Fees & Passes

Buffalo National River does not charge an entry fee or day use fee. There are no fees or permits required for backcountry camping.
chart of each campground with the amenities and fees

Campground fees and amenities are provided on the chart pictured. Download the PDF here.
Please note fees are charged from March 15 - November 15. Water systems are winterized and unavailable from November 15 - March 15. Primitive camping is available at all campgrounds. The B-Loop at Buffalo Point has primitive winter camping but the rest of the campground is closed. 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.
photo of senior pass


Interagency 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.

Tyler Bend Visitor Center

Entrance road on Hwy 65 between St. Joe & Marshall, AR
Daily, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Interagency Senior and Access passes available.

Buffalo Point Ranger Station
Hwy 268 off of Hwy 14 between Yellville & Harriet, AR
Daily, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Interagency Senior and Access passes available.

For more information about the interagency passes https://store.usgs.gov/pass/general.html

Last updated: March 19, 2017

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Harrison, AR 72601


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