Camping Fees Increase at Buffalo National River

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Beginning March 15, 2019, the Buffalo National River will increase fees at several campgrounds, according to the National Park Service.

The last fee increase was in 2013, according to the release.

  • Buffalo Point Campground: Sites with water, electric, flush restrooms, and showers will be $30, from $22, per night for up to six people.                                                                               
  • Steel Creek, Kyle’s Landing, Ozark, Tyler Bend Campground (all sites), $20, from $12 – $16,  a night for up to 6 people.

Steel Creek Horse Camp up to four stock animals are allowed.

  • Buffalo Point Campground walk-in tent sites (with water and flush restrooms, showers at Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point): from $12 and $16 to $20 a night for up to 6 people.               
  • Carver and Rush campgrounds: Primitive sites (with water, without flush restrooms) is $16, it was $12,  a night for up to 6 people.                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Buffalo Point and Tyler Bend Group Sites: The fee structure has been revised for group campsites to a flat rate of $50 per group per night (up to 25 people per site), it was $3 per person.

No cost changes at the following:

  • Erbie (including 5 group sites), Woolum, South Maumee, and Spring Creek will continue to allow free camping where no amenities are provided.

Pavilions fees will remain:  

  • $25 for the Ozark Pavilion for the day.
  • $50 for the Tyler Bend Pavilion and Buffalo Point Pavilions for the day.

There is a 50 percent discount for campsite fees for Interagency Senior and Access pass cardholders. 

The cards may be obtained at Steel Creek Ranger Station, Tyler Bend Visitor Center, Buffalo Point Ranger Stations, or online at store.usgs.gov.

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