2 Parks near Morrilton, Arkansas
Oct 2014 - $32.00
Former KOA and would never pass their inspection process now! Can't believe Good Sam passes them. Poor roads and sites; gravel/sporadic grass/ruts/holes. At our 3:30 check-in our site included papers & flattened cans, 2 full Quicrete bags which were obviously hardened to concrete as it was raining most of the day, and a plastic container containing gallons and gallons of used oil. I advised the manager that when we checked out NONE of the mess was ours, and she gave me a long story about all the "workers" who were living there for different times and how bad the last batch were and blamed it on them. And no one checked the sites for the entire next day? - bjcamper
May 2014 - $34.00
Our first overnight stay on a 23 day trip and a bit disappointing. Arrived night before Memorial day and office was closed the whole time we were there, including Memorial day. Instructions on door to pick a spot and put your money in the box. No acknowledgement of our reservation; good thing we got there before they filled up. Tight roads and hard to tell which utilities went to which spot, and some utilities incomplete. So close to I-40 that we could feel the vibration of trucks passing as we slept. We did not stay here on the return trip. - TundraTower
Apr 2013 - $26.00
In Good Sam Travel Guide, this park is named, "Morrilton I40/70 RV Park". The rate of $26 reflects the Good Sam discount plus tax. The good: The park is in a pleasant rural settings, with trees throughout the park. All the utilities worked well. The bad: The sites are not at all level and we were unable to level our 40 foot rig without using leveling boards. The access road to the site is narrow, with trees and stumps offering potential obstacles to challenge your driving prowess. With the leveling problem, there is an additional challenge to line up to get access to the water and sewer hookups, which are about 20 feet apart. As previous reviewers mentioned, the road in, is poorly marked and it is easy to get on connecting side roads that have numerous and deep potholes, so check out carefully to be sure to take the correct access road. The park is adjacent to the Interstate, so there is some road noise, although not enough to keep us awake. We probably would stay here again, if we were tired and needed to stop, but it is a bit of a challenge to get in and get properly hooked up. - hoppytoad
Jul 2015 - $32.00
Our experience at this park would have been more pleasant had we had a better site. We booked 2 months out and were assigned the barrier-free site even though we did not request it. This site has no trees and in July was extremely hot. Despite the camping area being full over the weekend, it was fairly quiet. Lots of good hiking trails in the park, and a swimming pool is available for campers at $4 per adult. Be sure and watch the sunrise from the overlook at Petit Jean's gravesite. - MT Nest
Jun 2015 - $35.00
Petit Jean is a beautiful park and well worth a visit. Here are a few comments.
1. Facilities - Camp Area A is the only one useful for RV's. The other areas are plentiful but very primitive. We were able to get a good pull-thru site during the week with short notice. Almost all of the sites are a bit unlevel. Be sure to bring your boards, but don't let that detract you. The water, sewer, and power all worked well.
2. Scenery - Take some time and go on some of the walks. The Cedar Falls overlook is a beautiful walk, as is the Bear Cave. Be sure to bring your toad, as the park is spread out and it is necessary to drive from the campground to the attractions. Red Bluff Drive has the most spectacular views.
3. Check-in - They have almost NO area to park and check in if you're a big rig. Next time, we will go to our assigned site, disconnect the toad, and then drive to the office to check in. Also, the campground is before the office, so if you go to the office first, you have to get turned around, which isn't easy at this park.
4. Programs - we attended several really neat programs, including a nighttime hike, an owl prowl, and a hummingbird program. These are all free and well worthwhile; just look for the schedule at the visitor's center.
5. Pool - the pool was overrun with "locals" and they take "pool breaks" about 15 minutes of every hour (meaning everyone must get out of the pool). Don't show up late in the day like we did, or your pool time gets cut drastically because they close the pool at 6pm. - dad2aprincess
Apr 2015 - $32.00
Nice well maintained park. Nice to have sewer. Wifi at the lodge. Beautiful hikes, very scenic. Many nice trails. Quiet this time of year. - K Willie