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One of the best Corps campgrounds.

Been camping here since I was a young boy. Secluded, quiet, family friendly. Good bank fishing at night for flathead catfish 👍🏼

Totally decent place in little rock

Just passing through, but was a nice campground. Looked like it was well taken care of. Barely talked to the staff. Late checkin and early depart for me. Cable and wifi worked.

Really clean!

Cleanest park I ve ever see! From the loop A, great view to the lake. A lot of hiking around

Maumelle Park

Nice park located on the Arkansss River with river access and lots of campsites. Sites are level with water and electricity and picnic tables and fire rings. Restrooms and showers.

A perfect family campground

This place has been home to our annual Memorial Day weekend camp and lake trip the past 2 years. It’s been wonderful for lake access. There’s a good little park for the kids. We rent a party boat for all to enjoy.

One of my favorite state parks

Absolutely Gorgeous! My husband and I stayed 3 nights in site 26, back in with electric. If you bring a long enough hose, you could do a water hookup. We used the shower in the bathhouse across the street, which was very clean and had very strong water pressure. Huge site and a public pier behind us, which we had to ourselves for the most part. In the busier months/weekends, I would book away from the pier.

Once you’re there it’s great.

The COE Brady Mountain Campground was beautiful, but plan on arriving during daylight hours or you might think you have lost the way. After recent rains the lake level was high and several low water crossings on the road into park looked intimidating at night. Daylight revealed that we were in a newly opened spot with gravel pad, fire ring, picnic table, lantern hanger and electric hook up. Water was available nearby as was a serviceable shower house. The new sites are near the boat ramp and swim beach. There are older sites on several other loops with similar service. Tent sights on top of the hill offer fantastic views of Lake Ouachita.

Clean Park

Great Corp of Engineers Park tucked in the trees south of Lake Dardanelle. Paved level sites with water and electricity and clean bathrooms. Nice fishing available.

Great Park with nice trails.

The only reason I didn’t give a 5 is the partying kids across from us. They partied hard cussing and loud music until 3 am two nights in a row.

This is s wonderful park I grew up camping at. You can rent a boat and fish all day. Play in the waterfall or walk the great trails!

Amazing state park!

One of the best lakes/ parks I’ve visited. I went to Arkansas to visit the Hot Springs National Park, and left wishing I had stayed longer in Ouachita rather than visit Hot Springs. Great camping site, enough space for two tents. Beautiful trails to hike and bike. The fishing was equally as good.

Great campground

Very nice sites. Plenty of room for your RV and most have a gravel pad - for your tent or setting up a washers game. The hike to the small waterfall beautiful!

Beautiful!

Beautiful lake - crystal clear! RV sites are spacious with easy access to lake.

Fantastic State Park Campground

We stayed at Petit Jean State Park for the first time over Easter weekend. Even though the park was booked to capacity, it is so well laid out that it was really nice to be there.. The first night we were in loop we were in loop D. Unfortunately, the space was too small for our fifth wheel. So when I spoke to the visitor Center in the morning, they were able to put us in the highly desirable loop A. We ended up in site #30. It had a beautiful view of the lake. It's was also a plus to have full hookups including 50 amp service and sewer. So unusual for a state park.

The during the days before we arrived, the area was hit by torrential rains. The weather cleared and I hiked down to the Cedar Falls trail to see the falls. The video is of the roaring falls. There is not typically so much flow. We were lucky!

We spent most of our days hiking the many trails the park is known for. It was at peak Dogwood season, so the understory of the Forest was beautiful!

We will definitely camp there again!

SUPER STATE Park,,, It has a New Club House

"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 """ !!!

Very beautiful and peaceful

Very nice place. Friendly people. Good amount of space between campers. We were on Loop A number 16, so we faced a yurt and the lake. BEAUTIFUL hiking area!!!

Beautiful campground

This campground is beautiful, well maintained and has clean facilities for showering and restrooms. There are several dump stations which are convenient and maneuvering into your space is very easy. Each site has a picnic table, fire pit and grill. The Rangers were very helpful and provided all the information we needed for a wonderful weekend.

Army Corp park

Small Park but has a brand new shower house

I love this place!

Me and my best friend call this place base! Always a beautiful view no matter what time of year. The trail that leads to the falls is amazing and easy to hike. There is an additional trail passing the first waterfall that is dangerous and steep but very worth the view at the top!the hot showers are always appreciated and the peace and quiet we get to endure doesn’t compare to anything. Love this place!

Nice park with lots to do!

We camped in section C site 61. Great location, pretty view, close to bathhouse. Great hiking, fishing and views. Bathrooms are clean. We would highly recommend this park.

Great weekend getaway!

My husband, myself, our dog and two friends tent camped for the weekend. We were lucky enough to have a site on the water. It's a nice park we hiked, rented a canoe and did some swimming. Very peaceful and nice campground. We will be back for sure.

Long, unobstructed views and refreshing breezes

CAMPGROUND REVIEW:: Mount Nebo State Park, Arkansas https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/mount-nebo-state-park

Turning off I-40 at Exit 88, Mount Nebo is viewed less than 10 miles southwest…a stand-alone mountain.

At the base of the climb, signs posted numerous times, “Crooked and Steep, no trailers over 24 ft”. I have driven up a lot of steep and twisty mountain roads, and these warnings are to be heeded. Grades are up to 18%.

The State Park rests up its summit.constructed by the CCC, many of their stonework craftsmanship can be seen in the buildings and trail system.

The “Rim Trail” is just that…a 3 1/2 mile trail running the top rim of the mountain, with long views. There are two distinct areas of the “Rim Trail” that can be driven to…to capture those special photos…Sunset Point and Sunrise Circle.

Different sections of the Rim Trail range from easy to moderate to strenuous. They are marked. Bicycles are not permitted on the Rim Trail but are permitted on other trails as are horses. So know and exercise proper trail etiquette.

There are bear in this area, and precautions are taken by the park. Park staff informed us of numerous venomous reptilian, too…so be aware on the trails, or if you choose to wander off them.

A large rentable enclosed stone pavilion sits on the end of the mount, between Site 17 and the pool. Yes, a very nice pool (separate daily or annual fee). A standard picnic pavilion also sits out front of the larger stone pavilion beside public parking area.

The beautiful Visitor Center is deeper into the park to the right. You can sit on its back porch and look out over the valley. There are numerous cabins that are available for rental…and appear very inviting.

When you crest the top of the mountain, the camping area is directly to the right, as are the pavilions and pool. Cabins dot the summit, but private residences are interspersed among them. As mentioned, the Visitors Center is further up the road to the right…on the right.

Being on an 1800 ft elevation summit, surrounded by valley…its quiet and enjoys a constant breeze. Enjoying blue skies, the shade trees are appreciated in the camping area.

On a Wednesday, the 1st of August, we had our pick of beautiful and spacious sights. Very few campers on this day. So we chose site 17, directly on the Rim with unimpeded long views and unobstructed breezes. It was a toss-up between 16 and 17 …even 14 is directly on the Rim. $22 + tax a night.

Each of these sites had separate electric, water spigot, fire pit, standing grill, picnic table and lantern post. Metal bear cabinets and resistant trash receptacles were clustered conveniently among the campsites. Though I was surprised they didn’t have timber outlined leveled tent areas. In fact, you need to be somewhat creative in locating a level tent spot.

Restrooms are clean and stocked. The pool showerhouse has but one shower a piece for men and women. The entire park is well-maintained and clean.

Overall, a very enjoyable and relaxing campground.

Love this place

Our favorite place to camp so far.

Clean and shady

There is plenty of shady spots on a first come first serve basis

Family Fun

This is one of our favorite spots. We come here yearly. Its very kid friendly and well organized as far as camping spots. Very friendly staff. Nice info office for check ins with a store inside. Swimming area is okay but no lifeguard. We really liked the free boat tour that the rangers do. My kids enjoyed the educational classes and animal displays.

This park has it all!

We love camping here. It's a beautiful park and you won't get bored. There are walking paths, bike trails, hiking trails. The lodge is great, with gifts, a restaurant, and a beautiful overlook. They have an overflow lot in case you're unable to get a reserved spot.

Just okay campground

We stayed here to try out our new camper without going too far from home. It's not the most beautiful campground, but it's nice enough. Some of the sites have full hook up and others don't. There is not way I'm aware of to make online reservations, but you can call or stop in. There is a disc golf course and mountain bike trails in the Burns Park as well as a golf course and several other activities. The staff was nice and the facilities were clean.

Great campground in Hot Springs - lots of things nearby

Gulpha Gorge is a great campground. There are lots of good hiking trails in the Hot Springs National Park. While they do have nice restroom facilities, they do not have showers. The campsites are first come (not reservable). The sites could be a little better spaced apart, but it is still a nice campground. There are mountain biking trails and a disc golf course just up the road at Cedar Glades Park, which is nice.

Great campground

Lake Ouachita is a great place to camp. Many of the campsites have views of the lake and are spacious. They all have a fire ring, grill and picnic table. They also have family bathrooms that have a private shower/sink area. They have a few hiking trails as well.

Lakeside spot

We stayed in loop b site 18. Originally we reserved site 25 but when we arrived the previous campers were having issues with their camper so we given the option to move to another available spot. So glad we did! You could still see the lake from our spot and there were fewer people. Lots of shade that in the summer would be very welcome. Less than 50 yards away is the bath house and it was always so clean, has showers, toilets, 2 sinks, hand soap and hand dryer. This may be the best bathhouse I’ve been to at a campground. We hiked the trail to the falls and it was a moderate intensity hike with a beautiful payoff.

Awesome park! Beautiful hikes and facilities

Great getaway! Hours of hiking with the whole family. Beautiful scenes. Splurged on a cabin and worth it! Lodge restaurant was good with nice lodge pool. The views off the lodge are stunning. Worth our drive from TX. We will tent next time!