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Old 01-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Hello from Arkansas

Hello all My name is Layton and My wife Tammy and I bought a 2012 Crusader 260RLD last spring. this is our first RV. we have a few trips under our belts and are looking forward to vacationing this year in it.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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HI and WELCOME to the forum- this is a great place for info.
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Welcome folks. Close enough here in Oklahoma maybe we will run into each other out there.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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Layton and Tammy - welcome to the FR Forum! You will find this a great source for information and good ideas. You live in a beautiful state and my wife and I love to travel from Mississippi to camp in Arkansas.

Best of luck in your new RV. Camp often and be safe!
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:42 AM   #5
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Welcome. Being in Arkansas, you're in a beautiful and great place for camping.
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We camped at the State Park near Branson in October but explored Arkansas and loved it! Were hoping to do it again real soon.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:25 PM   #7
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We camped at the State Park near Branson in October but explored Arkansas and loved it! Were hoping to do it again real soon.
what was the name of the State Park. we planning a trip to North Little Rock to visit family this spring.
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We camped at Table Rock State Park. It was very nice! We visited Eureka Springs for the day and loved it. We also went to Hot Springs. Have a great trip!
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We are going to Devil's Den State Park this weekend! One of the most beautiful parks in Arkansas. If you get a chance to go to Devil's Den by all means Go. Lasy year we did a week in Petit Jean State Park which is south east of Little Rock. Beautiful Park as well. Arkansas is a beatuiful State!
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Hello from Nova Scotia. We hope you have an enjoyable and safe camping season this coming year.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:37 PM   #11
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welcome layton and tammy.
we like to go to mountianview. have been to devils den a few times but not in an rv. i don't think i can get mine in there unless there have been changes to the road.
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Welcome, welcome and Go Hogs! We are from the Little Rock area. Have reservations for Devil's Den in March. I understand we have to take the long way in as we can't get in the short route with our camper. How did you like Devil's Den? This is our first trip planned to northwest AR. As you said, Petit Jean is a great park as well. We generally head south to Lake Ouachita or Lake Catherine. We are definite lucky to have some great state parks here.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:06 PM   #13
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North Little Rock has a City RV park right along the river. Full hook ups and very reasonable rates. We stayed there in Oct on our way home to Oklahoma from Florida. Highly reccomended.
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You have to take the northern most exit off of I-540 North,Its a few more miles but it's not that bad.First time for us to take the trailer up there. I'm not the best at backing but my wife and I use the phones on speaker and seem to get the job done.I'll admit that we look for pull throughs. We spent a week at KC at the Worlds of fun park and it was a nice RV park. KC is a favorite place for us to vacation.
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We've been planning a trip into Arkansas visiting Petit Jean, Mount Magazine, Devils Den, & Crater Of Diamonds but haven't made it yet. I keep getting the emails of people finding diamonds there.
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My wife has been wanting to take the kids to Crater of Diamonds as well. We had plans last year, but ended up in Kentucky to camp with some friends from Chicago. A couple good Corps of Engineers parks in central Arkansas are on the Arkansas River: Toadsuck near Conway and Maumelle Park near Little Rock. Both have good camping atmosphere and are convenient to either town. It's fun for the kids to watch barges and boats on the river as well.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:33 PM   #17
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Another GREAT RV park in West Memphis, Arkansas.....TOM SAWYER RV PARK.....Right on the Mississippi River. Watch barges and tow boats all day and all nightgoing up and down the river.
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We went to the Crater Of Diamonds park a few years back. It was in August and It was hotter than blue blazes! There is one shade tree down there. All we found was Black dirt! It was all the way across the state,but we did find locals there that said they had found several diamonds. One gentleman there said that he put 2 kids through college mining for diamonds there. He told me that he never found anything big but he consistantly found stones that were worth 100-200 dollars apeice. The best time to go is after a rain. I do know that they plow the fields often so that ups your chance of finding a stone.Guess I'm just not much of a diamond hunter!
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