"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Monday, September 12, 2011

Toad Suck, Arkansas


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The evening finds us at Toad Suck Campground on the Arkansas river, near Conway, Arkansas.  A very nice COE facility.

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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.

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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


  1. I've been to Toadsuck, but that was before I had the old farts pass to stay at COE campgrounds for half price. :)

  2. Love the name. always love watching the boats go by!

  3. So glad you explained that name....quite interesting!! Enjoy!!

  4. Well, the campground is much more attractive than the name implies! Love the new homepage photo.

  5. I just found your blog and enjoyed it immensely! I never heard of Toad Suck, Arkansas. It sounds like a place that shouldn't be missed. I enjoyed your previous posts and pictures too. Thanks for sharing!


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