Alison C.
Jacksonville, AR
Joined May 2018
Great camping in Grand Teton National Park

I camped here as part of my National Park hiking trip to Grand Teton National Park. It was a quiet campground close to hiking at Jenny Lake. The campsites were first come and filled up quickly. Like most national park campgrounds, there were not showers, but flush toilets were available. This was a great place to camp while hiking the national park.

Great campground in Glacier National Park

We stayed here while on a hiking trip to Glacier National Park. We stayed in one of the small cabins, but they had RV and tent sites as well. They had a small shop with snacks/food, and souvenirs. We didn't use the pool but it looked nice. The cabin had a nice porch with swings. While small on the inside, it had everything we needed. It was good proximity to hiking within the park.

Peaceful spot on beautiful Lake Crescent

We stayed in one of the A-frame chalets on the beautiful Lake Crescent as part of our Olympic National Park trip. They had yard games out on the lawn and comfy chairs to relax in. Our patio overlooked the lake. They also had a restaurant on-site and a little shop with snacks, ice cream, and coffee. The tent and RV campsites were a little close together, but in a beautiful setting. Wish we would have had more than 1 night here. Across on the other side of the lake was the Lake Crescent Lodge. Here you could rent canoes and kayaks. They also had a really nice restaurant and gift shop.

Peaceful campground in the rainforest.

We stayed here during our trip to Olympic National Park. The campground was in one of the National Park's rainforest areas and felt quite magical. The sites are first come, but we didn't have trouble getting a site in late September. There is no potable water, so make sure to bring what you need or filter from the Quinault River. You do have to travel down a gravel road to get to the campsite. Just a bit further down the road is the trailhead to a few hikes. We did the Pony Bridge 5 mile out and back hike, which was beautifyl! The lack of potable water and shower facilities is a bit of a down side, but the beauty of the campgrounds makes up for that!

Nice campground near Pinnacle Mountain

Maumelle Park is a nice campground located on the Arkansas River. They have some water front sites and several in wooded areas. The campsites are a little close together and there aren't as many trees as we typically like for privacy and hanging hammocks, but it is a nice park. They have several day use areas, a few playgrounds, and basketball courts. We stayed at site B23, which was just okay. The restroom facilities are nice. They had 2 dump stations. They do not have designated tent pads, but do have a fire ring and picnic table at each site. The campground is very close to riding trails and Pinnacle Mountain which is a fun area to hike.

Beautiful, serene backcountry site.

We hike the High Divide Loop in 2 days and backcountry camped at Lunch Lake overnight. This was one of my all-time favorite campsites. There were several backcountry sites at Lunch Lake, but only one other site was occupied the night we stayed, so it was really nice. We reserved a backcountry permit, which was required, but then the individual sites were first come. There was a fairly steep downhill off the main trail to hike down to Lunch Lake, but totally worth it! Round lake sat fairly close to Lunch Lake. We did see 12 black bears total on our hike, 3 of which were at our campsite. They were busy eating berries and didn't bother us. Bear bins are required for backcounty camping. There was a pit toilet at the lake available. Water was filterable from Lunch Lake. The water was amazingly clear. I would highly recommend this hike and campsite.

The hike itself was beautiful with several waterfalls along the way. The park ranger told us this was a good half way point, but we actually hiked about 13 miles (all uphill) the first day to get there and had about 7 miles left the second day (all downhill). We probably should have hiked the other direction.

AMAZING beach backpacking campsite!!!

We hiked Third Beach to Toleak Point (camped at Toleak Point) for an overnight backpacking trip. This was the most beautiful, amazing campsite. We were the only campers for about 2-3 miles of beach that night. We lucked upon a campsite where people had fashioned a table and benches (logs) as well as a fire pit and 2 hammocks. Just a few sites down, were a few rope swings. There was a pit toilet in the area. It was about 1/4 mile to Scott Creek to retrieve water for to filter for drinking/cooking. I highly recommend camping here if you have the opportunity. The hike in to get there included some wooden ladders and ropes which was pretty cool.

Beautiful campground at Great Smoky Mountain National Park

We loved our campsite and this campground. Our site was good size and bathroom facilities were nice and clean with running water and flush toilets. I wish the national parks would have shower facilities at more of their campgrounds. This was the only downside. The campground was quiet and the Little River was behind our campsite. We had a nice fire ring and picnic table with a designated tent pad. There was a campground store and ranger station very close by.

There were great hiking trails nearby and we enjoyed biking the Cade's Cove Loop.

Just "okay" backcountry camping

We hiked the First Creek Loop Trail at Mammoth Cave National Park and backcountry camped. The campiste itself was okay. There was a fire pit and log to sit on. There were plenty of trees to hang a hammock. There was a water source, but the park ranger didn't really recommend getting and filtering water from it, and once we arrived, we could see why. You would have a difficult time actually getting down to the water as there was no real clearing or way to it. The also was a very thick, green sludge film on top of the water. So we carried in what we would need for our overnight. The campsite was decent size and away from any others, so it was nice an quiet. We did have to take a very short ferry ride in our car to get across the water.

Beautiful campground

We stayed here while exploring Olympic National Park and really enjoyed it! We stayed in loop A site 10. The site was beautiful, under the trees and overlooking the water. We fit two tents at the site comfortably. Nobody occupied the adjacent two sites, but the were a little close together. There was a nice picnic table and fire ring. We were very close to the restrooms, which were clean. They did not have showers, but we were able to shower free at the Sol Duc resort about 5 minutes away. It is $15 if you want access to the hot springs and showers, but since we only wanted a shower, they didn't charge us. The Sol Duc Falls trailhead was about 5 minutes from the campground. Definitely worth seeing.

Beautiful park, great views and hiking.

Mount Magazine is a beautiful State Park with great hiking trails. We hiked Signal Hill (highest point in Arkansas) and the North Rim Trail. Both were beautiful. This is a great place for families to camp. There is a welcome center with a small gift shop. Our campsite was spacious with water and electric although we were tent camping. Shower and bathroom facilities were nice and clean. They also had a place to hang glide. We checked out some of the cabins for future options, and they looked amazing with beautiful views.

Peaceful campground with great mountain biking trails.

We stayed here with another friend to explore the mountain bike trails. We didn't have water at our campsite, but we did have electric, and there were common areas with water spigots throughout the campground. Showers and facilities were nice. From our campsite, we could walk down a steep hill to the shore of the lake and sit in our camp chairs and fish. We also rented a kayak and kayaked out to a little island on the lake for lunch. We made a short drive over to DeGray Lake where they have a disc golf course. Wish they had full hook-ups now that we have a camper, but this is a really great campground.

Beautiful lake with great camping and hiking.

This was our first time camping here. We had my 8 and 10 year old nieces, who loved the hiking trails and the falls. It was too cold for swimming, but it would be a great place to swim in the summer. The campsites were spacious with separate tent pads available. There were yurts, boat/kayak rentals, a gift shop, and clean bathroom facilities. Our campsite overlooked the lake, which was really nice.

Beautiful campground!

This is our second favorite State Park in Arkansas. We had a spot overlooking the lake, which was beautiful. It's a super quiet and peaceful lake. Lots of kayaks and canoes. We also enjoyed the hiking trails. The walk-in tent site area is amazing! There was a nice beach area for swimming as well. We rode our bikes over to the loop D tent camping area, which also looked nice and quiet for camping. We will definitely be going back here again!

Our favorite Arkansas State Park - so much to do!

This was our third time camping here. They have some of the best hiking trails in Arkansas as well as paved walking/bike trails, kayak/canoe rentals, overlooks, tennis courts, a pool, volleyball court, and much more. We lucked into a cancellation for one of the best RV sites in the park. It was super spacious, private, had a separate tent pad, and a view of the water and the wooded area. They had a guided night hike and other events during the weekend. There's a great ice cream and fudge shop 1/2 mile from the campsite. The bathroom facilities are nice and clean. We really enjoyed our stay here!

Beautiful, peaceful campground with lots to do.

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.

Peaceful campground with great hiking trails

This was our second time staying at Lake Catherine. We had a site overlooking the lake. We had plenty of room to hang our hammocks and play yard games. There is an additional tent pad available if needed. We enjoyed the hiking trails and rented a few kayaks. It's a great lake for kayaking as the water was calm and there were only a couple of boats on the water. We will definitely camp here again!

The Narrows Backcountry site

We were some of the lucky few to obtain a permit to hike the Narrows top down camping at a backcountry site half way. This was one of the coolest campsites ever! The sites were all very spaced out and private. It was nice having the sound of the running river as we slept. Ours was just a few steps up from the river, so we had great access to water, although it had to be filtered. It did take longer than we anticipated to reach the campsite, although we did stop for pictures quite often along the way.

Amazingly beautiful!

This is my all-time favorite campsite. The site was a good size. The best part was just a few steps down the path from our campsite was Lake McDonald. We took our camp chairs down on the shore and relaxed in the evenings after hiking. The water was amazingly clear and there were a few people out on the lake on stand up paddle boards. The bathrooms were clean, although we did have to ride our bikes to a different part of the campground to have shower access. This campsite was a little slice of heaven.

Quiet, cozy campground.

This is one of my favorite campgrounds when I'm looking for quiet, relaxing camping. The sites are well spaced and the campground is always peaceful. There are nice short hiking trails nearby to enjoy as well. I do wish they had a better designated tent pad. Finding a level spot was a little tricky.