STAY ON THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI Enjoy watching river traffic from your site! Long, level, concrete, full service pull-thrus on the unspoiled Arkansas Banks of the Mississippi River. Minutes from both I-40 & I-55 as well as downtown Memphis.
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A beautiful park right on the Mississippi River. As you drive into the park, don't let all of the industrial buildings and train track worry you. Once you cross the berm into the park you will forget all about them. You will hear the train a bit, but it is not too bad. The road into the park was easy to navigate, the roads in the park are a little narrow in places. Check in was fast and friendly. There are 100 sites and it appears they are building more. The park is well maintained. Sites are gravel and grass, average width. We were in site 51 which was long enough for our 37-foot Class A, tow-dolly and parking the car. Full hook-ups, no issues and 50amp electric. They have a number of trails, along the river and through the woods. Walking the dog was a breeze and clocked in a couple of miles each day. There are benches along the river for watching the tug boats, and each one has a fire pit. WiFi was spotty at times and our Verizon signal was strong. We stayed November 6 - 8, 2017 and paid $35.00 a night with our Good Sam discount.
Only stayed for one night.
If you are passing through for the night or you are looking for a small getaway, THIS IS YOUR PARK. Park is easy to find right off the highway, has a lighted sign at night, and the roads in the park are wide & clear.
Most sites are easy to get into. We stayed at one of their cheaper sites, but the view was still superb. Right on the Mississippi River. Lots of room to walk around and beautiful scenary.
The bath-house was very small, and there was a hefty walk to both bath houses. Only 4 bathrooms for over 100 sites. It was cold when we arrived, and the heating in one of the bathrooms didn't work. The showers were also out of hot water. While we didn't use our sewer connection, it appeared that the sewer line was filling up as I saw liquid about 5-10 feet below ground, and pouring a little waste down there made it seem that it was close to overflowing. The individual on the phone was also difficult to understand.
I wouldn't stay here for any extended period of time, but it seems like a great place to get away for a few days.
We stopped at the Tom Sawyer RV Park for one night and the park owners were very nice and accommodating. The sites were concrete and level, the gravel area outside of the parking pad was a little on the muddy side. Our site was right on the Mississippi River and the views were great. The trails were plentiful for walking the dogs although they were quite wet. Water, sewer, and 50 amp hook ups were very nice. WiFi was spotty but did work. No cable is provided but there is excellent antenna coverage. Bathhouses included a single stall of men and separate for women, they were clean and heated.
My wife's favorite park. Quiet and peaceful on the Mighty Mississippi River. Pros: the views of the river, lots of green space and paths to walk, level concrete pads or level gravel sites. Pull thru sites right on the river. Free laundry (8 washers and dryers). Only a few miles from I-40 and I-55 and the attractions of Memphis. We found the wifi to be sufficient.
Cons: Dusty roads (all gravel), no cable, little shade on the river sites (others have shade).
We did not view or use the restrooms.
I enjoyed our 3 night stay. Lots of space with some spaces having shade. Some are cement pad, some are not. Some roads are paved, some are not. I took away one star because of the dusty roads. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Lots of room to walk the dogs and take walks yourself. Enjoyed watching barges go by. Close to Memphis, TN- about 10 min so easy to site see. I would stay again for sure.
What a cool place!! We stayed on the river. Loved watching the barges though they go all night and they are noisy. Place was clean except those people that don't pick up their dogs waste, and bags are provided! Lots of grass to walk your dog(s). We didn't use the bathrooms or showers so can't comment on those. Would have given a 5 if it had cable or decent WiFi.
Would def stay again.
Hint: use their directions not GPS. They have shady sites close to river.
We stayed here for 2 nights with our 33 ft 5th wheel on our way back home from visiting family . Staff was wonderful and very helpful. Wide streets and large pads (some concrete). Excellent for big rigs! Lots of great places to eat nearby. Awesome river views from our RV. Nice river walking space. Wifi is not so good but nevertheless VERY nice place to stay for awhile. We will definitely stay here next year on our way home from visiting family in St Louis.
Located on the banks on the Mississippi in East Memphis AR. Close to I-40 and I-55 exits; you do not have to drive through West Memphis proper to get to park. Short on amenities but more than offset by the view of the river and the barge traffic. Downtown Memphis TN with Beale Street, Graceland and other tourist attractions just a short drive across the river. Does not have resort features such as pool etc, but does have the largest mowed lawn for walking along the river and exercising the dogs. Laundry is free; restrooms are rustic. Short term sites are close to the river; weekly and monthly sites are farther back in the trees. Paved and gravel pull-throughs. WIFI was decent. This RV park can be underwater when the Mississippi runs over its bank, so check ahead of time. We did not have any problems with the utilities. We stayed in a 36 ft 5th wheel, 50 amp. Would definitely return.
Campground was easy to find. Entire place appeared to be run down, probably the side effect of dealing with floods in the springs. The place was clean and grass kept cut. Did not use the shower/restroom, but from the outside they looked pretty rough. They were in the process of build new ones. We would stay there again, likely in the later fall when bugs aren't so bad. We did have a site along the river and it was cool watching the barge traffic on the river.
We used Tom Sawyer’s as a overnight stay to and from a trip to the Smoky Mountains from Oklahoma. On our way east, we arrived well after dark. Once we got to the exit off I-40 it was very easy to find with signs and by following the directions from the website. After hour check in was easy and the map to our site was well marked and we had no trouble at all. We left early in the morning, but from what we could tell, we wanted to stop on the way home to check it out. On our return trip, it was only about 2.5 weeks after they had been underwater. There were still some campsites not ready, but the best ones (next to the Mississippi) were fantastic. Had some nice shade and the view was awesome. They have 2 main camping areas – the motorhomes face the river so the view is out the windshield and the 5 wheels have their rear toward the river for the view out what most have as their living room. The road in looks a little sketchy and the camp is not a “resort”. However, the views, shade, barges, were great. It was very peaceful and quiet. In the motorhome areas the sites are a mix of concrete pads and gravel pads. The concrete pads were very level. Could not tell if cable was at the park and not yet re-installed or not. Over the air TV was available with a variety of channels. Wifi was available, but too spotty to be useful at our site.
Loved the view! Very relaxing. Sites are staggered so every site sees the river. Even has some sites tucked towards trees for a more woodsy feel. Staff was extremely friendly. Close to Memphis and MS. So much to do around here but far enough for quiet time. Plenty of space to walk your dog. Staff picks up trash often at the campsite. No fire pits at site but some near public area. It's windy on the river so you wouldn't want it. Very clean. Hiking trails around campground. We would definitely stay here again. Sites are level. Definitely take their website directions and not GPS.
The views are tremendous and the grounds are very quiet and clean. However, the bathroom showers did not have hot water in the evening or the morning. While making the reservation, I could not understand the person on the other end of the phone and then later when we arrived and I spoke with her one on one she was still difficult to understand.
Nice place right on the river. We stayed 2 nights to relax during a long trip and enjoyed watching the barges on the river. Good power, water, and sewer connections. Wireless internet unreliable. Level site. Biggest drawback was dust - frequently caused by campground employees who tear around on golf carts far faster than need be.
We had a great stay right on the banks of the Mississippi river. My grandson really enjoyed catching big catfish. I made the mistake of following my GPS to the site and it carried me through some rough areas. Follow their directions and save yourself the stress. I would definitely stay there again.
If you want rustic, this is the place to go. We loved watching the barges along the Mississippi River. There was plenty of room to walk the dogs. The site was a concrete pad, which made for easy setup. Just be prepared to wait at the restrooms and laundry. There were two unisex restrooms in our area and two washing machines. I didn't take a shower because I didn't want to hold other people up. The first night, which was a Sunday, it was very quiet. The next night was a different story. River noise, trains, etc.
Nice park but the internet was terrible and mostly nonexistant. When I asked the owners the next day their response was "Oh yeah, its always like that, because it comes from across the river"........
Otherwise its a nice park.
We stayed here on our way to another destination and we were stunned at how beautiful the site is. Our site was directly on the Mississippi River. The view was incredible! I would LOVE to go back and spend a week there. The sound of the water and watching the boats go by all night is very peaceful. The staff is very friendly. NOTE: The only downside is that the neighborhood nearby that you have to drive through to get to this site is really scary and the houses are run down and boarded up. I would NOT recommend driving through there at night. The only other way to get there is to drive behind a refinery site. Use caution.
This is a great park if you are like me and do not like staying on the beaten path. I love the out of the way parks with something special . The view of the mighty Mississippi is great from this park. I will stay here again.
This is a great park. We parked on a concrete pad that was on the first row from the river. The park was clean, the power was solid (50amp), the staff was helpful. we checked in late and there was no lighting on the road leading up to the park, but once you were inside the park we were pleased with the accommodations.
A little off the beaten path but when you get to the campground the view of the Mississippi is stunning. Gorgeous sunrises and easy pull through sites. One caveat is that the campground was very dusty when we were there and there is a grainery just down the road that was in around the clock operation (it was harvest season) which added to the dust. Easy shot into Memphis from the campground.Memphis has a lot to offer and it was nice to be a bit out of town at the end of the day.
Big Rig friendly. Easy to maneuver around the park. Location along the river is sensational - watch barge traffic on the river all day (and night). Owner and staff very friendly and helpful. (provided instant help when my jeep needed a battery jump). We visited Graceland- it was about 20 minutes from the Park. The only negative is that their WIFI does not work very well. I will visit this park again.
Very nice RV park. If you have no vehicle, it's not in walking distance to anyplace. However, the shuttle will pick you up at the campgrounds, and take you to Graceland and other areas in Memphis for a very reasonable fee.
Owners were wonderful.
The only downside to this campgrounds would be that construction/ contractor workers live there. Their campers were shabby, and I did not feel comfortable.
Easy in and out from multiple Interstates, nearby fuel, beautiful setting. Staff quite friendly and helpful. Bath houses were in great shape, and very affordable laundry on-site. My only complaint is that while there is indeed Wi-Fi and a good connection to the Wi-Fi, what's behind the Wi-Fi for internet is worse than dial-up...meaning you can connect to their Wi-Fi, but it's practically useless because I tried several times and never could get on the internet. This was on 2 separate occasions in September this year and the park was not even close to its capacity. So, if you don't care about or need internet, it's an excellent place to be! If you do need these things, consider alternate methods to connect.
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