8.5 Excellent
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Hot Springs National Park KOA

Hot Springs, Arkansas


838 McClendon Rd
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
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Sites: 72
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.50818
Longitude: -93.00685

Elevation: 490' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

While situated in a hilly area this is a very good KOA in a very woodsy setting. Good service at checkin and excellent service picking up the daily trash from bins conveniently situated around the park. Many of the sites are backin but the staff does a good job of helping you get in. The sites are fairly close together but not uncomfortably so. Good cable and the WI-FI signal was strong. Restrooms were clean. This KOA has lots of wooded trails that are great for strolling around and enjoying nature. 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
C3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

In the early spring a lot of our neighbors built outdoor fires which tended to make the entire area a bit smoky. Next time we'll probably leave our windows closed and run the cooler if needed.

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

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

For a commercial park, reasonably spacious sites. Great location on the outskirts of Hot Springs . Well run reasonably quiet park with clean restrooms, hot water, and good water pressure. My only complaint was the wi-fi wasn't very good, but it rarely is in a park. Free shuttle to Oaklawn. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
A4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Bubba Brew's is a brewery with 16 beers and the tastiest bar food ever.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in site L-4 in our 40' motorhome. The park is hilly and a challenge to navigate on the very narrow single lane roads. Even though we had a pull through site we unhooked our full-sized pickup before trying to negotiate the roads. At the office, it was a challenge to unhook since we weren't able to park on the flat or pull ahead adequately to align the bus and the tow. Our site was just wide enough to put out our slides. We could not use our outdoor TV since there wasn't enough room to place our chairs. The provided picnic table was unusable for the same reason and certainly couldn't use the fire pit! Digital cable channels are supposedly available but we couldn't find the local stations! The wifi bounces in and out even though we simply tried to read our email and post to this site. The CG is relatively close to Hot Springs. We will not 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
L-4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hot Springs National Park is the big draw here. There are also many microbreweries in the area.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for 3 nights. We had booked one of the less expensive pull-through sites, but the staff gave us an upgrade to the "garden spot", which was a really spacious pull-through since we were in the middle of the week. I appreciated their willingness to do this. The staff was friendly and helpful. The campground has the usual KOA amenities, including a duck pond and playground for the kids. The sites were all gravel but were level and easy to access. Your GPS will bring you right to their location, but be sure to enter "Hot Springs National Park" as your city/location and not just "Hot Springs" because your address may not come up if you don't. Trash containers are located throughout the park and the showers were very good. We would stay here again. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Garden site
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to check out the following tourist spots: 1. Oaklawn Park (horse racing) - in season. 2. Garvan Gardens - a horticultural garden with beautiful flowers, walking trails, etc. that is operated by the University of Arkansas. 3. Bath House Row - part of the National Park. 4. McClard's Barbecue - great BBQ restaurant - one of the best. There are also three lakes in the area (Lake Ouachita, Lake Hamilton, and Lake Catherine) that offer boating, fishing, and other activities.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park with friendly staff, escorted to site and was shown all the hookups and other details about the park. Almost tipped the guy. Next time I will. Big rig friendly with only a few tight turns but overall no problems. Fitting the truck and trailer on the site was a bit tight and friendly neighbor moved their truck when I departed to make it easier. 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
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great place to explore Hot Springs and the area. Fuel and Food in town

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed our stay at the KOA Hot Springs. It was the coldest it had been in Hot Springs during our visit. The staff was welcoming and the grounds were well kept. The laundry had plenty of washers and dryers all located inside the warm bathhouse. The restrooms were also clean and warm with plenty of showers so there was no waiting. The trails were plentiful and my kids and dogs alike enjoyed them. The dog park was the perfect touch to allow our pups some leash free play time. The sites were level and concrete slabs were at each site to allow for level lounging. The fire ring was a nice size and grates were provided to allow for over fire cooking. We will be back! We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A14
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

A really nice KOA. It's a wooded park with undulating terrain. Our site was level and the other sites appeared to be level as well. There is a shuttle b/t the KOA and downtown for $5 a person. Most of the staff was super friendly. Good power, adequate water pressure, and very good AT&T signal. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice KOA. Our truck did not fit in the site with our RV, but there was convenient parking close by. During the week the park wasn't full but by the weekend it got really crowded. The location is very convenient for visiting Hot Springs National Park. We did not use the campground shuttle, but we should have. It's very hard to find parking in Hot Springs. The camp hosts were so friendly and fun to talk to throughout the week. The only reason I don't give this park 5 stars is because they charge extra for kids. There are no extra amenities for kids so it doesn't make sense to charge extra for them. In Fulltime Families (FtF) we call that a "kid tax" and try to avoid parks that charge it, but sometimes it's unavoidable. Verizon worked very well there. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful woodsy facility. Spaces were a little close. Our fire ring would have been under our neighbors slide. They escorted you to your site and were happy to get fire wood for you. Roads were tight but we managed it in a 41 ft fifth wheel. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
L3
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This KOA is a friendly park. All of the people were extremely nice. The park is shadded in some parts, and open in other parts. We had a level pull thru site. The park is hilly but the sites are level and very well maintained. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This RV park is extremely convienient to Hot Springs National Park. Use it as a base camp to see everything Hot Springs AK has to offer.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

This is pretty much exactly what you would expect from a KOA. Well-maintained campground with friendly owners. Our site wasn't very level, but maybe we just got in the wrong position. The site was wide and reasonably spacious. Bathrooms are clean and convenient. We spent most of our time out and about, but it's a nice campground. There were a bunch of folks here over the weekend, but most cleared out on Sunday afternoon. Still a decent number of folks, but not as many and not quite as loud. We didn't have any problems with the larger groups, though. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D25
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This park is only 10 minutes from the National Park, which is why we are here visiting. We chose it due to the reviews. The signs to enter this park are very poorly marked. We were pulling at 35 foot travel trailer and passed the entrance. We had to back it up down a 1.5 lane road to enter the park. The hills are crazy. When we arrived, they weren't too happy to drive us to our site as a thunder storm was just starting. When we were escorted to our site, he left and left us fend for ourselves. The office workers were down right rude. My husband stood watching in disbelieve as a KOA worker hung up the phone from a future customer who called to say they were arriving late only to see the KOA employees laughing at the phone call. I asked a question on a different occasion only to be given a rude response. This is so not like KOA. Very hilly sites which makes it hard to move around. Think there are better places to stay. 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
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit down town Hot Springs National Park.

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Review Count: 371
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

We were here twice, once for a rally and had a back in site with trees. Sat worked but not sure why as I never saw the gap in the trees. Site was short and car was partially on road. We came back later and stayed at "the pond" site. It was a long pull through and satellite worked well. Park is clean and staff helpful but it is an old KOA and really not set up for big rigs. I probably will look else where next time. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
the pond
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful setting in amongst the hills & trees. Some of the roads are steep to navigate, but the sites were easy to back into. Sites were roomy, level with services easy to access. Located far enough from the highway that you hear very little traffic noise. About 15 minutes from downtown Hot Springs to enjoy the baths & National Par. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
C7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
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 so much for camping with us! We are glad you enjoyed our grounds and your campsite, as well as our location in proximity to both the highway and national park. We appreciate the review and hope to see you again sometime.

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We spent 3 nights at this KOA, it is somewhat hilly, but with mostly shaded level sites, most sites are back in, and are comfortably spaced. Overall a nice KOA, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and store seemed to be well supplied with everything from t-shirts to toilet paper, although few food items. This KOA offers a $5 per person round trip on demand shuttle van service to the downtown bath house row tourist area (and perhaps others), which is nice even for those with their own smaller vehicles given the lack of free parking downtown. The only things keeping me from giving this rv park a 10 were a couple of issues with the hook ups, the cable TV connector was loose, cable TV picture was poor, sewer connection was poorly placed, and mounted at an angle so hose would not stay connected. Also wood picnic table was showing its age. We camped at Hot Springs National Park KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3 rv loops
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The shuttle van service is a real plus for this campground

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

Thank you for staying with us, Isaac! We are glad you enjoyed our grounds, camp store, and shuttle service! We are happy to provide our guests simple transportation so that no one needs to worry about parking or finding their way. We do apologize though that the hookups at your site weren't up to par. We hope to see you again sometime.

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