The city sits along the flood-prone north side of the Arkansas River, across from Little Rock. Its use by native inhabitants goes back to the burial mound people. Locals originally called it Argenta until 1917. North Little Rock became incorporated on July 1, 1901, as part of a scheme by businessman and politician William C. Faucette to reclaim Argenta by Little Rock.
North Little Rock had a population of 64,591 as of the 2020 census and is part of the Little Rock-North Little Rock Combined Statistical Area with a population of 902,443. It is Arkansas' seventh-most populated city, sitting within Pulaski County. The city covers 56.2 square miles with an elevation of 266 feet above sea level.
There is a wide variety of foods in North Little Rock, with popular locations including Brave New Restaurant (American/Steakhouse), Bruno's Little Italy (Italian/Bar), and Kemuri Restaurant (Japanese/Seafood). It is home to the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, North Shore River Walk, The Joint Comedy Theater, and Dickey-Stephens Park, which hosts the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team.
Burns Park is a popular choice with locals and offers lots of activities. Emerald Park has overlooks of the river and trails for biking or riding. Young travelers will find Funland Amusement Park geared towards their interests. The city sits across the river from Little Rock, offering you all the amenities RV travelers need and accommodations for brief overnight or extended stays.
Every March, the Little Rock Marathon brings together 10,000 participants for a full and half marathon and a 10K and 5K fun run/walk. Marathon participants compete for what is known as the "World's Largest Finishers Medal."
One of the most popular annual events in the area is the July 4th Pops on the River, a free family event providing food, music, and fireworks. The main attraction is the patriotic-themed performance from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the largest fireworks display in the state.
The Arkansas State Fair is a popular event held each Fall in October where guests enjoy 10 days of thrilling rides, a large variety of foods, live music, and displays of artistry and talent. This annual event takes place at the 140-acre fairgrounds in nearby Little Rock.
Hot Springs National Park is only 53 miles west of North Little Rock. It is called "the American Spa" for its thermal waters that draw tourists around the country. It has five public campgrounds and seven private facilities. The park sits on the north section of the city of Hot Springs.
A 345-mile road trip north will get you to Gateway Arch National Park in Missouri. It's home to the famous White Arch. The park is situated in downtown St. Louis, providing you with everything you'll need for a prolonged stay.
Traveling 430 miles to the east will place you near Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. With over 400 miles of explored caverns (and more undiscovered), it is home to the longest known cave system in the world. Three public and five private campgrounds serve the area.
Lake Catherine State Park is one of the best parks near town (54 miles west). Its main feature is Lake Catherine, providing boating, fishing, kayaking, and swimming. You can also hike trails, watch wildlife, or visit the nature center. One RV-friendly facility is in the state park and another is 20 minutes away.
You can also travel 65 miles northwest to Petit Jean State Park. It makes RVshare's list because it offers boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, and scheduled events. It has several geological features worth exploring, including Lake Bailey and a 95-foot waterfall. Three RV-friendly campgrounds are nearby.
Lake Ouachita State Park is 68 miles west of North Little Rock. It is one of the more popular parks in the state because of the 40,000-acre Lake Ouachita and its densely forested areas. It offers lots of water sports with RV-friendly camping nearby.
The Arkansas Post National Memorial is near North Little Rock and celebrates the original trading post from 1686. It is a popular destination for hikers and for those who observe wildlife.
A must-see on RVshare's list is the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, also in the Little Rock metropolitan area. It is the site where nine African American students enrolled in the then newly desegregated school in the Fall of 1957, marking a milestone in the civil rights movement.
The Buffalo National River is 111 miles north of the city. It offers some of the best views in the state as the river meanders through the Ozark Mountains and across northern Arkansas. Human history is on display, from 7,000-year-old native American caves to 1900's-era homesteader cabins. Explore by foot, bike, or the water.
The Downtown Riverside RV Park is in North Little Rock. It offers 61 sites, with the pull-throughs as low as $26 a night. These sites include full hookups with 30/50-amp electricity and Wi-Fi.
Burns Park RV Park and Campground has 54 sites with full-hookup, 30/50-amp, and back-in or pull-through sites. It's pet friendly and has showers.
Another location on RVshare's list of Little Rock Campgrounds and RV Parks is the Junction I-40 KOA in North Little Rock, offering approximately 50 full-hookup sites. Other amenities include a pool, hot tubs, and showers, as well as free Wi-Fi and cable.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in North Little Rock, AR, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in North Little Rock?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in North Little Rock from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in North Little Rock?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.