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.
A very nice RV park! The setting is gorgeous with the lake on one side of the park and dense forest surrounding the rest of the park. The sites are a mix of pull through and back in with a set of water front sites along the lake. The sites are concrete for the parking pad and have a picnic table and BBQ available. The park has a ton of amenities including a great pool area, pavilion, dog park, disc golf course, boat rentals, etc. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. The wifi worked decent and the staff was easy to work with at checkin. See our pictures, reviews and updates at our blog at thegilliamsisland.
Pretty nice "mega park". They had a lot of new facilities here, lots to do. Not worth it if you're staying only one night. This park was made for 2 or more nights. Great place to catch up on laundry. Very close to Hot Springs. Wish the pool was a little cooler, twas a HOT July in Arkansas!
Great campground. Clean and spacious. Lots of pull-thus sites. Some back in sites are on Lake Catherine. Good amount of room between sites. Not many shade trees, but many have been newly planted. Very, very clean. Close to the attractions in Hot Springs. The sites have a level concrete pad for the rig with the asphalt entry (and exits) accounting for any slope. This make for easy leveling while leaving sufficient parking for towing vehicle or toad.
Three night stay in class A motor home. Two adults.
Great roads and concrete pads on all sites. Great spacing between sites with greenery separations. Quiet area and friendly staff. Close to Hot Springs. Walking trails. Very clean.
In Hot Springs try Quapaw bath house and the Ohio Club for lunch.
Hike the Peak trail to the tower.
The biggest problem we had with this park was just finding it. I used the co-ordinates given by Good Sam in my Garmin and ended up on a logging road nearly 20 miles from where I needed to be. Even after calling the lodge, they told me a different address than listed. This process added a hour to our days travel time.
Once we got here, all was well. Check in was smooth and attendants were polite and welcoming. The sites are all flat and concrete. However, if you want any shade you will have to pick a site along the water. Otherwise there are no trees for shade.
Hook ups are great, well maintained. All the property is clean and landscaped nicely. Trash is picked up daily. WiFi is GREAT!! Excellent speed. Even cable TV has good signal and channel selection.
Close proximity to Hot Springs and all the history and attractions in the area. Friendly folks all around. Don't think you will be disappointed if you decide to stay here.
This place is first class all the way! Beautiful area and the facilities are top notch. Friendly very helpful staff. There is even a media room that you can watch movies in while doing laundry. I have zero negatives with Catherine's landing and would give it 10 stars if I could.
This is a great facility. I spent a week here and really enjoyed the spacious, level sites, the zip line, disc golf, the friendly staff, plus the nearness of Hot Springs. My only gripe was the timer on the lights in the lodge showers. Every 5 minutes they clicked off and you'd have to grope your way to the main bathroom to wave your hands about to get the lights to come back on. It sounds like an accident waiting to happen. But that wasn't a problem in the other two shower facilities.
Pretty good park - the baths are awesome - clean and nice - the sites are nice as well - they need some shady places to sit by the water for folks who don't get to reserve a spot there - also - the connection for the dump tank was not working and we had to ""hold"" it in place while dumping - not good for a top dollar park - very quiet - at least during the week - not sure about the weekends - we would come back
The cable reception was horrible but I didn't go there to watch television, so that's not very important. Still, for nearly $60 a night one would expect better. I went there to relax and was attracted to the promised lake view. Instead I had a dirty water creek view. For a boater, it provides a place to launch a boat and access to a large lake. But you don't see the lake. I chose it because you all gave it your highest rating. It is hardly worthy of such a rating.
We were only were able to stay overnight, but wish we could have stayed longer! We'd love to bring our family sometime because they not only have RV sites, but yurts and cabins for those who do not have campers. Everything and everyone was top class and for a great price. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that we could also receive our Good Sam discount!
We especially enjoyed the beautiful pool and wish it would have been open a little later that night and earlier in the morning since their check out time seemed a little early.
We will take every opportunity to visit this park again and picked up information on the other RVC parks as well!!
Stellar RV experience!
This campsite is all that the website promises - spacey campsites, grill pits, picnic tables, excellent pool area, wonderful pool and guest facilities, right on the water and surrounded by trees. It is close to Hot Springs, so it can easily be used as a base to tour the area, but it is nice enough to just settle in and enjoy the campsite.
We enjoyed our stay so much that we asked for an extra night. Paved level sites, clean, quiet. We enjoyed the pool, rode our bikes. Staff pleasant. We will probably visit one of their other sites in Florida. This rv park was our grandsons favorite.
We stayed at Catherine's Landing for five nights over Memorial Weekend. This is one of the nicest, cleanest parks we have ever stayed at! All the sites are concrete and level and the setting is just fabulous! There is a good selection of sites depending on how much you are willing to spend. I would definitely recommend a riverside site.
The staff is very nice and we especially liked talking to the reservations, maintenance, and custodial workers. They were very helpful.
There are plenty of activities- zip line, disc golf, pool, and walking trails. We did not do the walking trails because the grass was too high although we really wanted to walk our dogs on the trails. There were just too many ticks.
The "bark park" is not great but at least there was one available. It does need some work such as mowing and spraying for ticks.
If you plan to stay here please call them directly. We used the online reservations and it did not work out so well.
Some of the park rules were not enforced at all. We saw many groups of children driving golf carts. Curfew was not enforced well either. We were kept up until after midnight by our neighbors. Thankfully we were able to move to another site for our last two nights.
The setting of this campground deserves five stars but there are a few things that need to be improved upon.
We would definitely stay here again but we will request a riverside site and it won't be on a holiday weekend.
Wow, my first impression was real keep clean,nice lawns well maintain roads and pads.Easy hook-ups,well maintain as well.Excellent Wi-Fi,no problems getting on line.Nice cable TV,with plenty of stations.The management was outstanding,very kind and ask if everything was alright.We strolled the grounds and the entire beach area it all was well groom.Has a dog park which was well maintain with everyone cleaning up after their dogs.This company is buying up other RV Parks and spending money to fix them up to make them a high end RV park.They are ready have around 6 parks.I asked if they will have a Perks Program and it is in the works as well.Easy parking with most pull thru's.
Immaculate campground; welcoming staff; impeccable facilities. We were sorry we didn't stay longer - camping spots were spacious; rest rooms and showers were spa-like. There is a little store that had a wide assortment of supplies and souvenirs. Everything was spotlessly clean.
Had a wonderful weekend with the grandkids kyaking. Would have given 5 stars but for the lack of trees for shade, pool tempt in Tbe 90's (though they tried to cool it with a truck load of ice so at least they were trying) and finally a group of children riding unsupervised at high rates of speed on a golf cart on and off roads....ran my grandson off the road and caused him to dump his bike thankfully in the grass...no park employee addressed this and no posted rule requiring adult supervision.
So, you want to stay in in a five star RV resort in Hot Springs, AR? Look no further! But make reservations as this RV park is highly sought after even by locals.
Upon arrival on Sunday afternoon, we pulled up to the staging area which was to the left of the office. We went in the office and was met right away by the Manager. The staff were very friendly and available for any questions or concerns. We had already scouted out this resort on the web and knew where our site was at so we did not need to be escorted there.
The area is laid out so well that getting into our 78ft long site was really easy for our fifty two foot rig (33ft Grand Design Reflections and 19ft truck). There was ample amount of parking for our four door Ram Laramie 4X4, too. The hook ups are all located together and the concrete and asphalt site was very level. All of the streets are named and are of asphalt construction (there are speed bumps so slow down!)
My wife and I had a wonderful time and we did not have enough time during the week we were there to go to all of the amenities available in Hot Springs. We loved the RV resort so much that we stayed in the park quite a while during the day.
The weather was so beautiful and we rented a pontoon boat there at the resort and went on a four hour slow tour of lake Catherine. While this lake is not at all large or choppy (our stay was with very little wind), it did provide quite a bit of scenery and shoreline homes to gaze upon. You can fish the waters, but you will need to go online and purchase your out of state fishing license (you get the info at the office).
The place was so pleasant and serene with no road noise. Only on one night, when the Razorbacks were playing an evening football game on national TV did the noise level go up until about 11pm that Saturday night. Otherwise, what a place to relax and enjoy: the birds singing; the armadillos moving about; the deer in the farther reaches of the park; just sitting in lounge chairs; playing cards on the provided picnic table. Unfortunately, there was a state wide fire ban so we could not enjoy a fire in the provided fire ring.
We will be back next year as an annual event and may have other family members join us.
Wonderful site! Quiet. Beautiful setting. Immaculate facilities. More than adequate spacing between pads. Stores within 5-7 minutes drive. I would have rated it a "10" if the scale allowed it. Best campground I have stayed at.
We stayed 3 nights at this WONDERFUL campground from 12-15 July in 2015.
Conveniently located near Hot Springs, Arkansas, the facilities are simply fantastic.
It was INCREDIBLY HOT (daily temps up to 102 F) and put such a strain on our RV's ac system that within a few days, our ac system had broken. I hasten to add that THAT IS NOT the fault of the campground.
While shade is at a premium, the facilities here are simply gorgeous. The pool is delightful and the bathrooms were immaculate and nicely sized.
The on-site access to the water was convenient and a BIG PLUS.
It'd be fun to just visit this campground and stay on-site every day.
Thank you for running an excellent campground. We've stayed at Catherine's Landing in Freeport, Florida (near Destin) and it too was AMAZING (wow, what a boat launch area for kayaks and FUN place to paddle!!!!)
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