Buffalo River Maps

If you’re looking for a Buffalo Map map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 21 free Buffalo National River maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here you’ll find the official full park map and also some more specific maps focusing on campgrounds and trails. You can also browse the best-selling Buffalo River maps and guidebooks on Amazon.

Buffalo River map from the official brochures

Buffalo River mapHere is the main Buffalo River map from the park brochure, showing all the river access points as well as the roads and points of interest. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.1 mb) or download the PDF (1.1 mb).

Buffalo River trail maps

Purchase trail map from AmazonPurchase trail map from AmazonBelow you’ll find many trail maps of varying quality covering different parts of Buffalo National River. If you’d like a more comprehensive map, I’d recommend the National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps of Buffalo River, available both as Buffalo River West and Buffalo River East. These maps include trail mileages and topographic lines, and are suitable for long-distance wilderness travel.

The following six maps show segments of the Buffalo River Trail from west to east.

Buffalo River Trail map Boxley to PoncaThe Boxley to Ponca map shows the westernmost segment of the Buffalo River Trail, starting just south of Boxley Bridge. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.2 mb).

Buffalo River Trail map Ponca to Steel CreekThis Ponca to Steel Creek map shows the Buffalo River Trail running mostly north, paralleling the eastern shore of the river. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.3 mb).

Buffalo River Trail map Steel Creek to Kyle's LandingThe Steel Creek to Kyle’s Landing map covers the trail’s route through the Ponca Wilderness; this segment is nearly 8 miles. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.5 mb).

Buffalo River Trail map Kyles Landing to ErbieHere’s a Kyle’s Landing to Erbie map, showing the immediate climb out of Kyle’s Landing before dropping back down near the Buffalo. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.2 mb).

Buffalo River Trail map Erbie to OzarkThis Erbie to Ozark map shows this segment of the trail from Erbie Campground to Ozark Campground, via Cedar Glade. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.1 mb).

Buffalo River Trail map Ozark to PruittThis Ozark to Pruitt map covers a very short segment of the eastern end of the Buffalo River Trail – about two-and-a-half miles. Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.0 mb).

The following maps show some of the other trails in Buffalo National River, presented here roughly from west to east.

Lost Valley trail mapThis Lost Valley trail map shows this very popular short uphill trail that passes a natural bridge as well as Eden Falls. Click the image to view a full size JPG (400 kb).

Centerpoint trail mapHere’s a Centerpoint trail map shows this route that leads through the Ponca Wilderness and descends 1300 feet to the Buffalo River – it’s quite strenuous on the return! Click the image to view a full size JPG (550 kb).

Hemmed-in Hollow trail mapThe Hemmed-in Hollow trail map shows this strenuous trail that leads down toward the bluffs of the Buffalo, descending over 1300 feet. Click the image to view a full size JPG (550 kb).

Hide-out Hollow trail mapThe Hide-out Hollow trail map shows this relatively easy trail that includes views of the Cecil Cove valley and several waterfalls. Click the image to view a full size JPG (350 kb).

Cecil Cove trail mapThis Cecil Cove trail map shows this route that crosses Cecil Creek several times and passes historic sites and homesteads. Click the image to view a full size JPG (400 kb).

Mill Creek trail mapHere’s a Mill Creek trail map includes a few loop options from the Pruitt launch area, none of which are too strenuous. Click the image to view a full size JPG (350 kb).

Buffalo River campground maps

Steel Creek Campground mapThis Steel Creek Campground map shows the westernmost campground in the national park; it has both tent and horse sites and is open all year. Click the image to view a full size GIF (150 kb).

Kyles Landing Campground mapThe Kyle’s Landing Campground map shows this tent campground on the south shore of the Buffalo River accessible by a very rough gravel road. Click the image to view a full size GIF (150 kb).

Erbie Campground mapHere’s an Erbie Campground map that focuses on this remote campground that can accommodate RVs (though there are no hookups nor running water). Click the image to view a full size GIF (150 kb).

Ozark Campground mapThis Ozark Campground map shows the campground’s single loop; running water is available during the peak season (mid-March through mid-November). Click the image to view a full size GIF (150 kb).

Carver Campground mapThis Carver Campground map shows this small campground that is located right off Highway 123. There is no trash service here, so pack it all out! Click the image to view a full size GIF (90 kb).

Tyler Bend campground mapThe Tyler Bend Campground map includes the whole area surrounding the campground, such as the Tyler Bend Visitor Center and the picnic area. Click the image to view a full size GIF (400 kb).

Buffalo Point campground mapThe Buffalo Point Campground map shows the only campground in the park with full RV hookups; sites can be reserved in advance. Click the image to view a full size GIF (200 kb).

…and more!

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