RV Parks & Campgrounds


Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park

4.2 Stars 4.2 -  33 Reviews  $$$
(870) 735-9770
1286 South 8th Street
West Memphis, Arkansas
         

Information

Amenities
Water, Electric, Fifty Amp, Sewer, Wi-fi, Pets allowed, Tents

Reviews

July 29, 1:54pm - reviewed by Jwo
5.0 Stars   
Great
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, 9:55am - reviewed by Scott
5.0 Stars   
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, 5:23pm - reviewed by Stan & Cyndi
5.0 Stars   
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, 7:02pm - reviewed by Kim
4.0 Stars   
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, 8:48am - reviewed by New Mexico
4.0 Stars   
Gram
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, 8:08am - reviewed by Piper
2.0 Stars   FREE
I don't understand the good reviews
Pros: - Free laundry - Staff is friendly when you can get ahold of them Cons: - 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, 8:55am - reviewed by T Nation
4.0 Stars   
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, 7:10pm - reviewed by Mrs Bowman
5.0 Stars   
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, 4:54pm - reviewed by J B
5.0 Stars   
Terrific
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, 7:06am - reviewed by Anna
4.0 Stars   $25
Nice Break
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, 7:39pm - reviewed by James
3.0 Stars   
No more cable service here and no usable internet so enjoy the river and spacious sites.

August 6, 3:48pm - reviewed by René Melero
5.0 Stars   $30
Peaceful
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, 12:11pm - reviewed by Arnold
4.0 Stars   
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, 10:02am - reviewed by Selyscout
5.0 Stars   
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, 7:03pm - reviewed by Brandi
5.0 Stars   
Very Peaceful
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, 11:53am - reviewed by Jon Patton
5.0 Stars   $$$$$
RV Owner
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, 11:14am - reviewed by Kmp
3.0 Stars   
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, 2:29pm - reviewed by Cody
4.0 Stars   
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, 9:06am - reviewed by David & Marilyn Ray
4.0 Stars   
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, 6:17am - reviewed by Greg
4.0 Stars   $32
River
Very friendly staff. Guide you in, pick trash up, call and check on you. But the mosquitos will take you off.

July 6, 9:40pm - reviewed by Becky
4.0 Stars   
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, 4:23pm - reviewed by Lamypie
3.0 Stars   
Open
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, 6:07pm - reviewed by Shesaturn01
5.0 Stars   
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, 7:05pm - reviewed by David
4.0 Stars   $30
Nice
We stopped for the night. Easy to find and no complaints. We will stay here again.

June 10, 2:21pm - reviewed by Ddenney
5.0 Stars   
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, 7:42am - reviewed by Paki u
2.0 Stars   
RV Owner
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, 6:26pm - reviewed by Love To Camp
4.0 Stars   
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, 12:31pm - reviewed by Miss Daisy
5.0 Stars   
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, 8:50pm - reviewed by Carol
5.0 Stars   
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, 9:24pm - reviewed by Juanita.steele1730@gmail
4.0 Stars   
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, 6:42pm - reviewed by Mschirber
4.0 Stars   $45
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, 6:07am - reviewed by Thomas Dillon
4.0 Stars   
Very Good
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, 7:10pm - reviewed by Josh Little
3.0 Stars   
RV Camper
Great place to stay the night.