We departed Northern Arkansas in a heavy rain, and wound up driving through heavy showers most of the way to Little Rock. I had met a guy while we were in Hot Springs that mentioned Maumelle COE campground. He said it was one of the finest COE facilities he had ever visited. I think he is correct.
Located just West of Little Rock, on the Arkansas River, it is a jewel of a campground. There’s plenty of space between sites, with lots of grass and wood between. The rate was $13.00 for a premiere site with the use of the NPS pass.
As the clouds and rain arrived about the same time we did, the best thing was to grab a book and a beverage, and just enjoy our surroundings.
There was an island out in the river in front of our site. We looked up one time and saw these three deer stepping off the island into the river. They frolicked around for about 10 minutes before climbing back up on the bank and disappearing back into the foliage.
The rain wasn’t much more than a drizzle, so we grilled a couple of pork chops for dinner, then walked around the campground. They have close to 100 sites scattered up and down the river. I didn’t see a bad one, anywhere. This will probably be stopping point from now on, when we are traveling through the area.
We were treated to a nice sunset as the clouds begin to break up. Nothing like a great sunset to lift one’s spirits. As we set there watching the subtle changes of light and shadow; it was hard to think about being anywhere else.
Just another day; doing what we enjoy. Some days, it’s a lot; others are like this, not much of nothing……….Thanks for looking……jc