Fort Smith / Alma KOA

3539 US 71 N Hwy

Alma, AR 72921-8096

Reserve: 800-562-2703

Info: 479-632-2704

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Campground Reviews

Oct 16, 2013
Quiet, slept good. Big area for pet running. Cable, wi-fi worked good. Host guided us to our spot, and identified the hookups.
Oct 15, 2013
The campground was very clean and the employees were helpful.
Oct 15, 2013
Beautiful campground - wished we would have there longer - next time will request location by lake.
Oct 14, 2013
Lots of rain. Had a little trouble with the wifi, but overall enjoyed the site.
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
The facilities and the grounds were nice. I stayed in Kabin 1. That was my first use of a KOA Kabin. My limited dealings with what I believe was the owner were not pleasant. He never smiled once, didn't welcome us to the KOA, and just didn't seem very happy to be running this KOA. Dealing with the staff is why I rate this so low. This was very unusual in my experience with staying at KOAs.
Oct 14, 2013
Roaches in the camp store. 4:00 am. Fight with cussing/broken glass outside our travel trailer Man who took my reservation by phone acted like it was a pain to find me a spot

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The camper who woke you at 4 a.m. was asked to leave and he did so. The monthly people are here to work a job that is away from their home, so they can still have an income to take care of their family. Some of them are fixing the bridges so you can drive your RV over them and they will be safe.
Oct 12, 2013
Nice staff. Only one bath/restroom some distance from site. Nice, quiet location.
Oct 11, 2013
The staff wrer the least friendly of any KOAs we have visited. I had to request to be escorted to my site and the man driver was quite grumpy.
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
not a koa quality campground, too many permanent trailers and campers. low class
Oct 11, 2013
one night on the move
Oct 10, 2013
Great location, great camp site, easy in & out.
Oct 09, 2013
Nice lake and good hookups, but sites are very close together and there are many homesteaders.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

NOT EVERYONE IS LUCKY ENOUGH TO WORK OUT THEIR BACK DOOR. I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY CAMPERS ARE SO UNFORGIVING TO LIFESTYLES NOT LIKE THEIR OWN. NOT EVERYBODY CAN AFFORD A RV AND A BEAUTIFUL HOME ALSO. WE HAVE TRAVELING NURSES WHO WORK AWAY FROM HOME AND STAY IN A CAMPER. BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT U HAVE.
Oct 06, 2013
beautiful wooded area. Nice walk around the lake.
Oct 06, 2013
A really mediocre KOA. The site sucked. The place.is in bad need of.an update. I won't stay there again. Way over priced for what you got.
Oct 06, 2013
The office closes at 4:30!?! Info on available sites & services was inaccurate & the method of night check in was totally unacceptable!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The office closes at 6 P.M. The way to get around having to deal with the night register is make a reservation earlier in the day. Also if you had trouble there is a phone number at the night register to call us at home and we would have been happy to come assist you. We want campers to be happy.
Oct 06, 2013
POOR MAINTENANCE OF THE FACILITY. APPEARED TO BE MANY LONG TERM "CAMPERS" WHO LIVED THERE FOR EXTENDED TIMES WITH MULTIPLE VEHICLES AND TOYS. THIS MAY BE THE NORM IN ARKANSAS. SPEEDLIMITS NOT OBSERVED.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

There are many people who are not able to find work in the area they live in all the time. Some of them work for contracters who send them all over to work on road repairs and so forth. Thank God for those people so we can travel in places away from our homes! The others can't afford a motor home.
Oct 05, 2013
Oct 04, 2013
Oct 03, 2013
Very nice place to stay, beautiful grounds and well maintained. Friendly staff and helpful. All utilities work as they should
Oct 03, 2013
Oct 02, 2013
Oct 01, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
No space between campers, didn't spray for weeds, stickers in dogs paws and our shoes.
Sep 27, 2013
Owners go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. Campground is beautiful and well kept.
Sep 26, 2013
Very clean . A mixture if permanent residents and camping sites. Well stocked store with friendly management.
Sep 25, 2013
My first impression was not so bad, but after paying and going inside to park it went downhill fast. This camp needs a lot of routine upkeep to be a place I'd want to stay again. It had not been mowed in a while. There were several dangerous dead trees hanging over camp sites. There were too many permanent residents. I was disappointed.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have been working with limbs and trees for several days now. Some of these require a bucket truck that we have to schedule for use. Thank you for your comments. They are concerns of ours also. As for the grass we mow some grass everyday, some of the grass that grows here comes up very quickly
Sep 24, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Real nice KOA, very duck friendly!!
Sep 23, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
The campground is fairly nice but needs better maintenance. The older male host is the grouchiest person I've ever seen that has to deal directly with the public. If he hates his work that much, he should find other work.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The man you spoke of does not work here he lives in one of the mobile homes. He was merely greeting you with a good morning. The toilet paper was put in the rest room as you left the office. Thank you for letting us know that the toilet paper was out. Sorry that Scott offended you
Sep 22, 2013
Beautiful place, amazing lake, however, not used to being greeted by people with facial piercings/tattoo's. Restroom was without toilet paper in the morning, not a good way to start your day.
Sep 22, 2013
Staff with attitude, check-ins at 1:00am three feet from us, large unmarked ditch at entry to site. Not going there again...ever.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Camping can be a wonderful experience and goes much easier when campers come in before dark. We were not there to check you in at 1 a.m. We have a beautiful park and are sorry that you did not enjoy it.
Sep 21, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
This is one of the only KOA's that did not meet our expectations. The grounds need maintenance & the reception was not terribly friendly (Mrs, not Mr). This is a good location to pass on unless desperate for a spot to pull in.
Sep 18, 2013
This is not a big rig site as we were told on the phone. Difficult to get into and out of site with large rigs.
Sep 17, 2013
Great park, enjoyed our stay!
Sep 16, 2013
Passing through and the owners were very nice and friendly. The bathrooms and showers were clean. We enjoyed our stay. It was definitely a family friendly place.
Sep 15, 2013
Very nice campground with an attentive staff. Nicely treed sites and very clean.
Sep 15, 2013
do not place overnights within the residence area. site next to us argued most of the night. will not be back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

You should have called the office to let us know that this was going on while it was happening. It was not residential it was another camper. Now it is too late to take care of the situation. That night would have been much better. Sorry you were kept up.
Sep 15, 2013
Great KOA and host. Beautiful green trees and grass.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Not all campgrounds have a beautiful setting. Ours is just that. A place to rest and relax after a day of driving on the road. Have a nice hot shower, a quiet dinner and rest for the next day. Thanks for staying at our KOA.
Sep 14, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 08, 2013
Thank you for going out of your way to make us feel welcome!
Sep 05, 2013
The setting was beautiful. It was very spacious with a gorgeous pond with ducks and geese. It had lots of other amenities. It is my favorite and the best KOA where I have stayed. It was very clean and neat. The staff was extremely helpful. I very highly recommend it.

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