January 13 – 16
(Amarillo, TX to Siloam Springs, AR)
Natural Falls State Park in Oklahoma
Hwy 412, 6 miles west of Siloam Springs, AR
We started the drive from Amarillo, TX early in the morning and the temperature bounced around from 15 degrees to 19 degrees F. During the snow in Amarillo Oklahoma experienced freezing rain. Woo! glad we missed that. When we arrived at Natural Falls State Park our tanks were frozen solid. It took nearly the whole day using my hair dryer and boiling water to get flowing so we stayed another night to play.
Great website with a lot of information.
FACILITIES/SITE QUALITY: 3.5/5
Again we were the only campers (besides the camp host) in the park. The comfort station was adequate at best, but flush toilets are a plus. Unfortunately the showers were cold. The camp area had paved pull -thrus and back ins. We paid for full hookups and were limited to only a few back ins. We chose a site that the water spigot was frozen and our dump hose could not reach the ground sewer connection. We fit into the next site but were unable to put the stabilizing jacks down in the back.
The hiking trails were wonderful and the Natural Falls were neat. We ran out of time to play disc golf but it was almost too cold for hiking anyway.
The location was pretty convenient. Hwy 412 into Arkansas had everything. Wal-Mart, grocery stores, etc. Even though it was cold we made a stop at BRAUM’S ice cream just to say we had some. Well worth it.
PET FRIENDLINESS: 5/5
The many trails and map made it a great place for pets.
OVERALL RATING: 4.6
It was a pretty place, but our experience with the frozen tanks and cold weather we didn’t get to enjoy the park as it was intended.