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Tar Camp Park

Army Corps Of Engineers

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4600 River Rd. Redfield, AR 72132 501-397-5101 Official Website

GPS: 34.4528, -92.1095

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  • Amenities

Overview of Tar Camp Park

Number of Sites 50

Pad Type asphalt

Reservations yes

Elevation 196 ft / 59 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Tar Camp Park 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 4/9/2018
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 4/29/2019
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Nomad Reign RV
Apalachicola, FL 19' Oliver Legacy Elite Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4
75 reviews
“serenely quiet with only the sounds of birds and barges”

Reviewed 4/29/2019

Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: A-11
Overall Rating

Upon arrival we moved from site A-10 to next door’s site A-11 as the power source was reported troublesome and the Corps hadn’t repaired it yet. Seems like a theme here. We were told the one hiking trail is no longer in service due to the bridge needing repairs and the Corps deciding not to do the fix. The bathrooms and showers were dated and not so hot, but they did have deadbolt locks. There are no washers and dryers at this park which is unusual for an ACoE campground. Non-existent AT&T service throughout the park even though we were able to get one bar at our site using the Nighthawk. Surprisingly we were able to stream some late afternoon news followed by an Amazon prime CSNY doc. As nightfall came the service went dark. Early morning coffee time offered again one bar of internet service via the Nighthawk. Bicycling through every campground circle showed “no service”on our AT&T Apple phones. Of course, AT&T’s online coverage map shows 4-G service throughout the area which is typical of the bastardos and also not true.

Watching tugboats pushing barges moving up and down the Arkansas River did prove relaxing and enjoyable. All of the sites along the river offer great views with plenty of room separating you from your neighbors. There is also more than enough pavement for my necessary bike rides to keep not only Bob the dog in tip top shape but my knees lubricated as well. Considering the great views and available long bike rides the park gets four stars even in light of the lack of amenities we are accustomed to having at these typically superior campgrounds. For geezers like us you cannot beat the price of $9 per night for a bit of relaxation, electric, hot water, views, and recreation. Plus it was serenely quiet with only the sounds of birds and barges.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

Nomad Reign RV would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

2 reviews
“Clean and quiet”

Reviewed 4/9/2018

Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: D-2
Overall Rating

PROS:
Clean
Quiet
Affordable
Barges come through each day
Good fishing spot

CONS:
Poor Verizon cell service
No sewer hookups.

Other than that neat place!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

Hollyb would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Amenities

Hookups
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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