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part ofBuffalo National River, National Park Service
Tyler Bend Visitor Center
Status: Open through Sun Nov 15 2015   Season Dates


Campers will delight in the picturesque river views at Tyler Bend. Located 11 miles northwest of Marshall, Arkansas, Tyler Bend is set on a quiet, peaceful section of the great Buffalo National River. Known as the middle river region, the campground offers tranquil views of the river beside pastures.

Natural Features:

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


Small-mouth bass, catfish and sunfish are the most popular fish to catch on the Buffalo River, but visitors should be aware that an Arkansas fishing license is required to fish anywhere on the river.

The middle river location also allows for extended seasons for kayaking and tubing. If there's enough rain, the sports can go through mid to late summer.

Get a dose of history by hiking to the Collier Homestead, a restored Ozark dwelling from the 1930's. The homestead remembers one of the homes built by settlers in response to the Homestead Act of 1862.


The Tyler Bend Visitor Center is open year-round and has interesting exhibits on the history of flora and fauna in the Buffalo National River area. It's the primary visitor center for the region and provides several educational programs in the auditorium. The campground has 10 walk-in and 28 drive-in sites available, plus a day-use pavilion and five group sites.

Nearby Attractions:

The Buffalo River Trail is accessible from the Collier trailhead parking area. This trail joins the Ozark Highlands Trail at Woolum, 14 miles upstream from Tyler Bend.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Water and electricity will be turned off November 15th - March 15th
  • The facility is available for camping free of charge outside of the reservation season
  • Climbing and/or diving from the bluffs is dangerous and highly discouraged
  • Do not swim alone during high water
  • Please be aware that some special events held at the pavilions (such as weddings, press receptions, concerts, et al) require a Special Use Permit in addition to the pavilion reservation. To obtain a Special Use Permit or additional information, please contact park headquarters at (870) 365-2700. Information about Special Use Permits is also available on the park website at http://www.nps.gov/buff/planyourvisit/special-park-uses.htm.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.98667, -92.76389
35°59'12"N, 92°45'50"W


Contact Information:

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Phone Number:

Project Office: (870)439-2502
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