Travel Day to the Little Rock Area

Thursday July 23rd 2020

Today was another travel day. This time it was about 180 miles to central Arkansas just to the west of Little Rock. My destination was Maumelle Park an Army Corp of Engineers campground on the Arkansas River behind the Murray Lock and Dam. I stayed here two years ago in June of 2017.

The checkout time at Maumelle Park is 3PM and the official check in time is 4PM, so I didn’t have to get started very early. Unfortunately, to meet the checkout time at Wednesday nights campground I had to be on the road by 11AM. I really took my time on the road stopping at three different rest areas for half an hour or more. Packing up and later setting up were a real challenge in the humidity. It only took a few minutes of work to be dripping with sweat. The high temperature this afternoon was 91 degrees, but the humidity made it feel like 101.

Tug and barge passing by south bound on the Arkansas River.

I arrived at my destination at 2:30PM. Luckily my site was available. I booked the same site I had two years ago, because I new it had a clear view of the river and an opening in the trees for the satellite dish to lock on. What I forgot was the front to back slope of the site. To get level my leveling jacks have the front wheels just about off the ground. The view is worth it. I plan to be here for two weeks.

Site B-2 at Maumelle Recreation Area.

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