Description

Camp underneath the beautiful towering bluffs of northern Arkansas at Steel Creek’s Recreation Area & Campground. It's no wonder how Steel Creek got to be so popular—right on the Buffalo River, there’s no doubt this is one of the most scenic camping spots in the area. What are you waiting for? Mosey on down to one of the many reservable spots available, and get a taste for Continue reading...
Camp underneath the beautiful towering bluffs of northern Arkansas at Steel Creek’s Recreation Area & Campground. It's no wonder how Steel Creek got to be so popular—right on the Buffalo River, there’s no doubt this is one of the most scenic camping spots in the area. What are you waiting for? Mosey on down to one of the many reservable spots available, and get a taste for the rugged natural beauty in this neck of the woods.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
40
Access
Equestrian
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing

The vibe at Steel Creek Recreation Area & Campground

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Hipcamper Austin

Great site, but be sure to show early in the peak summer months because these sites are first come first serve.

Hipcamper Lauren

The road down to the campground can get a little sketchy in winter or wet weather. Call the ranger station before you go and ask for current conditions.

Hipcamper Chuck

You can camp here for free during the off season. Gorgeous area with large cliffs along the buffalo river, close to the buffalo river trail and a couple of nice swimming holes.

Hipcamper Ryan

$12 per night - A peaceful place to camp right next to the river, with some basic amenities.
* Steep, curvy but paved entrance. Gravel parking area.
* Actual bathrooms that are centrally located. Not available year round.
* Easy river access via multiple trails - however some of these declining trails can be hazardous to elderly or very young children
* Nearby canoe loading area.
* Hiking trails
* Can fill up quickly during peak season - first come, first served.
* The main swimming area includes a large boulder that visitors can jump from while not being TOO dangerous. There is also a fresh, underwater spring that feeds into the river here, so it's very clean and cool.
* Large dumpsters are near restroom for waste

Park
Buffalo National River
State
Arkansas
Phone Number
(870) 439-2502
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
36.041° N, 93.344° W
$12/night
Equestrian: 14 Sites
(Up to people per site)
$10/night
Tent / Van: 26 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)