Hoping to rough it in Buffalo National River without leaving your noble steed behind? Never fear—Erbie Horse Camp offers equestrian-friendly campsites in the heart of the northern Arkansas wilderness. Feel transported back in time as you reach this secluded campground through a good ol’ fashioned river crossing. If you’re not already convinced, did we mention camping at the Erbie Horse Camp is totally free?
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
31 sites
Up to guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Erbie Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Chris
Chris G.
recommends this listing.
February 14th, 2019

very rural, take supplies

Hipcamper Kate
Kate M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 19th, 2017

We stayed here in May 2017

There is a decent sized water crossing to get to this camp, so depending on the time of year you might want to make a plan B. Coming from the north through Erbie seems to be the most reliable way to get in. If you can't make it to the campground, there are a couple of tent camping spots with picnic tables and outhouses to use. Be sure to check out the old church just before the trailhead!

There is a decently marked horse trail that we hiked along. Lots of foliage (so lots of ticks). If you're on foot and feeling adventurous look up the Thunder Canyon Falls offshoot for a gorgeous, secluded waterfall.

This little guy wandered into our camp.The treasure at the end of the Thunder Canyon Falls hike.
Hipcamper Firstname
Firstname L.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2017

Remote and secluded. Long-ish trip on dirt road to get to camp ground

Hipcamper Kate M.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2017
Hipcamper Melissa C.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2017
Buffalo National River
United States
Phone Number
(870) 439-2502
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36.073° N, 93.218° W
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Tent Only - Hike In: 2 Sites
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 5 Sites
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Equestrian: 10 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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Tent / Van: 14 Sites
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