Ozark Campground

Buffalo National River

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County Road 129 Jasper, AR 72641 870-439-2502 Official Website

GPS: 36.0632, -93.1608

Last Price Paid: $12
Number of Sites: 31
Elevation: 853 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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WhatsNext_OutWest
Bisbee, AZ Ford Transit Connect
38 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 15

WhatsNext_OutWest would stay here again

“Camping down in a valley, not far from scenic Highway 7.”

Reviewed Oct 24, 2017

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Camped 10/16/17.

Ozark Campground is not far off Highway 7 (we heard some traffic), along the Buffalo National River. Coming from the north, look out for the small brown campground sign, because Co Rd 129 was not marked!

It was a scenic spot, but down a steep gravel road. Being that we were there on a Monday night (in Oct), there were only a few other campers. As noted in the previous review, the assigned sites are basically walk-in - you park along the road. We van camp, and so picked a site with the picnic table & fire ring close to our parking spot. Some sites are on the bluff riverside, some are in wooded/shaded areas. The big grassy area in the middle is not marked with site numbers, but there are no signs that say no camping on the grass. There was a camp host on-site.

Bathroom with flush toilets was clean and had hand soap. Everything was automated, even the light came on when you entered. The vault toilet was right near the bathroom house, both on the one end of the campground by the camp host. There were water pumps by some sites, but we figured the one at the bathroom house was the potable water.

I had no cell service, but Paul had 1 bar at our site & 3 at the bathroom.

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Currently Wandering
27' Airstream International 2006 Dodge Ram 1500
112 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 3
“3 Mile Dirt Road to Get In - not great for trailers”

Reviewed Apr 24, 2016

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We camped here because it put us super close to the Pruitt Landing put in on the Buffalo River. We met up with the ranger and other volunteers for an Earth Day clean up & paddle which was fabulous. However, we'd never stay here again.

To get to the campground there is a 3 mile dirt road that has some pretty steep sections, and is also quite narrow in places. We went in late one evening and luckily didn't run into anyone coming the other way. To top it off there was construction on the main road, so the turnoff was pretty bad as well. Had to kick the truck into 4 wheel drive.

On the way out, I rode my bike up the hill (superwoman) to run interference for Sam. There were a few spots he could pull off to the side to let other cars pass as we didn't want to have to stop on the steep hills.

Otherwise, this is a beautiful camping area! Large open field in the middle (couldn't quite figure out why) and camp sites around the edges. Very popular for boaters as there is a nice put in right at the campground. Also, not super friendly trailer spots. We were at the max on our Anderson Levelers on one side of the loop and the other side the cars park along the road and then the campsites themselves are across a divider fence thing.

Filled up pretty well for the weekend, all sites are first come first serve. There was also a commercial group utilizing a good portion of the campground and they ran their generators way outside of hours. Kind of annoying.

We did manage to pull some bars of 4G Verizon with our booster. Enough that Sam could work in the morning before our paddle and we could stream Netflix at night No T-mobile or AT&T though.

If you do come through the area, for sure go get burgers and milkshakes at The Ozark Cafe in Jasper. You'll thank me.

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Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 27/28
“not good anymore”

Reviewed Jul 01, 2019

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This has been our family get together for more than 16 years. Every year since the Elk festival has started the entire family (MOM,DAD,SISTERS,NIECES,NEPHEWS, ECT) has gotten together at this campsite from all over the state to enjoy the swimming,camping experience and close proximity to the festival. But the last few years has changed. The issue is the new camp custodian. He is extremely rude. He chooses who he will allow to break the rules and who he will not. Examples one of the rules is all pets must stay on a lease at all times. A campsite that was close to his RV that he became buddies with let their dog roam all over with nothing being said. But a gentleman with his wife and kids parked on the grass near the restroom was told they had to move. Not going fast enough for him he yells sooner not later loud enough we could hear it at our site. This is only a couple of things that I saw this weekend. there were several others. It is a shame that one person could make a memorial experiance so unpleasent that you do not want to make anymore memories at this spot.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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