Little Rock, Arkansas Campgrounds and RV Parks

  1. The Riverside RV Park
  2. Burns Park Campground
  3. Little Rock North KOA
  4. Little Rock North / Jct. I-40 KOA
  5. Willow Beach Campground
  6. Trails End RV Park
  7. I-30 RV Park
  8. Tar Camp
  9. Toad Suck Ferry Dams Park
  10. Harris Brake Lakeside Resort
  11. J.B.'s RV Park & Campground
  12. Lake Sylvia Campground
  13. Cypress Creek Campground
  14. Maumelle Park
  15. Wolly Hollow State Park
  16. Cloud Nine RV Park
  17. Sequoya Park
  18. Cherokee Campground
  19. Lake Catherine State Park
  20. Hot Springs National Park KOA

Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock is the state capital and largest city in Arkansas. The name arose because of a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River. It was named in 1722 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Benard de la Harpe as La Petite Roche (French for little rock). A larger rock on the north bank was called French Rock, now called Big Rock.

The region was home to two native American bands, the Quapaw on the south bank and the Osage on the north. In 1808, the Osage ceded their claim to the area north of the river and the Quapaw gave up some of their land in 1818. This development was important in the history of Little Rock as the Territory of Arkansas was created in 1819 and land speculators arrived very soon thereafter. By 1824, the Quapaw had given up all their claims.

The city was incorporated in 1831 and became the state capital in 1836. In the 1820s, the small settlement founded a newspaper, opened a school and established a church. In 1824, a road was built to Memphis with Congress-appropriated funds, followed two years later by a stagecoach line to Arkansas Post. At the time of the Civil War, Little Rock's population was about 3,700. Ten years after that, thanks to the Reconstruction years following the end of the war in 1865, the population grew fourfold.

Today Little Rock, with a population of about 182,000, is regarded as a city of racial and cultural diversity.

  • birthplace of former president, Bill Clinton
  • Little Rock landmark in Riverfront Park
  • River Market District
  • Capitol buildings
  • Big Dam Bridge
  • Burns Park Golf Course
  • War Memorial Park
  • Heifer International Global Village and Green Building
  • Little Rock Zoo
  • Historic Arkansas Museum
  • Museum of Discovery

  • Camping in Arkansas

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