"Woolly Hollow State Park" is a hidden Gem !!! The drive on the Back Country 2 lane road drive is off Route 65,,, get's your excitement up wondering what to expect… There are no city light's to spoil the night's Starlite Sky.. And all you hear at quiet time are Mother Nature's soothing Sound's… It has Paved Road's,,, Concrete Pad's,,, Full Hookup's and a Lake to Fish or Swim in… The RV Site's are individualized almost no duplicate's… You are not sitting on top of each other's site… You have your own space to spread out… In our opinion all RV Park's should be setup like "Wooly Hollow State Park" !!! And if you just want to have a Good Ol' Family Picnic there are plenty of picnic area's with table's,,, some are covered… We give it """ 10 Star's """ !!!
Campsites were great, adequate space between sites. Love the layout of the campground, sites run parallel to the river. My only complain is bathrooms and showers are old and dirty (dirty because they’re old, still cleaned daily) and the shower was barely warm in the fall.
The Buffalo River is the only designated National River by the National Park Service, but it is not a National Park. If you are an expert canoer go to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. But if you have young children or are a beginner skill level canoer, the Buffalo River is a great place. I highly suggest calling an outfitter and renting canoes. It just make life that much better.
This is a great place to camp and canoe.
This is the last stop before you enter the wilderness area of the Buffalo River. It was amazing. The only complaint is that at times the river can run somewhat low. This is a great place to go if you are a beginner level for canoeing. Very few fast running water.
If you are very skilled or experienced canoer you might be disappointed.
Well kept campground with easy access to trout fishing below the dam. The staff is friendly, the sites are very nice and your Keep America Beautiful pass will get you half price on your site!
This was our second trip to Woolly Hollow. The first time was in April, and the trails and waterfalls were better maintained and more beautiful in April. We still enjoyed our trip though. They have great trails for hiking and mountain biking. There is a nice swimming area with a shop to order drinks/snacks. The park rangers and staff were super friendly and helpful. The bathroom facilities were clean. Although we stayed in the RV camp area, the tent camping area had some great sites, some right on the water.
Paved roads to all the way to your camp site, showers, and a fantastic dinner 5 minutes away may not sound like luxury but Arkansas hllls usually make you work hard to enjoy their beauty. This site is amazing not only is the rock face the camp ground is named after a true natural beauty in the camp ground the river is deep enough to swim there as well. It was a very calm and quit environment.
Buffalo national river is the first national river established in the US and let me tell you it's gorgeous!! There are many places to camp but we stayed at Buffalo Point. There are a few different loops to stay on, we stayed in A. Each site has parking, for car or RV all differing in length, and you walk behind the parking to an area with benches, picinic table, lantern hanger, and fire pit. The river is behind the sites and you can swim in it. I recommend swim shoes because its all rocks to get to it and entering in and out of the water. Behind A loop on the opposite side from the ramp before the curve in the river is a rope swing. Its across the river so you must be a strong swimmer to beat the current. The bathrooms are well kept and there is trash bins available. Pets are allowed too. The loop that we stayed in was first come first serve and there was a self pay station near the bathroom. If you are up early enough, you may see bald eagles flying around the river like we did!
Great beautiful water with very nice employees! Very clean campground and very clean bathrooms
Nice facilities with 3 campground loops, gravel bottom creek (Sylamore Creek) swim area, small spring fed lake stocked with rainbow trout, but the big draw is the Blanchard Springs Caverns tours. Outstanding! Great place for all ages. If it fills up in peak season, head 6 mi upstream to Sylamore Creek campground.
I went camping here the summer after my senior year of high school and it was a wonderful choice! I was looking for a campsite that was going to have my friends and I far away from any towns or anything so I could let them have a true camping experience. We were never able to find the trail that led to the waterfall behind the camp, but we did have the chance to walk up one of the creeks and find a swimming hole. While it may have been a bit humid, it was definitely worth it as it was very peaceful out there.
Always love this place, I have come out every year for the better part of the last 10, and this year my wife joined… love the cooler temps by the river, the fly fishing, and the overall park and how well they manage the area 10/10 we always be a fan of this place.
Beware the swarms of ticks you may encounter if you come here in the wrong month and stand in the wrong place. This is primitive camping that comes with the attendant bugs. Consider yourself advised: pretreat with Permethrin or bring lots of bug dope. Other than that, this campsite offers access to some beautiful areas with water and hiking. It could be a destination of its own, or a traveler's stop on the way to/from the Calico Rock, the White River, Buffalo National River, Blanchard Springs Caverns, Ozark Folk Center, and other fine Arkansas places. After a day of Natural State tourist attractions, you might like some Natural State peace and quiet here.
Wildest campground is located in a remote area, there are a couple of small stores to get supplies. But the natural beauty of this park is overwhelming. It lies on the Buffalo River and has camping, hiking, canoeing, swimming , And many other camping activities. There is usually some tall type of slideshow for presentation in the evenings at the amp a theater. He snuggled in the river valley the surrounding mountains are high and the sun comes up late and sits early. There is much wildlife at night including Deer and raccoons they are visible. There are many skunks but most of them have become accustomed to having visitors and do not bother you. But don’t leave your food out in the open. And there are some places which have sandy beaches but most is washed rock top beach. There are several places nearby to rent canoes and transportation for canoe trips. This is one of the best ways to see the river. The hiking is superb and there are several features including cave were Indians used to live and scenic overlooks of the river which are outstanding. Some of these trails are a little too much for small kids but for most adults in for health can accomplish easily. The sides are older but besides not having sewer connections are adequate. The beauty around you makes you forget about any shortcomings of the sack.
Shiloh is one of many Corps of Engineers (COE) campgrounds around Greers Ferry Lake. It has lake access including swim beaches, a playground, and more. The sand tends to get dumped in ad-hoc piles, leaving the wide, concrete approach to the water slimy and slick. You'll likely place your chair directly on the concrete, for lack of a better place, so bring ample sun protection. Watch for poison ivy if you wander into the wooded areas. The group campsite area is nicely forested but is typically closed and some other sites near the water might be closed if there has been flooding.
This is one of several campgrounds to choose from around Greers Ferry Lake that are operated by the Corps of Engineers (COE), and there are a few good reasons to choose it. A good amount of sand is dumped near the swim beaches, improving on the natural and concrete poured banks. There is a good breakfast buffet up the road at Janssen's. A bit farther away, the Little Red at Indian Hill's is well reviewed by foodies, though I haven't tried it. This COE campground has a nicer feel than the one at the Fairfield Bay Marina, yet is still within a reasonable distance to visit the marina for a ferry ride to the island Sugarloaf Mountain (a must-do 1-2 hour hike with terrific views of the lake). Although, I have not tried Sugar Loaf campground, which also offers a dock and marina within sight of the mountain. On the downside at Devil's Fork, most sites are a long walk away from the bathhouse with showers. The toilets that do not have a shower smell strongly of human waste by evening hours, so avoid campsites directly by them.
Don't confuse 'Cove Creek' campground with 'Cove Lake' at the bottom of Mount Magazine, a couple hours drive to the west. This campground on Greers Ferry Lake is shared by RVers and tent campers. It does not allow advance reservations, which can work for or against you, depending on the circumstances. My favorite sites are: C13, C18, C19, C30. If you're coming with friends, make a beeline for the best doubles: C29+C29A (or, backup: C28+C28A) so you can camp side-by-side and are just a few steps down to the water for fishing, nature viewing, and floating.
The best features of this State Park are: 1) it is close to Conway and an easy drive from Little Rock; 2) there is a separate loop for tent camping and it's closer to the water than the hookups loop; and 3) it has a nice swim beach open in season. I believe the State Park puts on some interesting programs, too, so watch their calendar. The hiking loops around the lake and grounds are just fine but cannot offer the majestic scenery of some of the more mountainous regions of the state. If you camp in the RV loop you will likely meet some nice folks and enjoy nature among other RVers. The park is well taken care of, but again, it's not winning awards for the most striking setting our state has to offer. Nonetheless, Woolly Hollow makes a good getaway for families that want to spend time outdoors, ride their bikes around or take a swim, look up at the stars, and not venture too far from home.
Wonderful spot for peaceful camping, as well as hiking. Primitive sites. Be prepared for limited or no cell service and miles of gravel roads - download or print your driving and hiking maps (including how to find the falls) ahead of time. This campground combines well with stops at other worthy Arkansas sites along your drive, such as Pedestal Rocks, Haw Creek falls, and Falling Water Creek (gravel roadside) falls.
Well-maintained campsite. Clean, conveniently located bathrooms with showers. Has both reservable sites and first come, first served sites. Loop B is right off the gravel beach with a view of bluffs and the river…gorgeous! Only potential downside is that the campsites are really quite close together, but most folks seem to spend the day out doing water activities, so it doesn’t matter so much.