Mountainburg, Arkansas

Lake Fort Smith State Park

Mountainburg, Arkansas



Mountainburg, Arkansas
Phone: (479) 369-2469

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $32 5/2015

Latitude: 35.7217072814075
Longitude: -94.1164135074097

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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 no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $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 no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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 yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • 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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

13 Reviews

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Snidely Whiplash

Review Count: 112
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 10

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

An excellent experience from start to finish. Great state park with easy access to and in the park with our larger RV. Must follow the directions given on the park's website as GPS and GoogleMaps has the wrong location for the park on a barely improved road not suitable for any size RV. Lots of wildlife and a very short walk to a seasonal waterfall. Spacious blacktop sites, dead quiet at night, and full hookups made this worth the 17 mile detour from our I40 travels. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Grade on Route 400 is very steep for the 2 miles from Route 71 to park entrance. Gear down and go slow and road is fine.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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jwindham

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is easily the nicest campground we have used. The sites are well designed for access and setup. All sites had level (side to side) blacktop parking pads and excellent patio areas. We had good cell coverage and some off air TV coverage. Bath houses and showers were cleaned daily. Garbage was removed from camp ground receptacles daily as well. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Easy access to Fort Smith historical sites and the expansive Ozark National Forest.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Bud in Florida

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park. The only reason I gave it a 9 is there is no WiFi or cell service at the park. Otherwise one of the nicest state parks I have ever stayed at. Also, not much TV, but a clean modern campground. Better than most commercial parks. We stayed in a 35 foot rig with slides and a toad. Had plenty of room! Highly recommend. Would stay again in a heartbeat. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Motorhome.

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Lee and Paul

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

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely park. The sites are nicely spaced and utilize the natural environment. They mark every site with a clear sign reserved or available. The staff was very helpful on the phone. Facilities appear to be new. Leaves were beautiful this time of year. It was very quiet. Suggest getting there before dark as the drive up the mountain requires focus. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Motorhome.

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SargeW

Review Count: 326
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a new very nice state park with large sites, tons of grass and trees, and new roads. The pool and visitor center is top notch. Unfortunately, the humidity while we were there made being outside difficult. Finally a rain storm came through making the weather a bit more bearable. The negative on the RV sites was the pathetically low water pressure. For being a newly built park, there is no excuse for that. We rented a pontoon boat one day and went out on the lake. We rented an 18' pontoon for about $168 for four hours. We easily toured the whole lake twice in 2 and a half. There is no water contact permitted on the lake, so swimming is prohibited. The lake is open to fishing. They have full day rentals, but I am glad that I didn't waste the money. There is not a lot to see on the lake as the trees are thick, and the the surrounding terrain slopes up from the lake. This wasn't a bad park, but I would probably stay somewhere else if I was in the area again. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Traveler John

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful park with fresh new facilities. I just did an overnighter so didn't have the opportunity to fully explore this park. They have moved the campground and my GPS and iPad didn't know where the new entrance was. If you come in from the south (Alma) just keep going north on Hwy 71 and watch for the very few signs that there are. I guess the old campground use to be below the dam but is no more. You won't be disappointed with this one. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Motorhome.

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User2234

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the most beautiful parks we've stayed in. It was built in 2008 to replace the old one when the lake level was raised. The sites are spacious and are immaculate, as are the bathhouses. There are a lot of water activities available, including a very large swimming pool. There are a number of trails, including one that borders the lake. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User1359

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground and park. Great sites with FHUs and partially obscured view of the lake. Stayed in October and enjoyed the changing of the leaves. Only two negatives. 1. Significant drive from Interstate if you're only staying one night. 2. Swimming is not allowed in the lake: but they do have a pool. Loved the park and hope to return for multiple nights. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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JaycoJoanRick

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park, a real gem. Clean park throughout. Sites all are paved and pretty close to perfect level. In full hookup area, each site has a side pad for screen tent or regular tent. nice lodge with programs for the kids. None of the sites are lake front, but it is designed that way to keep the lake front pristine. Nice pool, but there is a separate charge for it's use. Shhh, don't tell too many people as there are only 30 sites at this park. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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orensnanna

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful new State Park. A+ amenities. I have never seen a cleaner park; the minute you leave your campsite they are there to clean it! Beautiful shaded spots, very large campsites. Lots of peace and quiet and privacy. Great views at any campsite. They have a wonderful marina with rentals and a great playground for the kids and lots of places to walk; however, not at the campground. The only drawback for us is that the campsites are all on a a road that is a hilly, narrow, one way road which is dangerous to walk or ride your bike. You have to drive to the other area of the park where the playground, marina and walking areas are. This does make it quieter in the camping areas though. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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PegL

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a one night stopover for us, and had we known about the winding and steep road in and out, we would have gone elsewhere! Our truck brakes were so hot on arrival that we could smell them! The park is lovely and the sites are very nice. We had NO water pressure -- couldn't even take a shower but didn't discover it until after the office was closed. The only phone number provided was for a true emergency so we made do but told the office before we left about the water pressure, and they couldn't have cared less! The clerk's response was "So?" The campground is not close to the lake and they charge for the swimming pool. It's not a park we'll return to any time soon, if ever. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Deniselg

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed two nights in this state park. The sites are large, with concrete pads, nice new metal picnic tables, large fire rings. Each site also has a gravel tent pad. Nice paved roads. The campground over looks the lake, but the trees block the view. Most sites are level. The AAA sites have 50 amp electric, water and sewer. There was a $4 daily fee per person to use the pool, which was open 12-6pm. The road to the park is steep with curves, but easily driveable. One of the nicest state parks that we have ever stayed in, and we would stay here again. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Motorhome.

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nedmtnman

Review Count: 139
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent four days here and it is a great campground. Nice woodsy setting and the park was completely redone a couple of years ago so it is all new. Nice marina but no fuel and I don't think firewood was available. Nice visitor center. Good hiking trails and of course the lake. There are 20 AAA sites for bigger rigs with w/s/e at $27 a night with a 25% discount for Arkansas seniors, and out-of-staters get the discount during the week. The BB sites are for smaller rigs and only w/e at $17 a night. Each site has a tent pad in addition to the RV site. No entry fee to the park which is a plus as most state parks we have been to required an entry fee in addition to the camping fee. We camped at Lake Fort Smith State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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