Tom Sawyers RV Park – West Memphis AR

by | Nov 9, 2019

If you plan to travel to Memphis, TN, there’s a few campgrounds close to the center of town to consider. We thought we’d seek a different experience on this stop with a weeks stay at Tom Sawyers RV Park located in West Memphis, AR. The campground is minutes from the heart of downtown Memphis, TN just across the Tennessee – Arkansas state line. We found the campground to be spacious, offer full hook-ups along with the novelty of our 5th wheel located feet from the banks of the Mississippi River.

The campground

tom sawyers rv park mapWe chose one of the premium riverside campgrounds for our stay. This camp site offered 50 amps, water and sewer connections along with the benefit of a level concrete pad to park the 5th wheel. One of the benefits in our spot was the unobstructed view of the Mississippi River from our awning. Comfortable evening breezes and watching the river traffic made this a unique experience. Click the picture to the right to view the park map.

I have to tip my hat to the efforts by the campground owners. You may remember the severe flooding experienced by many Arkansas residents during February 2019. Due to the campground’s location between the town’s flood levies and the Mississippi River, it wasn’t spared during this time. From the efforts of the owners, the campground was re-opened in July of this year. For the most part, there was little evidence of the flood with the exception of some minor tree debris along the riverbank and some cosmetics along the gravel roads and drainage area. None of this had an impact on our stay.

The area and Memphis, TN

West Memphis, AR is a small town, but offered the amenities we needed during our stay from chain grocery stores, Wal-Mart and a variety or restaurants. There’s a large casino minutes nearby, but we skipped this go round.

BB Kings Blues ClubThe main draw for us was the easy access to downtown Memphis. A short 15 minutes from the campground, we were at Beale St to visit some of the blues clubs (B.B. Kings is a favorite offering great music and excellent Barbeque. At the corner of Beale St. and B.B. King Blvd. is the Rock and Soul Museum, a definite stop to explore the impact of Memphis music. Leaving the downtown area, we traveled to the amazing Bass Pro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid, then on to the birthplace of Rockabilly, Sun Studios and finally the Stax Records Museum where many of our favorite R&B artists recorded throughout the 60s and 70s.

We thoroughly enjoyed our Tom Sawyers RV Park stay and along with our time in Memphis, TN. Below is the video tour of our stay at Tom Sawyers RV Park.

Additional information:

Tom Sawyer’s RV Park – http://tomsawyerrvpark.com/

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