Hot Springs, Arkansas
I wanted to explore Hot Springs itself from a close and convenient location so I’d have more time for exploration of the historic area of town and the National Park – really both one and the same. I chose J & J RV Park because it’s only 3.5 miles from Bathhouse Row with real quick & convenient access via 70E.
This is the rear of my site #14. I was told the creek was really down and things were not as green due to the unusually dry weather they are having, but I still enjoyed having the trickling water in my backyard.
At the end of the park is a little pond. The big RVs are in the front row of pull-throughs – lots of room here. There’s another row of pull-throughs between the ones you’re seeing and the RVs backing up to the creek in sites 18 – 27.
I enjoyed meeting Glen & Bonnie Emerson, who were here for the Open Rally from Vivian, Louisiana. They said they’ve been coming here for 4 years and one of the main things that keeps them coming back is the friendliness of the owners. That’s JJ (one of the owners) in the red shirt and I confirmed he didn’t pay them to say that! But besides that, they also said they liked the layout of the park – that it was easy to get in and out of as opposed to the KOA across the street, which has tight sites and inconveniently placed trees.
Looking from the laundry / showers down the front row of pull-throughs.
I enjoyed having my coffee down here by the creek in the mornings – a great way to start the day!
This is a popular park for groups – they receive a discount of 10% and have use of the 20×30′ meeting room with full kitchen with this patio area outside. The laundry, showers and restrooms are also housed here. They’ve also built a nice mini-storage compound that is available for guest use during extended stays.
Malia’s 2 Cents: One of the things that convinced me this was the right choice was my conversations with Janice, one of the owners, while I was in the planning stages. She was always so friendly and helpful answering my many questions. Jerrel (JJ) & Janice built the park themselves in the summer of 2000 and live onsite – you can really tell when owners have a personal interest by the meticulous way the park is maintained. Go by and tell them fine folks Malia says hi!
Location/Contact: 2000 E. Grand (Hwy. 70E) — Hot Springs, AR — 501-321-9852