February 28, 2021 - reviewed by Shuvom Ghose
Best Place To Stay When Visiting Memphis
Clean, cheap, and LOTS of room to run your dogs or your kids. Safe and quiet away from the big city, although you can see the big city lights across the beautiful view of the river.
Long walking trails, you get to see a riverboat barge pass at least once a day, easy to get into and out of Memphis and, on yeah- there’s a THREE STORY TREE HOUSE for you to climb.
There are expensive ‘river front’ spots and less expensive spots back from the river aways, the difference might be $100 for a week, but we choose the cheap spots and didn’t see any difference in the views or the experience.
Also FREE LAUNDRY?!? Lots to love, will definitely stay again if visiting Memphis.
Oh, and definitely take a picture with the sign that shows how high the river went at its highest recent flood- it’s taller than your Class A!
February 16, 2021 - reviewed by Doug
Nice level spots with great views, one of our favorite stop overs while heading to the Deep South.
February 4, 2021 - reviewed by Janelle
Great overnight stop to watch the barge traffic on the river. Beautiful river view. Otherwise not much there.
January 4, 2021 - reviewed by M&G
Great park. Wonderful river front sites. Restrooms and laundry house clean. We will stay again!
January 2, 2021 - reviewed by Richard
Dec 31, 2020
Stayed overnight here again. Great place to stay. Very clean. Easy to get to. Big spaces. Could hear and see the tugs pushing barges up and down the River. Very peaceful. Will go back again
October 24, 2020 - reviewed by WB9PRG
Great laundry area with washers and dryers.
Go here !
October 17, 2020 - reviewed by Scott & Nancy
There’s a reason why this place has all these comments. It is worth every penny. Don’t hesitate in staying here. The barges are great too see. Very level spots. We had #95. There are no trees from spots 90-100 but that isn’t a big deal. You’re on the Mississippi River. Trees aren’t necessary here. We’ll return here in a heartbeat. Clean and a very big grass area as in football field size or bigger. Benches along the river to enjoy whatever. This place is huge but quaint.
June 23, 2020 - reviewed by Keith And Deirdre
We stayed here overnight while traveling, and had a level concrete pad FHU site right on the river. Caught up on some laundry for free while here! Got a 10% Good Sam discount also. It's a unique park off the beaten track, but the views of the river tugs were worth it. Ample green space; I do wish they had a fenced area for a dog park. Other than that, it's a great place.
November 21, 2019 - reviewed by WMM
Full hook up site right on the river. A lot of river traffic which was great watching. The WiFi worked great. TV reception was good. Free laundry was a bonus! Everyone was very friendly. Would recommend. Good Sam discount
October 15, 2019 - reviewed by Meh
Don’t Fall For The “shady Area”
That’s where the permanent folks live...that’s ok- but it’s really muddy.....cable didn’t even exist...
That said, it was inexpressive and the people were nice
August 28, 2019 - reviewed by Becky
We have stayed over night here several times. I like the river view and the barge traffic. It is not fancy with alot of amenities but peaceful.
Floods alot in the spring . Major highway construction going on in the area. It will be nice when it is finished. Just over the river from Memphis downtown attractions.
August 11, 2019 - reviewed by Ramos
Good View But That’s It
Lovely and peaceful view of the river but that’s all I can say the place has going for it. You drive through a sketchy area getting there. Woman greeting us not friendly at all. Bath houses are very few and very old. No shade. Not the worst but I won’t be back.
July 30, 2019 - reviewed by Barbara
Great River Views
This place has been under water due to recent floods and is still not totally dried out, so we had to deal with some mud since it rained while we were there. Our concrete pad sat right on the river so we enjoyed watching the barges go up and down the river, but there was no shade and the park looked run down. It is off the beaten path which is nice. Only night sounds we heard were the barges on the river.
November 24, 2018 - reviewed by MP-CS
We called in late and the staff was so pleasant. They said there was no issues with us arriving late and stop by the office for our envelope. To get there in the dark is slightly difficult but it not to bad. Road just little winding. The site is very clean and beautiful to wake up to the view in the morning. We did not stay on concrete pad and definitely will do that next time, the gravel was muddy but not to bad. They have concrete pads by the river and we will come stay again just for that! We did not use the laundry or bathrooms so we can’t comment on them. This is a great stop if you are passing through! Oh and big rigs can fit in there easily. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!!
October 29, 2018 - reviewed by Pigcrib
Definitely A Do over
We would definitely recommend this campground when your in the area. It’s off the highway enough to feel you are camping out of the city, but close enough to get back on the interstate within minutes.
The campground’s main attraction is the river traffic on the Mississippi River. Multiple benches are set up along the riverbank for you to relax and watch life float by. For those that don’t typically like to hear Diesel engines, the tugs pushing the barge traffic can be heard lumbering by. We thought that the rumbling of the boats were quint and enjoyed the experience.
The bathroom facilities were nice, they offer free use of their laundry and dryer facilities and the sites are spacious. The nightly rate is a bit high for the “amenities” but you are paying for the location by the river.
October 25, 2018 - reviewed by Julia
Neat little place for stopping. We stopped here to stay the night during a cross country move. It’s just a few miles off I-40, and right on the banks of the Mississippi River. Yes, there is barge traffic on the Mississippi - but the noise was not unreasonable and did not keep us up. At no point did we ever feel unsafe. Everyone was nice and hospitable. Overall- a very unique park that’s worth a stop! We will stay here again if passing through Memphis.
October 16, 2018 - reviewed by Kevin
I could spend all day just hanging out on the river. I love this campground. The people were great
October 12, 2018 - reviewed by The Cohens
Beautiful view and park. Prices more than fair. Free laundry with brand new state of the art machines. Dusty roads but nothing is perfect. Loved it.
September 21, 2018 - reviewed by Gypsy wanderer
Love This Park
Excellent park, could stay even if we were not visiting Memphis. It was so fun watching the tugboat traffic on the Mississippi River!!
August 19, 2018 - reviewed by Kehler
We're going to stay only two nights. Ended up with truck troubles after first night. Requested extra nights. No problem. Even with Elvis Week they came through first hand. Very impressed. End up staying a week extra.
July 29, 2018 - reviewed by Jwo
Very friendly staff. Beautiful park with great views of the river. Nice walking trails. And great sites. Very easy to get to from the highway. Staff help direct you to your site witch is a plus.
July 14, 2018 - reviewed by Scott
Just stayed one night while on a trip to Utah. Very nice RV park. Great view of Old Man River. Quiet and peaceful. Plenty of room to walk the dog. Pretty easy to get to from the interstates. Definitely would stay here again.
July 1, 2018 - reviewed by Stan & Cyndi
Retired N Loving It
This campground is a few miles away from Memphis but worth staying here! The staff is very friendly. AND.... laundry is FREE!!! We were lucky to get the best site (#100)
May 22, 2018 - reviewed by Kim
Great place! Friendly and helpful staff. Gave it 4 stars only because the Bathhouse isn’t air conditioned. BTW, don’t listen to your GPS, exit I-40 at Exit 280 and go South 2 1/2 miles and you will see the sign, turn left at the Stop Sign.
April 11, 2018 - reviewed by New Mexico
We were unsure about this place at first but enjoyed our stay. Surrounded by woods so we felt safe and the noise was not a problem because we use a fan at night to drown it out. Owners were on the phone giving direction due to road construction but I was able to reach them. Park was cleaning up due to a flood in February so it was not pristine but nice none the less. I would stay again just to sit and watch the barges on the river. Benches along the river to rest. Fair price compared to some places.
April 10, 2018 - reviewed by Piper
I don't understand the good reviews
- Free laundry
- Staff is friendly when you can get ahold of them
- Office never answers the phone. Called 4 times in 2 days during their open hours and no one answered.
- Dusty or muddy. No inbetween. Barely any grass.
- WiFi is spotty and unreliable. Don't advertise it if you can't supply it.
- Construction debris and garbage everywhere, it's disgusting and an eyesore
- It's located in a very sketchy town and surrounded by industrial factories
- LOUD. Between the barges, trains, and gunshots from surrounding properties, it was impossible to get a good nights rest.
Conclusion: We stayed for 3 nights and it was very underwhelming. Spoke to a few neighbors who had the same opinions and left early. I wouldn't recommend this place and will never go back. I don't know if these others are all fake reviews, but it sure does seem like it.
It is so extremely overpriced for what it is. Felt like I got robbed.
December 30, 2017 - reviewed by T Nation
Great Place to for Pets
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.
October 29, 2017 - reviewed by Mrs Bowman
Very Nice Park
We enjoyed our 2 night stay. Wish we could have stayed longer, and will definitely be back. Wonderful riverfront location with beautiful views. We enjoyed walking our dogs along the riverfront and watching the barges go by. Quiet spot, lots of green space, walking trails, well maintained, and friendly staff. Easy access for big rigs, with clear directions on the web site and good signage from the highway. Easy drive to Memphis and Graceland.
October 23, 2017 - reviewed by J B
Good sites and easily level. Wireless and TV antenna reception were there but so so. Great walking with trails within park. Allowed motorcycle to be washed. Free laundry. Good books. Friendly staff. Super river view. Great value.
October 1, 2017 - reviewed by Anna
Beautiful grassy area along the river. Good for walking dogs. Clean and friendly. If you have a back in site, be a pro - narrow and trees surround site. I would definitely stay again. Great price for environment and full hookups.
September 2, 2017 - reviewed by James
No more cable service here and no usable internet so enjoy the river and spacious sites.
August 6, 2017 - reviewed by René Melero
Very nice park! Lots of room. Long and wide sites. Your on the bank of the Mighty Mississippi. Helpful staff! Stayed one night. We will come back.
July 25, 2017 - reviewed by Arnold
Great Overnight Stay!
We loved this park!! Ok the road to get back to it is a little scary but we had a beautiful front spot (#66) looking over the river and loved watching all the barges go by. Lots of people sitting on the benches looking over the water too. Tons of open space for dogs--wish they would put a fenced in dog run--there's plenty of room for it. Our satellite didn't work cuz we were too close to a tree but cable worked fine. Mosquitos are rampant so bring your OFF but it's a great stop for overnight and if you're wanting to see things in Memphis it's a quick drive there!
July 23, 2017 - reviewed by Selyscout
Very nice and very peaceful. Office folks are friendly and knowlegable. Sites are mostly level with most being gravel. Some are concrete but as spring time floods wash them out they are replacing with gravel. Most are pull thru sites with a few back-in. Some are full sun but the view of the Mississippi is fantastic. Laundry facilities are no charge. Be careful with placement of your RV. The water connection is close to the pad and your slide outs may hit it. We will be back.
June 23, 2017 - reviewed by Brandi
We stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay. The park is located on the banks of the Mississippi and is a short 15-20 minute drive to downtown Memphis or Graceland. The sites were easy to drive into, and I believe all were pull through. Some sites have less privacy than others (not as many trees or shade as other parks) but were sufficient for a short stay. There is a large green space area in the park which is nice, but no playground or pool. Overall, we had a great stay and would like to return in the future.
May 26, 2017 - reviewed by Jon Patton
Very nice view and have been there 5 times. Don't understand the concern about the neighborhood for it is all by itself with lots of buffer from the closest neighbor.
March 26, 2017 - reviewed by Kmp
40 Ft. 5th Wheel
Convenient stop over for 1 night, request a site on the river front if available. Facilities were not very impressive, free laundry machines if you want to do you laundry there. Pretty expensive, but would stay again for the view. It's pretty far outside the downtown area you want to be and in the middle of an industrial park, but convenient for 1 night.
December 2, 2016 - reviewed by Cody
Very Nice For The Price
Nice park for the price, full hook ups and free washroom. A little out of the way but that's not always a bad thing...
November 12, 2016 - reviewed by David & Marilyn Ray
Very nice park. The sight I was in was in a wooded area and we'll shaded. The gravel sight was level as it appeared all sights were. We never got to the laundry - bath house but it looked nice. My GPS took me through a seedy neighborhood & industrial area but, once there we found a much more direct route to the highway into Memphis. Once you cross the berm onto campground grounds, you forget your in an industrial area. The staff was friendly and helpful. A staff member stopped by several times to ask if every thing was OK and to picked up trash.
August 16, 2016 - reviewed by Greg
Very friendly staff. Guide you in, pick trash up, call and check on you. But the mosquitos will take you off.
July 6, 2016 - reviewed by Becky
Great Hidden Stop!
I've driven over the Mississippi River many times over my lifetime and I thought this was a perfect place to stay and see the Mississippi River up close! Grounds were very clean and landscaped nicely! We only stayed the night on our way back home, but it was worth the stop! Full hook-ups. The only downfall was the bath house was far from where we parked, but that was not a big deal.
July 3, 2016 - reviewed by Lamypie
Not nearly enough shade imo. The grounds closer to the river are very well kept, but no wind breaks. View is lovely, but Wi-Fi is crap, and bathrooms are dirty, and very out of date. Beat thing about it was the free laundry. There was a huge storm, and I was convinced all the campers were going to get blown into the Mississippi. Trees are our friends.
June 26, 2016 - reviewed by Shesaturn01
Best Campground We Have Been At
This is the best campground in the area! Large lots with overflow. Nice views. Quiet. Fishing. Excellent laundry facility. Exceptionally nice staff. Dog friendly. Water does not smell like a spa like parks further south.The only cons are no cable and iffy wifi. Most parks in this area dont have either. Well worth the stay.
June 21, 2016 - reviewed by David
We stopped for the night. Easy to find and no complaints. We will stay here again.
June 10, 2016 - reviewed by Ddenney
Very Nice, Great Views
We stopped here just passing through, it was super nice! They have free laundry and wifi! We loved walking by the river and along the trails - it was a great little gem!
June 9, 2016 - reviewed by Paki u
Only a few concrete RV pads. Everything else is dirt and very uneven. Very dusty when people drive through. Electricity went out for the entire park, we called office, no answer, asked for call back but never got one. It was out for a couple hours. Wifi is sketchy. Great view of the Mississippi.
May 23, 2016 - reviewed by Love To Camp
Great Spot Right On The Mississippi
We were lucky to get a site right on the river. Really cool view of tug boats/barges. Quiet except for the noise on the river. Industrial upon the entry of the park but that's ok. Great gravel pull thru sites available.
April 24, 2016 - reviewed by Miss Daisy
Wow! What A View!
Serendipity! Pulled up Tom Sawyer on RV ap. So glad we did! Great views! Free Laundry! Clean park! Don't worry about getting there! Once at the park, You are in a story book!
April 15, 2016 - reviewed by Carol
Loved this place. Owners super nice and helpful. Beautiful setting. Free laundry and it was immaculate. Bathrooms old but clean. We took a tour of Memphis and they picked us up and dropped us off right at the campground. Highly recommend. Who needs cable and wi-fi?
April 12, 2016 - reviewed by Juanita.steele1730@gmail
Close to downtown (20 minutes ). View of river was most important to us. Nothing better than to watch the tugs and barges go up and down the river. Windy, windy. Free laundry.
Would definitely go back.
November 19, 2015 - reviewed by Mschirber
Concurrent For Visiting Memphis
We stayed here two nights while visiting Memphis. The location is in the midst of industry, so felt a little out of place, but the park itself was great! Right on the river, with great views of the river life. The bathrooms were very clean and the laundry was free!! The staff was very friendly!
September 23, 2015 - reviewed by Thomas Dillon
They stayed late to help us check in, we're very accomodating. Park has nice setting, lacks cable TV hookups, so no 5 stars!
September 9, 2015 - reviewed by Josh Little
Great place to stay the night.