Why Camping at Buffalo Point Campground is Awesome!

Located next to the crystal-clear waters of the undammed Buffalo National River, Buffalo Point Campground is the perfect place to camp, hike, float the river, or fish during an Ozark Mountain getaway. 

You can bring your kayaks and canoes to float the Buffalo or rent gear nearby at one of the many outfitters lining the highway.  Let’s get into the details! 

Things to Do at Buffalo Point

Indian Rock House – One of the most famous hikes at Buffalo Point is to Indian Rock House, which was once a prehistoric bluff-dwelling.  The trail is a 3.3-mile loop and is rated as moderately difficult. Dogs are not permitted on this trail.

Hiking Trails at Buffalo Point Campground

Overlook Trail – This is an easy 1.3-mile loop with great river views. Dogs are allowed on this trail.  There are also more trails wandering through the campground and the forest, and some that lead to the river. 

Self-Guided Tours

Floating the Buffalo River is a popular activity to do! You can bring your gear or rent gear from one of the many outfitters in the area. 

Floating the River


You can swim at Buffalo Point with the iconic bluffs and a lovely swim beach. Or, in the camping area Loop C, there is a trail to another beach with shallow water.  We spent hours here soaking up the sun. It is awesome! 

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