Monday, June 19, 2017

Toad Suck COE Campground, June 2017, Arkansas

                                            Toad Suck COE Campground, Arkansas

      WOW drove 350 miles today. We usually only drive around 200-250 a day. And the worst thing about it was much of it was in rain, and sometimes in very heavy downpours. When it started to rain hard  were in an area we didn't want to stop. We just wanted to get passed the Little Rock area on Sunday with a lot less traffic. Just passed Little Rock the rain stopped. So it was find a place. What luck, we saw a sign for a Corp Of Engineer park. Got out our Corp directory and called to see if they had any spots available. YES come on in. The name of the park is Toad Suck.
Didn't get a picture of the sign for RV Park, but that's right "Toad Suck".
      By the time we checked in it started to rain. Not just a rain, did you ever hear that saying " it's raining cats and dogs", well this was more like cow's and horses. We just unhooked the car and backed in. When the rain let up a bit we hooked up the electric and water. But what a great site. Looking out our front window was the Arkansas River. We were a little concerned  about the height of the water. So I asked the workers at the entrance booth about the water levels.  He said he had been there since 2015 and never had to evacuate. But they had two warnings that they might have too. Well do we sleep with our clothes on? Not to worry there is high ground not far away. I slept very well, and the rain stopped. We did stay another day as rain was forecast all the next day for the area we were heading. I didn't want to drive in rain all day again when there is no rush to get someplace. It just drizzled a few times. Date of stay June 2017
Our site, a little wet, was 50 amp electric with water. We didn't need to dump because were we were on was a full hook up site and I'll dump when we get hook up. The roads and site were paved with a nice gravel area aside of the pad with a covered table. Our site was level side to side but ran downhill back to front. A lot of area to walk a dog. Nice clean bath house and showers. Nice spacing between sites. Cost with our America the Beautiful pass was $9. a night.
There are sites behind us, but there were empty.  

Hard to see, but all the gates holding the water back to create a lake above the dam are open

A tug pushing barges locking thru, just across the rive from our site

It look like a total of nine barges

A tug following

The two tugs

From the bridge above looking down at the entrance to the park

The other side of the park looking down from the bridge

The lock from the bridge
Look how much I have grown.

A neat mural, Linda is a mural junkie, she has pictures of 100's of murals from aroud the country


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