The evening finds us at Toad Suck Campground on the Arkansas river, near Conway, Arkansas. A very nice COE facility.
The story goes that back in the days of steamboats on the river, the boats would have to tie up here to wait for higher water to proceed on upriver. There was of a course a tavern nearby, and it’s said that the crews would “suck on the bottles till they swelled up like toads”.
Since that time the name has been used for a ferry, tavern, settlement, community, and finally, a lock and dam on the river.
We watched towboats passing through the locks and had a very nice evening. A good place to spend the night. S10.00 water and Electric……………..jc