Welcome to the Buffalo National River

Here at Gilbert RV Campground we are here to help make your visit to Buffalo National River an unforgettable one. Buffalo River Canoeing and Camping

The Buffalo National River was established in 1972 as America First National River. Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states. Once you arrive, prepare to journey from running rapids to quiet pools while surrounded by massive bluffs as you cruise through the Ozark Mountains down to the White River. 

A trip to Buffalo National River offers a diverse array of activities. Most visitors come to float the river by canoe, tube, or kayak. While others may choose hiking, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, visiting historic districts, and bird-watching. Whether you prefer being on the river, exploring other areas of the park, you can always find something to your liking.




Blanchard Springs Caverns is also a popular stop on most folks trip.Blanchard Springs Caverns can hardly be described in words! You must visit the caves truly understand and appreciate their beauty.

Entering the world of the underground is always a thrilling experience. There are four different tours offered at the caverns; the Dripstone Trail, the Discovery Trail, the Discovery in the Dark Headlamp Tour and the caverns newest trail, the Wild Cave Tour. Led by knowledgeable Forest Service Guides, the tours wind through water-carved passages, including an underground river and the world’s largest flowstone. Each trail is a little different in intensity and visitors should be aware of each trail they decide to take.


Kenda Drive In 

Arkansas’ only drive in movie theater that is open year round, and one of only 3 drive-in’s left in the entire state, the Kenda Drive-in has been a fixture in Searcy County since 1966. Operated by the same family that originally built it, 51 years ago, the Kenda is named after the owner’s daughter. It has been a local favorite for many years, and continues to draw local and out of town crowds every week.
The Kenda is the only operating drive-in that has a viewing lounge adjacent to the snack bar with indoor seating in the entire U.S. Of course the favorite way to watch a movie at the Kenda is from the back of your truck sitting in a lawn chair, all wrapped up in a blanket. The 72 foot wide screen is lit up with a single first run feature each night, and the occasional double feature is still shown. Movie audio is provided by either “in car” audio, or traditional speakers, and heaters are even provided for winter viewing.
Admission is a bargain too, at $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children, (children under 12 are free with parents) the whole family can enjoy a movie without breaking the budget.

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