, boat dock, and swimming area. The park is heavily treed so satellite can be difficult in many sites. We had a site where we could get DirecTV. Over Verizon phone and data plan worked well. We would stay here again as a night stopover. - TheJim
Nov 2013 - $21.00
DUMP!! Keep driving--Truck Stops and Walmarts are cleaner!! I parked my RV and took a look around: beer cans, trash, buildings in need of repair. RV's looked as if they had not moved in "months"! Clerk was friendly and could not understand why I was leaving. I told her that I did not feel safe and left. - Mcpowder
May 2012 - $28.00
We stayed here 2 nights. The people were friendly and it was close to sightseeing in Little Rock. There was a buzz fest (BBQ) and campsites in town were being used for the event. Nothing here for kids but fine for an overnight stay, - dd2some
Jun 2010 - $40.00
I wish we wouldn't have come to this park as when I tried to make the reservation over the phone, the lady was very rude and hung up on me. I tried to call back to finish my reservation and she said she couldn't be bothered with me. When we got here, there was no one in the office it was about 1:00 pm when we arrived. There was no note on the door as to when they would be back. There was a man's phone number on the board to call, so we called and he helped us. We got to our site and it was full of water, there is no drainage at this park even though there are rock sites and grass inbetween, but had to walk ankle deep in mud. The restrooms are in need of remodeling, not very clean and the laundry room has 3 washers and 3 dryers, but good luck on getting your clothes dry. I had one lady who approached me selling drugs. Needless to say, we left the same day. I don't recommend this park, I would advise on going to the KOA or the Riverfront RV park. This isn't a kid friendly park, there is no place to play and the blonde lady (owner) was just rude. All she wanted was our money. She wouldn't answer our questions and acted like we were an annoyance. - Mrs. Bailey
Jun 2012 - $20.00
Sites are very tight in the transient row. Many permanent rigs and some quite messy. Had some druggies behind us who were rather scary. Wi-Fi did not work. Nice field to walk dogs. No one in office as there is no office. Only one washer and dryer. - dotr
Mar 2012 - $20.00
The park is fine for an overnight stop. They keep two sites just for this purpose. Both have electric and water, no sewer, but there is a dump. Sites weren't perfect, but were reasonably level. Grassy area to walk pets. Laundry room with one washer and dryer. There was no one there because there is no office, but there are three phone numbers to call, very clearly posted. The water was good, restrooms and showers clean, and there was a nice sitting area. There was only one other spot open. Looked like lots of long term residents. We probably wouldn't stay more than a few nights because the sites were close together, and we like a bit more privacy. The owners were very nice. - vidwiz20
Apr 2010 - $18.00
We loved this RV Park. Has good prices and is very clean. We would recommend staying here on your next trip to the area. It's trash free. - sdfsdfsdf
May 2012 - $17.00
Finding a hidden gem doesn't come along often, but Fairfield Bay was one. Almost all sites overlook Greers Ferry Lake and all are in a beautiful forest park. Some have 50 amp but most have 30 amp. Water is available at most all sites. Check with the city and make reservations. If you are looking for natural beauty, peace and quiet, with lots to do in the area, check this place out. To the best of my knowledge, however, only 2 pull throughs exist, so call ahead. You will not be disappointed. - Gus the Fireant
Oct 2010 - $8.00
The COE Van Buren Recreation Area is currently under long term lease to the community of Fairfield Bay. This rustic park sits on the northwest shore of Greers Ferry Lake. Interior roads of the campground are rough. Many of the sites would be challenging to level in. E/W/Wi-Fi is good in loop D. The only bathhouse is located about 3/4 mile from the D loop at the entrance to the campground. Some sites are lakeside, with most having a view of the lake. A small swimming area is adjacent to the camping, as well as a nearby marina where boats can be rented. We have camped here twice, there never being more than 3 or 4 others in the loop during our stay. The $8 per night fee is a year long special to draw new campers to the campground. We would hesitate to pay more that twice that until infrastructure improvements were made. - TnEagle