Ft. Pillow State Historic Area
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KnKFoster would stay here again
“Nice sites, pretty park”
Reviewed May 24, 2016
We decided to stay here because it was close to relatives in Ripley, and honestly, nothing else is. The park is fairly remote, but quite pretty. The road leading up to the campground is newly paved, but narrow and with severe drop offs (cement drainage ditch). It was pretty frightening, we didn't meet anyone going the other way, but our friends did. The campground has been renovated recently and has water and electricity at every site, but there are only 6 RV sites.
The bathrooms were limited, considering the potential number of people who might want to use them. Each loop has a bathhouse, but it is one toilet for each and the shower is in the same room. So, if someone is showering, they most likely will lock the door and that means no one else can use the toilet. They are brand new and quite clean, so that was good. My husband used the shower, on a Monday when no one else was around, and commented that there were no hooks to hang your towel/clothes on.
There is no gate and you sometimes get random people driving through, checking out the campground. There are a lot of tent sites, some really nice, so I suspect it can get busy on weekends. We were probably early in the season for most people and didn't have that many tenters the weekend we were there.
The loop where the RV sites are is a little tight, but nothing we couldn't handle towing our 38' 5er. The worst part was the left turn exiting the campground, with the ditch on the left. We made it with room to spare, but it was a little nerve wrecking.
The museum is very nice and I can recommend the video, it is quite informative. we didn't have time to walk to the fort ruins, but our friends did and enjoyed it.
We would stay here again. The park is beautiful, mostly quiet (you can sometimes hear a barge on the river) and I loved all the birds chirping in the morning.
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
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