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Buffalo National River, ARKANSAS

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Very nice & clean!

Stayed here passing through on the way home, but was very nice… The site was flat and suitable for our 42’ Montana Fifth Wheel. Would definitely recommend and stay again if ever back in the area!

Great trout fishing!

Beautiful waterfront camping! The water is clear and freezing cold, and the breeze off the water feels amazing! The sounds from the dam releasing water is so peaceful! Would definitely recommend and stay here again!

Beautiful views

Had a great time kayaking! Awesome fishing and swimming! The water is crystal clear with rocky pebble shore line. Great place to stay!

Beautiful place to stay!

Kayaking, swimming, and fishing were awesome!

Beautiful place to stay!

Had a blast kayaking, swimming, and fishing!

Great place to stay!

Had a blast swimming, fishing, and kayaking! Caught 18 inch small mouth bass! Biggest small mouth I have ever seen!

Beautiful place to stay!

Kayaking, swimming, and fishing were awesome! The water was clear with a small pebble beach! Had a blast! We went to the tour of the caves nearby.

Had a blast!

Kayaking, swimming, and fishing were great!

Great views and right next to Sand Island!

Kids had a blast here! Cliff jumping, great fishing, kayaking, swim beach, and even pizza from the marina!

Nice place for overnight or long term camping

We stayed here for 1 night as we were passing through the area.  The campground managers are super friendly and had lots of good information on the area.  They took us to look at sites first to see which one we would like.  He then helped us park.  Sites are pull thru with full hook ups including robust cable TV  channels and screaming fast wifi.  Also used the laundry room, which was clean and reasonably priced.

Great camping spot

We canoed & kayaked in from Tyler Bend Campground. Great place to camp. Not much on amenities. Perfect for what we were looking for. Would definitely go back.

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.

Nice place

Good place go camping, water is nice when you go night swimming more than the day since the water is awful during the day since it's a little warmer than I like.

Some of the best spots in Arkansas

Many primitive camping spots throughout this area, plenty of trails of all levels, and waterfalls. There are tent pads available at the entrance and primitive spots deeper along the trails if you are backpacking.

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!

Dam Nice Lake

If you don’t need an electric hook up, best spots are 272-280 in campground 2 along the lake. Some not all have their own Lake access.

Great place to stay!

Campsite are spread out enough that you aren’t in top of other campers. We ended up with a triple site by ourselves because friends had an emergency and couldn’t make it. You could see Bull Shoals Lake through the trees. Bathrooms clean. The water hookup was quite a distance from the site and had to use three hoses to make it reach.

Primitive camping done right

This place is for primitive camping only. There are bathrooms with running toilets but no showers although they have showers at the store at the top of the hill. As you drive down this long steep hill it takes you down to the buffalo river. No camping RV’s allowed and make sure your breaks work. We go every September for a full week. It’s relaxing and the river is right there. Crisp clean water and the sound is wonderful to destress from life. I definitely recommend this campground.

Needs improvement

We booked 6 sites of horse camp for Labor Day weekend back in July. They had plenty of time to take care of sites. We got there and the grass was high on all sites. One of the guys with us brought a battery operated weed eater and started to weed eat our area when a park ranger stopped and said we weren’t allowed to weed eat only they are allowed to mow. We asked if they would mow sites and they said NO. The people right down from us on other horse site had to keep horses tied to trailer because weeds were that high you couldn’t get to horse post. One of had brought our RV with horses and were told we weren’t allowed to bring RV even though when we booked it online, it gave us the option to book RV with horses. We usually come to horse camp 5-6 times a year, but think this might be our last time going. Seems they are trying to close down horse camp.. we had reservations on Memorial Day and when we got there it was full of tent campers with NO HORSES but they were allowed to stay there. This place is turning into a joke. You pay $20 a night to get nothing but harassed by the park rangers!!

Worth the drive!

Very nice/clean campground in Richland Creek Wilderness. Several trails and waterfalls close by. Drive-up spot, fire-ring, picnic bench, hook, pit toilet. Day use area for hiking. The dirt road leading in is well maintained

OHT parking

Ozark Highlands Trail Head. Picnic bench, fire ring, and pit toilet available. Not recommending for camping.

Great Spot

I’m glad I found this campground. Quiet and clean. Several waterfalls in the area to explore. Drive-up, fire-ring, hook, bench, pit toilet. Hammocks are allowed if you choose.

Branson Lakeside RV

Great campground but sites are small. We are here indefinitely and have been moved several times. Great location for the Landings and things to do


This is a popular place during summer months, fishing, vault toilets.

Old campground that is no longer managed so it is free.

Scenic, peaceful

Long scenic drive in on gravel road, used to be a pay campground is now disperse camping, sites may have picnic table and lantern hook, do have picnic table, firepits w grill, bathrooms were closed and not in use.  Small campground on river, beautiful, there were mostly tent capers there, some hiked in and out following trail on multi-day hike.  Pack it in Pack it out, no services at all.


Co Rd 129, Harrison, AR 72601  National Park Service 

Stopped while doing the Scenic 7 road tour for fall colors, well worth the drive down the windy gravel road, best for tents, can hike in as part of a multi-day hike, this is one of many campground for that activity.  Not recommended for large campers or motor homes.  Have cash to pay fee host does not give change.

Star gazing park, meaning park does not light up during night, if they do they are yellow lights not bright but there, flush toilets and a pavilion, fire pits. 

They give discount for senior and disabled america beautiful pass.

First to Review
very nice

great sites easy access frendly staff

Nice little campground

Me and my friends chose this campground very last minute. Its a loose dirt road on the way in and out so prepare! If you are wanting private campgrounds with trees, this is not your spot. The camp sites are far enough distance from eachother though. There’s a cool trail that leads to the river. We enjoyed it over all. :)


We loved staying here! Lovely sites and fairly shady. Also great access to the Branson Strip where all of the attractions are. Hiking trails are also right down the road! It’s so lovely waking up and being able to go down to the water!