Park Ridge RV Campground Good Sam Verified Campground

1616 Rena Rd., Van Buren, AR 72956

Good Sam Verified Campground
(15 reviews) 2.3 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Good Sam Rating
Good Sam Rating
Facility 8
Restrooms 10
Appeal 9.5
(15 reviews) 2.3 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

STAY ON LEE CREEK NEAR FORT SMITH

Enjoy shady sites near I-40 on beautiful Lee Creek. Our new bath house and showers, as well as laundry are now open. Only minutes to restaurants, shopping and sightseeing in downtown Van Buren and historic Fort Smith.

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1616 Rena Rd.
Van Buren, AR, 72956

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Facility

Type: Campground
Emergency Phone
Dump station
Laundry
Eco-friendly park
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Eco-friendly park
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Policies

Pets welcome
Tents Allowed
Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Road condition: Fair
Road type: Gravel
Big rig sites
Onsite RV service
Table at site
Total spaces: 56
Spaces available: 40
Seasonal Sites: 16
Site length: 75
Max length: 75
Gravel sites: 40
Pull-thru size: 25 x 75
Pull-thrus: 31
Back-in size: 28 x 45
Room for slideouts: Yes
Shaded sites: Mostly
Number of full hookups: 40
Amps: 30 Amp/50 Amp
Max Amps: 50

Restrooms
Cable
Ice
Laundry
Ice
Laundry
RV wash: self-service
Guest services
BBQ at site
Table at site
Guest services
BBQ at site
Table at site

Body of water: Lee Creek
Outdoor games
Playground
Horseshoes
Fishing
Horseshoes
Fishing
Boat ramp

(within 10 miles)

Archery range
Hiking
Fishing
Kayaking / canoeing
Boating
Kayaking / canoeing
Boating
ATV riding
Mountain biking
Casino
Mountain biking
Casino

(within 20 miles)

Hunting season: Spring, Fall, Winter

Military Discount

2.2 (15 reviews) 2.2666666666667 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Facility
2.1
Restroom
1.6
Appeal
2.3
What is being rated?
1 1 out of 5 stars 04/18/2023

Nice staff. Laundry room - machines work but, are dirty Bathroom - dirty. No soap, no paper towels, no toilet paper Grounds - weeds, pet poop, needs gravel Location - close to the highway (easy entry / exit but, highway noise)

3 3 out of 5 stars 11/08/2021

Booked two nights at this park and asked for a pull-through spot. Arrived and checked in - nice guy who guided us to our spot. Sites have shared boxes, but full hookups. Sites are narrow so you may be within 18” of your neighbor’s slide - at least on one side. Sites need more fresh gravel as it was sparse and a bit muddy. Very quiet area next to a large creek, but close to I-40. Bathrooms are single use with toilet and shower - slate floors and walls. Two for women and two for men. Did not use.... Read More

Booked two nights at this park and asked for a pull-through spot. Arrived and checked in - nice guy who guided us to our spot. Sites have shared boxes, but full hookups. Sites are narrow so you may be within 18” of your neighbor’s slide - at least on one side. Sites need more fresh gravel as it was sparse and a bit muddy. Very quiet area next to a large creek, but close to I-40. Bathrooms are single use with toilet and shower - slate floors and walls. Two for women and two for men. Did not use. Campground has full-time residents which detract from the lovey area (Refrigerator outside trailer) Checkin area has a cute little store. Garbage collection sites close.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 06/09/2020

Not exactly sure how this campground is rated so highly by Good Sam!? Positives: Very nice owners - both the lady who took my phone reservation and the gentleman who met me on the porch, handled the paperwork & led us to our site in a golf cart. Very quiet, shaded, with quite a few full-timers. Negatives: sites not numbered, rather muddy due to the dirt roads and sites and the recent rain, 'grass' area was overgrown & weedy. It proved to be a good stop for a quick overnighter, but I wouldn't stay... Read More

Not exactly sure how this campground is rated so highly by Good Sam!? Positives: Very nice owners - both the lady who took my phone reservation and the gentleman who met me on the porch, handled the paperwork & led us to our site in a golf cart. Very quiet, shaded, with quite a few full-timers. Negatives: sites not numbered, rather muddy due to the dirt roads and sites and the recent rain, 'grass' area was overgrown & weedy. It proved to be a good stop for a quick overnighter, but I wouldn't stay longer - there's really nothing to do.
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2 2 out of 5 stars 05/13/2018

I did not stay overnight just did a drive-thru. I was not overly impressed with this campground. The rv sites are very tight you can share salt with your rv neighbor through the slide-out windows to one another. The park is very crowded. For even the Good Sam cost to stay at this park @ $33 per night, I can find other places with better aesthetics for half that cost.

4 4 out of 5 stars 05/07/2018

Stopped at Park Ridge RV Campground for an overnight stay. Lady in the off was extremely nice and very helpful in the check-in process. Park is located in a Pecan Orchard with nice large pecan trees providing plenty of shade. Park has gravel roads and sites that are level and well maintained by the owners. Had been dry so pretty dusty when driving on the roads. 50A, Water, Sewer and Cox cable TV provided. We could tell the owners are working on upgrades throughout the park. Would definitely... Read More

Stopped at Park Ridge RV Campground for an overnight stay. Lady in the off was extremely nice and very helpful in the check-in process. Park is located in a Pecan Orchard with nice large pecan trees providing plenty of shade. Park has gravel roads and sites that are level and well maintained by the owners. Had been dry so pretty dusty when driving on the roads. 50A, Water, Sewer and Cox cable TV provided. We could tell the owners are working on upgrades throughout the park. Would definitely stay here again.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 09/02/2016

The sites are very close together and small yards are shared. Our slides and the neighbor in back are only a couple of feet apart. There is very little space to play or walk around. There is some grass in yards and gravel on roads and sites. There is shade and fishing in creek. The trash cans are full, only one dumpster near the entrance. There is trash in common areas throughout the park. There are ticks crawling around on the seating near the creek. There is a small playset, but no rec... Read More

The sites are very close together and small yards are shared. Our slides and the neighbor in back are only a couple of feet apart. There is very little space to play or walk around. There is some grass in yards and gravel on roads and sites. There is shade and fishing in creek. The trash cans are full, only one dumpster near the entrance. There is trash in common areas throughout the park. There are ticks crawling around on the seating near the creek. There is a small playset, but no rec hall, no pavilion, no outdoor games as listed on the Good SAM website. No clubhouse, no place to play other than small playset--no fields, etc. There is a men's room and ladies room. The laundry room has only 3 washers and 4 dryers. The lady who checked us in was kind and helpful. We have seen her working and construction on a bathhouse, but no other work other than mowing/weed eating. Trash pickup and cleaning are desperately needed. There is much construction equipment, lawn equipment and seemingly abandoned vehicles parked all around, taking up precious space. Too tight on lot spaces and too little room to roam. Our neighbors stay out late drinking. Some campers are exceptionally run down and many have extra tents, etc. near them. There seems to be a mix of those who work all day and others who do not so much (not stay at home parents, just seem not employed). The place is ok but needs cleaning up and restrictions on RV condition/appearance. It is overpriced given the lack of space and cleaning and few amenities (no clubhouse or pool). As I write this, I've been hearing a dog yapping for about an hour. Handing out rules like quiet time, etc. and enforcing them would be a good start for improvement of this RV park. It's fair, but I would not recommend it if there are better options available.
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2 2 out of 5 stars 06/08/2016

Nice location-but that is all that is nice. Two channels on cable tv. Congested roads-parked cars block exit. Delapidated hookups. Intermittent Internet. The bathrooms are one half of step above an out house...they are filthy, they smell, toilet doors are missing, and they are falling apart. GoodSam, if you read this, take this campground off your list until the bathrooms are brought up to standards - your ratings of this place are a joke.

1 1 out of 5 stars 05/08/2016

We only stayed one night as this campground is absolutely terrible. We had planned to stay several days while travelling though the area but decided against it after seeing the campground, we would not have stayed one night but it was late and we were exhausted. The restrooms and showers were filthy, some of the lightbulbs were out but there was enough light to see that you wouldn't want to use them! The grounds were unkempt and weedy. Worst campground we have stayed in after all our years of camping... Read More

We only stayed one night as this campground is absolutely terrible. We had planned to stay several days while travelling though the area but decided against it after seeing the campground, we would not have stayed one night but it was late and we were exhausted. The restrooms and showers were filthy, some of the lightbulbs were out but there was enough light to see that you wouldn't want to use them! The grounds were unkempt and weedy. Worst campground we have stayed in after all our years of camping - GoodSam needs to take another look at how they are rating this campground!
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1 1 out of 5 stars 05/05/2016

Worst RV campground ever! Pot holes/dirt roads. Two old filthy showers. WI Fi does NOT work. Sites not even numbered. Can't believe this passed a Good Sam standard. What good is a rating system if we get this crap?

1 1 out of 5 stars 02/19/2016

This campground is located under very pretty established pecan trees and has the potential to be a real gem. Unfortunately it looks like it was built 25-30 years ago and the have not repaired, cleaned or updated a thing since. What a shame. We always check Good Sam ratings and this campground had high marks, including a 9 rating for the bathroom/showers. In all our travels this is one of the worst....a 0 or 1 rating would be a fair honest appraisal. The grounds are unkempt and it just looks... Read More

This campground is located under very pretty established pecan trees and has the potential to be a real gem. Unfortunately it looks like it was built 25-30 years ago and the have not repaired, cleaned or updated a thing since. What a shame. We always check Good Sam ratings and this campground had high marks, including a 9 rating for the bathroom/showers. In all our travels this is one of the worst....a 0 or 1 rating would be a fair honest appraisal. The grounds are unkempt and it just looks junkie. For example, they have a covered shelter for campers use and it has a dirty old lawn tractor and dirty trailer parked under it. There is a lot of old equipment and general stuff sitting around....most people would simply describe it as junk. The lady manager was extremely nice and helpful and provided lots of info about things to see and do. However, the check-in office was kind of a messy pit. This place could be beautiful with a lot of attention and cleaning. I would advice that you look at other options and put no trust in the G.S. ratings.....in this case they are totally wrong. I would not use the shower/bathroom under any circumstances. Trust me......look at other options.
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2 2 out of 5 stars 09/27/2015

I agree with the others , plus play ground had equipment in it, just a lot of stuff struin all over, The toilet must seldom be cleaned ,still had ----stuck to the sides . flood my foot the leaves were blowing around inside ,clean the place up and add some lights so a person can see in there. pleasant staff, nice quite nights rest ,were self contained

2 2 out of 5 stars 09/24/2015

Men's room lights over washroom sink area were out, toilet was filthy, showers dirty, shower head emitted little water. TV reception poor-very snowy. Inside cover of electrical box not attached to the box. One picnic table for 2 rigs. Heavy equipment around campground did not enhance the entrance. Heavy weeds in flower bed at immediate entrance. Location was excellent-Walmart, Lowes, Advanced Auto, restaurants within 2 mi.

3 3 out of 5 stars 09/13/2015

We stayed here Sept 10th and I picked this location because the bathroom rating was a 9 and let me tell you maybe a -9 it was the most disgusting Good Sam's Campground Bathroom I have ever been to and we have been traveling since November, 2014 until now and have done over 20,000 miles and have stayed a plenty of RV Parks. I voiced my concern with the lady there and her excuse was that they had a flooded in May and that they were going to build new bathhouses next month, but that's no excuse not... Read More

We stayed here Sept 10th and I picked this location because the bathroom rating was a 9 and let me tell you maybe a -9 it was the most disgusting Good Sam's Campground Bathroom I have ever been to and we have been traveling since November, 2014 until now and have done over 20,000 miles and have stayed a plenty of RV Parks. I voiced my concern with the lady there and her excuse was that they had a flooded in May and that they were going to build new bathhouses next month, but that's no excuse not to keep these clean.(Very disappointed)
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2 2 out of 5 stars 09/11/2015

The pecan orchard created a nice setting. However, I felt this was more of a very long term camping park than a travelers park. Many very old campers with lots of "stuff" which was very distracting. The bathrooms really needed attention and the laundry room was hardly usable. I can't see me staying again.

4 4 out of 5 stars 08/31/2015

Older park in a nice setting, plenty of shade. Restroom/shower facilities show wear, but clean. Had good voltage on 50A with 2 ACs running. Easy I40 access, close to exit for quick over nights. Very nice owners, will definitely stay again.

1 1 out of 5 stars 04/18/2023

Nice staff. Laundry room - machines work but, are dirty Bathroom - dirty. No soap, no paper towels, no toilet paper Grounds - weeds, pet poop, needs gravel Location - close to the highway (easy entry / exit but, highway noise)

3 3 out of 5 stars 11/08/2021

Booked two nights at this park and asked for a pull-through spot. Arrived and checked in - nice guy who guided us to our spot. Sites have shared boxes, but full hookups. Sites are narrow so you may be within 18” of your neighbor’s slide - at least on one side. Sites need more fresh gravel as it was sparse and a bit muddy. Very quiet area next to a large creek, but close to I-40. Bathrooms are single use with toilet and shower - slate floors and walls. Two for women and two for men. Did not use.... Read More

Booked two nights at this park and asked for a pull-through spot. Arrived and checked in - nice guy who guided us to our spot. Sites have shared boxes, but full hookups. Sites are narrow so you may be within 18” of your neighbor’s slide - at least on one side. Sites need more fresh gravel as it was sparse and a bit muddy. Very quiet area next to a large creek, but close to I-40. Bathrooms are single use with toilet and shower - slate floors and walls. Two for women and two for men. Did not use. Campground has full-time residents which detract from the lovey area (Refrigerator outside trailer) Checkin area has a cute little store. Garbage collection sites close.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 06/09/2020

Not exactly sure how this campground is rated so highly by Good Sam!? Positives: Very nice owners - both the lady who took my phone reservation and the gentleman who met me on the porch, handled the paperwork & led us to our site in a golf cart. Very quiet, shaded, with quite a few full-timers. Negatives: sites not numbered, rather muddy due to the dirt roads and sites and the recent rain, 'grass' area was overgrown & weedy. It proved to be a good stop for a quick overnighter, but I wouldn't stay... Read More

Not exactly sure how this campground is rated so highly by Good Sam!? Positives: Very nice owners - both the lady who took my phone reservation and the gentleman who met me on the porch, handled the paperwork & led us to our site in a golf cart. Very quiet, shaded, with quite a few full-timers. Negatives: sites not numbered, rather muddy due to the dirt roads and sites and the recent rain, 'grass' area was overgrown & weedy. It proved to be a good stop for a quick overnighter, but I wouldn't stay longer - there's really nothing to do.
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2 2 out of 5 stars 05/13/2018

I did not stay overnight just did a drive-thru. I was not overly impressed with this campground. The rv sites are very tight you can share salt with your rv neighbor through the slide-out windows to one another. The park is very crowded. For even the Good Sam cost to stay at this park @ $33 per night, I can find other places with better aesthetics for half that cost.

1616 Rena Rd., Van Buren, AR 72956
Coordinates: 35.466930, -94.387240
Elevation:

Directions
From jct of I-40 (exit 3) & Lee Creek Rd: Go 1/4 mi N on Lee Creek Rd, then 1/4 mi E on Rena Rd (L)

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