Arkansas June 16, 2018
Everyone Needs To Stay At The Most Beautiful Campground in Arkansas
You really can’t go wrong with any of the camp spots along the Buffalo River; however, there’s one particular campground that definitely needs to make your camping bucket list. Tyler Bend is a perfect blend of elements that create one of the best campgrounds in the state. Let’s pack the s’mores and enjoy the view at this lovely little spot.
There's no denying that the Buffalo River is one of the most iconic spots in Arkansas.
Which means that a trip or two should be on everyone's summer to-do list.
There are wonderful campgrounds dotting the river, but today we'll be focused on Tyler Bend.
It's located in the middle river region around Searcy 281 Hwy., St Joe, AR 72675.
Tyler Bend is a favorite spot of ours for a couple of reasons.
Since it's in the middle of the river, Tyler Bend is a great access point for lower and upper river activities. The campground is also one of the smallest that still has hot showers available (about 30 drive-in sites compared to Buffalo Point's 100), so you can have more elbow room for your family without comprising amenities.
You also won't be sacrificing on views for choosing this particular campground.
Depending on which campsite you choose, this can be your tent view. It's pretty darn gorgeous.
Of course, you'll want to plan a float trip during your camping getaway...
An easy 5-mile float would be from Tyler Bend to Gilbert, it takes about 3.5 hours. For a map of the float trip, and to rent canoes/tubes, visit the
Silver Hill Float Service Website
...and you'll want to take advantage of the prolific fishing opportunities, too.
59 different species of fish make their home in the Buffalo. 12 of those are game fish like Rainbow Trout, Sunfish, and Smallmouth Bass. Don't forget to pick up a handy guidebook at the Tyler Bend Visitor Center!
Tyler Bend has quite a few trails when you're ready to take a break from the water.
There's a trail system of loops that go around the park, so you can customize a hike to fit your family's needs.
The best hike in the area leads to a nifty 1930s homestead.
The restored Collier Homestead is one of the homes built by settlers in response to the Homestead Act of 1862. You can reach it by taking the moderate 2.1-mile Tyler Bend Trail.
Besides the interesting history lesson, the Tyler Bend Trail also has some lovely panoramic views.
It's a great way to see the Buffalo River from a different perspective.
It's near impossible to surpass the beauty of the Buffalo River around Tyler Bend.
Be sure to fit in a weekend at this breathtakingly beautiful spot.
Have you ever visited this dreamy campground? Share your experience in the comments below!