Millwood State Park, located on Millwood Lake in the SW corner of Arkansas, has 45 campsites: 42 RV sites, three primitive tent sites, and picnic sites. The park also has a marina which offers gift items, groceries, bait, gas, and rents fishing boats, canoes, and kayaks.
The campground also has a 1.5 mile self-guided walking trail, and a 4 mile bicycle trail. I didn’t hike these due to it being raining, but I hiked among a bunch of tent sites that appeared to have been unused for quite some time. I understand that the park used to be much larger, until it was flooded in 2015.
Millwood Lake is a beautiful lake, but the park sits on a swampy inlet of the lake. Not much of a chance for beautiful sunsets or lake views here. Cell signals are weak, at 1-2 bars. There is no swimming due to alligators. Many of the sites are close together. Since park mostly faces the marsh, it doesn’t really matter that many sites face backward. Choose a site on the far east side of the park if you want a little bit of a lake view, and on the west side if you intend to be looking for alligators.
There is a lot of road noise from the log trucks running up and down the road from early morning to late evening. But, they stop at night and weekends. And, then the train takes over.
I wouldn’t consider this park to be suitable for children. It seems to be basically a fishing destination.
Arkansas State Parks needs to post pictures of the campsites online, so we can get an idea of what we are reserving. There are some decent sites, but you can’t tell by looking at a drawn map.
Millwood Lake State Park, 1564 AR-32, Ashdown, AR 71822