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Beautiful Location

Recently reopened following flooding. This is a must see for hikers and campers alike.

Great place

Very nice family friendly campground. Just don’t camp on lower sites when raining.

Our Favorite

Wonderful family friendly campground with all needed amenities.

Pretty but crowded

The "river" that runs nearby was low and it's cold as it's spring fed. It's a steep decline to get down to the water and really hard to get back up. Guest services were good, but the punch code box to get in is tricky. We spent most of our time at the State Park instead of here. RV and tent sites are mixed together and it's a tight fit and constant struggle to keep vehicles out of the way of other people coming and going.

This is one incredible camping experience

This is an incredible place to camp. Your camp is where the White River and Buffalo rivers merge. If you enjoy fishing this has some of the best trout and bass fishing in the area. The resort has cabins, full hookup sites , tent sites, pool and play area for the kids. If you like to just float or fish they can help you with what you need. There is also boat rentals , fishing guides, just plain relaxing. The resort is family owned,

Any way you want it...here is where you can camp it

What it's like….

The campground has sites available for camper/RVs, tents, and also has six platform tents that you can rent to sleep at.  The platform tents have electricity available in the tents, but thats about it.  The platform tents are pretty big and they do have cots, chairs, tables, inflatable mattresses, etc.. available to rent if you want to up your platform tent experience.  Each site has a fire ring and picnic table, and there is access to a dump station for the RVs and campers.  They have an onsite general store that has about everything you could want from sandwiches to spark plugs you should be able to find what you need.  There are also some disc golf holes set up, a basketball goal, and a "hammock city" area in the middle of the primitive campsites.  The bathrooms are pretty magical with access to 25 cent/min showers and the campground even has WIFI, which isn't a reason to go camping, but when you don't have any cell service it comes in pretty handy.

What to do….

The campground is located about 10 miles north of the Boxley Valley in Arkansas which has some of the best hiking and canoeing you will find in the US.  If you like to canoe or kayak and you haven't been on the Buffalo National River, you are truly missing out on one of the most scenic rivers out there.  There are also ton's of hiking trails many taking you to the various waterfalls in the region.  If you are stumped on which trails to go on my two go-to hikes in the area are the "Lost Valley Trail" and the "Whittaker Point (Hawks Bill Crag) Trail".  Both are pretty accessible to all and will not disappoint.

What I thought….

I've been to the area before so I knew the hiking / waterfall chasing would be amazing, and it was, but I had never heard about the campground before.  I was more than pleased with campground. Everyone we ran into who worked there was extremely helpful and I could not have been more impressed by the cleanliness of the park and its amenities.  I was especially impressed by by the bathrooms at the grounds and that the campgrounds had WIFI.  The only reason I gave this campground a 4/5 and not 5/5 was how close it was to the highway.  Being in the middle of know-where helped keep the traffic down at night, but if there was anyone passing you were going to hear it.   Regardless, I would 100% go back and probably do so pretty soon and take the whole family.

Great park!

This was one of our favorite campgrounds so far! The campgrounds were well maintained and the bathrooms very clean. There were parks for the kids to play at and an overall friendly atmosphere.

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Amazing Campground

This Campground is quiet, secluded jewel in Clinton, Arkansas. Tall trees everywhere you look. Every campsite is shaded. Perfectly spaced trees for the hammock lovers.

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Beautiful view of the lake

A nice busy but not wild family camping area. Has a swim area and marina, kids can feed the fish, able to rent boats or kayaks/canoes also. Family friendly and relaxing.

One of my absolute favorites!

Beautiful Campground. Friendly Host and Rangers. Easy access to the river. Book early they fill up as soon as sights are released!

Beautiful location /terrible bathroom situation

Breathtaking sites along lake- electric and water no sewer. Campsites have an outhouse which they share with all the people that come to swim-2 seats per sex. Up at Marina there is a flush bathroom with shower/2 stalls but it is not maintained well. Toilet seat was broken last year and when we came back this year it never was repaired. But the vistas and hiking are wonderful- the place could be awesome if cared for.

Long Pool Loop A primitive

Long pool recreation area is a beautiful swimming area on Big Piney creek. The view from our campsite on loop A couldn't have been better. The campgrounds were spacious and private feeling and a short walk to the swimming.

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.

Sweet summertime

We had a great time at gunner pool recently. We swam and explored all day. The campgrounds were nice and we will definitely be going 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!

Quiet, spacious, with the best swimming hole!

This is a very primitive campground, but it's one of our favorites! We can almost always find a spot to camp and it's super easy to pull our trailer into every spot there. It's a horse camp and there are many spots with shade and some with none. There are two vault bathrooms, no tables provided, and not trash. We love the peacefulness of this place and will continue coming back.

Spacious with beautiful views!

My husband, our 5 year old boy, and I camped for three days this past week. We got a campsite right on the banks of the lake. The view was outstanding and the campsites were shady with lots of trees. They provide a picnic table, trash hook, and fire pit. It was really quiet there and there are plenty of spots that are spacious and not too close together. Also, the vault toilets on the campground are surprisingly not stinky! We enjoyed our stay and will be back!

Fun place for the family

Its on the water. They have plenty of shaded camping.

Escape the summer heat

Great place to stay when visiting Branson. Located on Lake Tanneycomo, in the cool water trout fishing portion of the lake. The water temp keeps this park cool during the hotter days of the summer.

The location is very convenient for slipping around the back roads to access the fun of Brandon without having to drive the busy main road.

Loved our time

Location is easy to find. Love being next to the water! Heard there is a dog park coming this summer. Great place to go if u want to vacation with someone that doesn't have a camper because of the cabins on property. we will be back.

Love the lake.. wish it had more sand beaches

It's all in the name. A lot of the sides of Table Rock Lake are rocky so you have to search for swim areas. Otherwise a great lake to boat on and camp near

Buffalo Point Loop B Site 25

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.

Lovely secluded area

Nice camping spots at the trailhead for Hercules glades. It was a beautiful, quiet area.

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Family fun

Cricket Creek had nice, roomy sites. They weren't too close to each other. My biggest complaint is that I couldn't see the lake from our site and we had to drive to the swim beach. Typically, the swim area is just a little walk… but this was a bit much for hauling a cooler and swim gear. The beach area was nice and even had a little playground. It was tucked away in a little cove so there wasn't a lot of boat traffic.

Scenic views and clear water

Floating the Buffalo is a lot of fun! Scenic views to enjoy along the way, pit stops for some amateur cliff jumping and just floating in the cool, clear water is worth the trip.

Fantastic views and huge showerhouse

This is our absolute favorite campground and we stay a couple times a year. It usually takes some planning because it fills up fast! 

The campground is on a peninsula with waterfront sites all the way around. Every waterfront site has great views! The interior sites are ok. Some still have nice views but they are a little too close together for my taste. The showerhouse is spacious and clean! The whole campground is well maintained with a playground, swim beach and sand volleyball court. 

Each site has a paved pad, fire ring and picnic table. Lots of dogs but I have never been bothered by any barking or any waste disposal issues. There were lots of pro fishing boats that put in last time…must have been a tournament in the area. It was fun to see the teams with their matching trucks and boats.

Nice place to float

It has a river running right through it. Nice shady spots to camp. Great for group floats.

Beautiful lakefront campsites

Its close to Branson and right on the lake. They have several parks and walking trails. It has several shaded camping spots

Peaceful and Stream Access

Wonderful campground with roughly 12 designated camp spots with a fire pit, some spots would be big enough to park a smaller RV at. Pit toilet and trash dump. We went on Memorial Day weekend and there were only other two small groups there. There was a small bundle of fire placed at each campsite. About 2 miles down Gunnison road and just past the conservation department buildings is a road that leads along a stream with several swimming holes. There are no signs for the campground. Once you turn on to Gunnison from J you will drive 3/4 mile down and see a small sign that says “archery range”. Turn into this as the archery range is at the far end of the campground.