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Buffalo National River

National Park Service

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 and sandstone bluffs are crumbly and slippery when wet and should be completely avoided.

For information:

Park Superintendent, Jasper, AR  72641
Phone:
870-365-2700

Buffalo National River Campgrounds (B-4)

  • Campsites:

    31 Tent with no hookups
  • Location:

    5 miles north of Jasper on Ark. 7, then 2 miles down dirt road.
  • Attractions:

    Swimming and fishing. Scenic bluff. Trailhead for 2-mile (one way) Ozark-Pruitt trail.
  • Facilities:

    Drinking water, fire grates, picnic tables, flush toilets, pavilion, amphitheater (programs in season), river access.

Buffalo Point Campground (B-5)

  • Campsites:

    83 RV with W/E; 21 Tents; 5 Group Tents
  • Location:

    14 miles south of Yellville on Ark. 14, then 3 miles east on Ark. 268.
  • Attractions:

    Rugged mountain scenery and nature trails to hidden springs and caves, overlook. Swimming and fishing, naturalist programs in season.
  • Facilities:

    Modern and rustic cabins (Call 870-449-6206 for availability), 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.

Carver Campground (B-4)

  • Campsites:

    8 Tent with no hookups
  • Location:

    10 miles east of Jasper on Hwy. 74, then 2.5 miles north on Hwy. 123 to bridge.
  • Attractions:

    Swimming, fishing, scenic valley
  • Facilities:

    Drinking water, vault toilet, picnic tables, fire grates, river access

Erbie Campground (B-4)

  • Campsites:

    14 RV with no hookups; 16 Tent; 5 Group Tent
  • Location:

    4 miles north of Jasper on Ark. 7, then 6.5 miles west on dirt road past Henry Koen Experimental Forest.
  • Attractions:

    Swimming and fishing. Historic cabin and farmstead nearby. Hiking trails and horse trails.
  • Facilities:

    Flush toilets, vault toilets, picnic sites and fire grates, river access. Campsites for equestrians are nearby.

Kyles Landing Campground (B-3)

  • Campsites:

    33 Tent with no hookups
  • Location:

    5 miles west of Jasper on Ark. 74, then 3 miles down rough, steep, winding gravel road.
  • Attractions:

    Trailhead for wilderness area hiking, including Hemmed-in-Hollow and Indian Creek.
  • Facilities:

    Drinking water, flush toilets, fire grates, picnic tables, river access.
    NOTE: Not recommended for large trailers, buses or RVs due to rough, steep and winding road.

Lost Valley Campground (B-3)

  • Campsites:

    15 Tent with no hookups
  • Location:

    15 miles west of Jasper on Ark. 74, then one mile south on Ark. 43
  • Attractions:

    2.1 mile round-trip hiking trail to Eden Falls and Cob Cave.
  • Facilities:

    Drinking water, flush toilets, picnic tables, fire grates, pavilion

Maumee South Campground (B-5)

  • Campsites:

    Open Camping
  • Location:

    6 miles east of Marshall on Ark. 27, then 6 miles of paved and dirt road from Morning Star.
  • Facilities:

    Vault toilet, river access.

Rush Campground (B-5)

  • Campsites:

    13 Tent with no hookups
  • Location:

    11 miles south of Yellville on Ark. 14, then 4.5 miles on paved and gravel road 6035.
  • Attractions:

    Mining ghost town. Trailhead for wilderness area hiking.
  • Facilities:

    Drinking water, vault toilet, fire grates, river access

Steel Creek Campground (B-3)

  • Campsites:

    26 Tent with no hookups
  • Location:

    13 miles west of Jasper on Ark. 74, then 2 miles down steep, winding gravel road.
  • Attractions:

    Scenic bluffs. Trailhead for wilderness area hiking, featuring Hemmed-in-Hollow.
  • Facilities:

    Drinking water, flush toilets, fire grates, picnic tables, river access, 14 equestrian campsites and horse trails.
    NOTE: Not recommended for large trailers, buses and RVs due to steep, winding road.

Tyler Bend Recreation Area & Campground (B-4)

  • Campsites:

    28 RV/Tent with no hookups; 10 Tent; 5 Group
  • Location:

    32 miles south of Harrison on U.S. 65, then 3 miles off U.S. 65 on paved road.
  • Attractions:

    Visitor center, river access
  • Facilities:

    Drinking water, warm showers, flush toilets, picnic sites, pavilion, amphitheater (programs in season), river access, hiking trails and horse trails nearby
  • Accessible?:

    Handicap Accessible

Woolum Campground (B-4)

  • Campsites:

    Open Camping
  • Location:

    17 miles south of Harrison, then 8.5 miles of dirt road from Pindall; or 26 miles south of Harrison and 7 miles from St. Joe.
  • Attractions:

    Swimming, fishing. Trail connection with Ozark Highlands Trail (seasonal).
  • Facilities:

    Vault toilet, river access, equestrian campsites and horse trails. (Open year-round)