27 Parks near Hot Springs, Arkansas
Feb 2013 - $35.00
I enjoyed this park, however some of the tenants within this park looked too permanent. They had belongings all around their RV. If I had to stay here again, I would go back. I would just like to be placed farther away from these sites. - AJ's
May 2009 - $25.00
Well marked, easy access from I30 Westbound from Little Rock. Paved interior roads, gravel sites, terrific views! Very nice clubhouse, with home baked treats. Very friendly and helpful staff. Designed and built to be "big rig friendly", even back-in sites are easy to access. You can always tell a campground, designed and built by campers. This is on our A list. Rig is 32'. - Dale-from-NC
Mar 2009 - $25.00
A small campground area in a wooded area. A small unisex bathroom and shower on-site. The sites are not level and required about a 12 inch rise on the front wheels of our 30ft Motorhome. Access to the sites to backup a motorhome is tight. Although the campground is just off the highway it was remarkably quite. We were the only unit at the park when we visited in March. Overall a very nice RV area if you like a quite secluded wooded area. - Harold_J
Aug 2016 - $32.00
What a cute little park. Lots of attention to detail here. Great wifi. Not a lot of cable channels to choose from, but we have satellite, so no big deal. - TXTread
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Park is close to town, it's pretty much no frills , lime stone drive and pads, not much grass and what there is has many many stickers. WiFi works well , cable is good enough , there were enough channels to watch.
Not much to do other than sit outside your camper etc.
Dog park is adequate but small, didn't use the facilities but assume they are ok. We paid 30$ per night which may be a little too high for this park in my opinion. Full hookups, overall a decent park quiet but sort of small. - Usaerrb19
Apr 2016 - $32.00
Cleanest restrooms anywhere. Easy to find and easy to park in very nice, back in sites. Well defined and nice grassy area between sites. The wifi preforms well. Nice park. - Bruce and Janette
Oct 2013 - $32.00
Rate reflects Good Sam discount for a water site. Sites 69-73 look down the lake (68 has an impaired view). The other "water sites" face a narrow inlet and are not as nice a view. Very well maintained park; wide, level, gravel spaces, wide paved roads. The Internet was SLOW all the time, and did not have enough bandwidth to allow streaming during evening hours. Would have rated an 8 except for the inadequate Internet. Decent dog area. Adjacent highway did not disturb sleep. No cable TV available for short term stays. - LoneWolf
Oct 2011 - $25.00
Make sure you use the Albert Pike (Hwy 270W) address if using a GPS. New Magellan took us to the locked back gate on Thorton Ferry Road and what a mess to get turned around. Very quiet as off season and cool weather. Lake view was nice and were to tired to walk to showers so stayed in. - Charles66
May 2010 - $40.00
This is the third time we have stayed there. It is under new management, and they were friendly. Lake Hamilton is a fun lake with beautiful homes. This park is close to Hot Springs, and really good restaurants. There is a good seafood/Cajun restaurant within walking distance. It is safe to turn into, and the interior roads are good. There is not much shade, but there are trees planted that have grown a lot since we stayed there a few years ago. - reddie
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Love this park! Sites where had lots of room. And the view was outstanding!!! Hope to return soon. - Gene and Pat 1
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Loved our first stay at Lake Catherine. We were on the upper loop (Area A) and had no tv reception. Phone signal was strong so used 4G LTE for internet connection. Our site #11 was last in loop, so we had mountainside woods view out of windows and doors above picnic area for our spot. Really nice! (But note, #11 is slightly steep backup from road...but we parked into the level camper spot easily with 4WD reverse.)
We loved the lake, great fishing lake and kayaking...but highlight of the trip was our HIKE...up Horseshoe Mtn Trail, Creek Falls Trail, and another 4.5 mile hike up the other mountain. Great. Good geocaches also in park. We have reserved next year for 2 weeks, this time at a lakeside spot. Can't wait. - Damon-Becky
May 2016 - $32.00
We just finished a week-long stay. Our site was on the water. Everything worked perfect. Water, sewer, and good reception from our Tailgater satellite antenna. During the summer months, sites not lakeside may have trouble with satellite due to trees. - reuben james
Jul 2008 - $30.00
The RV park has a beautiful setting right on the water and we enjoyed swimming. The problem is the park has been neglected and is run down. All the concrete pads are crumbling and all the wood docks next to the water are rotting. I talked to one of the campers who has a timeshare out there and he told me the place went through bankruptcy a few years back and is now under new ownership (Clearwater). They seem to be trying to do some repairs to some of the rv sites but they have a long ways to go to bring it up to a suitable park again. If you are at a RV site their is no cable or wireless internet unless you are parked right next to the office. We were down the hill next to the water but had no TV or internet. This is a real beautiful setting but has been severly neglected. Hopefully the new owners will give it the care it needs. - kwshort
Jun 2007 - $30.00
Narrow entrance. Low hanging limbs over the access roads and over the sites. I could not park my 40 foot Motorhome on the pad because of low hanging limbs. - Gemini
Sep 2016 - $15.00
This park is under new ownership and many changes are being made. The pool is newly refurbished. Sites are level gravel and easy to maneuver. The new General Manger is very attentive to the needs of the guests and he is working hard to make the necessary upgrades to a park that had needed some loving care. Wifi is spotty, but an upgrade is in the works. If possible get one of the lakeside sites. I would definitely stay here again. - 2sunkid
Sep 2016 - $15.00
Very nice RV park with gravel roads and sites with grass and table. Pull thrus and a few back-in lake side sites. Many towering trees for good canopy of shade and a few open sites for satellite signals. Very good cable tv, antenna TV. Wi-fi at office. Good cell signal. Nice pool and access to large lake and well maintained. Escort to site and help backing in. Park clean and staff helpful and suggestions. Laundry only a $1. Will stay there again. - Pepper Dan
Aug 2016 - $15.00
Stayed for three nights. Was welcomed and guided to the site of our choice and offered help with cable and other connections. The sites are very well shaded and level. There is an onsite manager that patrols frequently and was friendly. The showers are beautifully tiled and the nicest we've seen at an RV park. The pool look to be new or renovated. I was told that the owner recently took it over about eight months ago. This place should be full every night at this (Passport America) rate but maybe the word hasn't gotten out? It was about 70% full. Water had some sulfur smell but it is Hot Springs. - CoryS
Jun 2010 - $30.00
We were a little disappointed by the condition of this campground. It looks like this was a first class park at one time, but was clearly set up for older campers. The sites were very tight, we have a trailer with (2) slides on each side on the camper and the spot was so tight, both of them kind of sealed off the camp site. The bath house that was close to our area had only (1) men and (1) ladies room, AND the men’s was out of service. The club house and clothes washing room were locked up. The beautiful “waterfall” that is shown on the website was a man-made thing, and even it was not functioning. They did have a nice clean pool that had big clean bath house, but that was all the way to the front of the campground that we had to take our truck to get to. The park itself is on a waterway that leads to the lake and is very nice. They have a couple boat launches as well as a beach area to enjoy. The sites by the water all had private docks but all but (2) were flagged off due to the wood being rotten. We were lucky, ours was in service and a very nice way to spend the afternoon during the sunset. Talking to the lady at the front desk, she stated the park was under new management and they were working on trying to get all these things resolved. I’m not sure how long it has been since this “new” management has had this property but some things could have been made available to the park like the club house and washroom both of which looked to be in good shape. We made the best of what we had and the lady was very, very friendly. I hope the new owners will get this park back to what it used to be, a very nice campground, until then I would look around the area to see if there may be other options. - jf831024
Jun 2009 - $30.00
I was slightly worried about this park when driving to my spot because they have all the permanent residents in the front. However, once you get back to the lakeside spots, it really becomes a neat park. Rig access was a little tight and there was barely enough room for the slide-out, however, once we got pulled in it was worth it. Each lakeside spot has its own pier and when they say “lakeside,” they mean lakeside! We were probably 20 feet from the water. This was nice especially since they are a pet friendly park and our dogs could go play in the water. The pool looked to be nice as well but we did not swim in it. I’m not sure if they have 50 amp services or not. We looked around a little while for a 50 amp spot for our friends but could not find one. There is Wi-Fi access at the office. My only complaints were how hard the spots were to get into and the bathrooms were terrible (but there’s a very clean bathroom in my R.V. ;-) ) - toby1kanobie
May 2016 - $25.00
This park has great views . Drive is steep but manageable. Restrooms extremely clean. Park shows lots of hard work my owners. Game room has large TV with lounge chairs, pool table and an outside large deck with rockers to enjoy the view. Sites are gravel and very level. Great campground just 13 miles off I-30 and 10 minutes to Hot Springs. Definitely would stay here again. - Happy Retirees
May 2016 - $37.00
It is a steep road but doable. The park is roomy and clean. Nothing to do at park but not far from hot springs. People were very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again if in the area. Very safe feeling. Go slow up the road in case somebody coming down and you will be fine. - Pam_Ricky
May 2016 - $22.00
This is just an excellent park. Short but steep asphalt road up from the highway with a couple tight turns. No big deal. Asphalt interior roads with gravel sites. Pull throughs are nice and long with very good spacing between sites. The back-ins are mostly double wide so you can park your truck next to your camper. Lots of trees surrounded by forest. Very nice and helpful management. A short drive to downtown or several close state parks. I will always stop here when in the area. Rate is based on weekly rate. Note that not all sites are 50 amp. - GoPackGo
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Stellar RV experience!
This campsite is all that the website promises - spacey campsites, grill pits, picnic tables, excellent pool area, wonderful pool and guest facilities, right on the water and surrounded by trees, although there were no trees on the campsites. It is close to Hot Springs, so it can easily be used as a base to tour the area, but it is nice enough to just settle in and enjoy the campsite. - PBW
Jun 2016 - $42.00
A beautiful place. It is on the shore of Lake Hamilton with a boat ramp in the park. Easy check-in, well marked roads. Very impressive park. Staff was excellent, and the area was very clean. They offer trash pick up twice daily. The angled sites are very easy to get back into. This is a great place to stay while visiting Hot Springs. - Okie Boomers
Jun 2016 - $51.00
This was our second stay @ Catherine's landing, both stays June '15 and '16 were excellent. Very pretty, clean, and just a pleasant place to stay. Each visit we were attending our family reunion so I look forward next year to going a few days early to just enjoy the park. I did notice they are adding things each year. This year they had added new trees next to some of the sites and the disc golf was open. - snowstormelf
Jul 2016 - $44.00
Stayed here two nights before moving to the Gulpha Gorge NPS campground because we wanted the convenience having a reservation after a long drive. The staff was super-helpful, and it was handy to have someone guide us to our site.
It was hot, so we didn't spend much time outside, a good thing since the site was pretty narrow and just long enough for our camper and truck. Breakfast at the campground was decent and well-priced. The one thing that seemed off in general was the water. There was a very strange taste to it--odd since we were in the Hot Springs area where the water is good, in general. - BarefootGypsy
Jul 2016 - $38.00
This is a tightly spaced park with limited parking for your tow vehicle. Lots of shade trees in all areas except the large pull through sites. Utility hookup was convenient and worked well. I did not use the Wifi because I use my own AT&T cell phone for internet and the signal was very good. There is a lack of maintenance showing especially at the pool and mini-golf but we used both of these amenities anyway. The catch and release fishing was great fun for our young grandkids. The fish were about 3 to 6 inches long and would bite as quickly as the hook could be baited and dropped in the water. I only stay at this koa because of its location (very close to Magic Springs and downtown Hot Springs) and the activities & amenities for kids. Although I was on one of the widest sites, there was just enough room to get 1 vehicle off of the road and still have adequate room around the picnic table and fire ring. - minidilbert
Jun 2016 - $43.00
We stayed at the Hot Springs National Park KOA for five nights in June.
Note: this is the KOA in Hot Springs, Arkansas. There is another KOA named "Hot Springs KOA" which is in South Dakota.
Due to tire troubles on our way we arrived just as the office was closing at 7:00 PM.
They were just about to post our late arrival instructions as we pulled in.
Despite our late arrival they had someone sticking around to show us to our campsite.
This KOA is literally cut into the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains.
The roads are hilly but we didn't have any trouble maneuvering with our 39 foot fifth wheel.
Some of the campsites are terraced which gives a little more privacy.
We stayed in site L2.
This was one of five or six sites without as many trees as some other areas. When we made our reservations the area was described as "great for satellites."
It rained on and off on four of the six days we were there.
Fishing is allowed in their small pond. We saw several people fishing between rain showers but we didn't try.
The pool looked nice, and several kids seem to be enjoying it between showers.
The National Park (downtown) is just a few miles away. Since we had read that parking can be a challenge we used the KOA's shuttle on two of the days we were there. The shuttle cost $5.00 per person and is available on demand.
They also have a site seeing tour, which is free, but they require a minimum of four people.
They serve breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They advertise a "full menu" but we didn't try it.
They seemed to have more tent sites than other KOA's we have visited.
The playground was situated on quite a large grassy meadow which looked perfect for active kids.
The average rate of $42.68 reflects a VKR discount. - KCTexas