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Steel Creek Recreation Area & Campground

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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.


Steel Creek Recreation Area & Campground
Off Ark. 74
Jasper, AR 72641

GPS: N36.01905 W93.35742


Campground Details

  • Campsites:
    26 Tent with no hookups
  • Facilities:
    Drinking water (mid-Mar. to mid-Nov.), flush toilets, fire grates, picnic tables, river access, 14 equestrian campsites and horse trails. User's fee charged mid Mar.-mid Nov. (Open year-round).
    NOTE: Not recommended for large trailers, buses and RVs due to steep, winding road.
  • Attractions:
    Scenic bluffs. Trailhead for wilderness area hiking, featuring Hemmed-in-Hollow.