Campsite Reviews

Alabama

Boondocking

Bass Pro (Leeds, Alabama, 2020/2021)-Fairly secluded at night, lots of space, fairly level, feels like you are in the woods, but in a parking lot (7 out of 10 S'mores)

Arkansas

Corps of Engineer Camping Areas

Maumelle Park (Little Rock, Arkansas, 2020)-Spacious sites, playgrounds, limited easy paved trails, most do not have full hook ups (most water and electric) (8 out of 10 S'mores)

Federal Recreational Areas

Long Pool (Dover, Arkansas 2020)-Remote, no cell service within 5 miles, water and electric only, first come first serve, good swim hole, small-only 20 hook up sites (7 out of 10 S'mores)

State Parks

Daisy State Park (Kirby, Arkansas, 2020)-Nice lake views, spacious but unlevel table/fire pit areas, playground, small trail, basketball court, good for groups (8 out of 10 S'mores)

Degray Lake Resort State Park (Bismarck, Arkansas, 2021)-Pretty perfect state park experience, some sites very unlevel, swimming beach nearby, spotty internet, short hikes (9 out of 10 S'mores)

Devil's Den State Park (Winslow, Arkansas, 2021)-Nice big loop, ball field, plenty of room to play, nice scenic hiking trail system, no cell service (8 out of 10 S'mores)

Cane Creek State Park (Star City, Arkansas, 2020)-Small, nice lake views, moderate 14 mile bike trail, short hikes, nice campsite loop, limited activities (7 out of 10 S'mores)

Lake Catherine State Park (Malvern, Arkansas, 2021)-nice lakefront sites with docks available (#46-a favorite), swimming area with boats/kayaks to rent, trails, decent cell signal (7 our of 10 S'mores)

Fort Smith State Park (Mountainburg, Arkansas, 2021)-Nice campsites (rocks even raked), loop too large to walk/kids to ride, secluded spots, not a great group place, trails, nice swimming pool, no cell service (6 out of 10 S'mores)

Mississippi River State Park (Marianna, Arkansas, 2020)-On peninsula, smaller camping area, limited trails, no cell service at campground, visitor center about 5 miles away (6 out of 10 S'mores)

White Oak Lake State Park (Bluff City, Arkansas, 2021)-Nice campsites, view of water, somewhat closer together. Many sunny spots. Nice trails/bike trail. Lake access-perfect kayaking, big loop, sunny, old playground, volleyball net (7 out of 10 S'mores)

Private Campgrounds

Catherine's Landing (Hot Springs, Arkansas, 2021)-Many treeless, but level sites, suggest getting a site near the water, disc golf, pool, good zipline nearby, near Hot Springs (5 out of 10 S'mores)

Road Hog RV Park (Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2021)-Close to baseball stadium, convenient to UofA/Fayetteville area, no frills, near NWA bike trails, little shade (7 out of 10 S'mores)

Whitewater RV Park (Mountain View, Arkansas, 2020)-Sites ultra close, convenient to city park, walking distance to downtown square (3 out of 10 S'mores)

Florida

Private Campgrounds

Camp Gulf (Miramar Beach, Florida, 2020)-Expensive, convenient to beach, sites close together, nice bathhouses, pools (8 out of 10 S'mores)

Fun N Sun (Sarasota, Florida, 2021)-Massive, Disney-ish pool, nightly pool music, lots of activities, level sites, Dennie retirement option location, 35 minutes from beach (9 out of 10 S'mores)

Tropical Palms (Kissimmee, Florida, 2021)-Convenient to Disney World, small resort feel with cottages and RV sites, decent amount of amenities, sites are close-ish together, level, lots of grass (7 out of 10 S'mores)

Georgia

State Parks

Stone Mountain (Atlanta, Georgia 2021)-Lots of attractions nearby, semi-convenient to downtown Atlanta, sites in need of TLC, currently renovating some loops, built into side of hill, picnic areas unlevel (6 out of 10 S'mores)

Unicoi State Park (Helen, Georgia, 2020)-Beautiful, large state park, level was an issue for us, close to Anna Ruby Falls (a must), zipline course ($), near Helen (Christmas town) (8 out of 10 S'mores)

Louisiana

State Parks

Bogue Chitto State Park (Franklinton, Louisiana, 2020)-Remote, large state park, splash pad area, large bike trail, our pull through felt like we were on the side of the road, possible tubing opportunities (6 out of 10 S'mores)

Mississippi

Boondocking

Harlow's Casino (Greenville, Mississippi, 2020)-Well lit, in truck parking lot, major pot holes (5 out of 10 S'mores)

Dennie's Driveway (Hernando, Mississippi, 2020)-Safe neighborhood, sloped driveway, friendly hosts, breakfast provided, good cell signal, optional wifi, no 30 amp service (9 out of 10 S'mores)

Oklahoma

Corp of Engineer Camping Areas

Tall Chief Cove Campground (Sperry, Oklahoma, 2021)-Difficult to assess, half of our site was underwater as well as our loop, nice loops, water views everywhere, volleyball net (Keaton's current favorite) (5 out of 10 S'mores) (lower score probably due to water level)

Private Campgrounds

Jellystone Park Keystone Lake (Mannford, Oklahoma, 2021)-Large sites, nice loops, water views, new pool area, massive inflatable obstacle course, not full hook ups, good group place, most sites shady though ours was not (8 out of 10 S'mores)

South Carolina

State Parks

Myrtle Beach State Park (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 2020)-Very large, lots of shade, beach is walkable but plenty of parking, convenient to Myrtle Beach, nice beach, free pier to walk out on (7 out of 10 S'mores)

County Parks

James Island County Park Campground (Charleston, South Carolina, 2020)-Large campground, lots of nice, paved trails, many activity opportunities (ropes course, rock wall, water park), beautiful Christmas light display, convenient to downtown Charleston (9 out of 10 S'mores)

Private Campgrounds

River Bottom Farms Family Campground (Swansea, South Carolina, 2020)-Fairly remote, small campground loop, playground, jumping pillow, older KOA feel, short (muddy) trail, Columbia 30 minutes away (6 out of 10 S'mores)

Tennessee

Boondocking

Walmart (Jackson, Tennessee, 2020)-Convenient, busy parking lot, only one entrance available for tall rigs, convenient to Sams gas (6 out of 10 S'mores)

State Parks

T. O. Fuller State Park (Memphis, Tennessee, 2021)-Convenient to Memphis, needs some attention and a weed eater, long trail nearby, fairly level spots, playground near campsite, baseball, basketball and more playgrounds nearby. (5 out of 10 S'mores)



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