West Memphis, Arkansas

Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park

West Memphis, Arkansas



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

Sites: 165
Recent Rate: $40 8/2015

Latitude: 35.1299823943061
Longitude: -90.1665544509888

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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 ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $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 no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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 no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,Sprint
  • 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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • 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 no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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377 Reviews

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rdmike

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $40.00
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Great location right on the Mississippi River. Relaxing watching the barges and tugs go by. Wifi was good, paved site, trees, good hook ups. Wal-Mart and other shopping close by. Stayed 2 nights, will stay again. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Graceland not far away, easy on and off from Interstate 40

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steelpony

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
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Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $40.00
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Easy on and off I-40/I-55. Awesome view of the river and barges. It was worth the extra to be parked right on the banks of the Mississippi. Yes it could be paved and be a little more spruced up but you have to remember they do get flooded.... Staff was friendly and loved the benches on the banks. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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travel2011

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
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We love watching the barges going down the Mississippi River. The front row has shade trees but rest of the places do not. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

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SomedayCame

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
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The site on the river was excellent! We enjoyed watching the barges and listening to the river. The Wi-Fi was weak to nonexistent. There is no cable, but plenty of over the air stations. Our reservation was "lost" when we arrived, but we were placed in a motorhome site. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Travel Trailer.

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peddy dick

Review Count: 287
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $40.00
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Great park with level gravel sites. Roads are also gravel. Can't beat the views of the river and its boat traffic. Wifi was pretty good if I remember. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Do not use your GPS. Use the directions on their web site. It is an easy drive into Memphis or I 40 and I 55.

Watch the river and its traffic.

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Judy Beel

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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Great view. Long long walk to bathrooms. 2 rooms only. Had toilet shower and sink. Good hanging area. Free laundry bring own soap but is upstairs of bathroom. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Near Memphis but out of the way quiet.

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dad2aprincess

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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Here are my notes about this park, in no particular order:

1.) Location, location, location. If you're going to downtown Memphis, this is the place to stay! It is sufficiently removed from the city of West Memphis that there are no security issues. The owners live on site and keep a very good presence, plus are quite friendly.

2.) They need to pave the roads. It looks like they're doing it in stages, which is understandable. If they complete the paving, it will be very nice. There is a wooded area at the entrance that also needs a couple of street lights.

3.) They do have a nice lighted sign when you turn off South Loop Drive, so you can find your way onto their entrance road.

4.) I'd really give this park an 8, but I add 1 for the view. There aren't many places you can sit 20' from the MS River and watch the barges. It was very educational for our daughter as we discussed how the barges work while sitting there on the park bench. (They have benches lined up by the river so you can sit and enjoy the view.) It was also nice at night, as you could see the Memphis bridges and downtown all lit up.

5.) They are re-furbishing the tree house, which is a must see. We look forward to coming back in a few months to see it completed. It looks like a great place to hide out and read a book - at least our 10 year old thought so.

6.) This is a very popular park and appeared to be sold out, even during the weekdays when we visited.

7.) You don't have to disconnect your toad. It's easy to navigate and pull right into your site, toad and all.

8.) We're already planning our next trip back. It's an awesome way to explore Memphis without staying in the city. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to specify what kind of site you want. They have many different sites at different price ranges. We opted for the level concrete site near the river. They sell out nightly. So make a reservation.

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JustDon

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $27.00
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We like coming to this park greatview we have been here 6 time in three years. But what I don't like the wifi never works if you pay this much to me it should work and work good. Free laundry is great but a lot of them aren't working. People let their dogs roam off their leashes so you can have someones dog run up and start barking at you in your campsite.

I do like this park. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Daryn Hinton

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $32.00
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Love the location and watching the barges go by. Very friendly staff! We had electric problems and they happily helped us after hours. The laundry being free is an added bonus. The Internet did not work and the owner needs to upgrade their system. Our overall trip was wonderful. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Travel Trailer.

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sara158

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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Lovely place to stop and unwind after a day of driving. Concrete, level sites along the riverbank. They have benches so that you can relax and watch the river traffic. Lots of open grassy areas to walk the dogs. We had very hot temperatures so next time I would ask to be placed in the riverfront area with the trees. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Blue Ruby and Starry

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $31.00
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We choose the campground for its proximity to Memphis, 15 minutes by car to enjoy famous BBQ, fried hamburgers, & a cruise on the awesome Mississippi river. We accomplished all three, stayed an extra day. The only campground on our whirl wind trip that we want to go back to just to enjoy the campground. The road that leads into the campground does look daunting as the sign says no trucks. The road is paved and very accessible for a large RV. All the riverfront sites were taken. We had a nice pull through site that had shade trees that allowed us to sit out in the evening and talk with our neighbors. When you arrive, the staff promptly greets you and leads you by golf cart to your site. You can walk or drive right down to the Mississippi River and watch it flow by. Our fur baby enjoyed the long walk through the green grass & going down the nature trails. The ten washers and dryers are free to use. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Mississippi River boat cruise. Easy 15 minute drive. Park on the cobblestones north of the riverboat for free. The cobblestones are on an angel but it is the parking lot. Informative talk and can feel the power of the river.

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minidilbert

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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This is one of the best RV Parks I have reviewed. There is a range of sites available from back-in with shade to riverside pull-through on concrete pad. My site was on a concrete pad within 50 feet of the river bank and 80 feet to the water. The interior roads are mostly gravel so there will be a little dust. Office personnel were great. They led me to my site, picked up trash at the site several times a day, and loaned me a ladder to get on top of the camper to do a roof patch. Prices for cokes and ice in the office were very reasonable. I stayed 4 days and will probably return to this park just to sit and watch the barges go up and down the river. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Go see the new Bass Pro store in the Pyramid across the river in Memphis. Mud Island was also educational and fun.

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FleetFeet

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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We had a great time! Utilized RV park as home base to explore Memphis, eat great BBQ, visit Graceland, Beale Street, Mud Island and Sun Studios. Park staff were very friendly and helpful. Park was quiet and right ON the river. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

See review.

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Dmuecke

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $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: 44
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $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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