Spend some time on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi! Samuel Longhorn Clements, better known by his pen name “Mark Twain” made us fall in love with the fictional character Tom Sawyer in his book “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” His writings have traveled the globe introducing life on the Mississippi River to people of all nationalities.
Tom Sawyer’s RV Park, named after Clements’ main character, sits on the banks of the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas just across the bridge west of Memphis Tennessee. The unique, spectacular beauty of the area is unspoiled by modern day construction. Its peaceful natural setting bring back loyal RVers’ year after year.
The Wi-Fi and laundry are free, but the best part of Tom Sawyer’s is the RIVER!!
Located only 2 miles from both I-40 and I- 55, the park has 121 RV sites. 50 with concrete pads and 107 are pull thru sites. Each site has 30 and 50 Amp power and water City of West Memphis and sewer. Many of the sites are only feet from the river’s bank. The endless river boat traffic mesmerizes and relaxes visitors in the serene natural setting. The park is on the river side of the levee system known as Batture land with miles of manicured trails, open areas and a rich variety of wildlife.
New to the area is the “Big River Crossing”.
The Harahan Bridge was originally constructed between Arkansas and Tennessee in 1913. The Bridge is still is use today by the Union Pacific Railway. In 2016 construction started on a walking/biking path to be added to the side of the bridge. It was opened to the public October 22, 2017. It is the longest walking/biking bridge over the Mississippi River and offers spectacular views of the River and the city of Memphis. Open to the public every day from 6am to 10pm at no charge. There is a 8-mile walking/biking trail that connects Memphis, Tennessee to West Memphis, Arkansas. The paved part of the trail starts only 2 miles from Tom Sawyer RV Park.
The Big River Crossing is also part of the Big River Trail that runs along the top of the St Francis Levee System and is adjacent to the Tom Sawyers RV Park running 73 miles to the south.
If biking and hiking are not your forte, it is only a 12- minute ride to downtown Memphis with dozens of options in dining including the world’s best barbecue. The Bass Pro superstore in the Pyramid, National Civil Rights Museum, Orpheum Theatre and the world-famous entertainment district of Beale Street are all located in Downtown Memphis. From the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll and the home of the blues to Elvis Presley’s Graceland, all are only a short drive from Tom Sawyers’ RV Park on the banks of the “Mighty Mississippi”.
Tom Sawyer RV Park
1286 South 8th Street
West Memphis, Arkansas 72301