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About Buffalo Point

Buffalo Point is a convenient, fun-filled destination for families and adventurists of all types. It's perched along the Buffalo National River, providing exciting river sports and hiking opportunities. In peak season, a restaurant is open at the facility, serving up meals for those who want a break from preparing them.


The wild river is a gathering place for a plethora of water activities. Many campers spend their days fishing, hiking, canoeing, or kayaking. Evenings are ideal for gathering next to the fire to revamp for another great day out on the river.


Buffalo Point offers campsites with water, electricity and a pay phone. It's the only area in the park with a restaurant, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Natural Features

The campground is set along Buffalo National River, one of the few free-flowing rivers remaining in the contiguous United States. The river runs 135 miles without dams and cuts through the Arkansas Ozarks and into the White River. The region is surrounded by droves of lush hardwood trees and grassy open meadows.

Nearby Attractions

Two popular attractions within the Buffalo Point Area are the Indian Rockhouse Trail and the Rush Historic District. Rush was a zinc mining community until the zinc market collapsed and the settlement was deserted. Tours about the town's history are available. Buffalo Point is the former Buffalo River State Park developed in the 1930's as project of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Blanchard Springs Cavern, an extraordinary living cave, is a one-hour drive from Buffalo Point.

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Alcohol Allowed
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Buffalo Point is located in Arkansas
36.073 N
-92.557 W
Get Directions
From Springfield, MO take Highway 65 South through Branson to Harrison. Stay on Highway 65 through Harrison, turn left on Highway 62 and travel to Yellville. At Yellville turn right on Highway 14 East. Travel 17 miles to Highway 268 East. Turn left on 268 to Buffalo Point. From Little Rock, take Highway 65 North to Marshall, at Marshall turn right on Highway 27 North about 11 miles to Harriet. Turn left on Highway 14 West and travel about 14 miles to Highway 268 East. Turn right on Highway 268 to Buffalo Point.
10 Reviews of Buffalo Point
Buffalo National Scenic River.

Very nice campground right on the Buffalo River. We walked to the river right behind the campground. Lots of bamboo around, and very big sand burrs! Beautiful river! The first National Scenic River in the country. Great for canoeing and fishing. Saw deer in the campground several times. Raccoons stole from our cooler the first night. Hawks, herons, pilated woodpecker, kingfishers, and lots of buzzards. The campground is spread out, so you are not right on top of each other. Central water supply. Dump station.

Camp on the river

Beautiful campground. Trails really cool around and the people who works there are awesome!

Luxury Arkansas Camping

Paved roads to all the way to your camp site, showers, and a fantastic dinner 5 minutes away may not sound like luxury but Arkansas hllls usually make you work hard to enjoy their beauty. This site is amazing not only is the rock face the camp ground is named after a true natural beauty in the camp ground the river is deep enough to swim there as well. It was a very calm and quit environment.

A must!

Buffalo national river is the first national river established in the US and let me tell you it's gorgeous!! There are many places to camp but we stayed at Buffalo Point. There are a few different loops to stay on, we stayed in A. Each site has parking, for car or RV all differing in length, and you walk behind the parking to an area with benches, picinic table, lantern hanger, and fire pit. The river is behind the sites and you can swim in it. I recommend swim shoes because its all rocks to get to it and entering in and out of the water. Behind A loop on the opposite side from the ramp before the curve in the river is a rope swing. Its across the river so you must be a strong swimmer to beat the current. The bathrooms are well kept and there is trash bins available. Pets are allowed too. The loop that we stayed in was first come first serve and there was a self pay station near the bathroom. If you are up early enough, you may see bald eagles flying around the river like we did!

Natural beautiful

Wildest campground is located in a remote area, there are a couple of small stores to get supplies. But the natural beauty of this park is overwhelming. It lies on the Buffalo River and has camping, hiking, canoeing, swimming , And many other camping activities. There is usually some tall type of slideshow for presentation in the evenings at the amp a theater. He snuggled in the river valley the surrounding mountains are high and the sun comes up late and sits early. There is much wildlife at night including Deer and raccoons they are visible. There are many skunks but most of them have become accustomed to having visitors and do not bother you. But don’t leave your food out in the open. And there are some places which have sandy beaches but most is washed rock top beach. There are several places nearby to rent canoes and transportation for canoe trips. This is one of the best ways to see the river. The hiking is superb and there are several features including cave were Indians used to live and scenic overlooks of the river which are outstanding. Some of these trails are a little too much for small kids but for most adults in for health can accomplish easily. The sides are older but besides not having sewer connections are adequate. The beauty around you makes you forget about any shortcomings of the sack.

Great campsite

Well-maintained campsite. Clean, conveniently located bathrooms with showers. Has both reservable sites and first come, first served sites. Loop B is right off the gravel beach with a view of bluffs and the river…gorgeous! Only potential downside is that the campsites are really quite close together, but most folks seem to spend the day out doing water activities, so it doesn’t matter so much.

Very Nice Campground.

This was a very nice campground above the river. Looking forward to getting back.

An Amazing Family Camp!!

The camp sites were clean and water accessible. The hike to be overlook was fantastic!!!

Buffalo River national Park

Beautiful river among bluffs and forests. This campsite does allow reservations so it’s the safest bet for your trip through the park in the summer. There are some walk-in tent sites too but you won’t be very far from your car. Nice and simple campground, clean, actual hot showers.

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Amazing place :)

My visit to this lovely campground was just simply amazing! The camp site I stayed at was perfect for tent and hammock camping. It was very shady for the hot summer time and it rained a little bit but we had no problems. The Buffalo National river was right next to our campsite. All I had to do was walk down a hill or a path and it was right there for me to swim in. I also got to kayak down the river and that was the best time I've ever had. There are lots of things to do without even leaving the campground. They have lots of trails to hike. One of them even takes you to an old Indian rock that is simply breathtaking.