27 Parks near Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
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 - $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
May 2016 - $36.00
Great park. We stayed 3 nights, although it rained 3 inches during our visit there was little to no mud or drainage issues. Wifi and cable worked great the first day, but I think the rain caused issues after that. Easy access to the downtown and the OHV area. Bathrooms were excellent. Plenty of walking room for pets. The putt putt and the pool was not open, I didn't see a playground for kids. - JAKIE
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
Sep 2015 - $35.00
This is an ok park. Sites are fairly close together, but I've seen worse. It's right by the highway, but the noise isn't as bad as I would've expected. The wi-fi is pretty good...better than most, and the Verizon signal is strong. The grounds were clean enough. There's ample grassy space to walk your dog. Didn't use the restroom or shower so can't comment. Now for the downside. The only reason we came here for the night instead of staying at one of the wonderful, cheap Corp of Engineers sites was to do laundry and the laundry room was very disappointing. Two small washers and dryers and a couple straight chairs and that was it. Lousy lighting so it was tough to detect stains to pre-treat and no table at all to sort or fold clothes. The washers were only a dollar, but since they were pretty small I needed five loads. The dryers were also a dollar each. I didn't time them, but I had to use about five or six cycles to dry everything and you can't add money for extra time so if you only need a few more minutes to dry something you still have to add a dollar.
The other thing that irked me was that the posted charge was $34/night and they give a Good Sam discount, but I was still charged $35. The 10% discount should have brought the charge down to $30.40 before tax so that equaled $4.60 tax...15% tax? So I asked the guy what the tax rate there was and he refused to tell me! He said he wouldn't discuss it because it makes him so mad and would just make me mad too because it was so high. Huh? I don't think he was deliberately trying to rip me off, so either the tax really IS that high or he didn't calculate it right. Either way I thought it was very unprofessional behavior to not give me an itemized receipt and an explanation of the tax. I know this is the way it is when dealing with some of these "ma & pa" operations, but I really prefer to deal with people who run their businesses in a professional manner. Probably wouldn't stay here again. - Pdxjoanne
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
Feb 2016 - $35.00
Beautiful park with nice hiking trails. I bet it's busy in the summer. Good sized campsites and space between sites too. No internet but Verizon worked great. - Two_Huschels
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
Nov 2015 - $10.00
The park was only 1/3 full this time of year but probably busy in the summer. We had a level, scenic site overlooking the lake. Most sites are back in and we had no trouble handling with our 34 foot motor home. There are 3 loops all of which have good sites. 50 amp service, water, no sewer but dump site available. Nice fire pit. We had Verizon cell service. The attendant was a great guy and went out of his way to help us with an emergency RV repair. - rudyhehn
Jul 2014 - $18.00
Beautiful CG with wonderful views! We have a 22' TT and seems like most of the sites are smallish but we did see a GIANT Prevost navigating the roads OK. Most sites are either lake FRONT or lake VIEW. I'm sure it would be PACKED on weekends, but we drove up on a Monday and got a site with no reservations. A few pull-thru sites available. Quiet and peaceful, except for boat motors on the lake. - happybooker1
May 2013 - $10.00
This is a beautiful campground with easy access off of US 270. Campground roads are good, but could be a little tight for a really big rig. There are lots of sites right on the water with great lake views and water access (dock a boat, go in for a swim). There is also a sand swim beach with playground equipment. The $10 rate is with the federal senior interagency pass, otherwise it is $20/night. We stayed 6 nights and will definitely visit this park again. - Haggbloom
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
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Easy off and on from I40. Cash only. They are under new ownership and are trying. Helped us to our site, which was a long pull through. Gravel site with small charcoal grill. No patio or table. Some road noise, but not much in our RV. We visit our kids in Memphis, and we will stay here again for overnight. - User2475
Mar 2016 - $28.00
Extremely rude and anti-social CG manager, seemed genuinely annoyed that I called. Did not want to help when we came in after hours (5 pm) for an overnight stop. Roads are gravel but not too tight. Sites are gravel too but far from level. I wouldn't recommend. - Mudpuppy78
Feb 2016 - $28.00
Stayed here overnite on way to Texas. Easy access off W 30. Pull thru with room for slides, didnt unhook from 5th wheel. Had good cable service and wifi. Close to fuel and food. Would not stay here but overnite was great. When we called they requested cash only. Didnt use any of the facilities. - Get ready
Mar 2016 - $12.00
Just a great park to enjoy yourself. Nice drive into the park past the golf course and a nice marina handy as well as the Resort. We try to get spot 80 on our trips to De Gray as it handles the satellite very well. Again can't ask for a more convenient park to many places.
There is some shade and the sites are asphalt with good space between. - George M
Dec 2015 - $12.00
We have camped here before and have always enjoyed our stay. Some sites have little parking due to the park being older. On a busy weekend there is alot of congestion because of the parked vehicles along the sites. Water and electric were good. Most sites have their own patio and are water front. - TexasRVer
Oct 2015 - $22.00
Have been coming here over 30 years, and it is still a great, clean park. The reservation system needs improving, as you can not pick a particular spot, you have to call for that, and the few that are on the lake, people reserve them a year in advance. - lolasmom