Buffalo River Camping

Ozark-St Francis Camping

Gene Rush Camping

Buffalo River Camping

Buffalo National River maintains numerous campgrounds throughout the park. They range from primitive with just vault toilets, to developed with electric and water hook-ups for RV camping. You may camp along the river or hiking trail in a site of your own choosing as long as you stay ½ mile ABOVE or BELOW a designated National Park Service campground for free. Always keep in mind rising water when you choose your camp site.

Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

Primitive camping is allowed almost anywhere in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests unless there is a sign stating otherwise, or it is a wildlife food plot.

Fees are charged on a number of Ozark-St. Francis recreation sites; however, there are many recreation sites on the forests which do not charge a fee. Camping fees vary from $4.00 – $10.00 per night per site.

Some places to search for are Limestone along the river, Richland Creek area and Haw Creek Falls area.


Gene Rush Camping

Camping is primitive and is restricted only to designated campsites Drive through, you will notice 6 – 8 pull off spots down dead end roads. There are fire rings at each some. Super quiet and remote. No amenities.

Camping at dispersed locations have additional responsibilities: “Leave No Trace” so others can have a similar backcountry experience, pack out any trash or litter, scatter campfire ash around so it doesn’t pile up, and leave the area better than you found it. This link will get you in the WMA.

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