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Steel Creek Campground - Buffalo National River

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About This Campground

National Park Service

Buffalo National River

Steel Creek is a first come, first serve campground in the upper district of the park. It has 26 tent only sites with no electrical amenities, but flush restrooms and water are available from March 15 through November 15. Steel Creek also has 14 first come, first serve horse only sites for campers…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups

Reviews

23 Reviews of Steel Creek Campground - Buffalo National River

Ratings Breakdown

  • 1
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  • 1
  • 6
  • 15
Callie F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2021

Busy, but clean!

Campground was busy! But bathrooms stayed clean, visited often by a ranger, and so peaceful at night!

  • (4) View All
Site18
Month of VisitNovember
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Reviewed Sep. 9, 2021

Beautiful views

Last minute 2 night trip with my girls (6,8). I haven’t been this far up river since I was a kid, so I didn’t know what to expect. It’s a slow drive from the south on 7 (20mph speed limit in places), so account for the extra time to set camp before dark. We went during the week, so it was…

Site6
Month of VisitSeptember
Caradee F.
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2021

Good if you want to swim

The campground is smaller which I like but always busy. It's a good place for families that want to get into the river. Half the sites are near a tree line and the others out in the open. It's a very pretty area.

  • (6) View All
Month of VisitAugust

Location

Steel Creek Campground - Buffalo National River is located in Arkansas

Directions

Take Hwy. 43 south out of Harrison and travel approximately 26.3 miles to Ponca. Turn Left on Hwy. 74 and travel approximately 1.4 miles to the Steel Creek Rd turnoff (Signs are Posted). Turn left off of hwy 74 and travel down the Steel Creek Rd 1.3 miles to enter the campground.

Coordinates

36.0407759 N
93.34404867 W

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About This Campground

Steel Creek is a first come, first serve campground in the upper district of the park. It has 26 tent only sites with no electrical amenities, but flush restrooms and water are available from March 15 through November 15. Steel Creek also has 14 first come, first serve horse only sites for campers with horse trailers. ADA Access: Steel Creek Campground does not have any ADA compliant campsites. The restroom facilities are ADA compliant.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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