8 Parks near Winslow, Arkansas
Nov 2012 - $22.00
Not too bad of a spot to just stay the night. Not that easy to get to. While late November might be the off season, the bathrooms were a disaster. The only saving grace was that it did have hot water. - AndrewPM
Aug 2012 - $22.00
Before I give my review, it should be noted that there is a bridge with a weight limit of 13 tons that has to be crossed before reaching the park. There are no signs to warn you about the weight limit prior to reaching the bridge. So, some of the larger diesel pushers may not want to venture to this park. We stayed at this park for one night, but would have stayed longer if we were not on a schedule. I believe we were the only transients the night we stayed, but there were several sites that appeared to be occupied full-time. We didn't make use of any of the facilities, but I did notice there was a laundry room. There is no on-site manager, so you select your site and pay by putting money in an envelope and dropping it in a slotted box by the laundry room. The highway is close, but we didn't notice any traffic sounds since we had our air conditioners running. If you're just passing through and don't want to unhook your tow vehicle, there are four long pull-through sites with 50 amp service close to the entrance. There are other 50 amp sites as well. The park has both back-ins and pull-throughs. It's a no frills park, was quiet when we were here, but quite pleasant and definitely off the beaten path. Except for a few hundred yards of gravel road just before the entrance, the road leading to the park has been paved. - Guinness
Jun 2012 - $17.00
Nice place, has some treed spots, some pull throughs. Paved and level. Be sure to follow directions on web site as that way you will avoid a bridge with 8 foot clearance. Wi-Fi is our only complaint: slow to nonexistent, but it did improve on our last day. Had some problem with the rig, the owner recommended McGaughs in Springdale for repairs. They were very helpful and accommodating. Were here a week and would stay again. - runamuka
Apr 2016 - $32.00
Seriously, this IS the state park other states should try to emulate. Gorgeous setting, amazing sites, on the small side, super quiet, with some beautiful hiking trails. 30 sites total, 20 full hookups, 10 with water and electric only. Full hookup sites are mostly bigrig friendly, but a few are too short or not level, so check them out before deciding. The three pull through sites had great views of the lake, but had questionable approaches/departure hills. We didn't have reservations, but arrived on a Tuesday and were told to drive through and pick a spot from ones available..tough choice, as the are all wonderful, but ended up at site 18. Wow!! Flat, lots of concrete, and huge. The water and electric only sites didn't seem very level, and I don't think any of them could handle a rig larger then 30'. Wish we could have stayed longer, but the park was booked solid over the weekend. The only downside was no Verizon coverage. - Jerry and Betsy
Mar 2016 - $32.00
We were very pleased with the camp ground. All the other reviews were correct on how clean it is. The parks workers check the trash at least 3 times a day and there is absolutely no litter. It is also very quiet and no wild or misbehaved campers. The restrooms were always very clean. The only reasons I didn't give the park a 10 was the cellular service, access to the bath houses and convenience for food and supplies. Verizon doesn't work, but AT&T had about 2 bars of LTE. There are only two bath houses. If you are in sites 1 through 9 it isn't a far walk. We were in site 15 and the bath house was about 150 yards away, as the crow flies, but if you went through the woods to get to it, the climb is about 60 feet high at about a 50 degree angle through uncleared land. You have to walk around in the road which adds quite a distance. We found a Dollar General in Mountainburg, which is only about 10 or so minutes away. It is well stocked and would have just about anything you would need. The sites themselves were very large and laid out well. I had to raise my rig 1 and 3/4 inches to get level side to side and lower the nose quite a bit to get level nose to tail, but nothing severe, in site 15. The sewer hookup was at the end of the pad and I had to use an extension to get to it. The electric hookups are lit and have 50, 30 and 20 amp plugs with breakers. The water pressure was reduced to 50 psi at the outlet. As far as the steep grade at the park, it is no worse than the long grades you will face on I-49 getting there. The road getting in to the park is wide and well maintained. As long as you have an adequately powered tow vehicle with proper trailer brakes, you won't have any problem. I got off I-49 at Chester and it was a short drive over to US 71. None of the grades or curves were no worse than on Mt. Magazine or in the Jasper, AR area, actually less. The visitor center is very nice and the lake has a great boat ramp with lots of parking. Love this park! - Octane ZX
Dec 2015 - $24.00
Arkansas did it right when they built this park, especially this RV camp site. Fantastic camp sites. The absolute cleanest shower and restroom facilities I've ever seen anywhere in the world. I cannot say enough good things about Lake Ft. Smith State Park. It's like they had a dream about what the ideal RV camping area would be like and then they went and built it. All paved sites with lighted electrical hook ups. Tent sites built right next to each RV site. Fire pits, grill, picnic table, and wonderful 360 degree views. Hiking trails are all around. The visitor center is very nice and the staff was extremely friendly. Paved and curbed roads all through the park make access easy even in wet weather. We had all the network channels on the antenna and AT&T wireless and data service was excellent. We will positively return to this well kept Arkansas secret. - Sigohigo
Apr 2016 - $40.00
Nice level site. Paved pad, patio and path to area for a tent. Nicest pad I've ever seen.
Full hook-ups - all worked great. No cell phone service at all. Park does have good wifi signal.
We had just stayed 2 night while passing thru area.
Park is beautiful for hiking and mountain biking. Nice nature trails.
We plan to visit again as a destination long weekend. - MapmanKC
Jul 2015 - $32.00
This sate park is very nice. All interior roads are paved. Very large sites, with picnic table, grill and fire pits. Large sites for trailers and then they also have a little parking space for your vehicle. Restrooms are clean. We camped during the week, so the park was not busy. They have nice trails and a pool is available. You have to pay extra each day to use the pool. I did not like this, I feel if you camp there, it should be included or pay up front so you don't have to take money each day. There is a store at the park, but it has next to nothing. There is nothing at all in Winslow, so make sure you have all you need prior to getting to the park, and fill up with gas. Take 170 into the park, because it will be less winding. Overall value and clean, we camped in a travel trailer and would stay again if in the area. - bcamperman
Mar 2015 - $20.00
Beautiful park, great value. Highlights include the trails, fun places for the kids to explore close to the campsite. Participated in many programs and the staff was very friendly. The restrooms were heated, which was nice, and clean...but they are very basic restrooms, nothing special. We would go back. - kc64
May 2016 - $32.00
The park was quiet, but service was not available most of the time. The restrooms and showers were combined and not very clean, looked like they used it for storage. There was no cable and very bad Internet reception. - stormgirl
Apr 2016 - $32.00
OK for short stay. Old and outdated gravel roads and somewhat gravel pad. Overall OK place to stay. Spacious, sunny site. Gravel surface. - Normxray
Dec 2015 - $32.00
Gravel roads and sites. Sites are not level and were short for our 42'5th wheel. To have cable you must get a receiver box from the owner and hook it up to you RV. No amenities; no picnic table or patio. Lots of grassy area to walk pets. It is basically a gravel parking lot with FHU. Cash or check only. I thought the park was overpriced at the $32 Good Sam rate, but there are not many choices in this area. - travelswithpuppies
May 2013 - $24.00
The campground is not laid out very well. It is a good area for ATVing. We stayed 3 nights, and it was quiet. There is a16 mile climb from I-40. Just take your time on the curves, and you'll be fine. - OKPat
Sep 2012 - $27.00
Located approximately 18 miles north of I-40 on 23. Road is up and over a couple small mountains & was pretty narrow in most places with several very sharp switchbacks. Was a pretty strenuous climb for our older RV. Campground itself was OK even though no sewer. All the sites are shaded but need some upgrading in the form of leveling and gravel /paving. Great for small campers or small rigs and for tents. If you want to really get away from it all this might be a good choice. Could not get a wireless signal up here. - Rizzles LaRue
Jan 2016 - $42.00
Nice folks at the office. They were very helpful. Despite the rain and wet grounds the campground is lovely, but perhaps a bit pricey for location and amenities. There are clusters of campers spread around open space and treed areas. There is a small pond with paddle boats. Although there isn't a dog run there is plenty of space for walking dogs. - Dreaming
Jan 2016 - $45.00
We stopped here for one night and would stay again. The weather wasn't very nice but if you could get outside, the park would be enjoyable for a longer stay. We had a concrete patio with picnic table and a set of outdoor table and chairs. No Fire Rings but Level site, Good utilities, Decent size lots, Friendly owners. Satellite was no problem and good Verizon signal. WIFI speed is poor as in most parks. Your GPS will send you in the exit but its not a problem as the exit road used to be the entrance. - Pjoe
Nov 2015 - $31.00
Use to be a KOA but no longer is even tho the sign is still up.
Was parked among a bunch of mobile homes even though they had other sites we could have fit into better. I called in advance to asked for a site. Owners are nice people. Laundromat is a rip off far as the wife's experience. Dryers cost about $3.oo a load, wash machines $1.50 and stole .25 like a slot machine. Every 5 minutes it wanted a quarter. Park is run down. All the family lives there and there they make the most noise. Every one of the people start leaving at 6am and it's like a race track. Our camper was right on the road. I mean right on the road. I was so close to trailer next to me I had to crawl under it to attached water. - JustDon
Nov 2013 - $10.00
When we were here in November, there were about a dozen campers, hunters, motorcyclists, ATV'ers, and boaters in the park. The park is a little raw, but incredibly fun. It is well run, has spaces with serious privacy, and great views. Really nice people. - TW Day
Jun 2015 - $27.00
This park is a gravel parking lot with very tight spots. The basic rate is $25 but for 50 Amps, the rate is $27. The 50 amp breaker continually tripped in site 30. Management knew it but would not fix it. I was stuck here for four days while the temperature climbed to nearly 100 degrees in my RV. Do not rely on the attached RV dealership. They did repairs on my 5th wheel hitch and the new parts fell out while I was driving to get fuel. I got back to the park and could not hook up to the 5th wheel pin. I won't be back. - KD7UCH
Apr 2015 - $25.00
This is a fairly clean park with continuous distant traffic noise and some train noise.
Sites are dirt and gravel, narrow, mostly not level, in various lengths, without shade. Not all sites have sewer connections, 50 amps, or cable. Voltage is good.
Roads are dirt and gravel, in good condition.
Staff and hosts are friendly and helpful, but can be hard to find.
WiFi is strong. One afternoon I measured 653.6 kB/s down; by evening it was very slow.
Verizon LTE works well.
Showers are clean but lack privacy.
Laundry: 2 top-loaders ($1.25), 2 dryers ($1 for 46 min).
Rate is total with Good Sam. - wjzcbn
Mar 2015 - $25.00
As stated by others, this is really a parking lot for the RV servicing & sales company. It is okay for an over night stay. Others have stated their site was level. Number 25 was not. Big rigs beware. I witnessed a rather large fifth wheel nearly slip into the creek that runs threw the camp grounds. The wheels dipped into a wash that had cut into the gravel roadway. Our entrance door was just 5 feet from our neighbor's full hook up drop. We were 7 feet from his unit. Staff personnel were nice and helpful. The park is pet friendly. Many "sites" appeared to be homesteading or had just dropped as a storage place. Value wise, at $25, was acceptable for clean bathroom and showers. - Laptop Willie