Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $31.00
We stayed 1 night while traveling through the area.
The access to the park from US-60 (a divided 4 lane highway) requires passing through an uncontrolled intersection so turning off or onto the US-60 poses a slight hazard. Then travel is along a narrow rural residential road. And finally, the driveway into the park is steep creating the possibility of scraping or high centering. However, we didn't experience either of these problems.
The park DID NOT respond to any contacts online (electronic messages) even through their own website. Had to call the park directly to make reservations. The owner apologized for not responding to the electronic messages. The basic rate is for 30 AMP service. There is a $3.00/night charge for 50 AMP service.
The interior roads and site parking pads are gravel. The roads were narrow considering they were for 2-way traffic. The pull through sites were long enough for coaches and their toads. The sites were generally level. There is not much privacy between the sites as the sites are close to each other. They have full hook ups - water, electricity (50 AMP), & sewer. The utility connections were towards the middle to rear of the sites. The sewer fitting was above ground creating the potential for an uphill flow. There was an outside table and fire pit.
There are some trees/canopy that could make satellite reception hit and miss depending on site assignment and your dish configuration. Didn't try to get any broadcast channels.
The provided WiFi was adequate but it was dependent on how close your site is to the office. Our NET10 phone reception was acceptable.
No designated fenced pet area but there was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park roads. There was only one dumpster near the office to dispose of waste.
For being in a hazardous/severe weather area, there was no underground storm shelter. No structure was identified as a severe weather shelter. We camped at Big Springs RV Camp in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
We arrived early in the day so we were able to spend the afternoon at the nearby Ozark National Scenic River site.
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
The park is on the banks of the Current River and offers tubing on the river. The owners are friendly and want to ensure you enjoy your stay. The bathrooms and showers were very clean and well maintaained. The sites include both back in and pullthrough with full hookups. We were only going to stop for one night but wound up staying five nights and relaxing with the river flowing behind our site. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Big Springs RV Camp in a Truck Camper.
Tips for other Campers:
Visit the Big Spring National Park, only about 4 miles from the campground. One of the largest springs in the US. The park is located in the Mark Twain National Forest.
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $27.00
Our GPS routed us off of Hwy 60 onto Hwy 103 and then through a rundown residential section. (Note: Go all the way down to Chicopee before making a turn.) So we had to make some strong turns where the roads were very narrow. The campground itself is in okay shape but has several travel trailers that appear to be there permanently. The sites are long pull thrus and are fairly narrow, but there is good spacing between them. Many of the sites on the river are already taken. The operator at check-in was very friendly and accommodating. We camped at Big Springs RV Camp in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $25.00
We stopped here for an overnight stay. Wide long pull throughs with gravel surface. Good distance between spaces. Some permanents, but fairly well kept up. Within walking distance to local pizza place. Friendly staff with wonderful friendly dog. Good area to walk your pet. We would stay here again. We camped at Big Springs RV Camp in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great place to spend a relaxing time. We parked in a back-in spot that over looked the Current River. This RV park has space for family groups of tents, plus has pull-through sites for large rigs. An unusual combination but great for families. The staff is friendly, personable and super helpful. This is also the only RV park that has its own concession for tubing down the Current River. We would happily stay here again. The only reason this park did not rate a full 10 is that the hot water in the large bathhouse fluctuates from hot to cold several times during a shower. We camped at Big Springs RV Camp in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a month. This was our second stay and we've enjoyed both. The campground is nicely laid out with good pull-through sites and back-ins along the river. There are a good many seasonals, but their sites are almost all well kept. The owners couldn't be more helpful. They do a great job of mowing and upkeep. They were upgrading their power and replacing all the picnic tables while we were there. Wi-Fi is only available at the sites nearest the office, so consider that when selecting a space. Great little restaurant just up the mountain at Big Spring Park. We'll definitely stay here again when we're in the area. We camped at Big Springs RV Camp in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $25.00
Nice campground, super clean restrooms. Kathy the owner was very accommodating to our group. Would definetly stay there again. We camped in a class B camper van We camped at Big Springs RV Camp in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $26.00
This campground has several pull through sites with full hookups that allow you leave your vehicle attached to your rig. Our motorhome is 38' pulling a Blazer. Site was clean, picked up with a table and fire pit. Wi-Fi and cable TV is available through out the campground. With the Current River running alongside the campground, arrangements can be made for pick up or drop offs. Tubes, canoes and kayaks are available to rent in the office. Family atmosphere with friendly hosts. Have stayed here twice now that we know where this hidden jewel is located. We camped at Big Springs RV Camp in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $28.00
We stayed for about a week in a 37' motorhome. The park is clean and the owners friendly. There's approximately 45 sites and the entire park is well maintained with the owners living in the campground. Would definitely recommend it. We camped at Big Springs RV Camp in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $28.00
The staff at Big Spring RV were very nice, friendly and helpful. The river is incredible, and you can jump right in the river from the RV park, where you can rent tubes if you want to go tubing down the river. The bathroom/showers were clean and safe. It's about a mile walk into the town of Van Buren if you need to do some grocery shopping. We camped at Big Springs RV Camp in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful RV park right on a beautiful river. Very friendly owners who offer tubing trips anytime you want. Shady, grassy sites. Very pet friendly. We would come back here anytime. Highly recommend. We camped at Big Springs RV Camp in a Motorhome.