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 daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day and on weekends only from mid-April to Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend to mid-October.
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.
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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We stayed in the c loop and it was nice and shady, but the sites are a little close together, good for a group of campers. The facilities were clean, but a little outdated. The river was great and had plenty of places to swim. Wear good water shoes its a good walk down to get to the river and for any tech people out there, the only cell/tv reception you get is at the top of the hill before going down to the campground, but anyone wanting to get away from it all it's great. There is a great restaurant at the top of the hill I'd recommend trying, reasonable prices, good food and a great overlook view of the river
We tent camped at the Buffalo Point Campground in loop B for a few days. These sites are the closest to the river and the swimming area. The sites are pretty close together, but there were a few that had more room (next time). We rented from Wild Bills and floated to Rush. It was gorgeous! We saw tons of wildlife and were the only ones on the river on a Thursday morning. The sites being close together and the lack of a super flat area for our tent is the reason for the 4 star. Plus the bathrooms were a little dirty, but they had great pressure and hot water. Don’t miss out on the Indian Rockhouse trail and the concession restaurant. Get the broasted chicken breast and jojo potatoes. Trust me. Plus a piece of peanut butter pie!
Wonderful family friendly campground with all needed amenities.
Beautiful Campground. Friendly Host and Rangers. Easy access to the river. Book early they fill up as soon as sights are released!
We have loved BP for 25 years. We have always tent camped but now we have a camper. This site isn't great for a camper/RV, but at least we were at Buffalo Point! I say it's not great for a camper for the following reasons: Your camper door opens into a BUNCH of brush/bamboo. The picnic table is on the wrong side (not the door side). Other than that, the good things about it are: like I said, you're at Buffalo Point and the river is right below you . You are RIGHT next to the boat launch/swimming area. All that to say, if this was the last site available, we would take it again, it's just not our first choice.
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.
Beautiful campground. Trails really cool around and the people who works there are awesome!
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.
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!
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.