Lee D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2021

Good option for “city” camping

General: Understandably, there are not many camping options in urban areas so Burns Park is a nice option. Although located in a city park, the campground is privately owned. Reservations are made by calling and the staff will assign you a spot.

Sites/Facilities: When we arrived, we found we had been assigned Site 7, which would have had us sandwiched between huge RVs with virtually no privacy for our campervan. We asked if we could switch and since it was a weekend, there was only one other option available – Site 43– so we took it. Site 43 is a wooded site with one site close by on one side but only trees on the other, so it suited us much better. There is a total of 44 sites, and they are varied: tent only, 30 amp/water/no sewer, 30 amp/water/sewer, 50/30 amp/water/no sewer, 50/30 amp water/sewer, and 50 amp/water/sewer. Some pads are paved, and some are gravel. Most are level but be aware that Site 45 is decidedly NOT level. 

Bathhouse: There is one bath/shower house centrally located which requires a code to enter (although this was not activated all day Saturday). It was clean during our stay but there was no indication it had been cleaned while we were there (most people were in RVs and used their own facilities). There was plentiful water for the shower and the water pressure was ok. 

Activities/Amenities: There are roads and trails (some paved and some not) in the park and I enjoyed a nice run to the covered bridge and then along the Arkansas River.

Conclusion: Whoever said this was a quiet campground, however, must have worn earplugs. It is located near I40 and you will hear road noise as well as occasional trains. My only other complaint is that the picnic table in our site had seen better days – it was old and saggy with lots of moss growing on it. But for a city option, this suited our needs for two nights of exploring the Little Rock area as well as Hot Springs.

  • A nice welcome sign
  • A beautiful covered bridge is within walking or running distance
  • The picnic table in Site 43 had seen better days
  • Nice shower
  • Site 43 was wooded
  • No neighbors on one side - Site 43
  • Toilets were clean
  • Loved the leaf garland found on many of the trees!
  • Looking toward sites in the 40s

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