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 became America’s First National River in 1972. Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states.

 The journey has you passing through running rapids to quiet pools while surrounded by massive bluffs is spectacular. Stopping to test the rock or sand beaches is relaxing. You can enjoy the 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,  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 

Searcy County is proud that to have Kenda Drive In. First of all, it is the only drive in movie theater that is open year round. Operated by the same family that originally built it, 51 years ago. 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. 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 lights up with a single first run feature each night, and the occasional double feature. Movie audio is provided by “in car” audio or traditional speakers. Heaters are even provided for winter viewing.
Admission is a bargain too, at $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children.

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