Lake view at FORT SMITH-ALMA RV PARK

Fort Smith-Alma RV Park

3539 N US-71
Alma, AR 72921
(479) 632-2704
Location: 35.5221, -94.2218

Open All Year
Last Year's Rate
$35.18 to $45.79   Save 10% at this location
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   discover   visa   mastercard

Facility

Type (Campground)
Dump Station
Emergency Phone

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Breed
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (58)
Spaces Available (52)
Width (18)
Paved Sites (5)
Max Length (70)
Gravel Sites (47)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Mostly)
Side-by-Side Hookups
Full Hookups (39)
Water (13)
Electric (13)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (39)
Pull-thru Size (18 x 70)
Back-ins (18 x 40)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (70)
Patios
Table at Site
BBQ at Site
Tent-Only Sites (18)

Rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals (3)

Tenting

Overflow Area
Dedicated Tenting Area

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
4 Devices supported per Overnite Site
52 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Ice
Worship Services
Groceries
Escort to Site
Onsite RV Service
Cable
RV Storage
Guest Services
Self-Service RV Wash
Fishing Supplies
Onsite Rentals (3)
Restrooms

Recreational Facilities

Swimming Pool
Pond
Swimming
Fishing
Paddle Boats
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Playground
Outdoor Games
Nature Trails

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

Casino
Rock/Mountain Climbing
Boating
Fishing
Kayaking/Canoeing

Hunting Nearby (within 20 miles)

Season: Winter,Spring,Fall

Discounts

Military Discount

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Fort Smith-Alma RV Park
Avg Rating 2.38out of 5 stars 2.5 out of 5 stars  (13) Reviews
2.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
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.
2.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
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.

sadiesassy

Reviews: 23
Helpful Reviews: 19
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2019
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
I have been looking for a place on western edge of Arkansas . Thi sis about 7 hours from Amarillo. We pulled in and the ladies in the office were very helpful. We had a pull through that was nicely sized. Learned that late afternoon in Arkansas is humid so a quick trip to the pool to cool off. They have a small lake on the property. You can fish - we did not have the time. Quiet staying there. Yes I would return to this park in the future.
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RetiredPA

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: April, 2019
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This place was very disappointing. It was advertised as Full Hookup w/cable. The area is riddled with stored campers and mobile homes. Some of the mobile homes have occupants who allow their dogs to park day and night. The kids who live in the mobile homes, race around on their ATVs. The spot we had was so overgrown with weeds you could hardly see the stones. The cable was non-existence. After an hour scan, it only pulled in 8 channels only 3 worked. The three channels showed the top-box needed to be updated. We ended up using our antenna which got more channels than the poor pathetic cable. We didn't feel comfortable staying there so we left as soon as we could the next day. I should have read the RV reviews before booking this place. The only reason we reserved this place was that the rating was good on the Good Sam website. I don't understand how Good Sam could give this place a 9/9.5/9 rating.
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RV Weekender

Reviews: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: May, 2018
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
I did not stay overnight just did a drive-thru. I was not overly impressed with this campground. There are mobile homes on the property or just adjacent to it, along with a private home and business. For even the Good Sam cost to stay at this park, I can find other places with better aesthetics.
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BenTiffany

Reviews: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2017
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Like other reviewers on here, we too had problems with the pool. In hot July, we were going out west and stopped here for 1 night. We were excited about hopping in the pool before showers after a long day of driving. Pool hours sign said we had plenty of time. We put on our swimwear and headed over only to find the gate was locked and the staff had left. I don't know why they are so weird about the pool, its not that big. Disappointing park. Keep driving.
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CEBWEB

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2017
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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When we came in, the campground looked well kept. The pool was supposedly open but it was locked. Our campsite was in the back with permanent campers. Our neighbor had stuff piled up all over, including on top of his camper and was very filthy. Someone, I assume the owners, used a part of woods as a dump for wheels and wood. etc. The whole area smelled like sewage. The people in the office had a grumpy attitude. Dog messes everywhere. I clean up after my dogs and had to watch where I walked them. The dog waste receptacle was not emptied at all the three days we were there. We definitely will not return to this campground.
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JAB-GLB

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2017
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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Selected from Good Sam directory rating. BAD CHOICE. MakIng phone reservation with grumpy man was difficult; called the next day to reaffIrm and correct - he had wrong # of days. Office staff not friendly, outside staff rude. Sites for FHU 30 amp were 2nd class at best. Sewer hookup undersized, not threaded, impossible to seal and they did not care. In 3 months on the road this was the worst park we stayed in. Avoid.
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DNA NoHurry

Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2017
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Seriously a 9.5 rating for facilities? Are you kidding me...come on Good Sam we expect more out of you. This place is lost in 1982. It is in such need up improvements and upgrades. The owners house is located on the property and looks like it should be torn down. There was a huge stack of old furniture in a burn pile out by the road leading to sites that are mostly long term residents. These sites are full of old campers that look dated and run down. We stayed in site B3 and it was flooded...my guess is that whoever runs the park doesn't do a site inspection before a new camper shows up.
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n3bud

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: April, 2017
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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Arrived after office was supposed to be closed so I understand staff being somewhat rushed. Park ground could be beatiful but currently not kept up. Our site was full of tree debris as most of the park is, cigarette butts, food under pichic table, grass uncut, dog walk area bucket overflowing. Premium price for a poorly maintained grounds and sites. Could be beautiful but not as is.
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NCB

Reviews: 37
Helpful Reviews: 33
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: March, 2017
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This is a former KOA facility. Bathrooms were clean, but very cramped. The shower and changing area was 4' long by 24" wide. Wifi, which they advertise as limited to 4 devices per site, couldn't handle one device. Cable TV was nonexistent. Most of the people here live here full time and the park reflects it. Most sites had a lot of junk on it. The sites are level, but very cramped. I couldn't open my awning because the trailer in the next site was so close. I won't be back. I'm not sure sure why this is a Good Sam's park.
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Mikelly

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2016
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
I'm writing this from the campground on the patio next to our motorhome. Before booking our spot here we had some concerns about the negative reviews we read but this place is really nice. It's a park like setting with grass, trees, a fishing pond. It's too cold for the pool but it looks good too. The owner might be construed as being rude but we found him to be helpful with lets say a rustic charm. We've stayed all over the country and this place is as good as it gets.
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SMASH3056

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2015
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
I stayed a week here in September 2015. Beautiful grounds, good bluegill fishing pond, however, the owners who operate the facility are quite rude. Experienced a hostile attitude when I asked to use the pool. The sites are narrow and very tight. Basically the owners are not accommodating to the customer. If their demeanor changed I would stay again.
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Chris from Florida

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2015
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Absolutely horrible, I can not recommend staying here, This is not your traditional camp ground but rather a inexpensive place for transients and seasonal workers. We were put next to a trailer park, and yes its inside the RV park, NOT next to it. So many cars around the trailers we almost could not get into spot. Very uncomfortable putting your family up for a vacation in a trailer park residence front yard...awkward. The staff was very unprofessional, when making reservations we were put on hold for ten minutes while she had an argument with her significant other. I would stay away from this place.
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RV Guest_Wollip

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2015
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Most facilities in the Alma/Van Buren/Fort Smith area are rough to dismal. This was our first stay in the area and chose this park based on reviews of it when it was a KOA. We booked one night over the phone and changed that to three after looking around. This is a beautiful park set on high ground occupying half of nearly 40 acres with a large pond and an open natural field that is well mowed. Sites are crushed limestone and we saw very few leveling blocks in use. Hook-ups are a little bit crude (no fancy park boxes here) but completely adequate. Plenty of space at each site. Didn't see any problems with the larger/longer rigs negotiating the turns. Four little cabins for rent as well as spaces designated for tenters. Nice looking pool but too cool for us in late Sept. Bathrooms have been completely remodeled and are very, very nice in addition to being very, very clean. The owner/manager is very hands-on with his park and works for your repeat business. Be sure to ask him for directions to Merle's Steak House if you want a large burger or great steak dinner. We will definitely stay here again whenever we are in the area.
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