There is a long, rich culture of equestrian use along the Buffalo River. Whether you are looking for a developed campground or a wilderness adventure, the Upper Buffalo National River offers visitors several options for equestrian camping and horseback riding. The most extensive horse trail network is in the upper section of the river. Due to the extensive network of trails, horseback riders are advised to purchase a Trails Illustrated® map published by National Geographic from any of the park visitor centers, park concessionaires, area Arkansas Game & Fish Commission offices, or local area businesses to properly identify park approved equestrian trails. If you wish to ride your horse in the park, please read the park’s rules and regulations concerning equestrian use at Buffalo National River.
The National Park Service offers an informative page on the history of horseback riding in the region, as well as information about the trails, water levels, rules and regulations, and more.
Horses and pack animals are permitted only on horse trails. The following trails in the Upper Buffalo area are designated horse trails: Bench Trail, Cecil Cove, Old River Trail (ORT), Centerpoint, Chimney Rock, and Sneeds Creek.
Rimrock Cove Ranch
Rimrock Cove Ranch is a privately owned vacation property offering an owner built log cabin that sleeps up to 7 guests comfortably. The quiet location makes it a suitable get away for couples or families. We also offer guided horseback riding by reservation as well as horse drawn hayrides. See website for details.
Rates: $159 and up per night
Centerpoint Horse Camp
Centerpoint Horsecamp & Campground is located directly across Hwy 43 from the Centerpoint Trailhead. We welcome horse trailers, RV’s, campers, and tents. We have 6 campsites with water, electric, a shower house, and a pull thru dump station. We have 11 outdoor stalls and one round pen for your convenience.