Tyler Bend Campground

Tyler Bend Campground

The Tyler Bend Campground location is in St. Joe, Arkansas
72675. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Tyler Bend Campground facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Tyler Bend Visitor Center
170 Ranger Road
St. Joe

Phone number


Campground information St. Joe, Arkansas


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.


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.

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.

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.

Charges & Cancellations

Rules and Reservation Policies 

Frequently Asked Questions About Tyler Bend Visitor Center St. Joe, AR

How do I make a reservation with Tyler Bend Campground?

To make reservations at Tyler Bend Campground, you can call the office at 870-439-2502.

Fees for the walk-in sites and drive-in sites (non-electric) are $20 a night for up to 6 people per site.

Fees for the Group Tent Only Area (non-electric) are $50 a night for 10 to 25 people per group site.

Where is Tyler Bend Campground located?

The Tyler Bend Campground is located at Tyler Bend Visitor Center 170 Ranger Road in St. Joe,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Tyler Bend Campground have tent or RV camping?

Tyler Bend Campground offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 870-439-2502 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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