Friday, May 16, 2014

Arkansas and the Buffalo National River

 After much plotting and planning, we made our escape from OKC and pointed the motorhome towards Arkansas and the Buffalo National River area. We drove from OKC (after a late start), stopping in Siloam Springs for the night. Today it was up kinda sorta early for us and we were off, we made it into Gilbert Arkansas, Population 33 and the middle area of the Buffalo River.

 For many years I had wanted to come to the Buffalo, ever since I became interested in Kayaking. The Buffalo National River is approx. 151 mile long, travelling west to east through the Ozark Mountains of North Central Arkansas. It's swift flowing water are clear with a turquoise hue. The river flows it fasted in the western (upper) river and slows to a casual current as it approaches the eastern (lower) section and it's confluence with the White River.

Just a couple of quick shots of the Buffalo, taken at the Gilbert boat ramp. We are staying at the Gilbert RV Campground approx 2 blocks from the river. The campground is pretty nice and well priced (more on that later). We are going to be here in Gilbert for 4 days, then will move to a Campground on the White River (yet to be determined) All toll, we are planning to be in the area for 2 weeks before we head towards Topeka, KS. for Sheryl's Nieces wedding.

Stay tuned for more as we explore the Buffalo/White River area of North Central Arkansas. So until then.............................


  1. You certainly should get some good paddling in there! Looks like a super spot. :c)

    1. Thats the plan, the river is running pretty swiftly so it'll be more stearing han