Fees & Passes

No entrance pass required

An entrance pass is not required to access Buffalo National River.

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.

There is no entry fee to enter the Buffalo National River area, or to utilize the river for recreational opportunities. There is a fee to stay overnight at many of our campgrounds, which is payable at the self-check-in and registration boards. The Senior (gray) and the Access (blue) "America The Beautiful" passes entitle you to half off your campsite. The Annual (red), Military (purple), and 4th Grade (yellow) passes do not entitle you to this discount.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees, including timed entry or reservation fees, may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

Buffalo National River does not charge an entry fee or day use fee. There are no fees or permits required for backcountry camping.
Campground Fees

Campground fees and amenities are provided on the chart pictured. Please note fees are charged from March 15 - November 14. Water systems are winterized and unavailable from November 15 - March 14. Primitive camping is available at all campgrounds during the winter. The B-Loop at Buffalo Point offers primitive winter camping with a vault restroom and drinking water available. The drive-in loop at Tyler Bend remains open with water and showers during the winter months and the rest of the campground is closed.

To learn more about individual campgrounds please visit the Camping page.
Areas Campsites Nearby Trails Picnic Tables Drinking Water Fire Grates Showers Flush/Vault Toilets Water & Electric
Dump Station Emergency Phone Picnic Pavilion Campground Fee per Night RVs Permitted Reservations Available Latitude Longitude
Lost Valley None X X X F/V X No Fee 36.009881 -93.37409
Steel Creek Tent Sites 26 X X X X F/V X $20 X 36.03946 -93.34600
Steel Creek
Horse Sites
14 X X X X F X $20 X 36.03946 -93.34600
Kyles Landing 33 X X X X F/V X $20 36.05560 -93.28045
Erbie Drive-In Sites 14 X X X X F/V X $20 X 36.07066 -93.21443
Erbie Walk-in Sites 13 X X X X F/V X $20 36.07066 -93.21443
Erbie Group Sites 5 X X X X F/V X $50* X 36.07066 -93.21443
Ozark 31 X X X X F/V $25 $20 X 36.06324 -93.16078
Carver 8 X X X V $16 35.98350 -93.04030
Woolum Open X V Free X 35.970031 -92.882703
Tyler Bend Drive-in Sites 27 X X X X X F X $50 $20 X X 35.98577 -92.75918
Tyler Bend Walk-in Sites 10 X X X X X F $50 $20 X 35.98577 -92.75918
Tyler Bend Group Sites 5 X X X X X F $50 $50** X 35.98577 -92.75918
South Maumee 6 X X X V Free X 36.039591 -92.635646
Spring Creek 12 X X X V Free 36.029623 -92.584351
Buffalo Point Drive-in Sites 80 X X X X X F X X $50 $30 X X 36.072858 -92.556983
Buffalo Point Walk-in Sites 21 X X X X X F $50 $20 X 36.072858 -92.556983
Buffalo Point Group Sites 5 X X X X X F $50 $50** X 36.072858 -92.556983
Rush 12 X X X X V No Fee $16 36.12316 -92.55048
Six person limit per individual campsite. A six stock limit per site at horse campgrounds.
* Erbie group sites are $50 per night and can be reserved by calling the Tyler Bend Visitor Center at 870-439-2502, at least 5 days in advance.Group sites are limited to 10 - 25 people.
** Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point group sites are $50 per night and can be reserved by calling 1-877-444-6777 or through www.recreation.gov. Group sites are limited to 10 - 25 people.

2022 Interagency Pass Photos

Passes may be purchased at the following locations in Buffalo National River. Please call the location prior to your visit to ensure that it is open and has a supply of passes.

Tyler Bend Visitor Center

170 Ranger Road
St. Joe, AR 72675
Senior, Access, Military, Annual and 4th Grade passes available.

Buffalo Point Ranger Station
2229 Highway 268 East
Yellville, AR 72687
Senior, Access, Military, Annual and 4th Grade passes available.

For more information about the pass program visit this page or to purchase the passes online please visit https://store.usgs.gov/pass/general.html

Last updated: May 2, 2024

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