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Attention: To make reservations for Erbie Group Campground please call the park's visitor center at Tyler Bend at (870) 439-2502


part ofBuffalo National River, National Park Service
Parker-Hickman Homestead near Erbie Campground
Status: Open through Sun Nov 15 2015   Season Dates


With views of lush rolling hills and the sparkling blue water of America's first National River, Erbie Campground creates an ideal backdrop for group camping trips.

Natural Features:

Erbie is one of the larger campgrounds on the Buffalo National River and is a beautiful area for groups, families and campers with horses. The site is located on the eastern edge of the Ponca Wilderness, near the Parker-Hickman Farmstead.

The Buffalo National River flows free over swiftly running rapids and quiet pools for its 135-mile course. One of the few remaining rivers in the lower 48 states without dams, the Buffalo cuts its way through massive limestone bluffs as it travels eastward through the Arkansas Ozarks into the White River.


Anglers will find smallmouth bass, catfish and sunfish in the river. Peak season for rafting, tubing and kayaking is spring to early summer.

The Buffalo River Trailhead is easily accessed from the camping area. The trail parallels the Buffalo River for a stretch of 37 miles. The trail is open to hikers, backpackers and horseback riders.


The five group campsites cater to groups of 10-25. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby attractions include the Parker-Hickman Farmstead, the old Erbie Church and the Buffalo River Trail. The Parker-Hickman Farmstead is a historic farm with the oldest standing log structure in the Buffalo National River region, dating back to 1840. Erbie Church is a quaint and modest church built in 1900.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Kayaking
  • Parking Area
  • Tubing
Know Before You Go
  • Arkansas state fishing license required
  • Camping fees are charged from March 15 - November 15

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.08361, -93.23306
36°5'1"N, 93°13'59"W

From Harrison, head south on Highway 7 and cross the bridge over Buffalo River. Drive about 5 miles and look for a brown sign to Erbie Campground. Turn right and follow a gravel road for about 7 miles.

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