27 Parks near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
Feb 2017 - $15.00
This is a very nice campground, all sites are FHU sites with 50AMP, there are 44 sites but only 39 for the general public. All sites are back in sites. There is a dump station and water fill site. I wouldn't call it a full big rig campground, there are many short sites, big rigs can get around the campground, be carefull. All streets and sites are paved, this is a nonreservation park, all sites are first come first served. Verizon has a great signal, over air TV is good, dish may work in some sites. Plenty of things to do in the area. - fulltime5er
Dec 2016 - $15.00
Excellent campground with strong pros and cons. The newly installed full hookups are awesome. Nice compact hookup pad right next to the parking space, with water, sewer, and power that is clean, easy, and functional. Full hookups for $15 (with NP senior pass) is reason enough for high rating, but the campground itself is very lovely. Nicely shaded, easy access, and many sites right on Gulpha Creek. The automated pay system is like an ATM, and couldn't be easier. Key in the site number you want, answer whether you're eligible for the Sr. discount, put in the number of nights, swipe credit card, and you're done. Machine spits out the tag/receipt to hang on the site post.
As is usually the case, all sites are not equal. With the exception of only a couple, the creekside sites are so close to one another, the picnic table is practically wedged between your RV and the one next to you. We were very lucky to get site 30, which had a lot of space and greenery on both sides, so we did have a fair amount of privacy. However, site 30 also has a street light, so our star gazing was rudely impacted. The creek is nice, and the grassy site made it a great place to sit in our lawn chairs by the water. All sites have pedestal grills, but not all have fire pits. We were committed to site 30 before realizing there was no fire pit (which is usually important to us), but snagging a site by the creek with so much space to either side outweighed the absence of a pit.
The sites on the loops farthest from the creek are much more spacious, but the AR-7 Spur road runs right alongside the easternmost loop. The noise from passing cars is bad enough, but the big rig Jake Brakes are awful, and a lot of trucks use this road. If you've never heard Jake Brakes, it sounds like a 50 caliber machine gun. Not so conducive to peaceful mountain camping. - Libre RV
Oct 2016 - $15.00
Felt fortunate to find a creek side site here! Yes, spaces here are tight, close together & most are not level but park has just upgraded all sites to full hook up including sewer & auto pay system NOW accepts credit cards. Each site seems to have a grill OR fire pit, but not both. A wonderful mix of campers made our 2 night stay most interesting. Used the 1.4 mi. hiking trail into town since we travel in 26 ft. Class C without toad. Trail into town is well maintained, with moderate inclines. That said, only steep incline is just as you are entering town by the Fordyce Visitor Center. On the way home, there are stone stairs & a steep uphill climb on the trail that was a challenge for this 70-year old short legged lady! Just wish we could have lingered another couple of days here .... - Bob-n-Gail
Nov 2016 - $36.00
Arrived after office closed and picked a site, they're all gravel. Had to disconnect the toad as the road was not marked for direction to the site we wanted and made a wrong turn for the correct pedestal. OK RV park for a few days. Not real close to town and there is some highway noise. Management seemed nice when he came to collect CASH ONLY for our stay. Cable did not work but we had enough cable to go to vacant spot. Was not happy when we were leaving and they said, people have had issues with that connection, guess I'll have to fix it, you think. - Hoegee
Jun 2016 - $36.00
We only stayed here overnight as we were on our way to Indiana. Park was fine for that, as water pressure and voltage were good. We would stay here again if in the area. We had a long gravel pull-through which was level. - zrxh14
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Small park in good location to Bath House Row. My space was on the creek, which was great. Gravel and grass space,paved drive. Hookups in correct area. Very good cable TV. Maybe the best Wi-Fi of anywhere we have stayed. Owner is wonderful,very helpful! He made our stay a lot of fun.
Only negative is some highway noise , so get a space as far back as possible. - Joel Patterson
Oct 2016 - $38.00
entrance to the park is on a hill, many of the sites are tiered, some tight turns getting to my site. hookups worked well, my pull thru site was narrow, leveling was difficult, neighbor very very close, my slideout inches from his truck. Wi-fi was slow, cable good. would not stay here again. - DBSnowbirds
Sep 2016 - $35.00
This KOA >>IS NOT<< your typical flat gravel parking lot. This one is situated on a hill and the sites are well spaced and shaded. There appear to be quite a few long term guests judging by the detritus near their rigs. But it does not really detract from the ambiance as the 'mess' is not haphazard.
The local area scenery is attractive, although the town has a slightly run-down aura - not bad, but it appears to be not as prosperous as the city father's might wish.
My visit was later in September and the daytime temps combined with the humidity made me seek a place with 50A electrical service for the AC. My site, A14, was at the very top of the campground and the best compliment I can give is that I could stay here long-term were it not for family obligations further east.
The Wi-Fi is adequate. My criteria for good Wi-Fi is whether Google maps loads 'reasonably' quickly. It does. Barely.
AT&T cell covered is outstanding as their tower is on the SE corner of the property. - Retired-n-Roamin
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 2010 - $28.00
I would stay again, if I were to return to the Hot Springs area. The Good: Very easy and close access to Hot Springs. Friendly staff. Sites are pretty level and gravel. Plenty of shade. Not crowded Quiet Wi-Fi and Cable TV were both great. The Bad: Not an attractive park at all. Sites are kind of small. Our 35 foot barely fit into our spot, and parking our truck was a little difficult. Access to the lake is not good, unless you have a boat. Most of the campers in the park appear to be long term, and many of the campers appeared empty. Sort of has a mobile home park feel, and didn't seem like camping. - Olmedic
Jun 2007 - $28.00
You'd think that will all of the amenities this place would be a camper's paradise. Think again. Dirty, noisy and ill-mannered and ill-tempered staff. This was their big motorcycle week and those people were friendly and helpful. Had the staff, particularly the management, been friendly and helpful we could have overlooked the issues. We planned on staying two weeks but left after 2 nights. This is a place sorely in need of new management. Ask any question about the area, restaurants, attractions and shopping and get a finger pointing to a rack and a surely comment like, "There, if you know how to read." I do know how to read and this shows I know how to write as well. - Mr. Camper
Jun 2006 - $25.00
Good one for visiting the Hot Springs area. Easy to find off 270 by-pass. Easy to navigate and quiet park. Well worth the money. - tbax46
Jan 2017 - $40.00
We have stayed here twice, once in Oct. 2016 and Jan. 2017. The sites are level concrete pads with asphalt roads. Good WiFi. cable. water and sewer. Swimming pool which we didn't use is large and clean. When we were here in Oct. there was a Halloween party for the kids and a wine tasting for the adults. Needless to say we enjoyed the wine tasting better. The staff is very friendly. While here in Jan. we needed to stay an extra night because of snow and there was no problem with the stay. It is an easy drive into Hot Springs and there are several grocery stores and a big Walmart nearby. Also many restaurants to choose from. You will need to drive to these as they are about 2 miles away. There is also a boat ramp here. Very quiet and CLEAN. - PBD
Dec 2016 - $59.00
This is a beautiful campground. We stayed in a waterfront site, quite pricey for this time of year at $59 plus tax bringing it to $65. The waterfront sites are very spacious and if it was warmer it would be nice to sit outside and enjoy the view. - UllaPool
Dec 2016 - $56.00
Not sure what happened to this place. The first time we were there it was amazing, quiet, clean and wonderful. This last time it was a living nightmare. We got stuck with people next to us who were screaming, yelling, harassing us when they discovered we complained. And it never stopped. Also had people flying drones over your head at 11pm taking pictures. Dogs barking non-stop. The place just turned into the Wild West. It was crazy. Tried to spend as much time on the trails as possible but at night - whoa. - Candalee
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
Oct 2016 - $40.00
A nice quiet campground right on the lake. We have camped here for years because we can dock our boat right beside the sites we usually get. There is a dock ramp too if you don't store your boat on the lake already. There is a place to park your tow dolly or boat trailer by the office. There is a nice little pool. This is not a fancy campground, but is convenient to the lake and the rest of Hot Springs. - Ramoth
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
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
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