This was our first time staying here. Rate was with a Good Sam discount. We were on a long, level, gravel, pull-through site with 50 amp power, water, and sewer. We were in the second row from the river. The engine noise from the tugs pushing the barges was noticeable. We ran our bedroom AC fan at night - most will not be bothered by the noise. A bit off I-40 but if you're looking for a place to stay west of Memphis - this one works well. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was the second stay in this park for an overnight stay. It is easy in an out. Concrete pull through sites. Good water pressure. Nice views, friendly staff. Will stay again when passing through. Would choose this park for an extended visit if ever needed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The pluses on the park is that it is on the Mississippi River and the sights are large, level, and easily accessible. The staff are friendly and the Wi-Fi is good. Being the end of winter, the drive to the park looks desolate with the logs and stuff floated up from past floods. The park itself is clean. If you stay there follow the park directions and not GPS. We would stay again We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Big Rig friendly. Very clean and well maintained park. Sites nice and wide and level. Some have concrete pads and some with gravel. Easy check-in with escort to site. Office staff friendly. Free laundry. Trash pick up at site. Beautiful view of Mississippi River. River sites are 25 yards away. Would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Reservation process was a little labored due to a staff member who did not seem to have the best English skills. GPS was wacky in the area, but we followed the directions on the web site, which got us there. Gravel roads led us to the concrete river front pad where we watched as barges pushed their mammoth loads against the tremendous power of the Mighty Mississippi River just yards away. It was off season, but two nights out of three we brought our trash back in despite the brochure indications it would be picked up three times per day, just to keep the critters out. Wi-Fi was so sporadic we had to rely on our Verizon MiFi from the coach. Aside from that, we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great RV park. Long, level, paved lots. We had one right on the river. Free Wi-Fi but no cable. We used our antenna and were able to get plenty of stations. Clean park, friendly staff, and lots of room to walk the dogs. Reasonable rate of $35. We will stay here again. Free laundry facility. Who does that?! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park! The attraction is watching the barge traffic from the banks of the Mississippi. You can build your fire right on the banks. Nice long sites on level concrete or gravel. The park doesn't offer many amenities. Nothing for kids to do beyond a hiking trail or fishing. The free laundry is a cool perk. Follow the camp directions and it's easy to get there. Earlier posters fretted over the road going into the park but it's wide enough for 2 RVs to pass and only bumpy for 1/4 mile; no issues. Strong Verizon and good ATT signal. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wi-Fi was available, but not working at the site. Who cares!! We sat on benches and watched the barges go up and down the Mississippi! Fascinating!!! Loved it. Would definitely stay here, again. We felt safe, the owners and the one worker we met were EXTREMELY friendly. Everything was very neat and clean. No cable, but our antenna served us well since Memphis is right there. It's worth it just to watch the river traffic!! We camped here in a Truck Camper.
If the entry road was not so rough, this would be a 10. We like sitting and watching the barges go by. Close to downtown Memphis, but very quite. Best place in the Memphis area in our book. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very laid back campground right on the banks of the Mississippi - our front window was perhaps 100' from the river. Great view of the river. The access road coming in is a tad bumpy until you get into the RV park. A mix of paved and gravel access roads. Sites are level with either concrete pads or gravel and are long enough to avoid dropping the toad. Decent size trees between the sites. Slight rumble from the tows and the occasional train horn. Power ok, water ok, sewer ok (but if you park towards the front of the site you may need an extension), Wi-Fi weak with connectivity issues, Verizon cell moderate, off air TV ok, no problem with satellite. Bring some form of bug repellent for late pm / early evening. Avoid this campground when the Mississippi is at flood stage - late April / early May. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This rating is lower because the internet was unusable. When Wi-Fi is advertised, it should be a strong enough signal at all sites at least for web surfing - this was not. I think they did not have enough bandwidth for the number of users. Otherwise, the park was all the other reviewers state. A park does not deserve a 10 rating; however, unless it has extra amenities and everything it advertises works properly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate shown is based on weekly rate. This is our fourth stay at this park and we continue to love this place. We always plan our travels so that we can stop here at least once a year, either in the spring or fall to avoid the flooding and hot weather. The park is right on the banks of the Mississippi and only 6 miles from downtown Memphis. Sites are long and level with great views of the river. It is interesting, and relaxing, to watch the barge traffic. The laundry room is outstanding and best of all it is free. They do not have cable but you are close to Memphis so you do get over the air channels and the sites are all open so you can use satellite. The first row sites are concrete pads in both the fifth wheel and motor home sections. The other rows are rock/gravel. Roads are rock/gravel but the park wets downs the roads daily to control dust. Sites are very large with ample spacing between them. Wi-Fi is free but on this visit the service was in and out and slow when connected. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The roads to get to the park were in bad shape in places. Once inside the park, the roads were fine. It was nice to have a escort to the site. We enjoyed our site right on the river. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Awesome park. Easy to find, great location, terrific view of Ol Miss with barges coming down the river. Friendly staff & atmosphere. Sites are HUGE & level, plenty of space. Best to call ahead, they fill up fast for good reason. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good Sam rate. Free laundry with large H/E washers and dryers. Drive through sites are paved and nearly all are full hookup. No cable, but HDTV antenna is excellent. Back-in sites are gravel and some leveling is required. Fire ants are present so be aware and have insecticide on hand. We didn't use the free Wi-Fi since our cards pulled in a strong signal. Interior roads are gravel and dusty, parking in the trees brings pitch to the surface of your RV and other vehicles. Great view of the Big Muddy and the barge traffic passing the campground. Owners and staff helpful and friendly, pickup garbage at the sites three times daily. Do NOT use your GPS to approach the campground, it will lead you wrong and one camper came in with extensive damage to the undercarriage and hitch on his rig because of the bad route selected by the GPS. The printed directions are the only way to approach. If traveling I-40 be aware of very long delays through Memphis and west due to construction. Our drive to Little Rock took 5 1/2 hours because of stopped traffic through three different construction zones WB on I-40. This is a pleasant campground and we were treated to a Blues Band, Trio, our first day on site. There are a lot of one nighters coming and going here, but it is a great place to stop and we would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful park, fun and great view. Hosts friendly and very helpful. Location a bit hard to find in the dark, but well worth it. Grounds well kept. Plenty of room to walk dog on a leash. Wi-Fi signal weak. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park was a pretty good place to stay. We were right by the river. We saw numerous towboats with multiple barges. One was pushing thirty (30) barges. It was quite a show. This is a great place to stay while seeing Memphis. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River. Sites in the "first row" are literally 30 feet from the bank and you are treated to a view of the barge traffic on the river. The sites are concrete and level. All sites are pull-thru. There is another cluster of sites occupied by long-term tenants, located away from the riverside sites. Laundry and dryer use is free. Park management is a very friendly couple and they aim to please. Memphis is about 15 minutes away via I-30 or I-40. We will stay here again and hope to bring our grandchildren. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Loved this park. HUGE open grass area for walking, playing or walking your animal. My site, (#5) was level and long. This place is very quiet and the staff is exceptional. Escort to your site and ready to assist at a moments request. Benches along the river bank for visitors to enjoy the mighty Mississippi. Yes, lots of mosquitoes, but then this is the south and lots of standing water. The only reason I did not give the park a 10 was the roads to the park are very rough, I mean lots of broken pavement, and pot holes. Yes, I would stay here again and recommend the park to friends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow! This is a hidden gem! Nice large pull-thru level sites and a great view. Only thing missing were shade trees on our site in the 3rd row for Motorhomes. It was dry and very dusty when we stayed. We would return in cooler weather. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I had read the reviews and decided to stay at Tom Sawyer RV Park. It was a pleasure from the time I first called till the day we left. Easy check-in, was led to our site which was a pull through right on the banks of the Mississippi. The staff were friendly and went at lengths to make everyone's stay a wonderful. The camper next to us mentioned he wished he had brought some coffee, within minutes one of the staff pulled up with enough coffee for several days. Most of the sites throughout the park are pull-through. It is well maintained and clean. They have free laundry and drying available. It is easy to get into and out and within minutes of Hwy 55. We will be back and are encouraging every camper we know to go also. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The lofty reviews of this park are a little puzzling. It's not a bad park, it's just not a great one. The roads are more dirt than gravel, there are no amenities to speak of like a pool or hot tub, and the neighborhood it's in is pretty rough. You are right on the Mississippi, but the bugs keep you on the run and the noises from the barges on the river at night are always present. The pads are concrete, and there is tons of grass. Lots of standing water in seepage ponds breed pests though. I probably wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The road leading to the park campground was not in great shape, but that’s not under their control. The interior gravel roads create a lot of dust that settles on your rig as you drive to your site. That is absolutely within their control since the campground is on the Mississippi River, which is free water to put down to reduce the dust. The check in staffer was pleasant and helpful. Sites are gravel or concrete and there is a cost difference between them. All sites are level, mostly pull through, and with ample room between neighbors. Each has a wooden picnic table, but no fire rigs. The laundry room is free. All utilities were good as was my Verizon cell signal. With the exception of some up front sites, there are not many trees to block satellite signals. I did not check out the OTA TV channels, but you are close to Memphis, so I suspect those are good. I was in a site at the far end of the campground where access to the free Wi-Fi wasn't very good. It was only two bars and kept dropping me out. I downgraded for that inconvenience. The campground is located a few miles off I-40, so it makes for a good over nighter. Mostly surrounded by water, so it might be ideal for those who carry a fishing rod in their rig. Rate is with Good Sams discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. Friendly staff. Park is within 50 or 60 feet of the Mississippi River. No trees in this section because it is in the flood plain. Nice to see and hear towboats with barges going up and down river at all hours. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly staff. We stayed 4 nights at one of the river side pull through sites. Site had full concrete slab for rig and was level. Large grassy area between sites. Nice river view and breezy even on hot days. Baths/showers were older, but clean and functional. Laundry looked all new and it is FREE. Wi-Fi was fair at out site. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 5 nights. Very convenient to Memphis area and only 15 minutes to downtown. Convenient access to I-55 and I-40. Owners spend a lot of time keeping the campground tidy and clean. Trash pickup 3 times a day at your site. Solid 50A power, especially needed in the summer. Excellent view and entertainment watching barge traffic up and down the Mississippi. Owner was accommodating at check-in when I discussed site options, eventually choosing one that provided shade in the afternoon, much needed in this area. Laundry facilities are FREE. Two extra capacity washers and dryers in our section. I didn't visit the other bath/laundry facilities. There were many one night stayers here, but we enjoyed the multi-night stay. I would definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here overnight on our way west. The staff was very friendly, and the park was well-maintained. Previous posts advising to use the directions on the park's website versus GPS are accurate. GPS does not always do a good job locating this park. Our site was on the river and we enjoyed the amazing view - definitely part of the appeal. The park manager provided us with a great recommendation for dinner in downtown Memphis - very helpful! I would love to see more of Memphis and would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Outstanding, Great place to stay off the beaten path. "New fithwheel section" does not have any trees so look for a site on the other side. Sites are long and wide, plenty of room for big rigs. Showers/restrooms are clean, park is huge with lots of open space, on the river, well maintained and has free laundry! Would stay here again without a doubt. Would be a "10" in my book if it had a pool/playground for the kids. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the MOST relaxing, enjoyable RV parks we've ever stayed in! Off-the-beaten-path and on the banks of the Mississippi River, the ONLY thing you hear at night are the crickets and the sound of the barges floating down the river. The oak trees add just the right amount of shade yet do not interfere with the satellite TV reception. The park is very clean and thoroughly enjoyable!! Would absolutely recommend! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice fishing. Park is right on the Mississippi. Plenty of free driftwood that can be used for riverside campfires. This park was kept in a very high state of cleanliness, with RV site garbage pick up. Watching the many barges through out the day, and night, was very nice. We stayed 2 days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our first impression was not very positive. The office looks like it's is ready to fall down, but we were too tired to look for another park. However, when we drove to our site, we were pleasantly surprised. We parked on our concrete site ($3 extra)which was located about 100 feet from the Mississippi River. We enjoyed watching tugboats pushing multiple barges down the river. There was no cable, but we received enough stations on our antenna to keep us happy. The Wi-Fi was weak during the day but was much better at night. The showers were nice and clean. Best of all, the laundry was free, a very nice gesture. One caveat: follow the park's road directions. We followed our GPS and had to drive through what appeared to be the worst part of West Memphis. The is one of the few parks I would return to without hesitation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is right on the river so that you can enjoy watching the barges as they head north or south. The costs depends on what type of site you have river, cement, tent, full hookups, w & e etc. Our cost on a gravel 30 amp site on the river with full hookups was $32 with a Good Sam discount. It was a nice campground and they have a lot of sites that will fit a huge RV and car. The bathhouse is small and the laundry only has two machines for washing and drying but it was free. Check in was fast and informative and the young girl gave us some coupons for attractions in the Memphis Area. Follow the directions from their website using the new truck bypass route off of interstate 40 and 55. Very easy that way. The camper next to us came in off 270 and said the neighborhood was not the best and he was glad that he did not break down. We were there for just an overnight but enjoyed our stay and would return if we are in the area again. It was in the mid 90’s when we came in and did not need air conditioning because of the shade in our site and the breeze off the Mississippi River. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access to park following closely the parks directions. Office staff was very friendly. Was escorted to our site which was on the river at the north end of the park. Our site had some shade, but Sat TV was no problem. There are site available away from the river with view, but lots of shade. Verizon cell had 4 bars. Free WiFi signal was weak from our site, but worked okay. The big hit for this park was watching the river traffic. It was very interesting watching the barges go by. Interior roads are mostly gravel with paved site pad in our section. Other sections had gravel drives. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I loved the park; not so easy to find, but well marked. We had site right on Mississippi River. Tour buses will pick you up at the office. Several small lakes, hiking trails. Cool breezes off the river. Wonderful time watching barge traffic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice view of the Mississippi river. Concrete pads. Buildings in keeping with the Tom Sawyer theme. Nice people. They pick up your trash. Safe. Ask office for directions from the interstate. GPS will take you through a bad part of town. Will stay there again when visiting attractions in Memphis. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pretty park on the Mississippi River. Be warned that there are a lot of bugs and a lot of very sticky Mississippi mud that will stick to everything. Water was good, electric good, Wi-Fi good. Would stay again - even with the mud. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you are on the front row (be sure to ask for it as they go fast) you are right on the Mississippi river. You can sit in your rig and watch the barges and paddle wheelers go by. The second row at the far end is also a great location with an almost unobstructed view of the river. Friendly staff. We were led to our site. Sites level and large, with every other one a concrete pad. Gigantic fields to run your dog or play softball. However, a train comes by quite often and blows it's whistle again and again. The interior roads leave a lot to be desired. The road into (and out of) the park is very narrow and if you meet another RV you are going to have one heck of a time passing each other. Highly recommend that you unhook and let the toad lead the way. There is little shopping nearby and, frankly, the neighborhood closest to the park is suspect. We left a day early due to the Mississippi rising. in 5/11 the park was under 20' of water. A couple of days after we left they closed the park until the waters receded. This is a problem in the spring. Despite the cons we strongly recommend this park and have stayed there twice and will again. Did I mention the view of the river? We camped here in a Motorhome.
I rarely rate a park a 10. It is not advertised as a resort so the lack of a pool is not a discount. Let's talk about the pluses. While the entrance road once was paved, the holes have been carefully patched with limestone class 5. The access roads have been smoothed recently. Escort to the site. The sites are all level. Pull through plenty long to keep the toad attached and have the sewer "right there" Good OTA TV reception. Good Verizon telephone and 3G service. Garbage pickup at the site. And of course the view is exceptional. We were in the back row but had plenty of opportunity to see the barges (and flotsam) go by. Bathrooms clean and tidy. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is very nice park. Long pull through sties, good TV, and Wi-Fi. Only a few miles to downtown Memphis. This was our second time and strongly suggest you use the directions off their website as the GPS tried to take us another way. Their directions are very easy. We will stay here on each trip. If you arrive before dark you can sit and watch the barges go by as you are right on the river. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a terrific campground. Don't be dissuaded by the location. You go through kind of an industrial area with some chemical tanks to get there. You might think it is a long ways from Memphis activities, but it really is only about 10 minutes, max. This campground is on the other side of the Mississippi. And right ON the river. We secured a camp site directly on the riverfront. The park is very well kept up, clean, tidy and cheerful. The short stay campground area has a free laundry room with two washers and dryers. So easy! The hosts are friendly. They even come by the campsite to pick up the garbage. Being able to see the river move by with its barges is amazing. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. We highly recommend it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites: Decent size, all with a small grass area. Laundry: Free, yes free with high efficiency multiple machines and clean! Pets: welcome, with plenty of grass area and paths to walk them. Wifi: Free, and pretty fast. Verizon internet: Good Verizon phone: Good AT&T phone: Good Book exchange: Small unofficial exchange in the laundry. Mail dlvy: Yes. Area/Town/Sights: W. Memphis is a poor town and not safe. Slums. Best to stay on the highways 40 & 55 to get to shopping in W. Memphis. Memphis is a larger town, with difficult parking, but a lot of restaurants and of course, Graceland. Other info: Sites 1-38 are mainly long term and under trees. Sites 40-76 have some shade. Sites 80-100 are "5th Wheel" sites. These are situated so your back window will have a great view of the Mississippi River. No trees at all in this section. Site 100 gave us plenty of grass area for our dogs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall friendly and helpful staff. We stayed on a riverfront, concrete pad. Utilities all worked fine, Cable TV fair. Didn't try the Wi-Fi. AT&T had good signal. It rained cats and dogs the second day we were there. Water takes a while to run off, but fortunately the roads were well graveled. Would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
An excellent alternative to Memphis campgrounds. Don't know how I missed it in my first 8 visits to Memphis. The $32 GS rate is for a gravel site on the river. If you're on a budget, you can get a site "in the woods", gravel sites with trees. for $25, and take a short walk to a bench on the river. All sites are full hook up. The office staff is very nice and most helpful. The river and its traffic can occupy your day. Even with the river at such a low level. Wonderful dog walking. When you make reservations, as for directions. I have two different brand GPSs, they did not agree and neither showed the best route. Most RVs should not use 8th street, there's a low ground clearance rail crossing. I will always use this campground in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good Sam rate. Free Wi-Fi and laundry. Paved site facing the river. Not far from Memphis downtown attractions. We enjoyed watching the barges on the river. We weren't going to Graceland so don't know the distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice site, concrete pad with convenient utilities. One of the attractions of this park is the barge traffic on the Mississippi. Unfortunately there was none while we were there possibly because of low river levels. The biggest drawback to this park is the entrance roadway which is a little iffy for a large motor home. Friendly office staff. Were escorted to our site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location is incredible. We had planned on seeing Memphis, but couldn't bear to leave the park. Just sat and enjoyed the Mississippi River and the barges going up and down. Huge sites, level, gravel. Verizon 4G MiFi area. Would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really enjoy this campground. Beautiful sunrise over the water. Long, pull through sites are level, utilities and WI-FI worked well. River level was down but barge traffic was able to navigate. We will continue to stay here when in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park. Has a downside of no pool, no cable, no planned activities. Sensational view of the Mississippi River, laundry is included, sites very level and the layout was great. It’s close to grocery and supplies, but definitely a day trip through the neighborhood. This camp was very clean, had plenty of space for the sites. Lots of over nighte and when it’s dry, it’s very dusty with the four wheelers leading the new guests to their sites. Would definitely stay here again. Rate shown is monthly including electricity. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Outstanding view of Mississippi River and barge traffic are the major draw of this campground. Otherwise pretty average. Sites large, but river view sites have no shade and are dusty or muddy. In a semi-industrial, remote area. It is also interesting that the entire campground is rigged for flooding; office is a trailer, electrical junction boxes are elevated, etc. Would return for the view but not much else. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park consists mostly of large spacious pull-through sites, many located on the Mississippi River. It is a beautiful view, especially early morning and late afternoon. There are several benches and fire pits located at rivers edge that make for comfortable viewing of the river traffic. The facilities are another matter. The showers and laundry are dated, but were clean. There is no cable and the Wi-Fi was weak and unreliable most of the time. It is a great base for Memphis sightseeing. The staff is very helpful, courteous and eager to please. It is not a shaded park, but most sites have a tree or two that provide some shade. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
. Although the facility does not have a swimming pool, or camp store, it does have the Mississippi River along its' banks. We paid extra to have a riverfront cement pad and we absolutely do not regret it. All of the riverfront sites have clear sky for satellite. There are also sites back in the trees if you are needing shade. Looking out our window or sitting on one of the park benches and watching the “Mighty Miss” roll along was one of the single most relaxing activities we have ever done, not to mention huge tugboats and barges 24/7. The pad was level and although the interior roads are gravel, they are well maintained. There were several trails and plenty of room to walk the dog. Memphis is just across and up the river along with all the Bar B Que you could want. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was an overnighter after a long day and I didn't even know what state I was staying in! They were busy so check-in was slow but these folks were very accommodating and even drove me to my site. Very spacious pull-through site with full hookups. My large rear window faced the Mississippi River and it was a hoot watching the barges go up and down the river. But venture outside for more than a few minutes and the mosquitoes will eat you alive, so be forewarned. I really liked how easy the access became once I actually got inside the park. Will gladly return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Loved this park and had a concrete slab site right on the river where we watched the barges from benches set along the river's edge. We did not notice any unusual smells as someone indicated. There was some noise from the barges on the river and some planes flying over and maybe even a train in the distance but it didn't bother us. I walked the dogs in the morning and there are several other groupings of sites. All of the river sites are set on an angle to the river so you can see out from the back or side windows if a fifth wheel. Easy to find although there was some dirt getting in but not bad. Very clean and they picked up trash 3x a day. I think this is the place that had free laundry We were here in a fifth wheel for only one night and wish we could have stayed another night as watching the activity on the river was fascinating We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Location, right on the Mississippi, and level concrete spacious sites boost the rating for this park. All utilities function correctly and the restrooms are clean. There are no amenities or cable and the WiFi is a little erratic. The location provides easy access to many Memphis attractions. Eight is a generous rating but the location is cool. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice Park for an overnight stay. Not that far off I-40. We had a gravel site that was actually pretty level. Free laundry and we were parked right next door. The entrance is rather rustic but the young ladies working at the desk are pleasant. Lots of grass to walk the dog. And the River traffic is so entertaining. We would return if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice enough park. It is a bit off the interstate, but easy to get to. It was interesting to watch the barges going up & down the river. The sites were fairly level. We had a gravel one. It was quiet - no unsavory characters-- and the laundry is free which is awesome. Had to wait a bit for my turn but that was OK. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have been excited about staying at this park since we got our RV. Everyone speaks so well of the park and it gets rated so high I was excited when our travels finally brought us to the area. Although it was overall a nice experience, several factors left me disappointed. Getting to the RV park was easy IF you follow the directions on their website! If not, you can find yourself in some dicey neighborhoods in West Memphis; don't trust your GPS system! Maneuvering in the park was easy in our larger size RV. Utilities all functioned well and the bathhouses and laundry building, although dated (OK, old and not very nice) were kept reasonably clean. The laundry building contained a half dozen brand new washer and dryers (fancy and expensive high-end units) that are available for patrons to use for free! I suspect the buildings are regularly victimized by regular Mississippi River floods. Super nice office staff checked us in and escorted us to our site. Although the River was at record low levels (lowest level in more than 50 years according to some barge captains) it was enjoyable watching the barges passing by...for a while. After several barges passed by one looked like another and I didn't find it particularly interesting. Grounds were kept nice and there are walking paths around the park. Overall there is a rather dumpy feel to the park (again, not the owner's fault, but a result of semi-regular flooding) and it was difficult getting a good nights sleep due to nearby trains and jets / a flight path that must run right over the park, several loud planes flew overhead very early every morning. There was also a rather odd smell in the air throughout the park, and everywhere in the West Memphis area during our stay. Satellite reception was not a problem and the fifth wheel sites at the River allowed for a nice view of the Mississippi out the rear window. We would stay here again if in the area, but not a park I would go out of my way to stay at. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a surprise! We were right on the Mississippi river and had a bench facing the river where we could sit and watch the river traffic. Sunset and sunrise were beautiful! Relaxing and serene. This was a one night lay over, but wouldn't mind spending a little more time, just relaxing. We could never get the Wi-Fi to work...don't know if it was the park's problem or ours. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of our favorite parks. Love sitting on the riverbank and watching the barge traffic. Good Wi-Fi and TV on the antenna. Free laundry room. Long level gravel and/or cement pads. Fairly easy to get to once you know where they are. Signs help. Will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Signs from the interstate to the park were very helpful and the road into the park is paved. This should be rated above a 10. I'm not a farmer, but I estimate there was at least 4 acres of mowed grass along the Mississippi River to walk in with no sand burrs. Benches on the river bank for watching the tug boats and barges. We saw several. The park has gravel drive ways and we had a level concrete pull through pad. Gravel was available. We have a 36 foot motor home with a toad and did not have to unhook. Great space between the pads. Water pressure was 40 PSI and our SurgeGuard had no faults indicated. Great speed on the WiFi. No cable TV was available. Maybe it was the time of the year, but we experienced no bugs, flies or mosquitoes. The staff was friendly and helpful. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's all about location. Just across the river from Memphis. This is a great base. Roads are gravel & pavement with gravel site pads (4" out of level at ours) and some concrete pads. Spacing is fair and a few are shaded. But most are out in the open, especially the riverfront sites. Campground was quiet. The office sold ice and they provided a laundry that was free to use. It's spotless with apparently new machines. VZW coverage was excellent as was the Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed overnight in this campground. We chose a shady, pull-through site which is set back from the river. It was fine and easily accessible. The staff was accommodating, as we thought we might arrive early in the morning and they said we could take our site whenever we arrived even if office was not open. The popular area of the campground was the pull-through area near river on north end. There are a few trees in this area, but not near as shady as our area. The southern river area is no trees and had only 2 campers, if I recall, while we were here. It was HOT! If you were to spend daytime here during the summer, I don't think an awning would be enough shade. (At least not for us!) We spent very little time here as we drove into Memphis, so any site probably would have been fine. If we return, though, I would chose the river area on the north end. Seemed a little nicer. The back-in sites behind us seemed to be occupied by long-stay workers. They came home after work and were gone first thing in the morning. This campground is very convenient to Memphis and would be a perfect choice if you plan to be doing things in the city. Also, their bathrooms were great! Clean, AC, and great showers. They were individual so you get the whole room to yourself. Interestingly painted black, but nice and I bet that's easier to keep clean! There isn't a pool, but since we spent more time in Memphis and it was a short stay, the convenient location made it worth it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were here for a couple of nights. Very pleasant. Staff was efficient, friendly, were ready for us. Location is convenient to Memphis area. Everything we wanted in a good campground was here, including a lot of room. I liked the campground layout. Although pads are about 10-feet apart, they are at a 45-degree angle so are never really close to your neighbor. We will be going back to be sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First let me say that we paid $234 for a week. We had a front row site on the river. The sites are very large and level. We have a 43 foot motorhome I would suggest to park towards the back of the concrete pad allowing yourself to have a very nice and large concrete Patio in the front of your RV. The people are very friendly. I had a flat on our tow vehicle and the maintenance staff fixed it for me with a plug. I did tip him well although it was not even expected I am sure. I have and will stay here again. There is not much to do here for the kids. It is very convenient to Memphis, but yet it is out of the city. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Huge Park with excellent pull through sites for big rigs. Great views of the Mississippi. Very large grassy area great for dogs. Had a river slot and enjoyed watching the barge traffic go buy while sipping a beverage. Very good access from the Interstate. Entry road is a bit rough but passable. Not as close to Beale Street in Memphis as they say: probably 20 minutes across the Bridge. Not much attractive in the immediate neighborhood. Had the worst Mexican food in recent history in a restaurant near the entrance. The rest is fast food. Stayed 2 days to see Memphis area and that was enough. Very nice for a stop over but not much on facilities at the RV park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a huge park with plenty of open spaces. We had a site along the river. Nice with a few trees. Very large sites and level. The only downside is you have to drive through an industrial area to get to it but then it is very rural. GPS may try to take you right into an energy storage facility on the last turn. Look up and to your left at that intersection and you will see the RV park sign. Watching the barges go up and down the river in a park like setting was really pleasant. Staff was friendly. This campground is not in Memphis TN but in West Memphis AR right across the river. We drove down to Beale St in Memphis in about 10-12 minutes so it is close. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is wonderful. Watch the barges all day while you use the free laundry. There is a pond for fishing, a separate waterfront for motorhomes and one for fifth wheels. Lots of open space. Sites were level and they pick up your trash a couple of times daily. Had trees for shade in the motorhome section, but still was able to get satellite. The kids loved it. Not very far at all to Graceland and Rendezvous BBQ. Will definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park, convenient to I-55, I-40 and downtown Memphis. 1/2 Mile of entrance road is a little rough. Sites are very spacious, with views of the river. Several acre grassy area for kids or dog walking. This park is big, although gravel road once you enter the park, owners keep the dust to a minimum. Every other site has a level concrete pad, making for easy leveling. Fantastic views of the Mississippi and steady barge traffic. Safe park away from West Memphis transients. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park. Friendly people and great facilities. Concrete or gravel sites, but all are level. Can choose river front on the Mississippi with pull through front facing motorcoach sites and rear facing 5th wheel site hookups. Free washing machines and internet. Plenty of space for pets and long walks. It is a tad off the beaten path but easy enough to find and enjoy. Rate reflects Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate includes GS discount. Very nice setting on Mississippi River with good Wi-Fi and Direct ZTV signal/lock on. Super nice folks and not crowded. This place was flooded last year by very high waters, but has recovered very well. I was informed at check in, that the bathrooms were not the best because of the floods, so we avoided them. Love the setting watching barges and other less than 100 yards away from coach windshield. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely quiet and very well maintained campground with full hook ups and 50 amps. The staff is very friendly and helpful and escorts you to your site. The road is gravel and is very dusty, but the pad is concrete, extra wide and long for a big rig and a towed. There is plenty of space and privacy around the RV, lots of shade trees, and a lovely walking trail all around the campground. The view over the Mississippi river is spectacular day or night; there is always something to watch. The bathrooms and laundry could be improved however. We could not get a Wi-Fi signal at our site. There are plenty of food stores, restaurants, and sightseeing close by. We would certainly stay here again, but because of the dusty road, lack of Wi-Fi, and poor laundry and bathroom facilities we could only give it a 7/10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Be careful with your GPS directions. Follow signs and stay on wide roads to get there. The road is a bit bumpy and narrow as you approach the campground, but as soon as you enter the actual park everything gets wide and level. Park is located right next to the river and there are sites near the water and others farther away with shade. We chose a site near the water that was pull through and concrete. 50 amp service was great. Staff was helpful and friendly. We would stay there again. Easily accommodated our big rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were last here in 2006 and fell in love with the location - right on the Mississippi river flowing just outside of your door. Long, level pull through sites for easy set up. Good Wi-Fi but no cable available. Easy satellite acquisition. For the price paid, we got a nice concrete pad. Wish we could have stayed longer but we are on the way to the Grand Canyon. If you are in the area, spend a night or two. On a clear night, you might see Tom Sawyer and his friend, Huck, on a raft in the river. Or you might just stop drinking for the night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is a find. The reason why people buy RV's is because of parks like this. The people and staff were friendly. They guide you to your site. Yes, the drives are gravel and can get dusty, but who cares? The views of the Mississippi River are incredible and it's always fun to watch the barges go by. There is nothing fancy about this park but the views are great, everything is clean and all the people are good. Anytime I come this way I will make it a point to stay at this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Come for a day; stay for a week. The location is great for touring Memphis. Large pull through sites. Right on the Mississippi River. Looking for place to just lay back and relax this is it. Plenty to see in Memphis. No pool or activity center, but there was wi-fi and a great view. Plus you can fish from their two ponds. Relatively small park but three sections spaced out over a large area. Can go into the trees or out in the open. Good location for large rigs We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived after hours pulling a 44' RV. With truck we are 61' long. Our site info was on the office door with a map directing us to our site. Good gravel road on property, nice level site #60. It was awesome to watch the barges both night and day. Highly recommend for big rigs. We did not use the restrooms or laundry but we looked and they appeared clean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Loved the location being right on the river. It was entertaining to watch all the barge traffic. Wi-fi signal was a little weak, but better than some places I've stayed. Good water pressure and the sites have some elbow room. A picnic table is provided at each site. There is good satellite reception. My only complaint would be that the interior roads need some more gravel. Very dusty for your motorhome and toad. The nightly rate was based on a Good Sam discount. I would stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Simple, open place with, as others have said, dusty gravel. My experience is that the power, both 30 and 50, is such that it blows my AC breaker when I try to run AC, much needed on 90-degree May Day on the riverfront. Nice people, escort to site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice clean RV park located on the bank of the Mississippi River. Interior roads are gravel so it can get dusty. Good satellite and cell signals. Water pressure and electric power were good. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the very few times that I disagree with the majority of the reviewers. This was my first visit & was a major disappointment. The closeness to the Mississippi River is the only thing that is nice. The dirt & gravel roads are very dusty. The concrete sites is a concrete pad only. Every thing else is dirt, gravel or grass. It is not a nicely manicured park. There is nothing here except the river, a parking spot and utilities. No table at site. Sites were narrow. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park on the banks of the Mississippi, with the numerous strange insects you would expect along a river. Water quality is good and the pressure is high, bring a regulator. Access road and interior gravel roads are a little rough. Both concrete and gravel sites. No cable, Wi-Fi worked well. Trash picked up at site. Escort to your site, friendly office staff. Train track close by, one night there were trains all night long, the next night, there were only a few. 'Well, do you feel lucky? We would consider staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great little no frills CG on the banks of the Mississippi. A good place to kick back and watch the tugs and barges. Close to Memphis attractions and very good BBQ. Utilities were good, not all sites can get satellite so ask at the desk at check in. River sites have the best view. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an ok campground for a night or so. Prices are reasonable. Nice green grass and our site was one row in from the river so we had a nice big front yard as we were on the last space on that row.The people that checked me in were great. Was escorted to the site. Would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great place, laundry is FREE!! extra large sites, Wi-Fi works very well, quiet and a wonderful view on the Mississippi River and all that for $28.00! We will definitely come again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
LOVE this campground along the Mississippi River. We camped here a few years ago & I often think of being there, watching the barges go by all day & night. Returned the first of Dec. 2011 & felt so peaceful to "be back". The staff are very friendly. Will always make a point of stopping here when we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I asked for a spot close to the Wi-Fi and got excellent service. You need to specify what's most important to you when you check in. Our site was also close to the trailer shower house. Unfortunately the site was also in a puddle during the rains. I would come back to this campground and pick a site with better drainage. There was plenty of room to walk the dog. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A wonderful park. Other reviews say it all: friendly staff. Has large open areas and good views. The only reason for a 9 is the Wi-Fi is iffy at best. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
OUTSTANDING Park! The only reason we gave them an 8 is because after the flooding, the campground is still recovering and then, it’s mainly the office facilities and such. Bathrooms and showers are clean and well kept, laundry facilities are also clean and well kept. AND, they’re FREE! These are commercial grade machines which do the job very well and did I say, FREE!? The grounds are very well kept and RV sites, spacious. The sites along the river are concrete and provide plenty of room even with all slides out. The physical grounds of the park is large and NOT packed with RV sites so that it looks like an RV condo. Water, electric and sewer hookups are easy, well positioned and work. Management folks are very nice, helpful and willing to do whatever they need to do to make your stay comfortable. (No, we don’t work for the park nor have any investment in it.) We originally planned on staying just for a couple of days on our slow trek back to Texas after touring the east coast. We decided to stay for the week and are enjoying every minute of it. We’re right on the Mississippi River. Interesting to watch the barges slowly making their way up and down the river. Some of them are HUGE. The parks is also close to Memphis, TN and activities there are within easy reach. Will absolutely return and make TSMRRV Park a stopover for any trips north east. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel roads with a few small to medium potholes. Some gravel, some cement pads. Great river views watching the barges. Easy access to I-40 and I-55. Lots of open space for walking pets, throwing a frisbee, etc. FREE LAUNDRY! The Wi-Fi was a bit iffy, but generally usable. Friendly staff. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for several nights while touring Memphis. It is literally on the Mississippi River. We didn't pay extra for a river front site, but we could still see it from our spot. The BEST part about this campground is the FREE laundry. While we were there, they were a bit short on laundry machines as the Mississippi had flooded, and they were repairing. I still didn't have any trouble doing several loads. It was a nice perk. The bathrooms were very clean and the staff was friendly. Wi-fi was a bit weak. The perk is the river front. The campground does not have a pool or clubhouse. It is close to a super Walmart and about 20 minutes to Graceland. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is right on the Mississippi River. If there has been flooding on the Mississippi, you need to call ahead to be sure the park is open, as major flooding will cover the park. The sites we were on were concrete with FHU. This is a quiet park allowing you to watch the barges pass by day and night. You need bring your own entertainment if you are looking for more than barge watching and quiet. This is the second time we have stayed at the park. It is off the beaten trail but they have done a good job posting signage into the park. We would return to the park. Although we did not use the laundry, at the time of our visit the machines were free; highly unusual. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We chose a premium site and premium it was, perfect, beautiful and the views are great. Enjoyed every minute. Also at night when the big barges run up and down the river. Very friendly crew, drives you to your spot and helps in every other way. Good place to visit Graceland, just 20 minutes drive. Big spaces. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
LOCATION, LOCATION LOCATION. This would be a nice campground anywhere but its riverfront setting just made it great. The staff was very nice too. We'll go out of our way to stay here again. We don't give many 10s! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff, well run, easy to get in and out with a big rig and the views are incredible. Our site was right on the Mississippi and we watched the barges going up and down the river. Easy access to Memphis. We would recommend this campground highly. Did I mention the view? We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large RV park on Mississippi river, across from Memphis. Roads are paved/gravel. Sites are pull through gravel, very long, with grass between. Power and water good. Cell (AT&T) strength was moderate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is still recovering from the extreme spring flood. The office clerk was friendly and helpful. The sites were spread out and all have at least a partial view of the Mississippi River. It is very convenient for visiting Memphis. The laundry currently has only 2 W/D but more are coming and it is FREE. Each of the 4 bathrooms currently available is all-inclusive: so shower with your spouse. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After 15 years of by-passing this park 4 times a year in the fall and spring because we usually stay half an hour south in Tunica, MS, we finally stayed here. As noted by recent reviewers the park is still recovering from the historic May floods. I did not lower my rating because of unfixed facilities damaged by the flooding. The biggest negative right now is the loss of one bathroom (which makes one of the three distinct RV site sections of the park "bathroomless") and there are only 2 working washers and dryers (there were at least 6). As everybody says, the view is nice and watching the barges going down the river is interesting (but only for so long). RV parks in Caruthersville, MO and Vidalia, LA also have excellent river views and have better amenities. Except for possibly fishing and the aforementioned barge watching, there is nothing else to do in the park. Nice park to come back to after a day of sightseeing in the Memphis area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park should get a 10+ for effort. In spite of being flooded out each spring, they are up and running and providing excellent services in the summer. They really took a beating this past spring. One shower unit was destroyed but there are two remaining and they are spotless. This is the only park where we have found free laundry with new machines!! There is good Wi-Fi but no cable TV. The view is second to none. It is one of our favorite parks in the country. It isn't perfect but they sure try. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park. It has a rural ambiance yet is only 2 miles from the interstate. Everything was well maintained and very clean. The view of the river is wonderful. The park has a very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Easy access from the interstate, friendly and helpful check-in, easy to park and setup, level sites. Great for an overnight or longer stay. AT&T had a good connection . We would definitely stay here again. The $35.00 rate is the total with Good Sam discount for a river front site with concrete pad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Relaxing and friendly park. Park is right on the Mississippi. Loved being able to watch the barges pass. The only problem is that the camp frequently floods, so they need to restore the campground after the floods. This meant not all the bathrooms or laundry rooms were functional plus some of the walking paths were blocked by debris. However, the sites are bigger than most camps and you're close to Memphis for sightseeing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park on the Mississippi River. Interesting river traffic. 3 big fishing ponds, but you have to have an Arkansas fishing license to fish in them. Very friendly folks at the office. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects week stay. Loved this park. Didn't make reservations ahead of time so was not able to get 5th wheel section river front but great view anyway. Big Rig Friendly, good Wi-Fi. Close to Memphis, TN and Beale Street. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is well maintained. Big rigs and fifth wheels in separate areas. Roomy level sites with a very nice river view. Free washers. Individual bathroom/shower rooms. Small stocked ponds that I think could be used for fishing. Quiet and peaceful area. No children that I saw. Follow the parks directions instead of GPS. GPS will get you there but through a congested unkept part of the city. Overall we enjoyed our visit there. Most of the activities that we were interested in (riverboat cruises etc.) were on the other side of the river and not easy to get to. Plan carefully. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice level pads and you can pull your big rig through without disconnecting your toad. A bit of a distance from restaurants and stores and don't follow your GPS to get get there from Hwy 55. Follow the directions provided by the owner and it is a breeze. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had been here before and were anxious to come back. Long, level, concrete site with good view of the river. WiFi works well, good AT&T signal and satellite access. About 35 channels over the air. Entrance is a bit rough, but after the floods they have encountered, I'm surprised there is any road at all. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. To bad it floods so often. We had a river site and parked on concrete and it was level. Can get some TV station via antenna. Laundry was free, only draw back they only had two machines they had more before the flood this spring. We would stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful park, very relaxing with the river a few feet away. The sites are pull through and level with well placed utilities. Don't judge the park by the roads leading to it and remember it can flood in the late spring. We have stayed twice and will return We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We always enjoy staying at this campground on the Mississippi River. Have dinner on the river banks and watch the large barges go by. The sunrises are beautiful and peaceful. Great time! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park only 15 minutes from downtown Memphis. Still recovering from major flood during our stay, but management doing a good job getting there. Access road still needs work. Staff very friendly and helpful. Only problems we encountered were lots of mosquitoes at night (on the river-bring bug spray). Would have given higher rating, but we paid for a riverfront site and a "tenter" with a box van truck parked on the grassy area in front of us obstructing our view. In defense of the park though, they arrived after the office had closed and left next morning (as did we). We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice, wide, well maintained roads INSIDE the Park. Great views of the river, tugboats and barges. Sites 66 through 76 have great views and shade trees. Sites 80-100 have no trees. DO NOT follow your GPS, use the directions provided on their web site. Wi-Fi still not working and the power went off one night, had to use the generator, no offer of a discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Keep in mind that this place was under 18 feet of water not to long ago. The entrance was scary, but after stopping at the office and being led to our concrete pad, we were very pleased. The office staff bent over backwards to accommodate us. The place is very clean. We were a short walk to the FREE laundry room. The Wi-Fi is still out. Not a lot to see in the immediate area but a short drive across the bridge to Memphis is worth the trip. I enjoyed sitting and watching the barge traffic on the mighty Mississippi. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
On the river side of the levee, a beautiful setting to watch the barges go by at eye level. Well cleaned up after spring flooding (had been 16 ft under water) but still recovering, no Wi-Fi up yet, some shaded spaces. Helpful staff. Good interior roads, level sites. Stayed one night, would have stayed longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent two nights right on the bank of the Mississippi. 40 feet from the water. Watch the towboats through your rear window. NEAT! The park was still recovering from the April floods (18' of water at the office location) but work is going quickly, and they are in full operation (out of a portable office) except for the Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Echo previous comments. Well worth the rough approach. Work camper staff is superior, and are working hard to continue to recover from floods. Site along the river and view of the barge traffic is worth the price alone. They have restored toilet/shower facilities, although we didn't use them. Hard to rate because of the natural disaster effect, but location and attitude of those folks working there rate at least an 8, even in current condition. It can only get better as season progresses. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV park was recently under 16 feet of water due to the Mississippi River flooding. Only about a third of the park was open and there was no Wi-Fi, just full hook ups, though no price reduction for lack of amenities. Very nice office people and very helpful. Unfortunately, there is a lot of debris around from the flooding, but they are actively cleaning it up. We had a pleasant breeze the night we were here, but there were a lot of black flies, so have some bug spray. Our AT&T cell phones worked well and our Verizon MiFi worked OK as well. You could see the Memphis "M" bridge lit up at night from our site and that was nice. It doesn't always smell that great, but that's West Memphis: it always stinks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Driving in we thought: what did we get ourselves into. The road is in bad shape, uprooted trees, large logs and debris everywhere. It seems they have just had their second major flood of the season and only one section of the park is open. No restrooms, laundry or Wi-Fi. All washed away with the last flood. However, the one open section was beautiful: right on the river, FHU/50amp, level, long concrete pads, with large grassy area's between sites and outstanding views of the river and barge traffic. We are glad we stayed. Call ahead to see what facilities are available, they hope to have everything back to normal by Sept. 2011. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great destination park convenient to all the tourist places across the state line in Memphis. Siting right on the banks of the Mississippi there are times in the spring when the park is closed because of flood waters. Check their website before making plans. We were here between two flood closings, but the long pull-through, big-rig-friendly sites were dry. FHUs were well positioned, water pressure was good, but electricity spiked several times, once as high as 127 volts. Streets are gravel, but parking pads are level concrete with grass between the sites. Distance between sites varied but in all cases are adequate for enjoying the outdoors. Some sites are in the forest, but those along the river bank are good for those with roof-top internet satellite dishes as the trees are well spaced. There is a section for motorhomes so the windshield faces the river and another section for tow ables so the rear window faces the river. Good planning on management’s part. Staff was cordial and led us to our site. We are full-time RVers and lived here for only four nights, but we will return so we can sit on the river bank and wave at the barge captains. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was just recovering from a flood earlier in the month; however, they had one side opened up. We enjoyed our stay here very much. We made reservations for the waterfront sites and had a wonderful view of the barges going up and down river. Checking in was very pleasant and everyone was extremely friendly. They do supply an escort to the site. We found it well worth the price and will return again many times in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
To be fair, we probably saw this park at its worst. It had rained heavily for days and a number of the sites near the Mississippi had quite a bit of standing water. We always worry about hooking up to an electrical pedestal that is standing in 3 inches of water! But we had no problems. The parts of West Memphis that we passed on the way to the park looked pretty bad, but the park is actually on the river side of a large dike that protects West Memphis from the river. So it is somewhat isolated from the areas we passed. We heard some noise from the tugs on the river, but it was fun to watch them, even in the rain. We probably would not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a great place to stay. We were right on the river and watched the boats go by. Really enjoyed the days we spent there and cannot wait to get back. One reason we love this place is there are many large sites and when we went to do the laundry we found it is free. All new machines. For those of us on the road for months or with kids it is a Godsend. It is only five miles from Graceland. Access to the park is a little tough. I would look at my map first and compare it against the GPS. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a very nice and clean campground. You can pick for a number of different types of sites, from back-in gravel to cement pad riverfront. All sites are wide and long. Besides the Mississippi River there are also a couple of ponds plus lots of well kept grass areas. Benches are provided along the river to pass the time and watch the barges go down the river. The staff was friendly, Verizon cell and data was good, and the WiFi was excellent. While the riverfront sites are great, if you are sensitive to noise the boat traffic on the river may disturb you. Great place to stay if visiting Memphis. I would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly staff, escort to site. We stayed on the first row by the river! Awesome to watch the river barges go by. The Wi-Fi was very good. Newer, very clean restrooms. Several small ponds with fish: no pole! We would definitely return. The campground was 2 miles off the highway, which was nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful park for adults but we did not see much for children here. We had reserved a river front site for 2 nights but had to change our plans several days before our stay and could not get a river front site. Our site was in the 3rd row back from the river but we could still see barges going up the river. It was one of the 3 concrete sites in that row but most of the concrete sites are river front. There were many fairly good size trees in this section but they appear to be placed so most sites, including ours, are able to get satellite. The parks Wi-Fi signals did not appear strong at our site but our Verizon air card worked well. We would return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this park to be excellent. You can go right down to the banks of the Mississippi, relax and watch the barges move up and down the river. Park was clean, people friendly. Very nice camping experience. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Had been wanting to visit with all I've heard about the park. It was GREAT, from the greeting by the staff to the level site, and enjoyed the heck out of watching the barges! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for 2 days at this very nice, RV park on the river. All of the personnel were friendly and helpful. Great place for pets, convenient to shopping, etc. Our "river view" site was large and nice but our river view was blocked by other RV's in the adjacent rows. This was no big deal to us and we will come back here for several more days soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an absolutely wonderful park. Although interior roads are unpaved, the separate areas, large expanses of grass areas and long level pull through sites make for very comfortable stays. The continual Mississippi River tugboat activity makes for very relaxing and enjoyable entertainment. The staff is knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating to every need. The Wi-Fi was disappointing though. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is great location, quiet, well maintained and very friendly. I agree with all other positive comments from other reviewers. We were in the second row from the River, which had gravel, not cement pad and found the site to be both virtually level and HUGE. Well spaced, perfectly located utilities. No complaints. $30. reflects Good Sam rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is one of our favorites. Riverfront sites are concrete pads which makes it great for leveling. Very pet friendly, with a lot of walking area for both dog and owner. Just a great relaxing stay watching the barges go up and down the Mississippi. This was a second time here, and would come back again. They also have free laundry facility. Make sure to call for reservations if you want riverfront view. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the most friendly parks we've ever stayed in. It's very enjoyable watching all the traffic on the Mississippi River. Have to return again and even stay longer. We stayed for 9 days this time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for a couple of days to visit the tourist attractions in nearby Memphis, TN. The entrance into the park is pretty narrow which might make it interesting when two big rigs meet from opposite directions. Fortunately that never happened with us. The park itself is nice for watching the tug boats pushing huge barges up and down the Mississippi. The park is divided into at least two sections one of which has several trees which may or may not cause satellite reception problems. The other section is treeless and I think the nicer section of the park. No mosquitoes this time of the year and we didn't see any of the other critters they warn you about. Poison Ivy is apparently a hazard in the park but wouldn't know what it looks like if I saw it. Great electrical and water pressure good. The park would have gotten a higher rating if they controlled dust better. The interior roads are dirt/gravel, and most of dust ends up on your coach and tow vehicle. The sites are concrete and level. We'd definitely come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park has beautiful views and spacious sites. I read the other reviews about the Wi Fi being great. In our site it is HORRIBLE! We finally gave up. Park is full so that may have something to do with it but we could not stay logged in. It kept dropping and then would not let us back in. Come here for the views, not the internet! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet, well maintained beautiful park right on the Mississippi river. We had a long, wide and level river view site on a cement pad with 50 amps and Wi-Fi. No cable but plenty of local channels. We were told that it would be difficult to get here, but found it very easy to find. There is a lot of space between each site and large expanses of lawns extending to the rivers edge. Wonderful for just relaxing and watching the barges traveling up and down the Mississippi. Memphis is a short drive away and there is a lot to do in that city. We spent 3 days camping here and would come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park for relaxing with fabulous views of the Mississippi river. Huge, friendly park with well spaced level pull through sites. No pool or clubhouse but several beautiful laundries that were no charge! 15/20 minutes over the bridge and you're right there for Memphis sightseeing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It's always a pleasure to stay at this park, our 4th or 5th time. This is our choice for an overnight stop or to stop to see the sights in Memphis. Nice and quiet, no noise except for the riverboat traffic. A great deal for the price they ask. Sites are very level and pretty good size. Staff is always friendly. We would stay here, obviously, again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very good park for our overnight stay traveling I-40 to East TN. It is immediately on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi where the passage of a barge going upstream gives you a long time to contemplate the fact that there are bigger things in life than anything troubling you. What a relaxing place to spend twilight. However, beware of the "Mosquito Crossing" sign at Registration. Since this is flood plain showing evidence of floods gone by, the Manager's caution to hit the repellent or stay inside is advice worth following. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This so far on our road trip is the most beautiful park we've visited! The staff are very cordial and helpful, trash pick-up is 3 times a day at your site, WiFi is excellent, it's BEAUTIFUL, and best of all the mosquitoes weren't the problem we thought they might be. The sites are well-spaced out, but they have room for many people. There are lovely benches to sit and watch the sunrise and the boats moving slowly down the Mississippi. We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park on the river. Great place to see the tugs and barges moving up and down river. The roads are all gravel as well as most sites. You do have a small number of sites on front row that have cement pads to park on. Our site had water, 30/50 power with no dips in power, and two sewer drops. Site was very long, flat and level from end to end. Site could park two 40 foot rigs, end to end. Number of TV channels over the air. Verizon cell and air card worked well here. Wi-Fi was through out the park, fast, and free. Laundry machines were free of charge. Staff was nice at check in. Staff will take you to your site. Less a small amount of noise from tugs, park is noise free. Not a lot of lights on at night, great for sleeping. You have three fishing ponds in park. Staff will pick up your trash each morning on site. You have park benches to sit on down by the river. Flying-J, TA, and other truck stops at I-40 and I-55 for your fuel needs. Super Wal-Mart is less than five miles from park. Lot of places to eat near Wal-Mart. Roads from I-40 to park were great. Only small problem was dust off roads but this was due to no rain in long time. Rate was on Good Sam. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Friendly staff, long and wide pull through sites, hook-ups worked fine, right down by the river which was nice. No cable TV, but trust me you'll get the local stations crystal clear with your antennae. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I'd give this park a 10, but they don't have a swimming pool. That doesn't concern me, but it might if you have children with you. The Internet is speedy, and we are a LONG way from the entrance. The laundry is free. We asked if they had anyone to wash our motor home who comes to the park, and we were told we could wash it ourselves at our site. That's a first for us. The view is fabulous of the Mississippi River with park benches positioned along the way. There are a number of concrete slabs and also gravel. We asked for a spot where we could get our satellite, and we had absolutely no problems. Like others have said, it is a bit off the Interstate, but it is such a nice park, it is well worth the short drive to get here. They don't have cable, but you pick up all the major networks from Memphis stations on your antenna. There are at least 2 large fishing ponds, and my husband did fish and caught this morning. This is one of the nicest parks we've found if you don't mind not having a pool or kid things around. We would definitely come back and even stayed an extra day here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The most impressive thing is the proximity to the Mississippi River. The sites were perhaps 50 feet or less. The shore was lined with benches and we were delighted to see tugboats in the am and pm pulling their massive barges. Gravel roads were relatively level, and there was a concrete pad to pull the coach on. I was not able to connect to their network, even though supplied with a password. The view makes it worth the trip. We paid $33.00 for our pull through site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Were worried when we went over the Mississippi River levee on a narrow little road but park was great. Clean and the view of the Mississippi 100' away was unbelievable! Parking area and roads were easily navigated in a 40' MH. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was rather difficult to get to due to the construction on I-40. Once we arrived the site was very nice. We camped right on the Mighty Mississippi. The barge traffic was fun to watch. The bathrooms were dated but kept fairly clean. This campground does offer free laundry which is a nice perk. This campground is off the beaten path, but all the attractions, such as Graceland and down town are all within 15 to 20 miles. Well worth the drive to be out of the hustle and bustle. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park once you get here. Lots on the river are paved, long and level. We enjoyed watching the river traffic. The park is convenient to Memphis attractions. The free laundry has high end, front load machines. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is nice for an overnight or a couple of days. Not somewhere I would want to stay an extended time. The river site we had was nice as we could watch the barges go up and down the river. There was a terrible smell blown in overnight: really bad. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We like this campground. Only its lack of "resort" amenities like pool, playground, etc., reduces our rating score. We stayed in one of the river sections and thoroughly enjoyed watching the barge traffic. There's not a lot else to do at the campground, but downtown Memphis is a short drive away. The sites are reasonably roomy, clean, and level. Water, electric and sewer hookups are in excellent condition. The WiFi was unreliable and slow, but we were about as far from the office as one can get. Still, we hope it will be upgraded before our next visit, because we'll surely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park right on the Mississippi River. The sites have level conctrete pads and most have some shade. FREE laundry use is a big plus. It is nice and quiet and you can watch the barges go up and down the river. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park. It was very close to Memphis. It was nice to watch the barges go up and down the river. They have very nice laundry facilities that are FREE! We did have to go into our camper at dusk due to the "chitlings"; I guess they were some sort of biting bug. We really enjoyed our stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The first impression getting into this park was discouraging. I am glad we were not. There are three sections to this park. Because of the heat, we chose shade over riverside. One section has both shade and view. The owners have planned for the frequent spring flooding. New combo "bathrooms" have upgraded fixtures and are on ground level. Laundry rooms are on the second floor and would be difficult for some to climb. Appliances are the latest but took some time to figure out. It is easy to see how much the owners care and I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fun campground to watch barge traffic, WiFi was good, and the laundry facilities were good. When there was a problem during the night, the owner dealt with it the next morning, which was greatly appreciated. Overall, campground is not a 5 but we would give it a 9. Definitely worth checking out. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Might have given this campground a little higher rating if they had reinforced their quiet hours. Disappointing, we were here over the 4th and we had a really loud group from another area of the campground set up in the grass behind our camper setting off fireworks way past the 10pm deadline. The number they give you to report problem is only answered until 7pm! Given this, it is not a place I would stay again. We'll stick to the state parks where this is not allowed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the nicest campgrounds you can find. Great staff, well kept, level sites, super hook-ups with lots of power, and interesting view of the Mississippi River ship traffic. 80 acres of park like setting with lots of grass, 2 ponds, and walking paths. We hope to come back many times! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campground. We have stayed here many times and will definitely stay here again. Very nice staff and they lead you to your site. Has good paved roads on entrance and gravel roads leading to your site: concrete pad with a beautiful view of the Mississippi river. The grounds were very well manicured/mowed and I wish we could have stayed longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is wonderful. We camped on the river. The staff is friendly and pick up your trash every hour. Don't let the road into the campground scare you; it is very industry friendly. But when you enter the campground, you are amazed. Bring lots of bug spray as the chiggers are bad at night (because of the river). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Third time we stayed here. One of my favorites after 100,000 miles of RVing. Has super friendly and helpful staff. Great views of tugs on the Ole Miss. Has gravel roads but concrete sites. Everything worked. Be sure to call first as it floods a few times a year and is closed. But they have 7-10 days advance warning. Just a wonderful campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It was an overnight stop on our way to Red Bay. It worked well. Kind of far off the highway. There was a lot of rain this spring but they just didn't have all the sites open. Gravel road and sites. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is really something. I've read about this campground, and when you see a tug boat with ten barges within 200 yards it's a sight to see. We stayed very soon after they were flooded, and you could hardly tell this place was under water. Everything worked great! Site was a level pull through, we had some shade, and great views of the Mississippi. We also couldn't believe that the washer and dryer were FREE! Great experience! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park just reopened after being flooded. A great park with concrete pads. We were 50 yards from the river and a barge went by about every 10-15 minutes. We only stayed one night on our way to Arizona, but it was fun and the office staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is still recovering from a round of river floods and the section we stayed in (backing up to the Mississippi river) had just been reopened. It was us and one other unit out there for the evening. The park probably has a lot of potential once they get it straightened out, but as it was, we were not impressed. They are working hard to clean it up though. Our dog did not like the "smell" of the land around the sight, guess it smelled too much like the muddy Mississippi for her. We had to take to another location in the park away from where we were parked to do her business and then we got attacked by mosquitoes (not unexpected due to the standing water in the area). Doubt that we will be back if we are ever in this area again unless we know for sure it hasn't flooded for a long time prior. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this campground. It is right on the banks of the Mississippi River and you can watch the barges go up and down it all day and night. The staff is friendly, the facilities clean and it's peaceful. Big bonus is that the laundry is Free. The sites are very big and easily accommodate a 45-foot motorhome. The only minus is that there is no cable TV. Location is convenient to Beale Street and Graceland. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you like to sit in the shade and watch the river, this is the place to be. Level concrete pads, good TV and WiFi reception, and a very friendly lady in the office. We would definitely stay here again. Has free laundry to boot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We agree with all the great reviews of Tom Sawyer RV park. The river is a site to behold and a little daunting when facing floods in the area. We planned to stay in this park for 6 nights while attending the music festival, but anyone that was here knows it rained like the bottom dropped out in this area. We awoke Saturday morning to tornado and flood warnings all around us. Looked out the window of the motorhome and the park was nearly empty. We called the office and the nice lady there said we'd be safer to leave the area, pronto. So we did a quick pack up and ran from the tornadoes. Could not run from the floods but were able to get through standing water on to the interstate and once there, we were able to stay ahead of storms. Not sure we'll get our 2 nights back but their concern for our safety along with the beautiful facility warrant a great review. Will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I love this park right on the Mississippi River. Watching the barges go up and down the river is great. Staff is friendly and helpful and the location to Memphis is wonderful! We were in the city in less than 15 minutes. Lots of grass to walk out dog. Has a very relaxing atmosphere. Every time we are in the area to stay, or just for over night, we choose this park. Price reflects a Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects the regular rate for a concrete pad site. CG is between the Mississippi river and the levee. Finally someone built a CG the right way! Wide open spaces with plenty of room, both at our site and in the recreation areas. There is about a 4+ acre field in the middle of the park and plenty of places to walk and view the river traffic. Our site was long enough to pull through with our 44' bus with 32' trailer. We stayed three nights, passing through, but would love to stay longer. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a park I've wanted to stay in for a long time. I called and made reservations for two days. I was here about 2 minutes when I knew I wanted to stay longer. I went to the office, they refigured my bill, and I paid $189 for 8 days with discounts. WiFi is great. Laundry is brand new: opened the day I arrived in the section I'm in (cement pad on the river). I feel as though I have my own personal bathroom: brand new and spanking clean. Sink, toilet, shower, dressing area all enclosed in the same area. There are two of them in this section. The people who run the park are great, and very friendly. I've noticed a number of people washing their RVs, which to my husband used to be a great plus. Lots of big rigs here. Water pressure is very strong. I love sitting outside watching the river activity, reading a book, and taking walks. The park is immaculate. Garbage is picked up all day long. I'd stay here, again, in a NY minute. I have only good things to say about this park. If I were to think of one drawback, it's the area surrounding it, but I feel very safe in the park because of the security. I headed to Germantown to do some shopping, today. Very nice area. For groceries and drug store, I went locally and people were very pleasant. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really enjoyed this park, 3 night stay. The views are incredible. The hookups were good, and easy to access. There is no cable, but there are lots of satellite friendly sites (just ask when making your reservation), the Wi-Fi was OK, a bit weak, but usable for email and such. We had a level concrete pad, pull through with more than adequate space. The owners/staff are friendly, check in was efficient and quick. Make sure you follow their directions, not your GPS. Trash is picked up several times a day from your site, and the laundry is free. What a treat. There is no pool or playground, so maybe not the best CG for families. We will definitely return. Great CG. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have reviewed this campground before and wanted to update it. Discounts for FMCA, Escapees, Good Sam and Camp Club (seasonal) are accepted. Wi-Fi has been updated, now is all over the park and has a very good signal. Laundry is still free. River is high at this time of year but so far, no flooding. If you book for a week, one day is free. Still has wonderful views of river traffic. One of our favorite RV parks! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate quoted reflects a CCUSA discount (50%). The park has recently installed new internet access equipment, so it worked without a hitch. Things were a bit muddy as the river had flooded the park a few weeks prior to our stay. At check in, there is a sign that notes the river levels for the week as well as the level when the park must be evacuated. The bath houses were clean, but need some work. The laundry was clean and no charge. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
More trees I would have given a higher score. Great view of the river, level sites, could be a great longer term stay. For us this was an over nighter but the second such stay at this campground. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Large campground, lot of room for walking the dogs. Don't rely solely on GPS to direct you to the campground - ours took us through some narrow residential streets. If we had consulted our maps ahead of time we would have avoided this issue (call it navigator error). We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park in a good riverside location though we felt that the bathroom facilities (if you need to use them) were poor. However, If you need wireless internet, you should be careful about which site you are on. We arrived on a cloudy. wet day and were placed on a "premium riverfront RV site". When we discovered that we could not get connected to the Wi-Fi, I asked at the office and was told by the young lady that "as it is a satellite based system, it doesn't always work in bad weather." However, when I moved nearer to the aerial and used my PC in the car, it worked!. So just be aware. Having said that, the staff in general were very pleasant and helpful and we would stay here again, but would pick our site to be nearer to the wireless aerial. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects Good Sam discount. The pull throughs are very long and you have a choice of gravel or concrete, river front or not, with according prices. It is pleasant to be on the river bank of the Mississippi and watching the tugs. There is free laundry! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped right on the river and loved it. There were some pesky little bugs that looked like lady bugs; but are not and do bite. They kept getting in the coach the second day. Other than that and low water pressure, this park was great. The managers were very helpful and nice and the people staying in the park when we were here were extremely friendly. I think that is because the park is on the river more people tend to come out to sit or walk so it just seems like a friendlier park than many we have been in. Liked that they have benches all along the river so that if you take a long walk you can stop and rest or if you are just there for one night and want to use them instead of pulling out your chairs you can. Also convenient to I-40 and sightseeing in Memphis. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We reserved a concrete pull through on the river and received just that. Check in was easy and staff is friendly and helpful. Pull through sites are really spacious with lots of room between rigs. Wi-fi is free and worked great. Laundry is free and the laundry room is clean and modern with extra large digital washers and dryers. We travel with our dog, so the open field area and the trails were great. The view of the mighty Mississippi and ambiance of barges traveling up and down the river adds to the charm of this place. We would definitely stay here again when traveling through this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is unique in the fact that it resides adjacent to and in the flood plain of the Mississippi River between the river itself and the levee that protects the city when the river water level rises. That means that you and your RV are right next to the river and can watch the tug boats and barges from your back window if you have a 5th wheel or front window if you have a motor home. The park’s brochure said it had Wi-Fi throughout the park but I could not get any signal where I was parked. You can get TV service by using your RV antenna or satellite dish. Some of the sites have concrete pads and the other pads are gravel. The park had several days of major rain storms before we arrived, water was in puddles everywhere, and we could not get into or out of our RV without stepping in about on inch of water. The park has no control over the weather but does have control over the height of the RV pads. Park roads were gravel. The staff was friendly. We would stay at this park again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
The staff has to be the friendliest we've encountered yet here! Park is simple, but complete in meeting our needs. We have a concrete pad, pull through site with picnic table that is right on the Mississippi River. There is free Wi-Fi and laundry. Very convenient to sight seeing in Memphis. We liked it here so much, we decided to stay an extra day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I rated this park an 8 because you can always improve. We had a site right on the river and it was great. We loved watching the river barges go by all day. The check in person was very friendly and told us to come back if we had any problems. Nice concrete pads and large sites. Access roads very easy to get in and out of. The park is close to Memphis, 15 min drive to Beale St. I highly recommend staying here if you're traveling through the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The view from this park is outstanding, and we really liked the way the loops were laid out. We felt like we actually had some private space. The folks who manage the park were very friendly. You are escorted to your site, and the trash is picked up daily. Many sites have cement pads which is great. The turns in the loops are tight which means leaving ruts on the grass inevitable. My only negative would be that the bathrooms/shower need some work. We stayed in the 5th wheel section, and the toilet was so high off the ground it was a challenge. Also the shower is in the same place (there is only one toilet and shower in that area) and there are no hooks or chairs or bench to place your clothes. The laundry is free which is very nice, but it is above the bathroom and you must climb MANY steps to get to it - with all your clothes. All in all because of the view we would definitely go there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The evening was great and we had a front row seat to watching the Mississippi barges plying the river. It was great. The tour bus came to the campground and picked us up which was very convenient although I wouldn't rush to recommend the tour group. The campground staff were friendly and helpful. The campground was pretty soggy after torrential rains! It is evident that they are upgrading many of the sites. We would tell our friends about this campground and we would camp here again if we came to visit Memphis Tennessee again. Has easy access from this campground and this campground was safe. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Tom Sawyer's is our favorite park when in the Memphis area. The location on the river makes it perfect for relaxing and watching the barges. The Wi-Fi signal had improved since our last visit and the road into the campground looked newly paved. Sites are level pull-throughs and depending on which row, they are concrete or gravel with great satellite reception and ATT phone coverage. Easy dog walking and friendly staff mean that we will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The most unusual part of this campground is its location. You are right there, on the banks of the Mississippi. If Tom Sawyer himself, floated down the river on his raft, you'd be able to exchange waves with each other. If you don't see Tom, there are plenty of tugs pushing barges around to keep you occupied. Beale Street, in downtown Memphis, is 10-15 minutes away, and Elvis' house is about 10 minutes further. All in all, nicely located to see the sights. The staff is friendly and helpful. The laundry, is clean and, believe it or not, free. Why? The manager said that they don't want to beat up their campers with extra charges. Okay by me. Wi-Fi is free, but low in strength. We used our Verizon Air Card and it worked very well. A nice campground for an overnight or a few days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great RV park! One of the best we have stayed in. Large pull through sites, many with beautiful views of the river. Very large grassy areas, well mowed. Lots of attention to detail by the operators. Easy trip over the bridge to visit old Memphis, Tennessee to listen to live blues. One of the best deals here is that you can order fresh German cooking, delivered to your door! We had fantastic hot wienerschitzel complete dinner two nights in a row. I believe it cost about $8 per person. We would definitely stay here again. I might even go out of my way to stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good directions to the campground from staff. Wide sites and easy site access. Large grassy area and plenty of room to walk our dogs. Hospitable staff. Great view of Mississippi River. Free laundry a bonus. If we're ever back in the area this campground would be our choice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great spot. My brother told me about this campground and recommended it. We spent just one night but wish we had stayed longer. Our site was overlooking the Mississippi River. It was very quiet and easy to get into and out of. We will definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground: right on the Mississippi. There is no cable TV and the Wi-Fi had such a weak signal that we couldn't use it. But it was pretty spectacular to wake up on the Mississippi River. Lots of grass. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and when calling ahead for a reservation they took it based on my name alone. I didn't have to give them a litany of other information that's hard to do when driving. (Why can't most RV parks just reserve a space based on your name and Good Sam number/or some other affiliation?) We liked this park a lot and will return: was a great experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This could have been just as easily a 10. I had heard of this campground for years and just never stopped. This time I did and I am glad. This will give us another place to stay on the way east. The staff is friendly and helpful, the sites and well laid out and the view is unique. Liked watching the barge traffic on the river at night and I thought even the entry road was good looking. I would recommend this campground to anyone from popups to motorhomes travelling near Memphis. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were camped here over the Labor Day weekend and the place was full. Even at full capacity there was no feeling of being cramped. We love this place and will be back. Wacthing the river traffic was very relaxing. Park staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here one night on the way through and what a treat! We selected one of the riverfront sites. After grilling outside we settled in to watch for tug boats and barges. We noticed that everyone disappeared into their RV's when the sun went down. The other poster was correct: numerous mosquito's attacked like Pearl Harbor. After making adjustments, we sat well into the night watching the tugs. Each site was angled to allow for a good view of the Mississippi. They have separate sections for motorhomes and 5th wheels to maximize their respective views. The only drawback at this park was limited Wi-Fi connectivity. We would definitely stay here again and for more than one night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived late in the evening to a warm welcome and friendly help. The service was excellent, the site was well maintained and level. Our view was of the Mississippi River and spectacular! Although we did not use the bathhouse, we were pleasantly surprised to find out the laundry room was free! The only problem we encountered were the mosquito's! They were plentiful and huge! Overall an excellent stay and we will certainly return to this campground given the chance! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice place to set down for a while, it's quiet & right on the Mississippi River. Ask for a water front site if your willing to pay the extra money (6.00) for it. The WIFI signal needs a bit of attention paid to it, we were in space #74 & even with my outdoor antenna the signal strength was nominal to poor. Aside from that we have no problems with returning again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second time staying at this park. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The view of the river is beautiful. We sat out for hours just watching the tug boats in the river and we even got to see two river otters too. The walking trails are great at night to see the lightning bugs. We stayed there 3 nights and will use this as a stop over point on any future trips in that direction. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We paid the Good Sam discount rate for full hookups. This is a most unusual campground. One reaches it by driving up a road over the West Memphis protective levee to an area on the low bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. From those campsites (or from the bluff-edge benches provided) one can watch barge traffic being pushed up or down the river throughout the day. The river view campsites are all pull-through with full hookups, were well-graveled, but were treeless. The campground staff was hospitable and good humored. We consider this a great place to simply kick back and relax. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A really nice park once you get there. Park still under construction due to flood in May, but well worth the visit. Very friendly and helpful workers. The only reason for the "8" was the lack of Cable TV. Sites are wide and well maintained. Definitely would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park. Has easy access from the Interstate and great management. And what a view of the mighty Mississippi! Just make sure to bring the bug spray for the extra large mosquitoes. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great overnight park. Folks up front were very friendly and did everything possible to make sure our stay was enjoyable. They don't try to nickle and dime you to death. Laundry was free, which was a nice perk. Watching the barges go up and down the river was relaxing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The only things that needed improvement were the roads and they were working to improve them while we were there. I used an air-card for internet. We enjoyed our stay in this park and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice. Our back window overlooked the Mississippi, being just yards from the river's edge. There were dead trees stacked around from the May floods but just a reminder of how dangerous this river can be. We had a concrete pad but other site nearby were gravel. The sites were level without shade as this is a new area of the park. There were several barges that passed by during our overnight stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice park but is not fancy. If you need a pool or spa this is not for you. We had a site on the river and watched the tugs and tows going up and down the river. Nice and quiet except when a tow is going by but not distracting. We would stay here again when in the area. Good voltage and water pressure. They are constantly working to improve things. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is conveniently located close to Graceland and Beale Street. We initially reserved a front pull through site on the river. Upon arrival, we discovered that our site was in total sun. Seeing the temperature forecast for the week was for the high 90s, we requested to be moved to another pull through site along the river with shade trees. Since they told us that they could not accommodate us, we moved to a shaded site that was not on the river. In the week we stayed here, we noticed that they assign the river sites with shade trees (sites 40-76) to motor homes only, not to those camping in a 5th wheel. It didn’t matter if the motor home owner had reservations for one night, a week or a month. Speed limit is not enforced; roads and most sites are not paved which makes it extremely dusty. No cable. Overall, the campground needs a lot of TLC. This campground is not managed properly. Since laundry was free, it made our stay bearable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed on one of the river view concrete pad sites. Fairly level, but we were in site 91 and it was a pretty tight turn to get in. The were recently flooded and were doing some repairs to the men's showers. No shade on these sites, so if you want shade you need to stay in one of their other areas. No cable, WiFi was spotty. OK for a couple of days. A lot of grassy area to walk a dog. Fairly convenient to Memphis, but the construction in the area on the roads was extensive and the road in generally bad repair, so if you're coming to Memphis any time soon be aware of this, it can cause significant delays. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for two days on our way back to Houston. The park could use a little TLC but there are signs up that construction is under way. The river is very impressive but the trash left on the bank is unsightly and should be removed. Free laundry service is very nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is constantly under repair and maintenance. If the Mississippi hasn't flooded the place and shut it down, it's a magnet for heavy rains and high winds. The maintenance department is constantly fixing roads, electricity, sites, moving limbs and while it's got a great view it doesn't offer much in the way of peace of mind. The folks who work here are terrific. We had so chane sites due to loss of electricity. We only left to find some of the restaurants we saw on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Lots of folks we met only stayed a couple of days and then left. We would stay here again but only with a watchfull eye on the weather. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We called late to see if they had an overnight site, and they had 3 left. The girl that answered was very nice, and put our site number and info in an envelope on the bulletin board for us as we were arriving late. Watch out for the Summer mosquitos during the rainy season. The sites are RIGHT next to the Mississippi river, and it's really nice to watch the tugboats push the barges down the river. Make sure you use a EMS system, as the voltage fluxuates constantly, as our Progressive Portable EMS system shut our electric off several times during the night due to extremely high voltage. The roads are gravel, there is no pool, hobos living near the entrance, and there is very muddy and water filled holes along the roads. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We called ahead and were able to get a river-front site with a large concrete parking pad not 50 feet from the Mississippi River. Most parking pads, however, are gravel but all sites are level. The park had just reopened after being flooded for a week by heavy spring rains, but the owners were working very hard to get things back in shape. The park may be a 9 after it is back to normal. Only noise at night is tug boats on the river. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Right on Mississippi River, 20 yards away. Campground floods if river rises, but you get several days’ warning. Water was high when we were there, but it gave us a different view of the river. Cement slabs. Out front window faced the river. Computer is a little slow. No cable, but adequate reception with antenna. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed watching the river traffic. However, it was pouring rain and we didn't get to enjoy the park very much. We were going to stay again on our return trip but park was flooded. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great location, right on the Mississippi River. Very long pull-through sites. We're about 65' with toad, and had plenty of room. Very friendly management. A really good place to stay if you're touring Memphis or just passing through the area. Most sites are satellite friendly, you might have to move your rig forward or back in the space a little if there's a tree right next to you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Access to the park is very simple if you follow their directions. No traveling through questionable areas. The park is right on the river, the views are beautiful, lots are large, bathrooms/ showers very clean, staff is friendly. We would stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
View from front row is excellent and awesome. Free laundry. Only complaint was WiFi had a lot to be desired. Either slow or couldn't use at all. Staff was great and walking paths wonderful.Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the second time we stayed in this park. Enjoyed the river setting, nice wide sites, good hook-ups. The absence of trees out on the river sites would be bad news in mid-summer, but a non-issue in spring and fall. Gives good access to Memphis and all that is there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Interesting park with some sites right on the Mississippi. Fun watching the barges. Only a few minutes to downtown or to Graceland. Management was very friendly. Only facilities we used were the free washers and dryer. They were a great perk and nearly new. They gave Escapees discount. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
No real amenities except free laundry, but if I were going to park for the rest of my life it would be here. Watching the river you can work on your blood pressure, getting it to pump. Did not give it a 10 because for a 10 you have to feed me. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had been anticipating a stay at this campground for a long time after seeing it on this web site. Sometimes you set yourself up for disappointment with such anticipation, but not here. What a fabulous place! The sites right on the river simply cannot be beat. The price we paid reflects Good Sam discount. The sites number 66-76 are better than the other riverfront sites as they have trees. Drainage is a bit of an issue, although all the riverfront sites have cement pads. The sites are set up to maximize privacy and river view. All sites are pull-throughs. The combination individual restroom/showers are unisex and private, a little rustic but clean. This area does get flooded so they probably have to engineer for that. In addition to the beautiful view and convenient access to Memphis, the washers and dryers are free. We will definitely stay here again and try to come in a less rainy season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were parked right on the riverbank giving a wonderful vista of the river traffic and downtown Memphis in the distance. A little bit noisy at night with the barge traffic and occasional train but we did get used to it. Because this area is quite low it's subject to floods and the roads to the pads have a lot of potholes but the staff is doing their best to keep up. Sites are level concrete but do pool water in heavy rains. We were early in the season so the area was somewhat drab. I would recommend this park for both short and long term and would have given it an 8 if the roads were repaired. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here, overnight, several years ago, and wanted to come back to spend more time. Our level pull-through site was 20 yards from the Mississippi River. The park offers sites that are set up to allow the back end of the RV to face the river. Great for those with a rear living area and picture window. The roads are a bit rough, but it's the end of winter and they are working on them. The staff is friendly with a wealth of information about the area. There is easy access to either I-40 or I-55. It is a short drive over the river to Memphis, TN. I enjoyed my week here, and will return. They do offer discount rates for weekly and monthly stays. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We arrived after dusk on Sunday night and did a 'honor system' check in - got a sight right on the Mississippi River. It was a great view out the bedroom window watching the river traffic. The site was level, hookups and web access were perfect. Since we left early the next morning we didn't utilize the facilities, but there were a number of family-friendly features in the park. Very pleased with what we did experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One reviewer mentioned the barren landscape especially on the sites closest to the river. Apparently, the last snow-melt in Spring of 2008 brought the river up to the office and then some. The water line is still visible on the trees and sets about 5 or 6 ft off the ground. All of the sites closest to the river had to be evacuated. The flood took out most, if not all the trees. We visited in the dead of winter and stayed for a week, on the row nearest the river. It was delightful to see the sunsets over the river and watch the barge traffic lumber up and down day and night. Sturdy benches are proviced sporadically along the along the river's edge - a nice touch to watch the world go by. Some of the sites are gravel, some are cement (the cement sites are slightly more expensive). The staff is friendly and helpful. There is garbage pick-up at the site. The bath houses are older - clean enough, but kind of small and funky. New bathhouses are being constructed and should be finished up by late Spring. The sites are spaced nicely and quite long. There was plenty of room for our 36' 5'er and 1-ton dually (site # 100. Each site has a picnic table and fairly wide swath of grass on either side. The campground is quiet in winter, but usually jam-packed in Summer. Fishing is allowed (there are 2 small ponds on the grounds and of course, there is the river). Fishing licenses are required. Quiet and rustic - nothing to complain about. We'd surely stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites by the river are so close you can throw a rock to hit the barges that go by. We liked that, some might not. Sites are large and level, but very stark. Basically a big parking lot. People are nice. Good access to Memphis. We would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I rated this CG down because of no cable TV. The park is very satellite friendly. Sites are pull-through facing the river for motorhomes and with the back to the river for fifth-wheels. Follow the parks written directions in because my GPS really wanted me to drive on a non-existent street over the river levy. Roads somewhat rough entering but were not too bad. We would stay here again as it seemed to be much safer than those parks around Graceland. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had no problem finding the park with help from my Garmin GPS. Road into the park was a little rough (but understandable due to the area being flooded earlier this year). Pulled into the campground around 6:00 pm and setup in the dark. The moonlight on the Mississippi River was beautiful and we could hear the water flowing down the river. (Campsite was only 20 or 30 feet from the river). Saw many many Barges going up and down the river. Pretty nice. We really enjoyed ourselves. The view of Memphis at night was pretty awesome also. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great view of the barges going up and down the Mississippi River. Sites were level. Staff was very friendly. Not far off of the interstate and was easy to fine. Good area to walk our dogs. Stayed only 1 night, but would stay here again for a longer time if sightseing in Mempis. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Weak to non-existent internet in the fringe area of the park. Enjoyed the stay. Approach to the park was ugly looking but the site turned out to be great. Staff was very helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park, a little out of the way for a overnight but worth it to us. Loved watching the barges going up and down the river. Free washer/dryer use - never heard of this before! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The best RV park I have been to so far. Great price, working internet, great views. The walking trails were amazing. Walking trails at a lot of parks are nothing to mention but this was as neat as the Mississippi barges to me. I wouldn't recommend doing anything in West Memphis, but I think most people here are planning on Memphis anyway. You do drive through low income neighborhoods and industrial roads, but once you get to the park you are very isolated from this. Only a 15 minute drive to downtown is great. All of the workers were very nice as well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, beautiful location. We had one large airplane come over on take-off before dawn, but that's all. Wi-Fi was weak, and we were too far from the base to use it. (We were at the far end of the campground.) Nice areas to walk either along the Mississippi or shady roadway. Free laundry. Not much shade, but a good overnight stop. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We originally planned to stay here 8 days and extended it twice for a total of 13 days. There is plenty of open space, and easy assess to the site. There is a very helpful, friendly staff. It is a short distance to Memphis for barbecue lunches and then a return for a relaxing evening watching the barges and towboats on the Mississippi. There were clean restrooms, and a free laundry. It is quiet with an adult focus. We loved the campground and are already planning a return visit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park. We parked in a 5er. They have separate sites for Motorhomes and trailers. Roads are pretty good, some sites have pads but most are graveled and fairly level. The front row is right on the river for good barge viewing. Nice new laundry included in the fees. Large grassy area for throwing balls etc. No shade nor fire rings but do have tables. Very clean and quiet. This is our second time here and will probably be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A fantastic location! We camped here for several nights after reading reviews here, and were not disappointed. We had one of the "front-row" sites which back up angled to the river, perfect for our large rear window view! The bathrooms are quite funky, but since most sites are full hook ups, that wasn't as important a deal as it sometimes is with us. Laundry facilities (FREE!) are new and really good. But our favorite part was watching the barges move up & down the river. We only met one staff member but she was friendly & helpful. Spent 3 nights here in all kinds of weather and loved it. We would definitely come again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We pulled in here to wait out hurricane Ike. We had a front line spot right on the bank of the Mississippi River. An absolutely fantastic view. The sites are angled well for a starboard side view of the river. The other side of the campground is set up to accommodate 5th wheel views out the back side. We had a shade tree which still allowed for satellite reception. The site also allows washing of the vehicle which we took full advantage of. The site we were on was concrete so things did not get all muddy. We spent much of the time watching the riverboat traffic going up and down the river. A very peaceful setting. We found a site on the internet that had pictures and descriptions of most of the riverboats and enjoyed looking up their names and descriptions when they passed by. We even saw the "Mississippi" river boat which is the largest river boat "pusher" ever built in the U.S. Don't rely on your GPS to guide you in. Their directions (Garmin and reportedly others) are not up-to-date. Call the site's office for directions, you won't be sorry. There is a new road that has been built that makes it VERY easy to get to their site. If you use the GPS directions you'll be driving through a nasty part of town. Overall, a very pleasant stay and we would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a lovely, peaceful place. We had a site two "rows" back from the river. Also, close enough to down town Memphis and all that has to offer. There are several seasonal or permanent units but they are very well kept. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. This is one of the nicest places we have been in a long long time. Free laundry is a nice "touch". When I asked why they offer that I was told they don't like to "nickel and dime" their customers! That speaks volumes about the mind set of the owners here. We would most definitely return, in fact I would go out of my way to return here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We booked this campground while evacuating from Hurricane Gustav; and was pleasantly surprised and overjoyed at our camping stay here. The staff was fantastic; friendly and easy to get along with. The free laundry was a wonderful surprise and a very clean spot. The wifi wasn’t working well while we were camping here; when it was functional, it operated at a very slow crawl. The sites were clean and level; mostly pull through therefore easy to access. Our site had more than enough space for our party, 3 adults, 3 children, and 2 dogs. If we ever make it back to Memphis, we will plan to camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We just pulled into this CG today, and it's been very nice. I'm sitting here doing my free laundry while I write this review, which is a nice feature of this campground. I felt like this was a little overpriced, even with Good Sam, but if you figure the $10 worth of laundry, it balances out, and I don't have to lug a bunch of quarters around. As has been stated in the other reviews, the only downside here is the entrance. The road could use a little paving work, and the big rigs at the front could just use a fence in front of them, but the area where the campers go is well manicured and clean. W/S/E worked fine, good water pressure and the electric was clean. We chose a concrete site over by the water and it was fun seeing the tugs. Wifi is sketchy, I'm using it now while I'm in the laundry by the front office, and very low signal. I'm sticking to my verizon card while in the camper. Overall, a very nice area to camp in and we're 20 minutes from Graceland and 15 from the Civil Rights Museum, and feels like we're a world away in the woods. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great campground, it's our 3rd time here. You can't ask for a prettier view East of the Mississippi. Secure, clean, quiet, out of the way, easy access from I40. Motorhomes are right on the Mississippi River, can't miss the barge traffic if you tried!!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We parked in an end site with just river and well kept lawn as our view. Security is tight, sites are level. It is as hot as Hades in July but it is the delta. The road in is ugly but as soon as you make the turn to the park it becomes a country lane. Free laundry. We will definitely be back in the Fall. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If your a transportation buff, then this is your place. Tugboats in front of you, planes overhead and trains behind you. Actually, it was pretty quiet considering all the jets, trains and tugs roaming around. These sites are very wide and long. If they had Wi-Fi, I didn't know it and the signal was no where to be found. It is easy access to the CG off I-40, good wide roads getting there and safe (despite driving around a ghetto). The owners are very friendly and helpful. The CG itself (the pull through sites anyways) are clean and have nice grassy areas next to them. The entrance and area around the office is an eye sore. It kind of reminds me of a junkyard with equipment, small buildings, sheds, etc., scattered all over in a hap hazard arrangement. Other then that, we would come back again. Its a great overnight place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Road in was challenging, not a lot of amenities. BUT - the view was tremendous (worth a 10 by itself). Have NO idea what a prior post was talking about with the drugs and prostitute area - I only saw an area that was not exactly wealthy but certainly appeared clean and not derelict. Clearly stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed this campground and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wishes to visit Memphis. Beale St & the downtown attractions are less than 10 miles away & Graceland is a short 20 minute drive. There is also a Kroger grocery & Wal-Mart a short drive away. The campground is only 3 miles off of Highways 40 & 55 and is exceptionally quiet at night: no freeway noise here. The river is very busy with tug, barge & ship traffic: watching it was a great way to spend an afternoon. The river front sites are paved & long enough to accommodate rigs that don't want to unhook their vehicles or trailers. The campground is set up in 3 loops each loop contains a bath house building that has 2 washers & 2 dryers: which are complimentary. They also allow you to wash your rig & vehicle in your camp space, a real plus for us as we are fulltimers and the washing of rigs is not usually allowed. You can also have your mail delivered here and they will bring it to your site!! Can't recommend this campground enough and we will definitely be staying here if we return to this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park the day they opened after having been flooded for several weeks. They were busily cleaning up as quickly as they were able. Even with the mud and river debris still in evidence, we thorougly enjoyed our stay at the park. As previous reviewers noted, the view and ambiance of the river is worth the price of admission. We did not encounter or notice any untoward behavior in the surrounding neighborhoods. Looked to us like those neighborhoods are home to hard working folks who like to take their leisure visiting with neighbors on the front porch or stoop. We would definitely stay at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park for three nights in April. We stayed on the front row at the river site. This gave us a beautiful view over looking the Mississippi river and a wonderful view of the Memphis skyline at night. The site was a level pull-through site on a long concrete pad. Definitely worth a visit. We will camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
They led you right to your spot and helped you park. Trash pickup is continuous. Anytime they are by, they pickup any trash. Level concrete pad. Kind of neat watching the tugs and barges on the river. I was told WIFI was down when I checked in. A tech was working on it and should be up in 2 hours. It was. They have two catfish ponds. Though I didn't try it, I'm told the fishing is good. I will definitely stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really enjoyed our stay here. The campsites are ample in size, a wee bit close together, but not bad. They have a good sized cement pad with picnic table. We got snowed in and had to stay an extra day. They were accommodating in letting us stay the extra day and pay on our way out so that we didn't have to unhook the trailer. The staff showed us to our site. When we had electrical problems, they came quickly to help us figure out it was operator error. We enjoyed watching all the tugboat and barge activity. We were parked right next to the river. WiFi was exceptionally good. The TV reception (air) was good as well. The grounds were clean and well-kept. This is a good park to sightsee from if you want to go into Memphis, TN. It was only about 5 miles from town. Would definitely come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park for 'big rigs' although I was a little uncertain on the ride in, mostly because it was already dark and the road is heavily wooded. It was such a pleasant surprise to wake up and look out on the river and watch the tugboats and barges go by. We stayed here while visiting in the Memphis area. Had a waterfront site and it was a perfect location and view. Did not use any of the facilites on site, so can't comment on those. Sites are roomy with plenty of parking for tow vehicle. Added bonus - there is an ice cream truck that comes through at night! I think the adults enjoyed chasing it down more than the kids did! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We thoroughly enjoyed a week at this campground watching the barges go up and down the Mississippi River. The staff was exceptionally friendly. This is the only park we have been at that provided free laundry! Plenty of room at each site and right on the river. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you are using a GPS it is probably a good idea to call ahead, because Andrea, or someone working in the office can give you better directions to get to the park. Coming down 8th street is creepy. (as another member posted that they almost turned around). We really enjoyed staying in this park. We were on a concrete pad, with plenty of room for our toad. They have worked on their Wi-Fi, and we didn't have any problems. We also had great satellite and antenna reception. If camping by the river in summer, we definitely recommend plenty of insect repellent. (this is a common problem all over Arkansas). We plan to return there sometime. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As mentioned, the entrance road is terrible. If we hadn't be pre-warned by your reviews, we would have turned around before staying because of their road. Once in, our stay was great on site #66 (pull-through). Beautiful setting on the river with level concrete sites. FREE laundry was a big plus since we are full-timers. We also had a nice high-speed connection on our Cingular/AT&T aircard. We would return to this park but hope they fix their entrance roads. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is directly on the Mississippi River and has made significant upgrades since our last visit two years ago. It is very big rig friendly with pull throughs that do not require unhooking the tow. Class A's are in one section with C's and 5th wheels in another. Roads and sites are gravel with grass between. Garbage is picked-up three times at day at your site. All sites point toward the River. Landscaping improvements make this a very beautiful campground. The owners and staff are very helpful and friendly. There is an escort to your site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. Wide, long, level, easy-to-negotiate pull-through's with good hookups. We had a site on the river edge and enjoyed watching the river traffic. No cable, but local channels were available. However, free Wi-Fi was terrible: slow and cut out all the time. However, the nice river location made up for it. Would return when in the area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a GREAT rv park. The road coming in will have you thinking "what am I getting myself into"? Suddenly the park looms up in front of you and a large smile will cross your face. It is such a beautiful setting on the shore of the Mississippi River. Set your rig up, grab a cold drink, and relax on one of the many benches that are right at waters edge. Watch the barges go by and forget all your troubles. Its the first time that we ever heard of FREE laundry. What a wonderful place. We can't wait to come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Since we planned this trip in advance, I reserved an up front river site which was great. Loved sitting out under the awning and watching the river traffic. Would have rated the park a 10 but their WiFi is terrible. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Visited on way west and on return trip without reservations. On trip out weather was great and was able to use the large camp sites and view the river for two night stay. On return trip, heavy rain resulted in four inches of water in the gravel, second row site. Not a big problem for a nights rest. All sites on the river bank are super big rig friendly and concrete. WiFi was too weak in our site to be effective. Will continue to use this campground when in the area. If you want a front row, I advise reservations. Campground was near capacity with all front row sites taken. Friendly staff. Better WiFi and a truck load of gravel would make this a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed this park a lot. Though we were "in the back" with a number of monthly residents, it was still clean, pleasant and quiet. We will know, next time, to select the areas out by the river. Our only issue with this park is their wi-fi access; while signal strength is great, the bandwidth was very slim. E-mail pages would take many minutes to load, if at all. But, all in all, we loved it an will likely return again as a great base for visiting Memphis. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
They recently added a new section to the park. It is right on the river so we had a close-up view of the Mississippi. Our site was a long, level, paved concrete pull-through. Beautiful! The free WiFi was not really usable in the new section. We think they need to add another antenna in that area. One negative is the entrance road: it needs serious work! We have some pictures hanging on the wall in our trailer: driving down that road was the first time they ever fell off the wall. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park. We stayed in a new section. No shade, but very close to the Miss. River, you can watch the barges going up and down. The older sites have some shade. Very large spaces here. I believe they only put larger rigs here, since there are no facilities around (which we wouldn't use anyhow). Very well kept grounds and friendly and helpful staff. Convenient hook-ups. Quiet. They had 4 different WiFi hotspots, I had the best reception ever and got right on. A little far from the sites, but again, it was quiet. We would definitely come back here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a campground right on the Mississippi River. There are mostly gravel, level sites but concrete sites are available. The sites are big-rig friendly. The street leading to the campground is rough and needs work. This is a nice, relaxing campground. Sit down on the benches and watch the barges go by. Super friendly staff will escort you to your site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful campground. Call ahead and ask for a front row so you have an unobstructed view of the river. I could stay there a month. So relaxing watching the barges. The people at the campground are really nice. My favorite campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice view of the Mississippi, friendly staff, and directions to the park are easy to follow. WIFI is poor: I went all around the park and got no better than two weak bars, even directly under the antenna. We could not use WIFI while at this park. If you advertise WIFI, have it fully functional. Tom Sawyer did not! Only one bathroom and shower (meaning one shower and one commode) for all 80 sites. When someone is using the shower it also locks out the bathroom, and vice-versa! Somewhere close by is a huge NASCAR racing track. Check out the schedule before you go, the sound is horrible, and it went to almost ll PM that night! We stayed at Tom Sawyers due to the tremendous reviews at RV Reviews. We were disappointed and would not camp there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice park right on the Mississippi. It has easy access to downtown Memphis and also to I-55 and 40. Most sites were pull throughs with excellent shade. They are in the process of adding a lot more sites. The bathrooms look a little dirty from the outside, but they are great inside. If you stay here, try to get a site overlooking the river. It is well worth it. Overall a very nice park. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have a dually/36' high-profile fifth wheel. Our pull-through site was excellent. What a great park - the owner was lovely - enthusiastic, helpful and obviously enjoyed helping people enjoy their stay! Suggested we parked our rig the opposite way to maximise views of the Mississippi River! Beautiful views all round. Lovely walking trails around the lakes, where the grass had been cut and mowed by the owner. Free laundry. Intended to stay 1 night, but stayed 3 mights. Would definitely recommend and visit this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Right on the banks of the Mississippi River. I you stay near the river there is no shade and the WiFi is weak. Even with a high gain antenna the download speed is VERY slow due to the fact it is through a Directway satellite. There were times that a dialup would have been much faster. We would only stay again for a single overnight. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great location on the Mississippi River!! Reserve early for a river front site. It is amazing to watch the river traffic. The river front sites have a concrete pad and picnic table but little shade. It is conveniently located to Memphis and the access road is in good shape. You will be just off I-55 and I-40. I think it is worth a stop even if you are not planning on touring Memphis. (Note the Gibson Guitar Factory Tour and Sun Records Tour are must sees.) I only wish they had cable TV. Also the laundry facilities are truly free and very clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First impressions aren't everything. Pulling into this park you doubt your choice, until you reach the office and see the mighty Mississippi and the sites facing it. You can watch the river traffic from your picnic table, or sit on a bench and enjoy the view. Easy access from interstate and into Memphis, friendly staff and park is clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The bathrooms were suites with shower and toilet and sink. These were very clean. The laundry facilities are free! The river view is nice, but the shaded area is cool. While the drive to the park seems like it is a long way away, it is only a few miles from the town. It is relaxing to watch the barges go by. The only thing that would be nice is a swimming pool. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Access road is in very poor condition, but worth the trip in. Try to get site on the river (advance reservations needed). They are building more on-river sites. The only reason to stay here is to see the Mississippi River. No pool or other activities. Short drive across the river to Memphis. Gravel sites are mostly level. Park employees very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is a little hard to find but the view of the River once you get there is worth it. You can sit on park benches and watch barges moving up and down the Mississippi all day. The newer section of the park has concrete pads and WiFi. The older sites are shady and border woods with trails. The laundry was free for guests when we last stayed here. You will have to drop your toad to go shopping but there are two grocery stores and a Wal-Mart nearby. Also, they are very dog friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful place to relax! The hosts are very helpful. The only problem are the bugs that appear at sundown. Take plenty of bug repellent and you will be fine. We loved our visit and have already reserved a spot for June. This is a must stop. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Best kept secret near Memphis, Tn. Great place to stay. Restrooms, though unisex, are extemely private and clean. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Great views of the mighty Mississippi River. Long, pull through sites are paved and level. Great place to stay while visiting Graceland, Peabody ducks etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This well-managed and beautifully maintained RV park is within yards of the Mississippi River. Call in advance to reserve a front row site and watch barges as they travel up and down river (some campers might find the noise intrusive). Sites close to the river have little shade. Monthly rates are available in the older loop, set back from the river in the shade of a grove of trees. This is one of our favorite commercial campgrounds, with easy access via I-40 to the city of Memphis, TN. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here based on reviews from this website and we were not disappointed. Having camped all over the country for over 20 years we can say one thing for sure about this one: it is very unique. You are not just "near" the river, you are right on it. It is really neat to watch all the river traffic chugging up and down the river. There is certainly no road noise, but you do hear the tugboats. The office staff was very friendly and the park was very nice. Concrete pads, full hookups, and yes, a FREE laundromat. We will stay here again when passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We went to this park because of the reviews on this website and weren't sorry. We got to park on the bank of the river, watched the barges go up and down the river, and were totally charmed. In fact we extended our stay by one night. Didn't do a lot of sightseeing, the park was enough for us. We were welcomed by the new manager ( who'd stayed at the park for a week, went home and retired and came back to manage the park) and felt like he really meant it. Every person we talked to make us feel welcomed. And yes Virginia, there really is free laundry. I had a hard time believing it but it was true. I would definitely go back there and stay, but for a longer period of time. By the way, take exit 280 off of I-40 and it'll take you right there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This has got to be one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed at in our almost 2 months on the road. We have a beautiful view of the Mississippi River in front and a small lake behind. The road in is a little rough, but not really a problem. The staff are extremely nice and helpful, bringing us to our site and picking up our garbage when left out by the road. The laundry is free here, a big plus. There are few shade trees which could be a problem in the warmer months and there is no propane on site. Also, no cable tv or WiFi would be a problem for those without alternatives. Some sites are gravel while others are concrete pads, most seem pretty level. There is some noise from trains and the river boats, but not to much. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a very nice park, well maintained, clean restrooms and showers. You can hear the train but to us that is relaxing. Located right by the river. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed this great park and will camp here again. What the park lacks in amenities it more than makes up for in the river views and the peace and quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The access road does need some work. All esle is gravel and smooth. The pads near the river are cement. Guided to site. Friendly folks and a very peaceful area. Good base camp or over night IF you get there early enough to enjoy the view. Not much boat traffic on weekends. Rating is based on value for what is provided. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground with a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. The pull-through sites are large and either gravel or concrete. The grounds are well maintained and the staff is very nice and helpful. We will stay there any time we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Yes, this park is out of the way but the directions in trailerlife were clear. The entrance needs improvement but once you are in the park it is nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The large shade trees were placed so that the motorhome got shade yet access for the satellite disk on the front of the motorhome got reception. Great site planning and right on the river. Extended our stay We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is great for overnight or to visit Memphis. Very long pull through sites with a concrete pad for your rig sit right on the levy with a view of the Mississippi. Private baths and FREE laundry make it a best buy. Lots of overnighters so call for a reservation. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful view and easy access. The owners were great and very helpful. Only problem was that right after sunset the bugs came out! Make sure you bring bug repellent and you will be fine. The barges did not present any trouble with noise and everyone appeared to enjoy watching them. We will come back again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed here several times and plan on returning again this summer. This is the place if you are looking for a slower pace, quiet get away with a spectacular view. We highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My wife and I stayed here before and after, the owner's daughter graduated from Harvard. We thought it super that he gave his daughter a reward celebration. All campers were warned of the bands coming in. All campers were invited to join in and have fun and invited to a catered BBQ. This was one of the best places we stayed on a month long trip. The view was fantastic. The place was clean. We liked it so much we stopped by on our way back and stayed another three days. The managers bent over backwards to keep everyone happy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed 5 nights, the park is clean, neat and has a great view of the Mississippi River. The park owner had a live band for his daughter for two nights. The last two nights we stayed. The ten o'clock quiet hour was not observed, the bands, 3 per night, got louder not quieter at 10PM. When the manager was called at 11PM the second night she said she couldn't do anything about it. I observed several drunk underage kids walking up and down the roads. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very unique private RV park located on the Mississippi River between the levee and the river bank. We were very fortunate in that our site was a pulltrough within 125 feet of the river. We were able to watch barge traffic on the river. This park is close to downtown Memphis with easy access by Interstate Highways. Access problems to the park are now a thing of the past with a road that parallels the levee and loops aroung the "bad" neighborhoods. A must visit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is such a wonderful place,the river view is amazing. The area coming into the park is pretty rough but is to be changed soon. We love this park and have come back time and again. The Managers are seniors and are a riot. During the rain it is muddy as is the entire area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is way out of the way and sort of scary getting to it, if you don't go the new back way. This place could use an overhaul for sure. A lot of seasonals and you are looked at as an invader to their area. We stayed one night and that was it. Unless they clean this place up: don't go! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What this RV park lacks in amenities it makes up for in the view. We were right on the river which made for a spectacular view. Most of the sites had concrete pads and were level. There were no fire rings, grills or wifi, however each site had a picnic table and grass area. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. The staff was friendly and took us to our site. The campground was very convenient to the attractions in Memphis. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park with a beautiful view of the Mississippi. We entered via the "new road" and missed all the "ghetto" type neighborhood and previously reviewed. There was lots of good "sticker free" grass for our dogs. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a view! In certain sites, The Big Muddy is literally just yards from your RV. Some people actually complained about the noise from the passing huge river barges, but it made us feel as if we were in a modern day Samuel Clemens novel. The sites were long, and adequately wide, with good voltage. A recently new road to the campground avoids a rough railroad crossing, and a rundown neighborhood. It's a very short trip back across the Mississippi River to Memphis, but again, what a view. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The drive in scared us, but once we arrived at the park, we were comfortable. I hear that there is a new way in that bypasses the bad neighbor The restrooms appeared brand new in 2003. They were spotless. The staff was very friendly. If we come through Memphis again, we will definitely come here! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a pleasant and convenient place to stay for the Memphis attractions. The new road from the M. L King exit on either I-40 or I-55 makes it easy to avoid having to look too closely at the "ghetto's [sic]". The park is on the river side of the levee, and it looks like the buildings can be removed without a lot of stress if the place floods.
Thus, they are not grand or elegant. When we were here, the staff was friendly and helpful, and we enjoyed our stay. The night time trains seem to blow their horns throughout the length of the entire town, but it wasn't too much of a problem for us. We would return happily. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The new road is open, but the campground seems rather lacking in maintanence. The grounds resemble a mud bog. The staff was rather rude and their modem hook-up is now located at a former site in the open. You are expected to plug in while balancing your laptop in your other hand and retrieving your e-mail while standing there between 2 active sites. Will not stay again. The river views are nice, but after the first several barge and tug combo's go by and you realize that they will be going by all night, with the accompanying noise the charm wears off real fast. We camped here in a camper.
While the route to the campground is through an unappealing section of town the campground has a safe feeling to it. A new highway will allow you to avoid this approach. It should be finished this fall. Sitting on the Mississippi
River is well worth the effort. We camped here in a camper.
Very hard to find. The street system is not what we are used to. We were very uneasy about the route to the park and left early the next AM. We camped here in a camper.
Beautiful view of river and decent park is ruined by the fact that you have to drive 3 miles through horrible ghetto's with drugs and prostitution to get to the park. Next door to police training and gun range meant we were awaken at 7:00 am by a volley of gunfire. Quite unnerving. We camped here in a camper.