All campgrounds except Lost Valley are directly adjacent to the Buffalo River. The 135-mile national river is lined with bluffs as high as 440 feet. Riverside stands of willow, sycamore, river birch and cottonwood blend into the predominately oak-hickory upland forest. The Buffalo offers smallmouth bass, goggle-eye and other game fish along with swimming and canoe trips on this free-flowing river. Swimming is permitted in the Buffalo River but requires special caution. Diving or jumping into the river from rocks or bluffs is extremely dangerous due to the likelihood of striking submerged rocks. Limestone & sandstone bluffs are crumbly and slippery when wet and should be completely avoided. Arkansas state licenses required for fishing, hunting. All children under 13 must wear a life jacket.
83 RV with W/E; 18 Walk-in Tent; 5 Group Tent
Modern and rustic cabins (Call 870-449-6206), restaurant (May 15-Labor Day), flush toilets, warm showers, water, picnic sites with nearby grills, 3 pavilions (may be reserved for groups), amphitheater (programs in season), river access. User’s fee charged. Electric and water (mid-Mar. to mid-Nov.). Camping reservations: 877-444-6777 or www.Recreation.gov. A reservation fee is charged. Ranger Station/Visitor Center: 870-449-4311.
Rugged mountain scenery and nature trails to hidden springs and caves, overlook. Swimming and fishing, naturalist programs in season.