• Canoeing on the Buffalo

    Buffalo

    National River Arkansas

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Fees & Reservations

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

Buffalo Point Drive-In Sites

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.

Buffalo Point Group Sites (By Reservation Only)

Fees: $33 minimum per day.

Details: 5 sites, tent camping only; $3 per person - minimum 10/maximum 25 per site; water available at site mid-March to mid-November; group sites are closed mid-November to mid-March; Call (877) 444-6777 or www.Recreation.gov to reserve.

Buffalo Point Pavilion(By Reservation Only)

Fees: $53 a day.

Details: 3 pavilions, day use only (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.); pavilions closed mid-November to mid-March; Call (877) 444-6777 or www.Recreation.gov to reserve.

Buffalo Point Walk-In Tent Sites

Fees: $16 per site per night

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.


Carver Campground- CLOSED


Erbie Drive-In Sites CLOSED

Erbie Group Sites (By Reservation Only) CLOSED

Erbie Walk-In Sites CLOSED

Erbie Horse Camp

Fees: none

Details: open camping, first come/first serve, tent camping, hitching rails and vault toilet available, no water.


Kyles Landing Campground

Fees: $12 per site per night

Details: 33 sites available first come/first serve, tent camping; 6 people maximum per site; water available nearby mid-March to mid- November; CLOSED mid-November to mid-March.


Lost Valley Pavilion

Fees:
No Fee charged. Pavilion use is first come, first serve.

Details: day use only (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)


Ozark Campground

Fees: $12 per site per night

Details: 35 sites available first come/first serve, tent camping; 6 people maximum per site; water available nearby mid-March to mid- November; CLOSED mid-November to mid-March.

Ozark Pavilion (By Reservation Only)

Fees: $28 per day

Details: day use only (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.); Call (877) 444-6777 or on line at www.Recreation.gov to reserve.


Rush Campground

Fees: NONE

Details: 12 sites available first come/first serve, tent camping; 6 people maximum per site; no water.


Steel Creek Walk In Sites

Fees: $12 per site per night

Details: 24 sites available first come/first serve, tent camping; 6 people maximum per site; water available nearby mid-March to mid- November; no fees charged and no water available mid-November to mid-March.

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.


Tyler Bend Drive In Sites

Fees: $16 per site per night

Details: 28 sites available first come/first serve, RV or tent camping; 6 people maximum per site; water available nearby mid-March to mid-November; clsoedmid-November to mid-March.

Tyler Bend Group Sites (By Reservation Only)

Fees: $33 minimum per day

Details: 5 sites, tent camping only; $3 per person - minimum 10/maximum 25 per site; water available at site mid-March to mid-November; closed mid-November to mid-March. Call (877) 444-6777 or on line at www.Recreation.gov to reserve.

Tyler Bend Pavilion (By Reservation Only)

Fees: $53 per day

Details: 1 pavilion, day use only (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.); no charge mid-November to mid-March. Call (877) 444-6777 or on line at www.Recreation.gov to reserve.

Tyler Bend Walk In Sites

Fees: $16 per site per night

Details: 10 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.

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