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Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch

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· Arkansas
2500 acres
40 sites
40 RV/Tent
With a lifetime of love for the Ozarks Donny is anxious to share this unique opportunity to experience true wilderness with you. The trails are maintained with respect for the natural growth and inhabitants of the area. You may encounter wild elk and deer. Of course, visiting the property's herd of buffalo is a must. Your camping fees entitle you to hike the trail system. We also offer motorized recreation if you bring your 4 wheeler, side by side, Jeep, dirt bike or bicycle. Additional fees apply to wheeled trail recreation.
Activities
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Natural features
Forest
River, stream, or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Arkansas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Donny S.Joined in September 2018
96%
142 ratings · 98 reviews
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Brittany S.recommends
November 6, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Phenomenal views
Gorgeous scenery! The host was very kind and helpful to questions! Most definitely will be returning!!
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Daniel C.recommends
October 27, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Very helpful and friendly staff, she gave me her favorite location and it was absolutely beautiful the sunrise is to die for. Was secluded and quiet, definitely coming back with my friend.
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Ashtin R.recommends
October 24, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Camping with kids
Absolutely beautiful and the kids loved it!! We were a little disappointed with our assigned camping area. Next to the road and not a great view but it worked out pretty well in keeping the little ones contained. We will def be back.
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Sherry J.recommends
October 24, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Very friendly and helpful hosts. Donny found the best campsite for us. We enjoyed the solitude, stargazing and outstanding views. This is a great location for trail riding and enjoying the beautiful landscape. Don't miss the Swedish Falls hiking trail. Again, the hosts are so nice and accomodating. Property is stunning.
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Dana D.recommends
October 17, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
This place was so beautiful and so awesome! Donny and Kirsten we're so sweet and a joy to be around. They also put me in the best camping spot. I will definitely be back!!!
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Spencer S.
July 15, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Beautiful ,needs a little
Was a beautiful area. Unfortunately we picked a spot near the pond with road behind where people were driving rzrs up and down till about 130am waking us up and shining lights in our camp, portapottys were overfill unusable, left early
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Haluk L.recommends
July 4, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Camping with our dog on a hot day
Great place to spend quality time
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Scotti W.recommends
July 3, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Bike-in friendly campground
Donny came out to greet me when I arrived and took the time to show me where my campsite was. A very friendly host and some beautiful acreage on the ridge line.
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Samantha M.recommends
June 7, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
One of the coolest places ever!
This was one of the most amazing places that I’ve ever been! From the wildlife to the waterfalls and the cliff camping areas I couldn’t ask for a better place close to home
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Jordan C.recommends
May 27, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Very nice owners, great service
It’s a fantastic place to camp and adventure. If all you’re doing is quick camping, there are other places more appropriately priced. At this place you’re paying for at least a full day of adventures as well. We loved our little hike to their Swedish falls (the cascades made it feel like four water falls).
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Pedram R.recommends
May 15, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
AMAZING HOST!!
This was by far the best experience at a camping site for me. Right at the checkin I was greeted by Stephanie. Very charming and friendly. She helped me pick a great site for my tent and told me everything I needed to know about the hiking trails around. The campsite was completely secluded and miles away from any major roads. There were even some fire lug by the tree!! View was amazing. View at the end of the trail was even better. Fast forward to next day... it rained heavily the night I stayed and the road became too much for my truck to handle and I got stuck. So I walked to the cabin to ask for any help. I woke Donny at 6:30 in the morning! When I explained what happened, he didn’t even hesitate. Pulled me out of there with a tractor and wished me luck. A true savior. God bless him, he saved my day. I will absolutely a hundred percent go back. Thank you for such an amazing time.
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Lance L.
May 13, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
I had a great time. The site does have private hiking areas. Great solitude. Unfortunately, I was unable to find the waterfall that was talked about.
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Rachel W.recommends
May 7, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Tent camping right next to the running stream. Beautiful landscape. Our spot was easily accessible from the main road. Very responsive and accommodating hosts!
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Nashwan A.recommends
May 6, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Everything was great! If you love hiking or dirt bikes or 4 wheelers. There’s water falls , there’s buffalo!!!! It’s great! Ps. If you have 4\4 car is better haha
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Anna H.recommends
April 4, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
If you’re looking for a quiet place to enjoy a few nights of camping, surrounded by beautiful scenery, this is it ! We felt so welcomed when checking in, they made sure to take care of us and answer all of our questions. We cannot wait to come back next time we’re in the area. Be aware that GPS will take you through the back of the property, which is not fantastic for your car. The further back onto the property you go, the rougher the road — you’ll need a high ride car or a 4x4.
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Payton S.recommends
March 22, 2022
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Very friendly and helpful host and plenty of space to set up camp.
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Dak P.recommends
December 28, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Beautiful campsite.
Unbelievably beautiful campsite. Had a huge rolling hill all to myself. The tranquil sounds of animals in the distance and views forever. The property is expansive and wish I had more time to explore. Most certainly want to return for a longer stay in the near future.
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Aleisha G.recommends
November 28, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Gorgeous camp grounds! We stayed in Boxley Valley , primitive sites, wonderful hiking ! Star gazing , beautiful rock fire pits allowing us to cook over the fire as all as warming kettles on the rocks as they heated at well ! Love this place, went to the main camp ground at the wilderness Buffalo ranch about 4 miles up the mountain and we were greeted by a wonderfully friend staff . Stephanie took us on a ride to see the buffalo ! The kids were thrilled! There is cell service at the ranch but none in the valley , it was a nice break from the cell phones ! Definitely recommend.
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Tim V.recommends
November 15, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
We really enjoyed our time at Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch. This is a beautiful place. The hosts did a great job.
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Lauren B.recommends
October 18, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
It was so lovely to meet both Stephanie and Donny! I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when I arrived And Stephanie was so accommodating. She was there to answer every question I had and showed me around the ranch, including to see the Buffalo which was such a unique experience. As a single woman camping alone, I was a little nervous but Stephanie eased my nerves and I had such a wonderful time. I parked my car and hiked to camp which is a short walk downhill and I ended up staying at two different campsites which were both beautiful and well kept. They have a little shop where you can buy firewood and other snacks and drinks, and don’t forget to grab a T-shirt on your way out! I did not take part in the ATV riding, but it sounded like everyone really enjoyed that. I can’t reiterate the excellent hospitality that I was shown. I will for sure be back!
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Eumir G.recommends
October 17, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Is a great place to go if you like off road activities. The restroom (outhouse) could be cleaner and better maintained. Hosts are nice and helpful.
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Ryan D.recommends
October 10, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Absolutely loved this place! Wish i would have discovered it sooner. Highly recommended.
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Leah M.recommends
October 10, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Wonderful stay!
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch was great! Absolutely gorgeous setting and very kind and helpful hosts. Despite being an avid camper, I am new to Arkansas and fully underestimated how chilly and damp nights could get here; and my old tent failed to fend of moisture and my lack of layers caused me to bail a night early. Despite that I had a great time camping with my pup and he had a blast too! Will definitely be back with a better tent and more layers!
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Knial P.recommends
October 10, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Beautiful hidden camp ground!
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Ash C.recommends
September 9, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
All the stars!!
Words cannot describe how awesome our trip was! We stayed in the valley since we were just there to hike and stargaze. We stayed for 4 nights and the first and last nights we were the only people camping. I will say if there were a lot of people camping, the sites are fairly close to each other so you wouldn’t have a lot of privacy. It would be great if you were camping with a group of friends! The stars were amazing. The valley is so quiet and close to amazing hikes. Our hosts gave us wonderful recommendations of places to check out. Lost Valley was our favorite, we went twice! We will definitely be back! We plan to come in the spring of next year when the waterfalls are active. Thanks for the awesome spot!
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Daniel M.recommends
July 9, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Stunning natural beauty in Ozark
Definitely a ‘must book again’! We found ourselves wishing we had booked a longer stay. The property is absolutely beautiful and sprawling and the hospitality is unrivaled. Stephanie is amazing. We stayed Boxley Valley and were able to enjoy wildlife, the beautiful hills and valleys, and stunning night sky with very little surrounding artificial light. I am not a bird watcher but I would say this is probably a bird watchers dream. Over in the main ranch area where we were able to view the Buffalo and some other scenic areas of the property. The directions were spot on and had no trouble finding the spot. Thanks again Stephanie for being a spectacular host and showing us just how magic Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch is! We will be back as soon as we can!
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Isaiah F.recommends
June 1, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
It was great place to camp before rafting the Buffalo river. Beautiful scenery at the campsite and easy checkin process.
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James T.recommends
May 31, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
It was great. So much to do and see. The hostess was extremely helpful.
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Nikki N.recommends
May 31, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
Great Place!!
Definitely recommend spending some time on the ranch if you like to ride and camp. Trails and views are spectacular. Staff is great. Stephanie was amazing! She was so accommodating and made sure we were happy and had everything we needed. I’ll definitely be back! Thanks for a great weekend!
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Charles L.recommends
May 10, 2021
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch
This place was fantastic. I didn't have an OHV so all I did was hike the trails. There is so much land and great views with multiple waterfalls on property. The hosts very kind and gracious. 10/10 I will be going back.
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