cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
We stayed here two times on our way out to Wyoming and on our way back. We love this campground as we love to mountain bike and the trails are accessible right from the Rv park. The campground has trees all around, some great hiking paths you can walk to a natural spring in a cave area just to the left of the amphitheater stage toward the back of the park. If you sit near the spring/cave the water is so cold and when the wind blows it feels like you're in air conditioning. A great spot to have a picnic lunch.
The rv park is basically just an asphalt parking lot and the spots are close but we had enough room to park our tow car next to our rig and extend out our awning. The connections are not too bad but not the easiest, you share a water connection with the site next to you so make sure you have a long hose and depending on where your sewer connection is on your rig you may need an extension hose as its at the back of the site. I suggest requesting a spot next to the creek. We were in spot 16 the first time and spot 14 the 2nd time. Spot 14 seemed to have a little more shade in the back due to how the trees are positioned behind you on the creek. There is a small footbridge behind those lots that my kids enjoyed going under into the creek to try and catch and release the crayfish that live in there. It's also very shady on that bridge next to the creek. The staff is very nice at the office and knowledgeable of all the trails in the area. Also, ask for a guest pass if you'll be there for a few days as the Bella Vista POA has a few pools, a beach area that we loved and other amenities you can use as a guest that you'll need to drive to and pay a few bucks to use the facilities per person but it's worth it to keep the kids entertained. The bathrooms and showers are clean and well maintained. Laundry machines are in good condition in a clean laundry room that has cable tv to watch while you wait and only cost 1.00 to wash and 1.00 to dry.
If you go downtown into Bentonville, we loved eating at Pedalers pub. Great fire oven pizza and beer options and a cool place if you're into biking. We also went to the Wal-Mart museum where you can get a scoop of ice cream on a cone for 99 cents at the ice cream shop inside. You can't beat that!
For 40 years, we have camped all over the country in various sizes of RV. This is by far the worst campground we have EVER stayed at. The sites are so crammed in that the big monster truck next to us is literally 6" away from our slide. This is a parking lot, so you are sitting on hot asphalt. Thank God for air conditioning in our RV. We sat in here with all the shades down since we have someone piled on either side of us, inches away. We would have been better off sitting in a Walmart parking lot, where at least we might have been able to pull in under a shade tree. You will see trees in the pics of this place, but they are all on the sides of the parking lot itself-there is NOTHING but asphalt for you to park on. Plus, our water supply was in the site next to us-our hose is under someone else's RV.
It's really a shame, this is a pretty part of Arkansas, but I will never venture to come near here again, as there are no accommodations except this dump.
Blowing Springs gets its 5-star appeal rating from its amazing location. Literally sandwiched between two trailheads and adjacent to the greenway connecting another trail system, for mountain biking you can't do better.
Beyond that, it's very basic. The price is decent. The pads are unshaded concrete. Maximum stay of 2-weeks is a little rough for someone looking to do some serious riding/vacationing and it's hard to get a weekend spot (think reservations a month in advance), but the staff are pleasant, the area clean and the other RVers generally respectful
This place is beautiful. We are in sight 16 which has the creek behind it. So be sure to get an even #sight as they run lonsdie if the creek. There’s nothing fancy about this place and that’s whats so perfect about it. It’s all Mother Nature and it’s been just beautiful with birds, tress changing into spring and I could go on. The have all kinds of hiking trails and for bicycles too. The might seem tight at first but it works out just great. We stayed for 2 weeks and loved it??????
This is a quaint little RV park off the beaten path and north of Bentonvile. We stayed here during the BBB rally and there were plenty of bikers along with us there. One thing about this park that stands out, it's small. Your neighbors are extremely close and getting a long rig in and out can be a challenge for a novice. Being so close you have little privacy. The entire facility is pavement and crushed aggregate with only grassy areas on the perimeters. There is no grassy areas between camp slips due to there is little to no room for such things between each trailer. The place is clean, well maintained and the restrooms and showers are kept fairly clean and supplied. There are no camp fire rings for each site but they do have a picknic table for most. All in all, we've stayed at better Good Sam's facilities, but this would be one I would return to if attending the BBB. Just unload your bike before you tuck your trailer in its slip!
Beautiful area, set in a park with hiking trails and bike riding nearby. The park itself is basically a parking lot with all RV's crammed together. We stayed out of necessity for a ball tournament nearby. Pads are paved and hookups available. There is No wi-fi and No Cable. They have cable boxes but no cable. You also must keep all your curtains drawn or you will be looking in your neighbors RV. Also the sewer drain is way back in the rear with curbs so you can only back up so far. We had too short of a sewer hose and had to go get an extension. I've never been to a park where they were so far away. The trails are beautiful and well kept if you like hiking. Laundry services available and restrooms are clean and well kept. Pets welcome though you had to walk to the park for grass. I would not vacation here but for utilitarian reasons it worked. There is not room at your pad for more than one car and we had a small TT. There is additional parking up by the bathrooms though.
We spent 4 nights and extended 1 extra while attending Grand Daughters High School Graduation. We've stayed here before and only live 120 miles away. Amenities are more than adequate...eateries are plentiful, shopping is close and ranges from low end to high value . The facilities are kept up nicely with walking and biking trails plentiful. Wifi was not a problem and Dish & DTV available via satellite but no cable. Our 40ft Prevost was not a problem parking and water/elec was great.
Very convenient to historic downtown Bentonville, home of WalMart. Park is pretty simple but clean and friendly. Bella Vista, the community where the park is located, has several good golf courses and miles and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. A pretty good place to stay for a few days. We were here to do a half marathon in Bentonville. Great place to stay for a short stop.
We enjoyed our stay at Blowing Springs. The restroom facilities were very nice and roomy and clean. There was also a laundry facility with a TV room with desk and chairs and table and chairs. The host was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in the front part because the back part is still closed for the winter. The spaces were fairly close and no fire ring or grill. However, the park with all those things is in easy walking distance. Enjoyed our stay and will go back soon!
It is a clean park with nice walking and biking trails and close to town. But lately some of the amenities that are nice given it is situated in a valley are either no longer offered (basic cable) or Wi-Fi (which is spotty at best) yet the price has stayed the same. Also be aware that full hookups are first come first served.
This is a beautiful park in a wooded setting with a creek, paths, biking and nature all around. The people are friendly. Our only issue is the claim that there is cable and internet. There is no cable (and will not be) and the internet is spotty at best. We were told that the internet is being updated, but according to longer-term campers, that hasn't happened and has no scheduled date for it to happen. It is also very close to downtown Bentonville, Crystal Bridges, a dog park and other amenities. We'd recommend a stop at this park.
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