Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park

     


West Memphis, Arkansas 72301
Phone: (870) 735-9770

Sites: 165
Recent Rate: $40 5/2015


Latitude: 35.1299823943061
Longitude: -90.1665544509888

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

367 Reviews

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Dmuecke

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
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Getting to this park takes you down a sketchy neighborhood that might make you think about turning around, but I'm glad we kept going. After getting to the entrance and driving through a tree lined road you will find the park right on the river. It's wonderful to watch all the boat traffic. There are 3 sections..motorhome, 5th wheel and monthly. The 5th wheel side is situated so you can watch the river from your back window and the motorhome side is the opposite. We stayed 2 rows back and it was still great. Lots of benches by the water and a huge, huge grassy area for pets. Bathroom was clean and they have free laundry. I would stay here again. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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dbl4de3

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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We have stayed here before. We get the sites right by the river so we can watch the barges so by. It is an excellent campground for what we do. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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User3125

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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We made a reservation several months ago for a gravel site for $28. When we checked in we were given a paved site on the river for $40. It was one of only 3 sites left in the park. It wasn't until later after we were set up that we remembered that we should only have been charged $28. We enjoyed the view of the river so we did not complain. The site was level but when it rained the site flooded. The internal roads are mostly gravel, in good shape and easy to navigate. The riverfront has convenient benches to sit and enjoy the river traffic. The campground was easy to find following the directions on their website. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

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Doug156

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $38.00
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As was mentioned the area you drive through (briefly) is not so hot but this campground is a gem. We had a paved site right on the river. The site was level, the water, electric and sewer good, and the view fantastic. No cable but there are many TV stations. The wifi can be so-so at times, but given the location on the river, it can't be beat! We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

There is a super Walmart within 5 miles

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ewald628

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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What a great location on the mississippi river!!! We were here for 7 nights. Great folks in the registration, very helpful and great to chat with, my hats off to the staff. Bath/showers while clean could use some interior cosmetic updating and some chairs. Sites were good size and plenty of fire wood from scrap wood washed on shore. Little windy while we were there but still very nice. Memphis attractions were overall ok . Graceland is worth the visit. This location is great for visiting the overall Memphis area and plenty of stores near by.

Oh and the laundry and dryers are FREE and very clean !!!!! Thank you Tom Sawyer. Wifi is good did have some intial problems but the staff handled it right away. Water is fine and local channels were ok. Still overall would stay here again. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Tvl Junky

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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The only way to be closer to the Mississippi would require a boat! We had a level sight with concrete pad in the first row along the river and enjoyed watching the river traffic from our site. There was a nice grassy area along the river with several benches and "dog stations" provided. There are no trees along the first couple of rows, but the sites at the rear of the park had lots of trees. The only issue we encountered was that the water hook-up leaked badly. We reported it to the staff, but said we would just leave it off during our stay since we had plenty of water in our tank. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Very convenient to downtown Memphis via I-40. Only about 20 minutes to Graceland via I-55.

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neilontheroad

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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Stayed here before and about the same. Good electric and water. Nice concrete pads that are level. Great view of the Mississippi River. Nice and quite. Gravel roads getting to your site. Easy in and out. Just a nice place to stay the night. Will stay again if passing thru. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

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stocky

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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We give this high marks as a very scenic spot on the banks of the Mississippi, with nice level spots, not too close together, full hookups and wonderful little bathroom-showers (very clean) that were toasty warm on a cool morning. The roads are unfortunately dirt with some gravel, so we had to deal with quite a bit of mud, but many of the sites are paved pads (snow thaw and spring rains this month). I especially appreciate the complimentary laundry...nice! The office stays open til 6 pm and the staff was super nice. It would be nicer if they had a few more offerings for sale in the office as it's a remote location and the nearest grocery is some distance away. They have several benches set up near the river bank for convenient viewing....with firepits nearby. This is a great place to camp short time or longer periods. We'll be back. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

This site is super-close to downtown Memphis which has much to see and do. It's also easy access to Interstate 55 and/or 40.

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Night Train

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

Date of Stay: - $30.00
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Only one out of four bathrooms was in service, but otherwise it was a nice stay. They kept the office open late for us so we could check in - great service! The pad was concrete and level, although it was covered in snow/slush. It would have been nice if they had cleared that. Still, the site was nice. I would definitely stay there again (hopefully when the weather is a little nicer). We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

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Tfox12547

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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Great view of the Mississippi River. The staff were quite helpful and very friendly. The road into the campground is a bit rough. Good hook-ups and nice level site. We will stay here again if we are in the area. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Memphis is very close.

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Danno

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $30.00
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We spent a week here. This is a "must visit" park to watch the barges. The park is well maintained and has the only free laundry we've ever encountered. There's about a hundred yards of very bumpy road getting to the entrance. Park Wi-Fi worked well for me (external antenna) and both Verizon & AT&T had strong signals. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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swike

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $28.00
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Since we were not on the river this was a pretty basic campground with gravel pull-throughs. Our site was level and the hook-ups worked fine. We had a picnic table at our site. The roads are gravel and stone which kick up dust when ever anyone drives by. They pick up the garbage at your site daily. There is a walking trail in the woods behind the park which is a nice distance and trail. Sometimes the barges could be loud but they did not bother us. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

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tmiller505

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: - $32.00
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We loved this park and even extended our stay here! The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Nice wide roads with easy access to sites. The roads are gravel and they wet them down several times a day to keep the dust down. Very long, spacious sites. Wi-Fi worked fine and satellite reception was not a problem. They pick up trash several times a day. There were not fire pits, but they let us create one on the gravel in front of our motorhome. The best part to us was the unique setting right on the Mississippi River with a perfect view of the barge traffic coming and going. The laundry was free, which was a nice amenity. There is a nearby train that honks the horn at all hours of the day or night, but this seems to be pretty standard near RV parks. There are nice trails throughout the park as well. We highly recommend this park and would definitely stay again. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

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Willa

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $30.00
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Stayed here for one night while passing through the area. Had a spacious, level, back in gravel site. A beautiful campground on the Mississippi River. Good AT&T cell phone service in the area, however the wifi was unusable due to such a weak signal. Make sure you take your mosquito repellent, they are crazy hungry after dark! We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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CNRUSA

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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Paid the extra $ for a riverfront site and wasn't disappointed. Full hook-ups with 50 amp. Big rig friendly. As previous reviewers stated, there is an extremely short stretch of road coming in that is getting a bit crumbly, but presents absolutely no obstacle. There is some train noise (far away) and the noise of the barges going by at night, but I don't mind those types of sounds and my husband, who usually complains about the slightest noise, slept undisturbed. Convenient to all that Memphis has to offer. Just a few miles off both I-40 and I-55. We will definitely stay again when in the area. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

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