Top Adventures in Compton

  • Hike to Hemmed-In Hollow Falls

    After parking at the Hemmed-In Hollow Falls Trailhead, follow the path down as it descends into the valley. As you approach one of the vistas, you’ll be able to spot the emerald green waters of the Buffalo River, as well as the bluffs to your east...

    5 miles

  • Hike to Paige Falls and Broadwater Hollow Falls

    Although there is no official trailhead, Paige and Broadwater Hollow Falls can be accessed off of NC 2660 in Compton, Arkansas.  Once on NC 2660, head straight down this rugged gravel road for approximately 2 miles.  Soon you’ll reach a sharp bend...

    0.5 miles 100 ft gain

  • Backpacking Cecil Creek

    From Tulsa, head out east along US-412 until you reach HWY 103. Take a right (south) on HWY 103 and follow it toward Compton, Arkansas. Shortly before reaching Compton, take the dirt road on the right (before the road starts to head north), and fo...

    8 miles

  • Hike to Hideout Hollow

    After parking at the trailhead, head down the well-trodden path and follow it the 0.85 miles downhill to the overlook. Once you are at the overlook, go left and follow the path as it loops around the top of the overhang. You’ll arrive at a small c...

    2 miles

  • Indian Creek to The Eye Of The Needle

    Starting at approx. 900' in elevation, this 5 mile out and back hike ascends 700' in elevation to 1,400 at the highest point- The Eye of The Needle. The trail head is located next to the Buffalo River sign at Kyles Landing on the West side of the...

    5 miles 700 ft gain

  • Camp at Kyle's Landing

    Kyles Landing is located directly beside the beautiful Buffalo river, hardly a stone's throw from the cool refreshing water. With huge bluffs soaring over 400ft into the air, multiple hiking trails available, and access to the river itself, the ca...

  • Explore Twin Falls, Arkansas

    Proceed to the Camp Orr Campground down near the banks of the Buffalo River. Once you reach the bottom of the hill you will cross a low water bridge over a small creek. Park in the small parking lot on the right hand side once you cross the cree...

    0.25 miles

  • Camp on Big Bluff

    This adventure begins at the Counterpoint Trailhead just north of Ponca, AR. Follow the trail downhill for about 2.7 miles until you reach a split in the trail. Take the trail off to the right and follow it for another .5 miles until you reach t...

    6 miles

  • Hike to Scenic Big Bluff

    The hike starts at the Centerpoint Trailhead and follows a clearly defined trail for 3 miles (approximately one hour) with mostly downhill or flat terrain and views through the trees of the rolling Ozark landscape. When you are almost to Big Bluff...

    6 miles

  • Backpacking Along the Buffalo River

    Park at the Centerpoint Trailhead and follow the Centerpoint trail as it heads about 3 miles downhill towards Big Bluff. You’ll know you’ve reached the trail junction for Big Bluff when you come to a clearing that has a large firepit in the middle...

    12 miles

  • Camp along the Buffalo National River

    This is a night of camping that is one for the books. Head to the Steele Creek area on the Buffalo River. Once you are in the Steel Creek area simply follow the gravel road to the right and park anywhere in the grass along the river. Camping is...

    2 miles

  • Hike to Steel Creek Overlook

    This hike begins at the popular Steel Creek Campground area along the Buffalo National River just outside of Ponca, Arkansas.  You can park anywhere in the grass just to the left where the pavement turns into gravel at the bottom of the hillside. ...

    2.8 miles

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      Cricket Creek

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    • Lead Hill, Arkansas

      Tucker Hollow Park

      Overview Tucker Hollow, a small 28-campsite park, sits near the upper part of Bull Shoals Lake. There's something for everyone at the region's most popular lake, whether it's a day basking in the s...

    • 170 Ranger Road

      Tyler Bend Campground

      Overview 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 Nat...

    • Blue Eye, Missouri

      Old Highway 86

      Overview Old Highway 86 is a spacious and sunny campground that sits along the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake in the rolling Missouri countryside.Recreation Whether on water or land, Old Highwa...

    • Diamond City, Arkansas

      Lead Hill

      Overview Lead Hill Campground is a splendid, sizable campground with plenty of waterfront sites along the shores of Bull Shoals Lake. The lake, renowned as a haven for water sports enthusiasts, boa...

    • Shell Knob, Missouri

      Baxter

      Overview Baxter is a spacious and sunny campground that sits along the White River Arm of Table Rock Lake.The highly productive fishing waters of the White River Arm will appeal to anglers, while ...

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