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Arkansas Buffalo River

When:
Saturday, October 26, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019
Where:
Buffalo Point Campground
Part of the Buffalo National River
Near Yellville, AR  
Contact(s):
Mary Finley
 
Houston Winbigler
Category:
Trip
Registration is required
Members pay for their own charges

We believe that the weather should be “fall cool” and the water flowing at this time.  The fall colors should be great. The plan is to arrive at Buffalo Point Campground on Friday and meet at Wild Bill’s Outfitter (23 Hwy. 268 Yellville, AR 72687) on Sat morning for shuttling boats to Maumee, leaving our vehicles at Wild Bill’s. 


We will paddle to Buffalo Point on Saturday and paddle to Rush Sunday.  Wild Bill’s will have our cars at Rush on Sunday. Depending on the number of cars for this adventure the cost of the shuttle can go down or we may elect to do our own shuttle.  Yes, there will still be electricity and water hookups. Some campgrounds shut these off late in the fall.


To get to the campground, go North on 14 from Harriet, AR and turn right on 268. 

Houston has volunteered to make reservations for folks using his discount as long as of course he is reimbursed.  


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If want to get the 62 or older National Park Pass, you can get a pass at the Buffalo Point Ranger station.

We will possibly put boats on as many vehicles, as necessary, and drive to the put in Sat morning in Maumee.   Dirst Outfitters will these drive these vehicles them to their parking lot to safely keep them overnight then move them to Rush Sunday morning for less than $35 per vehicle, possibly $25 depending on number of vehicles we have.


Also, please bring food and something to drink on the water and wear polypro or wool clothes with spare clothes the same.  The water will be colder this time of year.

Houstonsaid that he talked to the Park person who said a tent could stay with a camper if the tenter did not take up extra parking places. She said our spot could easily hold a small pop up and two cars.

That’s all I know except if I use my old Yak stackers instead of the cradles, I could carry 4 yaks saving a couple of people the cost of a shuttle.

Camping information for Buffalo Point is 1-877-444-6777.  Most of us are in Loop B.


FYI……………………

National Wild and Scenic River

Buffalo Point is the only campground in the park that has water and electric (30/50 amp) hookups for RVs. Individual sites can be reserved 3 days to 6 months in advance. Loops A, C, D, E, and the walk-in tent sites are closed November 15 through March 14. Loop B campsites remain open for primitive camping (no flush restrooms or electricity) throughout the winter when fees are not charged.

Between March 15 and November 14 all campsites in Loops B, C, D, walk-in tent sites A - E, five group sites, and three day use picnic pavilions may be reserved in advance at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

 
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