8.5 Good
     
West Memphis, Arkansas

Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park

West Memphis, Arkansas


1286 S 8th St
West Memphis, Arkansas 72301
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 165
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.129982394306
Longitude: -90.166554450989

Elevation: 221' (approximate)
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 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 yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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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514 Reviews

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Review Count: 99
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this campground and stay here whenever in the area. Our pull thru site was long, level, spacious and right on the river. We love the quiet and watching the barges and riverboats going up and down the river. Plenty of walking trails. The park was full every night but they are adding 42 more sites. Great place to stay and visit all the Memphis sites...and it's very safe! Free wi-fi but no cable. Could pick up several station with antenna and satellite worked great. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second time staying here. We called a few hours out and the staff was very accommodating. Level pads, beautiful views. Has a nice fishing pond my husband enjoyed. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Memphis, Tennessee is very convenient. A must try BBQ- Charlie Virgos Rendezvous. Amazing & GREAT staff

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 2 nights with our 33 ft 5th wheel on our way back home from visiting family. Staff was wonderful and very helpful. Wide streets and large pads (some concrete). Excellent for big rigs! Lots of great places to eat nearby. Awesome river views from our RV. Nice river walking space. Wifi is not so good but nevertheless VERY nice place to stay for awhile. We will definitely stay here next year on our way home from visiting family in St Louis. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
87
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 784
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 85

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

It has been a few years since we have stayed here. Unfortunately, there are still reviewers making derogatory remarks about the area you drive through to get here. I guess that's how they were raised. The park continues to have decent sites in 3 sections. as usual we had a FHU, pull through in the northeast section of the park. There is no cable TV but there are plenty of over the air stations from Memphis. Most sites (except those in the treed section) are satellite friendly. The Wi-Fi worked well enough for our minimal (e-mail and web surfing) needs. Unless you are one of those folks who are fascinated by river, there is nothing to do in the park. Typical for the region, I saw no recycling. The view is fine, the site are OK, and the laundry is free. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

My wife loves to sit on the benches and watch the many tug boats that go up and down the Mississippi river through Memphis. Can't tell the difference in train whistles and tug boats but they are loud. The park is very basic and very dusty. Not far off the interstate and close to Memphis. Good stopping off point for a couple of nites. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mexican restaurant close by that looked promising but looks can be deceiving . Terrible.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent find on our way thru the area. Two nights stop to visit Memphis. Perfect location across the river from Memphis. Quiet area on the river. River view from all sites. Trees in an area and open in another area, take your pick. Gravel sites and a few concrete. We had gravel and it was great. Second row still could see river well. Not very full, but could get full on the weekends. Friendly staff. Lots of room to stroll,watch bardges or walk the dog. Big grass field and fishing pond. Great local over the air coverage and Verizon cell was good. Wifi was ok but like everywhere. Local BBQ spot, Williams BBQ was the greatest find. Great value and good pork sandwich. We bought two lbs to go on the second day to take on our journey. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
83
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Williams BBQ a must!! Beale street just over the bridge, go early parking easy on the street. Bass pro shop pyramid an unusual site. Stop in to marvel at the fish,ducks and huge stuff inside. Even if not a bass pro shop fan, worth a go. Other rv parks in bad part of town, this one fab. Follow directions from their website not gps. Gps carries u thru town and neighborhoods. Website better straight shot.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

The view of the Mississippi River is incredible! Our site was large, level cement pull-thru but others were gravel. Full hook-ups, 50 amp. Quiet. Very good wifi most of the time. Internal roads good for big rigs. Near Memphis, TN. Need bug spray as there are lots of bugs that like to bite, especially near water. Neighborhood in West Memphis is not so good, so be careful where you drive. Felt safe in RV park. Our GPS sent us down 7th & 8th St from 40/55. Don't go that way. Rig-unfriendly railroad crossing and sketchy neighborhood. Get off on Martin Luther King Dr (off 40 or 55) and go down the South Loop Rd (Pancho's Restaurant on corner). Would stay here again. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5th wheel river site
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

City Tour that included Graceland and lunch (Rum Boogie Cafe) was very good. Lorraine Motel and Civil Rights Museum are excellent. Rendezvous has incredible dry-rub ribs. Beal Street interesting during day (don't go at night). Peabody Hotel & Ducks.

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Review Count: 154
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 78

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for two weeks and found this to be one of the nicer private campgrounds we've stayed at. Sites were a decent size, there were several giant open fields and even some "trails" mowed through grassy or wooded areas, great for longer dog walks. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, from the office to the lawnmowers. We were able to receive both UPS/Fedex packages and US mail at the campground, which was very convenient. There was a fair bit of ambient noise throughout our stay, from frequent train horns, to river barge engines, to some loud background hum from a nearby factory. None were loud enough to bother us while inside. Speaking of inside, that's where we were during most of our stay, since it was August with hot and humid weather and tons of flying insects. The campground WiFi was unusably slow most of the time. Our Verizon and AT&T hotspots each had two signal bars and had OK speeds, but were not fast. Our booster didn't help. We'd be happy to stay here again, but hopefully not in hot and humid August next time! We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

William's BBQ a mile or two away and has a fantastic chopped pork sandwich!

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this park. Stayed here many times. Convenient to visit Memphis. They work hard to keep this place neat and clean. Ponds for fishing. The best part is backing right up to the mighty Mississippi River. We love to watch the barges go by. They have benches where you can sit and watch the river. They pick up the garbage at your site. As I said at the beginning of this review, we love this park. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
93
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely campground right on the Mississippi river. The sites on the river are set so you don't really see other sites even though they're nearby. It is very well maintained even with the acres of grass. The drainage is good, in case it rains. Potholes seem to be filled as soon as they appear. The staff is efficient and very pleasant. The dog walking area is vast. The only downside was that our site, which was at the far end, had no wifi. Our Verizon cell did work though. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This rates up there for one of our best campsite ever. Nice pull-through, level site with a cement pad. Nice shady site overlooking the Mississippi. We watched the boat traffic from under our awning. Quiet place, friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Bag of ice $1.00. Quiet. Convenient to Memphis. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
75
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

20 minute drive to Graceland.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here multiple times, and always enjoy our visit. The location is sandwiched between the Mississippi river and train tracks. It is somewhat isolated and definitely pretty, and highway access is good. Due to the location, you will hear the constant drone of barge engines and occasionally train horns. It has never been bad enough for me to consider not staying here. The sites are split up in several locations, with a combination of level gravel and concrete pads. They are mostly (all?) pull-through and HUGE. A big rig with toad can easily park in most spots. Some spots have nice shade trees, others are in open sun. There is nothing to do for the kids except look at the river. The park staff are friendly and very helpful. They will also guide you to your site. They used to segregate trailers from motorhomes on different sites, but that was no longer the case on our most recent trip. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Minutes from Memphis. Absolutely nothing is in walking distance.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, clean park right on the Mississippi River. Stayed overnight. Staff leads you right to your site. Close to Memphis TN. Small lake on the property so if you like to fish it's great.We watched the barges going up and down the Mississippi River from our travel trailer. Full service and large pull through sites We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
87
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Close to all the Elvis attractions in Memphis TN.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects Good Sam discount and riverfront location. Tom Sawyer RV Park is unique, as it is inside the Levee and right on the "below flood stage" bank of the mighty Mississippi River. There is constant barge traffic, which is interesting to watch. Full 50-amp, water, sewer hookups. Price is steep, but these folks deal with a huge amount of work, as their entire campground floods fairly often requiring extensive work, so consider the high cost as a necessity to offer this location. No large trees, so satellite is easy. Most pads are concrete and drives are gravel. Can be muddy if lots of rain. Cell service excellent. 5 miles to Beale Street Memphis entertainment district. This is a really cool place to stay. The owner has laid out one of the loops for 5th wheels so that the rear window faces the river, and the other loop for motorhomes so the front windshield faces the river. Really nice staff. All good here, great place to stay near Memphis. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
96
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mud River has a half mile long scaled (30" = 1 mile) model of the Mississippi River that is free to see (parking $6.00). Beale Street nightlife and blues district 5 miles. La Margarita Mexican restaurant in West Memphis has an extensive menu and great food.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

They had just cleaned up after being flooded out. In pretty good shape considering it was underwater about 10 days ago. Great view of the river traffic, decent Wi-Fi. We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
88
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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