Give Us A Hand
Budget constraints and fewer staff have changed our operations. Be prepared for your visit. More »
All campgrounds are open except Erbie Campground in the Upper District. Trash receptacles have been removed from many areas throughout the park; please be prepared to carry out your own trash and recycling. View link for more information. More »
Fees & Reservations
Reservations can be made in advance for campsites and pavilions at Buffalo Point, for group campsites at Tyler Bend and Erbie, and for pavilions at Tyler Bend, Ozark and Lost Valley by calling (877) 444-6777 or on line at www.Recreation.gov. A fee will be charged for handling reservations through Recreation.gov.
Due to sequestration and budget cuts, some facilities will be closed and others will have reduced services. Please check the closure/reduced service table for information or contact one of the visitor contact stations. Changes will be implemented as staffing levels allow during the first two weeks of March. All open facilities should be operational by March 15th.
Please be aware that some special events held at the pavilions (such as weddings, press receptions, concerts, et al) will require a Special Use Permit in addition to the pavilion reservation. Special Use Permit forms and guidelines and additional information are available on the Special Park Uses page.
CAMPING AND PAVILION FEES
Fees: $22 per site per night
Details: 83 sites available first come/first serve for RV and tent use; 3 accessible sites; 6 person maximum per site; water and electricity available at site mid-March to mid-November; no fees charged mid-November to mid-March. Call (877) 444-6777 or on line at www.Recreation.gov to reserve.
Details: 20 sites available first come/first serve, tent camping only; 6 people maximum per site; water available nearby mid-March to mid-November; closed mid-November to mid-March. Call (877) 444-6777 or www.Recreation.gov to reserve.
Details: 8 sites available first come/first serve, tent camping only; 6 people maximum per site, mid-March to mid-November;CLOSED mid-November to mid-March; no water.
Erbie Group Sites (By Reservation Only) CLOSED
Erbie Walk-In Sites CLOSED
Erbie Horse Camp
Details: open camping, first come/first serve, tent camping, hitching rails and vault toilet available, no water.
Fees: $12 per site per night
Steel Creek Horse Camp Sites
Fees: $12 per site per night
Details: 14 sites available first come/first serve, tent camping; 6 people/4 stock maximum per site; water available nearby mid-March to mid-November; no fees charged and no water available mid-November to mid-March.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Buffalo National River preserves many pioneer homesteads ranging from the 1840s to the 1930s? These structures document the struggles and lifeways of people that carved a living out of the lush forests of the Buffalo River region.