Reviews for Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park

| Our first time here.

By user-5440188... on 2018-06-25.

We read the reviews from other websites and made a reservation for two nights. We got an open river front spot which isn't a problem if your air conditioning works. Anyway the site was awesome and we got to see all the traffic on the river; from small tugs to huge ones pushing 18 or more barges. We even saw a paddle wheeler heading down river and got to watch a full moon rising over the river...awesome! The staff is very friendly and works hard to take care of the place but watch out at night because the mosquitos are bad.

| Gorgeous Location

By user-4596359... on 2018-06-25.

This park is beautifully located on the Mississippi. Most sites are right along the river, but some are back in the trees. All afford a good view of the river and the barges and riverboat. The laundry is free, in an immaculately clean room with brand new machines. There was wifi, but it was virtually non-existent in our site. Even under the trees, there was good antenna reception. Along the river, satellite would be good. Would definitely stay here again, but make reservations if possible for the river sites.

| Beautiful RV campground along the Mississippi River

By user-6310287... on 2018-06-25.

My favorite new rv park! From the window of our RV van, we watched barge traffic move upstream toward Memphis. Meticulously clean restroom and free laundry facilities. Of course there are mosquitoes. This is the Mississippi River! Well maintained and very comfortable

By user-6440525... on 2018-06-25.

| Nice watching barges

By user-6097670... on 2018-06-25.

Stayed in wooded area since riverfront was booked. Glad we did, temps above normal and very few tree riverfront

| Great place!

By user-6392889... on 2018-06-25.

We stayed at the park for 6 days. it was Nice and quiet. Clean and well kept. Decent size spaces. The people working at the park are so nice and helpful. Lots of green space and beautiful views of the river. We have two large dogs and we felt very comfortable with them as there was so much open space to walk them on the leash. It is located a short drive from Memphis and that was a plus for us. Definitely recommends this place!

| Unique park

By user-4885026... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2015-06-08 to 2015-06-11

I don't know of any other place where you can literally have a campsite on the banks of the Mississippi River and watch the barges go up and down the river. The park lacks a pool or playground for kids and the wifi is lousy at best and Verizon 4G service is 1-2 bars. The bugs are horrible despite repellent and spray by the park. Nevertheless, I would make sure to stop here again if in the area. Access from the interstate is easy. There is full hookup at every site and location on the river is unparalleled.

| Great location

By user-5248522... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2015-08-28 to 2015-08-29

We just needed an overnight stay on our way to Texas. But this park has such an incredible view right on the Miss River and great hookup sites that we're planning a special trip back to Memphis. It'll be our 1st choice stop every time thru.

| Great big rig place

By user-6204622... on 2018-06-25.

Get the riverfront sites to watch the barges go by. Nice park we will be back. Big thumbs up.

By user-5923513... on 2018-06-25.

Very friendly staff. Great views of the tugboats on the Mississippi River We would definitely return. We camped in a motor home so I didn't see the bath house

| Great View

By user-6261094... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2014-05-01 to 2014-05-06

Great location right on the Mississippi River, only 15 minutes to downtown Memphis. Friendly staff. You can watch the barges going up and down the Mississippi right from your doorstep.

| flamingo

By user-5893627... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2017-08-16 to 2017-08-22

If you want a no frills campground, just relaxation, fishing, & peace & quiet, then this is the place for you. 3 ponds & Mississippi River to fish in. There are basically 3 areas. One is all sites in the sun on the river. One is mostly shaded area back away from the river. One is right on the side of the river with some shaded and some sunny sites where we stayed. Some sites have pads & some do not. There is a short section of the road in that is dirt, but it isn't bad. About 5 miles to rts 55 & 40 and it is easy on & off. Nice laundry room and it is free, but only 2 washers & dryers. Internet is sketchy. TV antenna works great. So relaxing to watch the barges & paddle boat cruises go by. Close to everything we wanted to see in Memphis. Very quiet campground. Lots of places to walk your dog. Only con is some of the campers let their dogs run loose even tho it says to keep them on a leash. Would stay here again if in the area. We stayed in a 35' motorhome.

| Awesome Park

By user-6177315... on 2018-06-25.

On the banks of the Mississippi River. We stayed 2 nights. Watched the barges go up and down the river. Staff is very friendly and organized. Definitely would come back

| Second time here!

By user-6204622... on 2018-06-25.

We love this park! Fun place to go. Very peaceful. Just watch the old river go by.

By user-5212582... on 2018-06-25.

First time here. The views are great. Even had accommodations for our Motor home & 25' trailer. Everone was so nice. We'll be back again for sure.

| Gorgeous!

By user-6412783... on 2018-06-25.

Bring bug spray to enjoy these gorgeous views!

| Great park

By user-5904004... on 2018-06-25.

Been here 4 plus times will come again. Dog friendly they let the dogs run and "go" any where. Don't enforce leash rules. Had a couple washers and dryers not even half of them but washing is free. I dropped a star do to not enforcing leash rules

| Riverside on the Mississippi

By user-5232914... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2015-08-03 to 2015-08-04

A very nice park riverside and just outside of Memphis. Reasonably priced and a great view of the river. Once again an over night stay but looks like a nice place to spend a few days.

| Really?

By user-5838712... on 2018-06-25.

Yes, right on the river but no shade and restrooms were in a tar paper shack. Looked like permanent residents had all the shaded spots. Are these reviews real?

| Nice Hideaway

By user-5818016... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2016-04-26 to 2016-04-28

Right on the Mississippi. We watched tugs pushing barges and saw a paddle boat. Lots of room. Restrooms are very clean but, need updated. RV park Somewhat hard to find.

| Loved It!

By user-5796463... on 2018-06-25.

Nice, clean park with friendly staff right on the river. We and our dogs watched the sun rise over the mighty Mississippi in such a peaceful setting. I didn't notice road or train noise that others mentioned in their reviews. I would stay here again and definitely recommend this campground to friends.

| Great stop to visit Memphis

By user-5055794... on 2018-06-25.

We really enjoyed staying here - had a riverfront site and watched cargo boats and paddle boats go up and down the river. If you are a light sleeper you may want a site away from the river as you can hear them all night unless you use a fan or white noise device. Concrete pads on most sites, packed gravel roads, very clean & private shower houses (each individualized with sink, toilet, shower, bathmat, and dressing area. Staff is friendly and accomodating. Laundry rooms have very new machines, very clean, and no charge for wash or dry! Amazing perk! Very well maintained - will definitely stay again.

| Love the river setting!

By user-5888136... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2016-10-10 to 2016-10-11

there for one overnight but would return for visit to Memphis or another overnight …not heavily improved, rustic but well kept … beautifully located on Mississippi River… do not count on any WiFi (thus the 4 star) … would stay here again and would try for riverfront site with pavement (had to do gravel this first time... we were in 45ft MH with toad and had nice long pull thru)! … somewhat hard to find so pay attention to their directions but it is a pretty easy off and back on to I-55

By user-5851089... on 2018-06-25.

We needed a place to stop on our way from Texas to Kentucky and this was at a good point. The staff is very friendly! However, I expected peace and quiet after reading the reviews. Turns out there's a train track pretty close by and some plant noise. It's not awful but I also wouldn't call it quiet. Drive by a scary looking neighborhood. This place was what I needed it to be but I would not come here as a destination.

By user-5850864... on 2018-06-25.

Great location! Great service! Free laundry. Clean showers.

| Great little spot while passing through

By user-5897486... on 2018-06-25.

Easy to find. Good spot on the Mississippi. Great service

| Awesome

By user-6004773... on 2018-06-25.

If you are in an RV and don't use the showers or bathrooms, this is a five star. The location is right on the river. Lots of open space. Many sites have shade. We will always stay here. Sketchy internet

By user-4526461... on 2018-06-25.

What a great RV park! Long pull throughs allowing great views of the river. Some are shaded, some are not. Some sites are paved, some are not. Some are river front, some are not. Don't follow GPS instructions. Call ahead and they'll tell you how to get there.

| Ok for a pit stop on the Mississippi River

By user-6564699... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2016-06-04 to 2016-06-05

Park is not heavily improved. There are FHU and sites right on the river. There is not a lot of traffic on this section of the river. We saw two barges on a Saturday evening. There are tons if open spaces to walk dogs. Staff seemed fine. There is not much near the park. We went to the recommended BBQ joint, Ray's World Famous, and it is an absolute dump of a shack. The food is fantastic, just get it to go. I subtracted stars due to standing water in the roads that don't help the mosquito situation.

| Relaxing

By user-4909851... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2015-09-28 to 2015-09-30

We stayed additional nights in our 5th wheel. Very clean, nice sites right on the Mississippi. Relaxing to watch barges going up and down river. Would definitely stay again.

By user-5636044... on 2018-06-25.

Great place. Well maintained! Easy to get to attractions by vehicle.

| Wonderful place!

By user-5500713... on 2018-06-25.

Stayed just one night but on a return to Memphis would stay again and longer. Beautiful setting.

| Dump!

By user-6574072... on 2018-06-25.

It's scary that this place has 4 and a half stars. Never mind you drive past a huge stinky propane company, turn left onto a dirt road and just past the dump site were dump trucks are unloading is the entrance to Tom Sawyer. ONLY good thing is long pull through sites and the view of the river. Very little pavement almost no shade trees and restrooms are disgusting.

| On the water

By user-6754558... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2015-08-13 to 2015-08-15

Loved the view in the morning! Quite nice place to stop for the night staff was very friendly and helpful! I would like to come back and spend more time!!

| Great place!

By user-5162699... on 2018-06-25.

Really enjoyed it. Great people run it and nice quiet area next to the Mississippi river.

| Excellent sites on the river

By user-5886722... on 2018-06-25.

Well laid out RV park with lots of space to walk dogs. Very friendly staff. Free laundry in clean well-kept machines. Would recommend to anyone travelling I-40.

| On wof the best in the US!!!

By user-5989872... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2014-11-13 to 2014-11-14

I've stated many RB parks across this is by far top five. Is the staff is very helpful, courteous and accommodating, but they emulate what you would like an RV park owner to be like. Free laundry. Views from each campsite of the Mississippi River. Quiet and serene with trees around. Each site has hookups and dumping station. Location is only a 15 minute drive from downtown Memphis, very easy to find. I would stay here again anytime!!!

| Great Park

By user-6563687... on 2018-06-25.

Great place to overnight or spend a few days in the Memphis area. The park is rustic but well kept. Bathrooms are clean, laundry is free, staff is courteous.

| Great setting

By user-6004773... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2014-11-06 to 2014-11-07

Wonderful setting RIGHT on the river. Out campsite was on the front row and we had a 180 degree panorama of the river traffic. We were going to be tourists in Memphis but we decided to just chill at the campground all day.

| Right on the river!

By user-4997676... on 2018-06-25.

Beautiful site, friendly staff.

| Great staff great view.

By user-5850709... on 2018-06-25.

Wow. I was told by Kentucky friend not to stay in west Memphis. Glad i did not listen. Our only complaint was the wifi in our section was slow and kept disconnecting. Besides that very quaint.

| Mosquitos!

By user-6568502... on 2018-06-25.

Millions of mosquitos! Millions.

| Poor wifi

By user-5259499... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2017-04-25 to 2017-04-26

The only issue was the wifi. We had a good overnight stay.

| Awesome

By user-6224862... on 2018-06-25.

Hands down, the nicest people have run into. The scenery is second to none. Full view of the Mississippi River even from the non river front sites.

| Excellent overnight stop

By user-5294006... on 2018-06-25.

We stayed here one night in a 40' motorhome. Called for a reservation about an hour out and got a riverfront site with full hookups. Gravel road lead to nice level concrete pad pull thru with unobstructed river view. We were able to watch the river traffic and enjoy a beautiful river sunset. Made use of free laundry facilities which were very clean. Nice open areas to walk the dog. One comment below mentioned train noise however we were not at all bothered by the few trains we heard. Unable to use the free internet. Paid $44 with good Sam discount.

| Very nice.

By user-5842109... on 2018-06-25.

We love staying here. There's plenty of space to walk around and watch the barges go up and down the river. The areas are very well maintained and clean, especially the laundry area. The laundry is free of charge and they have two places where you can do laundry. The main laundry has 6 washers and dryers in the small one has two of each. The lady that runs this facility is super nice and very accommodating.

| Great destination!

By user-5515726... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2018-04-16 to 2018-04-23

As others have said, you have to drive through some commercial areas to get here... and make sure you follow the website's directions or you'll end up in a run-down neighborhood! However, once you arrive you'll never want to leave. I could sit out all day and watch the barges go by. It's pretty quiet...yeah there's a train track a mile away and some industrial activity up river... but I never needed earplugs. The sites are very long and wide. I've been full-timing for three years and this place is in my top 5.

| Right on the Mississippi

By user-5894607... on 2018-06-25. Stayed 2018-04-25 to 2018-04-26

Great location, pull through sites, big rig friendly. We were right on the great Mississippi watching the barges. Very convenient location to Memphis.

| Awesome View!

By user-5339389... on 2018-07-06.

Following the parks directions for access is a must. The area approaching the park is industrial and the access is a bit rough but well worth the view of the river! The sites are decently sized. Some have concrete pads while others are gravel. There are park benches along the river to sit and watch the barges and river boats go by. The laundry is free at both bathrooms. The area is prone to flooding, so understand if the setting is not perfect. Access to sightseeing in Memphis is easy. We would stay here again. We stayed in a 37 foot motorhome and tow.

| Nothing fancy, but what a view!!

By anonymous-user on 2018-07-06. Stayed 2018-06-05 to 2018-06-06

Interesting park - it's not fancy by any definition. All dirt roads, but the sites are good sized and level. If you can get a river front site, the views of the Mississippi River and the river traffic are really unique. Even if you're not river front, there are nice benches all along the shore to sit and enjoy. The park is located in an industrial area - not hard to find - but it's recommended to use the directions the park will email you with your reservation.

| Interesting Place to Stay

By user-5929944... on 2018-07-06. Stayed 2018-06-03 to 2018-06-04

It was a fun, interesting place to stay. Sites right on the Mississippi River. Watch the traffic on the river from your campsite. We had a pull thru which was long and fairly level. The campsite is clean and well kept. Google Maps brought up directions that matched the campgrounds website. Easy to get in and out in our 40 ft motorhome and toad. Would definitely stay again.

| Awesome View of Mississippi

By user-5326114... on 2018-07-06. Stayed 2017-06-22 to 2018-06-23

It was a fun, interesting place to stay. Sites right on the Mississippi River. Watch the traffic on the river from your campsite or the benches along the river. Sites fairly level. The campsite is clean and well kept. Clean air conditioned individual bathroom/shower. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

By user-5176685... on 2019-08-09.

Great place right on the Mississippi River. Great place to sit and watch the comings and goings on the river. Stayed one night.

| Near the river-ok. Near the tree-don t go.

By user-6417717... on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2018-09-10 to 2018-09-12

We booked a site at Tom Sawyers and the sites on the river were full (3 weeks ahead). We took a site that was concrete and under the trees. Don t do it! We had 1/2 of mud covering the concrete, the patio had an ancient and warped picnic table and mud as well. I don t think they perform maintenance on these sites, plus the back row is full timers most with construction jobs.

| Great spot to pull in an rest on our long road trip.

By user-5902014... on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2018-09-19 to 2018-09-22

Level sites, Free laundry!! Paid $35.00 per night, dusty but nice views.

| Great park!

By user-6428708... on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2018-10-09 to 2018-10-13

Free laundry. But the most awesome view, right on the Mississippi River. Benches to sit and relax while barges go up and down. Clean. Nice sized spots, concrete. No complaints, convenient to I 40, and I55.

| Level sites, clean bathrooms, close to Memphis

By user-4569524... on 2019-08-09.

We stayed two nights on a level, gravel site in November. The riverfront sites were all taken -- mostly by large 5th wheels and Class As that blocked the view, which was a little sad. It rained the whole time, but we tracked very little mud into the RV. The bath house had 2 private bathrooms, each with toilet, sink, shower, and an electric heater. It felt like using a bathroom in a home, which was off-putting at first but then kind of fantastic! Water pressure was great. The wifi was weak. Only enough signal to check email, not really enough to browse the interwebs. There's free laundry, just remember to bring your detergent. It was probably a 15-20 min drive to the Tennessee Welcome Center in Memphis, where they allowed us to park for the day for free.

| Loved

By user-unknown on 2019-08-09.

This place was great! Lots of pull thru and cement pads. Staff was super friendly, escorted us to our site, and picked up trash 3x daily. They also offer free laundry services. Right along the Mississippi River, the sunsets were beautiful. There is also lots of green space for kids and pets. Bonus, the park is super close to Memphis. We would definitely stop again if in the area!!

| One night stop

By user-unknown on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2018-12-28 to 2018-12-29

Great place to stay when passing through Memphis....

| Great river views

By user-unknown on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2018-10-06 to 2018-10-11

I love the river views from this park. There are two rows of sites that face looking out over the Mississippi River. The sites are a mix of gravel and some that are concrete. Each site has a picnic table and grass areas between the sites. The park has working wifi and a small shower/bathroom in a small cabin structure. They offer fishing ponds and great views of the boats moving up and down the river. This is a very reasonable park and we will stay here again when visiting the Memphis area.

By user-5060997... on 2019-08-09.

Great place. Right on the River. Barges go past and it looks cool . Check it out .

| Good view

By user-unknown on 2019-08-09.

Nice long pull through site where you could see the river. Only stayed one night and it was cool and rainy but it was a peaceful nights sleep.


By user-unknown on 2019-08-09.

Fantastic place! Right on the Mississippi River. Barges and tug boats go by at times. Close to bike trail. Memphis is 11 miles from here.

| 5 Stars for the View

By user-5287510... on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2019-08-01 to 2019-08-04

This is one of our Top 10 favorite parks, and all because of the view. Pay the extra money for the front row and watch the barges churn their way up and down the Mississippi River. Front row sites have level concrete pads, long enough for our 43' Motorhome and tow vehicle. One section allows motorhomes to pull in and 2nd section to back in. Utilities worked great, a tree blocked our satellite reception, but this was not true for every site. Wi-Fi didn't work great and Verizon reception was spotty, but entertainment was out the front window. No pool or many other amenities. Quiet except for an occasional train or barge whistle, train sounds were in the distance. On Saturday night we could hear car racing, but it wasn't loud enough to bother us.