Tom Sawyer’s RV Park, named after the main character in Clemens’ book, affords RVers the opportunity to experience the Mississippi River in a truly unique, unspoiled and spectacular setting.
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Samuel Longhorn Clemens, better known by his pen name “Mark Twain” made the Mississippi River famous worldwide.
The story of a boy and his adventures around and on the river. Along with a sequel book “Huckleberry Finn”, has resulted in frequent questions by foreigners for information about the Mississippi River.
Opened in 1989, Tom Sawyer’s RV Park now has 121 RV site, 50 concrete pads and all but 14 of them pull throughs. Each site has City of West Memphis water and sewer with 30 and 50 Amp power. Tom Sawyer’s is conveniently located just 2 miles from both I-40 and I-55. The Wi-Fi and laundries are free of charge.
Best thing about Tom Sawyer’s is the RIVER!!
Many sites are only feet from the edge of the river bank. The flowing waters of the Mississippi with endless riverboat traffic mesmerizes and relaxes visitors in a serene, unspoiled natural setting.
The park is on the levee system known as Batture land with miles of manicured trails, open areas and a rich variety of wildlife. The Memphis skyline and bridges are visible upstream. Fishing in the river or Tom Sawyer’s Lakes is superb, especially after high water.
The new Bass Pro superstore in the Pyramid, riverboat rides, the National Civil Rights Museum, Orpheum Theatre and the world-famous entertainment district of Beale Street are all located in downtown Memphis. Also, the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll and home of the blues.
Just 25 minutes south you will find Elvis Presley’s Graceland. 25 more minutes south takes you to the casinos complex in Tunica, Mississippi.
However, returning to the quiet serenity of Tom Sawyer’s RV Park may always be the best part of the journey!
TomSawyer’s RV Park 1286 South 8th Street
West Memphis, Arkansas 72301
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