15 Parks near Quitman, Arkansas
Sep 2015 - $32.00
This is a spectacular place to go rest for a few days. Here are a few notes from our 2 night stay in September:
Excellent and speedy service - there was a problem with our water hydrant. I reported it to the office, and the ranger beat me back to the campsite to fix it.
Nature programs - We attended several naturalist programs. They were informative and added to the value of our stay.
Utilities - all worked well and hookups are well placed.
Sites - all are asphalt, but bring your boards! Wow, they could have spent an extra $75 a site on a bulldozer to level them. All but 3 or 4 sites would require boards. Most slope both front to back and side to side.
Trails - could use some upkeep. They are very narrow and don't appear to have been maintained as well as other Arkansas State Parks.
Internet - You can make a phone call, but don't expect to use much internet. AT&T signal was non-existent. Verizon was minimal. I finally took our Verizon router outside and set it on the power pedestal. I then had enough to do some minimal work, but we couldn't stream anything.
Overall, we were quite pleased with this park. We'll be back to relax, and we won't expect to get any work done next time we stay. - dad2aprincess
Jun 2015 - $32.00
Pretty park, small but well tended. Price is on the upper edge for a state park; however, sites are full hookup in the RV campground which does add some value. They offer a 25% discount for out of state seniors (but not on Fri/Sat). They have a tent only section as well. Water pressure was low, but useable and electric was steady. Sites are spacious enough with nice railings on the sites near the lake, fire pit, BBQ grills and nice picnic tables. Patios are pea gravel but the pad is asphalt. Most sites will need a little leveling. Only one bathhouse, restroom side was clean, didn't use showers. They rent canoes, john-boats, paddle boats, and kayaks for use in the lake. It is a trolling motor only lake so very pleasant to drift around in. Nice covered fishing pier. There is a boat launch for larger boats. There is an active staff here with activities planned. A swim beach and snack bar are open from 11AM-7PM. Prices are reasonable at the snack bar and food is good. Nice little store in the office. Ranger staff was very pleasant and visible in the park. Quiet hours are enforced and even when full, the park is quiet. The park sells firewood at a reasonable price. There is an old homestead on the property to visit which tells the story of the Woolley Family who settled in the area and there is a trail to walk. We would stay here again while in the area. - Fixn2gocamp
Mar 2014 - $17.00
Our camping club went to this site for one of our meetings this month. It is one of the best campgrounds I've ever stayed at. All the sites were blacktopped and level. The new bathhouse was great. The only thing that my wife or I was needed, was there wasn't any soap dispensers. We will definitely be going back here. - 1dinky
Jul 2010 - $18.00
This park is very clean and well maintained. The swimming beach is so much fun. Beach was very clean and the swimming area was very large. We stayed in the lake until 10 pm - closing time of the beach. Life jackets are provided at the beach for use by anyone who needs them. Campground was beautiful, green and lots of shade. Huge marina and very close to town if needed. We loved it here and will return!! - Dilyte
Jun 2010 - $17.00
One of our favorite campgrounds. Electric only sites, but a dump station is available. Lots of trees, boat launch and marina are available in the park. Many of the sites have been rebuilt in the last 2 years do to flooding 3 years ago. - Ken Johnson
Jun 2010 - $17.00
The park has lots of shade trees, was hard to manuver into our site due to the trees. We stayed in A20. Has very friendly staff, clean restrooms and a beautiful lake to swim and boat in. Our family loved it. Only drawback, remember there are no water hook-ups. - vivlee1121
May 2012 - $17.00
Finding a hidden gem doesn't come along often, but Fairfield Bay was one. Almost all sites overlook Greers Ferry Lake and all are in a beautiful forest park. Some have 50 amp but most have 30 amp. Water is available at most all sites. Check with the city and make reservations. If you are looking for natural beauty, peace and quiet, with lots to do in the area, check this place out. To the best of my knowledge, however, only 2 pull throughs exist, so call ahead. You will not be disappointed. - Gus the Fireant
Oct 2010 - $8.00
The COE Van Buren Recreation Area is currently under long term lease to the community of Fairfield Bay. This rustic park sits on the northwest shore of Greers Ferry Lake. Interior roads of the campground are rough. Many of the sites would be challenging to level in. E/W/Wi-Fi is good in loop D. The only bathhouse is located about 3/4 mile from the D loop at the entrance to the campground. Some sites are lakeside, with most having a view of the lake. A small swimming area is adjacent to the camping, as well as a nearby marina where boats can be rented. We have camped here twice, there never being more than 3 or 4 others in the loop during our stay. The $8 per night fee is a year long special to draw new campers to the campground. We would hesitate to pay more that twice that until infrastructure improvements were made. - TnEagle
May 2014 - $10.00
The rate reflects a 50% Senior Pass discount. This campground on Greers Ferry Lake has moderately easy access from U.S. Route 65; it is about 4 miles on paved but narrow roads. There are 91 electric sites and 55 non-electric. The sites in D loop 1 through 13 are 50 amp, the remainder are 30 amp. Almost all of the electric sites are reservable but the non-electric are not. The reservation window starts in Mid-May. There is no water at the sites. A few of the sites are on or near the water. Many of the sites have some significant slope. We were at the park the early part of May when all sites were walk-up. The park was not very busy with only a few campers but many fishermen. Only a couple of the loops were open. They were taking only cash or checks because the computers were not working. There is no security gate at night as there are at many Corp of Engineer parks. The attendant said that the park was well patrolled and that a gate was unnecessary. We would have been more comfortable with a gate, but did not have any problems. We never saw a patrol. There was a lot of drive-by activity during the day partly due to the layout of the park where you can drive though the campground to get to the marina, boat dock, and swimming area. The park is heavily treed so satellite can be difficult in many sites. We had a site where we could get DirecTV. Over Verizon phone and data plan worked well. We would stay here again as a night stopover. - TheJim
Jul 2010 - $30.00
A number of the RV sites are not level, had to use two blocks high on one side of unit. NO shade. One set of shower rooms are private, that is you lock the door. This park is NOT at the race track, it is 5 miles from it. All stone drive and parking, no concrete. - CCC
Jul 2009 - $23.00
The hosts were very friendly. They have a gift shop on site, along with ice and a vending machine with sodas. Very pleasant, but there are no shade trees. - melfred
Mar 2008 - $23.00
Clean well kept park with large spaces. Large field for walking pets. Close to many fast food shops with Wal-Mart about 4 miles away. Free Wi-Fi that works fast. While families are welcome, it is not a family park with the only facilities other than showers and bathrooms being a laundromat. Nevertheless it is a quiet place to stay. Weekly and monthly rates. - loul
Sep 2009 - $18.00
Corps of Engineers park on the Arkansas river near a lock and dam. Nice park, hard to find information on but a good place to relax for a night or two. Grey water dumping is allowed. Dump station at entrance is backwards for pulling out of campground.Sites are large, spread out and fairly level. - wilmsd
Mar 2008 - $25.00
Very nice place for fishing! The world record brown trout was caught near here. It can be a little tricky getting into some of the spots. The spots are close together back ins. Be careful pulling down to the trout docks with a big rig. you will end up backing out, no room to turn around. We will be back! - Martyman
Mar 2006 - $26.00
Some might not give this a 10 because you need to make your own fun (fishing). If you get a spot here it will be on a bank overlooking the Little Red River, a good trout stream. You can access this for wading right from your site or rent a boat and motor from the resort. Many cable channels available and you can get a wi-fi signal from the fly shop adjacent to the resort. They know and they don't mind. Be sure to be on your own side of the river if they start to generate power at the dam. You'll know by the incresed flow. Bring your own beer, it's a dry county! - raven
Jul 2009 - $17.00
A very nice Corps park. Sandy beach available, clean water and the entire park was clean. Sites are spread out, well shaded with plenty of space between sites. - travelingwizard
Nov 2015 - $13.00
We stayed at this park for a month while in town on business for several events. We also used the park's facilities to hold an RV inspector training class. The owners were most gracious in allowing us to use a room in the office building to hold the 5-day class. They made sure our week of class went off without a hitch!
The newer area where RV's are parked is in the back of this 31-acre facility. This park was previously a KOA and it is now under new ownership. There are more than RV camping activities run out of this facility. There are a lot of older RV's parked and built onto in the old part of the park.
The newer part of the park is an all gravel area than can easily accommodate motorhomes with a towed. The electrical service was good, the water pressure was adequate, the sewer service was acceptable and the cable TV offered over 100 channels. Getting in and out was easy. The owners have worked hard to help identify the park from Wilburn road.
The staff are very accommodating and will do their best to meet your needs. We had several challenges during our stay and all was worked out to our satisfaction. - Howard Jaros
Jul 2016 - $22.00
We found that grass was tall and tree was overgrown into the spot. The check-in office personnel were very nice and helpful.
The reason the "no" to clean bathrooms is that the bathrooms and shower shared the same floor resulting in the floors had a tendency to stay wet. TP holders were plates so the TP rolls could not roll which was also impacted by the damp climate. The dump station is out of park which made have a tote a must. The actual park was really kind of nice including access to the swimming area right outside the gate. The spaces were kind of tight, and many spaces were really at an angle from the front to the back of the campers.
Cell phone reception with AT&T is good. - I/we will try to post this service condition because it is important for us. - DuranDDuran1
Oct 2014 - $12.00
Loved this COE park. Backed up to the lake, but had a lot of trees in the way of your view. We were in site M11. Nice wide, level site. We will stay here again. - User2475
Jul 2012 - $17.00
I rated this camp ground a 6. But, don't let that scare you. I have yet to give one over an 8. We were here four days. I did not look close enough at the Reserve America information and our site did not have water. We were in the site and level before I realized it. So, we made it with gallon jugs of water. The reservation system should be clearer on amenities. This site is heavily used by boater/water users. Late evenings there were waiting lines at the bath houses. The John F Kennedy Campground below the dam looked more inviting, but was full. If we had not pre-paid, I would have moved on after a night or two. - jwindham