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Russell , ARKANSAS

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Loved It

We stayed 4 nights in the B loop FHU area. The sites there are large, and spaced out pretty well. Bathrooms were clean, park staff was great. The golf course here is really nice, hiking trails good as well. 

If you stay in the B loop, you're about a two mile hike to the hiking trails fyi. The A loop is much closer to that. 

Town of Wynne not too far away for groceries, supplies. We really liked this place and will return someday ( in warmer weather).

Words Can't Describe

Absolutely breathtaking! A must see for the family!!

Unique Terrain, Sites Need Updates

We camped at Village Creek State Park in the Crowley’s Ridge region of Arkansas over Labor Day weekend. We booked two class B RV sites - one for ourselves and one for my husband’s parents - in advance. On our way to camp we got a call informing us that they had accidentally deleted one reservation assuming it was a duplicate (same name), and that there were no longer two sites together in that loop. They offered to re-book us in the only section that still had side-by-side campsites available. Village Creek is a somewhat unique park in that has an Equestrian Camp offering with stables, exercise corrals, water, mounting blocks and the like available for those who would like to travel with their own horses. While it was not what we originally booked, staying in “Horse Camp” was really cool and different - a BIG hit with our kids. The park has over 30 miles of equestrian trails and is a popular destination for horse owners. While all of that made for really cool atmosphere, the sites themselves left a lot to be desired. It almost looks like major erosion has occurred since these sites were first built - at every site in this loop, the picnic table and fire ring are IN the woods, and often partway down a ravine, with lots of brush, branches and vines hanging around them. We tried to use the table and fire ring on our first night and abandoned it for the rest of the trip. Our inlaws’ table was in such a dangerous location that we couldn’t access it at all, and we quickly realized was a cozy home for copperheads. Our water hookup had a wasp nest inside it. All of these details made it hard to relax as we were constantly on our guard with our kids and dog. We checked out the other camping areas and they were in much better shape, recently renovated and with full hookups. The trails at Village Creek were BEAUTIFUL. There is a particularly stunning trail that includes one of the most well-preserved sections of the Trail of Tears. This made for both an lovely hike and a history lesson for our seven year old. The Crowley’s Ridge region of the state is home to unique geological formations, soil and plant life unlike anywhere else in Arkansas. The Big Ben Nature Trail offers a great opportunity to identify these unusual plant species and is a short, easy hike. However, erosion is a big issue on the ridge, and sections were somewhat washed out after recent heavy rains. There are two small lakes that are popular with anglers. A couple of boat ramps are available for fishing boat launch. There is a small swimming area for campers only, but this lake is not great for swimming as it is pretty muddy. Take lots of bug spray in summer, and maybe only consider horse camp if you HAVE a horse. It’s worth a walk through in the morning or late afternoon when riders are tacking up or returning from rides.

Huge, Beautiful and Lots of Trails

Little to no AT&T cell signal. We were able to get 3-4 mbs with our hot spot plugged into an antenna about 10’ in the air. The people were great, all of the sites are spread out bathrooms are dated but well maintained. Firewood was pricey so I would bring your own.

Clean Park

First time at Village Creek State Park. Well maintained and a large footprint. We had site 55 which was a pull-thru AAA near a bathroom and was very pleased with the level site. As evening approaches the mosquitoes come out to play so have your spray handy! Didn’t have time to explore much but looks like plenty to do. Good campground!

Beautiful, Clean, flat, free WiFi by office

This is a huge Campground with lots of available activities such as hiking on the Trail of Tears, boating, fishing… the RV sites are flat and they have water and electricity, the bathrooms are clean, the staff is friendly and the area feels safe. There is a dump station as she exit each Campground loop. We had no signal on ATT but there is free WIFI by the office which you can connect to day or night.

Somewhat rundown

All sites are very shady with lots of trees and waterfront sites have beautiful views. But the pavement through the campsite is awful. It desperately needs to be repaved or even gravel would be better than what’s there. Bathhouses are the same- old and rundown… they need lots of work. Also some of the campsite parking pads are rather small so depending on the size/length of your camper, many of the sites won’t work at all. Would love to see them revitalize this campground! Marina is great though! Close to the campground and kids can buy fish food to feed the fish. There’s also a little food counter outside where they sell bbq and sno cones. Nice little covered deck area outside the marina with picnic tables where you can eat lunch.

Awesome place to Spend ur weekend

This place is for everyone, it is very clean and pleasant. People are very friendly and they will provide all the info you need about the park. Clean restrooms with shower. This place has so many trails and you can also play Tennis as they have 4 Tennis courts. Over all we enjoyed a lot.

Quiet and clean. Needs water hookup

Great place and so pretty. No water or sewer hook up. I can deal without sewer but need that water. Place was clean and nicely spread out. The beach was awesome and quiet.

Camping on the Little Red River

Really enjoyed the cool temperatures by the river in the heat of the summer. We had a great site by the river!