Originally Posted by ssfletch
We are heading out for the month of July to visit family and cool temps in RI from Central Texas. We are heading rt 30-40-81-84-95 and are having to high tail it so need a few decent pullthrough stops along the way. Any good suggestions out there?
Has anyone been to the Hot Springs outside of Little Rock? Are they worth the trip?
Probable stops near Little Rock, Knoxville TN, Harrisburg PA, based on driving time per day.
Any suggestions would be most helpful.
For a place to stay on the way, North Little Rock has a brand new RV park right on the Arkansas River right on the bike path, one of the best anywhere, and near lots to see and do. Good dining on both sides of the river and a small trolley system serves both sides including the Clinton Presidential Library and Little Rock's Rivermarket area. I have never stayed in this park, but have ridden my bicycle through it. It is nice. Check out their website North Little Rock Riverside RV Park-Home
There is also a KOA practically at the junction of I430 and I40, but it is not that great, just a place to stay. It is near the other end of the bike path, though. I lived there for a few months in my Trade Wind when I moved to Little Rock from outside Austin, between Wimberley and Driftwood.
Hot Springs—there's a little more, OK a lot more, than just some hot spring. The main part of the city including its historic district is a national park
and was the first federally protrected area in the US. There is a wealth of detail at Hot Springs' website
. RV facilities
are also available in Hot Springs.
They even have a thoroughbred horse track, Oaklawn Park
. The Arkansas Derby, run at Oaklawn is one of the major warm-up races for the Kentucky Derby.
Heck, there is even a Gangster Museum
celebrating not just Arkansas' homegrown variety of organized crime, but the big names too. It was a vacation spot for the likes of Al Capone, Bugs Moran, and others.
I could also list many more things in central Arkansas, but you are going somewhere, right?
Enjoy the trip. If you stay in the area, get in contact if you have the time.