Exploring the Buffalo River off of Route 7 I found two campgrounds which I was very excited to have found for future visits. I explored each in detail and took a day to enjoy the trails around them. Erbie Campground actually has two different points of interest the campground for RV and tent visitors and the Horse camp area (in a different location but named the same) for larger vehicles that need pull through access.
The entire campsite area is first come first serve but they do have some really exciting features which make a trip here well worth leaving the house a little early to take advantage. A boat launch is designed for smaller boats and can easily be accessed, group sites for those needing a bit more space and RV areas, though they do not have electricity of water they are designed for the larger units to fit without impeding into their recreational space.
Though it had just rained this campground seemed very full, unlike the other one I had visited. I noticed several larger tents and a few RVs taking advantage of the grounds which seemed to be holding firm despite a lot of water from the storms.
The water access from this location is key as are the trails. I spent a while walking along and they seemed maintained better than many primitive trails. All in all I was very impressed with the campground and even more so when I found out there is no fee for this campsite year round.
- Bring your own toilet paper the facility only has vault toilets so you won’t want to risk not being prepared.
- Lanterns are a must, there is not really any outdoor light so it is very dark around camp at night.