Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Tyler Bend Campground

Campers will delight in the picturesque river views at Tyler Bend. Located 11 miles northwest of Marshall, Arkansas, Tyler Bend is set on a quiet, peaceful section of the great Buffalo National River. Known as the middle river region, the campground offers tranquil views of the river beside pastures.


Small-mouth bass, catfish and sunfish are the most popular fish to catch on the Buffalo River, but visitors should be aware that an Arkansas fishing license is required to fish anywhere on the river.

The middle river location also allows for extended seasons for kayaking and tubing. If there's enough rain, the sports can go through mid to late summer.

Get a dose of history by hiking to the Collier Homestead, a restored Ozark dwelling from the 1930's. The homestead remembers one of the homes built by settlers in response to the Homestead Act of 1862.


The Tyler Bend Visitor Center is open year-round and has interesting exhibits on the history of flora and fauna in the Buffalo National River area. It's the primary visitor center for the region and provides several educational programs in the auditorium. The campground has 10 walk-in and 28 drive-in sites available, plus a day-use pavilion and five group sites.

Natural Features

The Buffalo National River flows free over swift running rapids and quiet pools for its 135-mile length. One of the few remaining rivers in the lower 48 states without dams, the Buffalo cuts its way through massive limestone bluffs traveling eastward through the Arkansas Ozarks and into the White River.

Nearby Attractions

The Buffalo River Trail is accessible from the Collier trailhead parking area. This trail joins the Ozark Highlands Trail at Woolum, 14 miles upstream from Tyler Bend.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
Fees for the walk-in sites and drive-in sites (non-electric) are $20 a night for up to 6 people per site. Fees for the Group Tent Only Area (non-electric) are $50 a night for 10 to 25 people per group site.
$20.00 - $50.00
National Park Service
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 50 ft.
Tyler Bend Campground is located in Arkansas
35.9867 N
-92.7639 W
Get Directions
From Springfield, Missouri take U.S. Highway 65 south for 109 miles; then turn right at Ranger Road (follow signs) and drive another 2 miles to visitor center and campground. From Little Rock, Arkansas take Interstate 40 West for 34 miles, then exit "U.S. 65/Skyline Drive." From here continue on U.S. Highway 65 north for 74 miles and turn left at Ranger Road (follow signs) to the visitor center and campground.
8 Reviews of Tyler Bend Campground
Great Campground on awesome River

Very well kept and cool campground!! Spacious site with nice level pads. Grill and fire ring at every sit. Water spigots located through campground for water. We were here during off season so very quiet.

Camp and Kayak

Located along the Buffalo National River in north central Arkansas is a great place for primitive camping and kayaking and hiking. The sites are expansive and clean and easy walk to the river. Sites are paved and can accommodate everything from tents to large rigs. Bath houses are large and clean. You will see lots of deer. Bring an inverter generator if you can.

Phenomenal Spot

Great camping. Very close access to stunning Buffalo National River with crystal clear water running through the Ozarks. High bluffs. Nice facilities with bathrooms, potable water, etc. definitely going back.

Really Good!

There is a beautiful area to swim in the cleat water of the buffalo river. The bathrooms are clean with hot showers, campsites were well maintained and we enjoyed using the paved loop for our skateboards and scooters. We also enjoyed viewing some wildlife while we were there. Saw a bobcat in the wild for the first time ever! Directly across from where the put caonoes in there is a cold water spring, very pretty and refreshing!

Typical Arkansas Campground

Very well maintained. Super nice info center. Camp sites have good amount of space between. Right in the heart of some cool outdoorsy things. No hookups at RV sites! $20 a night. Great cell service. No TV service. We will be back.

Accommodating and beautiful

We have always enjoyed camping here. It's a little less primitive than we like. Our only gripe here is that the sites are close together so it feels like you have no privacy. Almost all of the sites are shady and there are lots of cool hikes and exploring to do. Check out the ampitheater. The swimming is always perfect here!

Tyler Bend Drive in.

Beautiful area! Campsites have tables fire pits with a place to grill as well as Habachi grills in each location. Nice clean bathrooms with showers as well. Very clean and well manacured.

First to Review
Tyler Bend Camp Ground

Relatively quiet during the week. Many great campsites with sun and shade, flat, grassy spots good for tent camping. The sites right on the tree line have several good spots for hanging hammocks as well. Right next to river. Flushing toilets, showers. Beautiful area! We will be coming back to this one.

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