Royal, Arkansas

Crystal Springs COE

Royal, Arkansas

Royal, Arkansas
Phone: (501) 991-3390

Sites: 74
Recent Rate: $10 11/2015

Latitude: 34.5412890824137
Longitude: -93.350543971283

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 ?
  • $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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • 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 no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $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 no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

9 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was only 1/3 full this time of year but probably busy in the summer. We had a level, scenic site overlooking the lake. Most sites are back in and we had no trouble handling with our 34 foot motor home. There are 3 loops all of which have good sites. 50 amp service, water, no sewer but dump site available. Nice fire pit. We had Verizon cell service. The attendant was a great guy and went out of his way to help us with an emergency RV repair. We camped at Crystal Springs COE in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Pretty hike nearby at Tomkins Bend. Beware many nearby COE campgrounds are closed from Nov-March but Crystal Springs stays open.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful CG with wonderful views! We have a 22' TT and seems like most of the sites are smallish but we did see a GIANT Prevost navigating the roads OK. Most sites are either lake FRONT or lake VIEW. I'm sure it would be PACKED on weekends, but we drove up on a Monday and got a site with no reservations. A few pull-thru sites available. Quiet and peaceful, except for boat motors on the lake. We camped at Crystal Springs COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground with easy access off of US 270. Campground roads are good, but could be a little tight for a really big rig. There are lots of sites right on the water with great lake views and water access (dock a boat, go in for a swim). There is also a sand swim beach with playground equipment. The $10 rate is with the federal senior interagency pass, otherwise it is $20/night. We stayed 6 nights and will definitely visit this park again. We camped at Crystal Springs COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for two nights using the Senior Pass from the National Parks. What a great place to stay. It was beautiful, backed up to a lake, good sized spots, very clean and staff extremely friendly. Pulling off the highway you drive for a small way to the lake, peaceful and good fishing spot. We definitely would stay here again. We camped at Crystal Springs COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is on Lake Ouachita so boating, swimming and fishing are featured. Many sites allow boaters to tie their watercraft alongside. Some leveling likely to be required. Sites are in close proximity. Bathhouse capacity (low) compared to campground capacity (high) makes cleanliness difficult. Rate quoted is for Golden Age Pass. We camped at Crystal Springs COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was very nice and somewhat secluded. Since we were here after Labor Day and in the middle of a very rainy period (all 5 days), it was not heavily occupied. The sites are a bit shorter than we're used to, but adequate for our truck and 33-foot fifth-wheel. Our site was perfectly level side-to-side, a bit steep front to back, but nothing that can't be accommodated. As an aside, we drove to another nearby COE campground, Brady Mountain, and this one is far superior. We camped at Crystal Springs COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Our rate was a senior rate with America Beautiful Senior Pass. The park is beaurtiful and our spot was right on the lake. Very convenient to Hot Springs. Our camping spot was right next to the beach. The weather was horrible when we were there so we didn't get to do very much. I would love to go back (in good weather). We camped at Crystal Springs COE in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park with most sites on the water. The sites are separated nicely from each other. There is a swimming beach in the camping area and a resort area with restaurant and boat and pontoon rentals "next door". Our $9.00 rate reflects the 1/2 price rate for golden age passport holders and is for the water and electric sites. For just electric the fee is less. There are no laundry facilities but two shower houses. We camped at Crystal Springs COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 96
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2005 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

While the scenery in this apparently very popular park is nice, unfortunately I cannot give it a good rating. We did not get off to a good start during our visit. When we called to check on availability of a site when arriving in the Hot Springs area, we were told there was one site available. We arrived and occupied that very unlevel site. There were, however, two handicap sites that were not occupied during our overnight stay. Those sites were not designated as reservable sites. I do not agree with this ?denial of service? type policy that would have resulted if our site had already been occupied. Apparently we would have been turned away even though two non-reservable handicap sites would have remained empty. I tried to get clarification on this policy from the COE officer when leaving the park. He did not have a definite answer for me on any COE policy. He said it would depend on how far I had traveled that day if I would get a handicap site! Although several people told us that Lake Ouachita is the cleanest lake in the country (non-polluted), it sure was muddy during our visit. It didn?t smell good either. Some of the moss on the lake was so thick that birds could walk on it. There are some pretty mountains that surround the park. Except for the paved handicap sites, I believe all the sites are gravel, with some being very close to each other. There were not many level sites. Our site dropped about one to two feet over the length of our camper. Some of the park roads are paved while others are gravel. If you are considering sites 1-22, beware that there is some large noisy equipment behind the bathhouse in that loop. I asked one camper over there if it made that grinding noise all night. He said in a sarcastic tone that it only cut on and off all night. The bathhouses could use some updating. The grass had apparently not been cut in quite some time. Overall, the park did not appear to be maintained like the US Army Corps parks that we are accustomed to visiting. Out of the approximately 30 or so Corps parks that we have visited, this was our least favorite. I would not recommend staying here if there are other nice parks closer to Hot Springs. This park is pretty much a fish camp. We camped at Crystal Springs COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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