What a nice place! As we were driving to the park entrance, it seemed as if our GPS might be wrong because we drove through an urban area with some dicing looking neighborhoods, and we couldn't believe there would be a state park and campground here, but then all of a sudden, there it is. And what a nice place it is. We are really glad we didn't lose faith and just kept driving. And you need to stop at the office and read the incredible history of the person who this park is named for. This now on our list of regular stops on our annual trek between Minnesota and Florida.
Beautiful and cost friendly place at the top of a hill that seems really undiscovered. The bath/shower facilities were clean and spacious. The scenery was amazing. The only thing missing was Internet access. None until you get into the town of Mena. We had a great couple of days here and would go back if we are ever in the area.
We stayed here for the month of October at $550. Not sure what their daily rate is. We loved this place. So friendly and the staff is outstanding. They were building more new tiled shower/bath facilities while we were here, that were 95% complete and are beautiful. The place is very shady. The only drawback is the because of all the trees, the squirrels where always shaking little acorns loose from the trees. Minor detail. The place is very clean. The staff is continually driving around and picking up trash and recycle bins. This is not a "just for seniors" place, so on Halloween there were families there with their kids having a great time. By and large this is a quiet place during the school year, which is the time that we are here anyway. We love this place.