Steel Creek Campgrounds

 
This campgrounds has hookups and is one of the largest campgrounds in the upper Ponca area of the Buffalo National River. It has excellent put-in area for canoes and plenty of room for parking. The scenery is outstanding all year round.
Pan of Steel Creek Campgrounds

Fall View of Campground at Steel Creek

Steel Creek pan of canoe launching area.

Outfitters brought in canoes for a group of floaters.

Pan of Buffalo River

Dick viewing the Buffalo River.

One of the nicest National Forest Campgrounds in the area is at Steel Creek. They have horse facilities in addition to primitive sites. Many of the nearby outfitters put in the canoes and kayaks at this landing. If you visit the Jasper or Boxley Area, this is a must visit to this site. The road is easy compared to most of the landings and campgrounds. 

Click on the following links for more information: Photos of Steel CreekSteel Creek, Steel Creek CabinsTrails and Falls around Steel Creek.

There are many other things to see in this area. Check out web pages for Jasper Arkansas, Boxley Elk, Arkansas's Grand Canyon, Lost Valley, and Twin Falls. If you camp, RV spots are very limited in most areas and many of the primitive campgrounds are down steep dirt roads, which require 4X4 trucks to get to. For other accommodations check out these links: Ponca Area, Jasper Area, Camping, government primitive camping sites

Below are pictures of the Steel Creek Campgrounds and Landing.
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Fall Colors at Steel Creek
Fall Colors at Steel Creek

The bluffs along the banks of the Buffalo River are outstanding.

Canoe Put-In
Canoe Put-In

The landing is ideal for putting in a canoe or kayak.

Got it!
Got it!

Float is caught and kids have a great time.

Fall Colors at Steel Creek
Fall Colors at Steel Creek

The bluffs along the banks of the Buffalo River are outstanding.

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This 1 3/4 minute film done by Don Harmening shows the views from the Roarke Bluff Trail at Steel Creek. There are great pictures of the Steel Creek Campgrounds as well.