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 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.
Six person limit per individual campsite. A six stock limit per site at horse campgrounds.
* Erbie group sites 1 & 5 are first come, first served. Group sites 2, 3, & 4 can be reserved by calling the Tyler Bend Visitor Center at 870-439-2502, at least 5 days in advance.
** 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.
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. All locations will be open for hours indicated as staffing allows. Passes are kept in stock, but any single location may be sold out of a particular pass and awaiting replacements.
Buffalo Point Ranger Station
Last updated: November 18, 2022