8.6 Excellent
     
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs National Park KOA

Hot Springs, Arkansas



838 McClendon Road
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Phone: (501) 624-5912

Sites: 72
Recent Rate: $44 7/2016

Latitude: 34.508183390122
Longitude: -93.006852865219

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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70 Reviews

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B04
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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CamperSupport, employee at Hot Springs National Park KOA responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your recent visit to the KOA! Please accept our sincere apologies for your less than perfect stay. Our goal is to provide every guest with the best camping experience. We appreciate your feedback and have forward your comments on to our management team.
We hope that you will come camp with us again the next time you are in the area of Hot Springs National Park!

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
L2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the national park, ride the "duck," visit the aquarium.

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CamperSupport, employee at Hot Springs National Park KOA responded to this review

Thank your for your very detailed review, 'KCTEXAS'! We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us despite the rainy weather that we had during your stay. We are glad that our shuttle was able to accommodate you to and from the National Park.
We hope to see you again soon!

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
D6
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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CamperSupport, employee at Hot Springs National Park KOA responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, Jakie! We are happy you had a great stay with us, and enjoyed our grounds and the surrounding area. We hope to see you again sometime!

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Just an awesome KOA. Very quiet, very clean restrooms, level site. Great staff, pet friendly, pool, shuttle service, game room, laundry room. Breakfast served on weekends at a very reasonable price. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Shuttle service to Hot Springs National Park

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CamperSupport, employee at Hot Springs National Park KOA responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful stay with us! We are glad you enjoyed your site, our amenities and facilities, and the yummy weekend breakfast we offer. Thanks so much for your great review, and we hope to see you again soon!

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Well managed, clean park. The cable TV even works with clean, strong signal. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A14
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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CamperSupport, employee at Hot Springs National Park KOA responded to this review

Thanks for your review, John! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and that the cable worked well for you. We hope to see you again in the future!

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent two days to tour Hot Springs National Park. The campground is on a hill with shaded terraced gravel sites that are reasonably level. Each site had a picnic table and fire ring, although there was a burn ban in place so camp fires were prohibited. Facilities were clean and adequate and appeared fairly new. Staff was friendly and helpful. We were escorted to our site, which was helpful as the interior roads are steep. Be cautious if pulling a toad, we bottomed exiting the campground. We would camp here again. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Bathhouse Row in the national park is part of the Hot Springs downtown area and parking is difficult if driving a large tow vehicle. I'd suggest taking the campground shuttle. There is a free parking garage one block off the main street, but it is poorly marked.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is very pretty with lots of shady trees throughout, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They have a shuttle that will take you to town and back for only $5, and there are lots of activities for kids. The whole campground is on a hill, with the office and pool toward the top. The spaces are tiered so we had a view looking over the rig next to us and had a sense of space even though we were fairly close to our neighbor. We were very impressed with how level our space was given how hilly it is. Bathrooms were very clean. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D26
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Their $5 round trip shuttle to Hot Springs is a great deal, and the town is worth a visit. The shuttle will drop you off and pick you up when you want, which is very convenient.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is VERY hilly. They had an escort to our site and he also assisted us with backing in which was a benefit because it was very tight. This was a holiday weekend so the park was full, but still it was quiet. A nice setting with lots of trees. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 170
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

You are shown to your site. Helped if needed. Professional, friendly Staff.

Beautiful shaded site. Our site was level. Well stocked store.

Would stay here again. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
CO3
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of things to do and see in this area.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful mostly-shaded campsites. Our back-in site near the office was quiet, others nearer the entrance and the highway might have some road noise. There is a small shaded dog park and several trails through the woods. The staff was exceptionally nice. Very convenient to Hot Springs. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The Garvan Woodland Gardens were beautiful and they welcome dogs (for an additional entrance fee). The Fordcyce Bathhouse / National Park Visitor Center self-guided tour was very interesting (free). Streinhaus Keller has delicious German food in a very quaint setting.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Pros: Clean park, simple instructions for night check in. Within 7 minutes to Hot Springs Main st.

Cons: Loud road noise near the highway. Wi-Fi signal was pretty much nonexistent near the front of the campground. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D18
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was clean, well cared for; staff was friendly.

The location was good for local activities.

The experience was everything one would expect from a campsite.

I will return. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D-29
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Only bad thing was the internet connection was very poor at the bottom of the hill at our campsite. It was clean, maintenance man friendly, and sites impeccably maintained. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Stopped here overnight while headed east on I-30. Campground is a bit far off the interstate for an overnighter, but we were finding no suitable campgrounds along that stretch of I-30. Had level pull-through site, with full hookups, cable, and Wi-Fi. All worked well. Sites close together, but OK for overnighter. Staff very friendly, provided escort to site then checked back later to ensure all was OK. Restrooms/showers clean. We would stay here again. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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