John F. Kennedy Campground

Army Corps Of Engineers

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375 Hatchery Rd.
Heber Springs, AR 72543
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GPS: 35.5154, -91.9952

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 73
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 279 ft
Tent Camping: Yes
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Greg Kurts

31 Thor ACE 30.3
2013 Jeep Wrangler JKU
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: B17
“Beautiful but kind-of busy little campground”

Reviewed Nov 04, 2017

Overall Rating

I used to stay at JFK Campground in Heber Springs, AR when I was a kid. Very little has changed since then, typical of a COE campground (that isn't necessarily a bad thing). It's on the lower side of the Greers Ferry Dam and the trout fishing is excellent. The facilities are a little older but very clean, except the usual weekenders influx hits. Still not bad, though.

During the week, it isn't very busy at all and you can usually get a prime spot with no trouble at all. Fridays and Saturdays get very busy and the place fills up very quickly. We lucked up and got our spot on a Saturday with some help from John at the front gate - he is super-nice and will do whatever he can to help you out.

Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, lantern post, and a curbside trash can. The cans fill up quickly since they are only emptied weekly, but there are plenty of them scattered around the park so it isn't a big deal.

The dump station is in a bit of a weird spot with a hard right turn required to get into it, but I did it in a 31' class A and had plenty of room. A 40'er could probably do it with no problem.

Cell phone service is near nothing because the park is way down in a valley below the dam. 1 bar on AT&T and T-Mobile if you're lucky and 4G at best. We have a WeBoost and that gave us a bit more. With the booster, it is usable to stream Netflix on one TV and I was able to work using it (VPN, GotoMeeting, etc).

We'll definitely be back and would recommend this park to anyone.

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • Partial Hookups
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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