Campsites w/water & elec $35 per night for 2 people

Bunkhouse $100 per night for 2 people, (sleeps 8)

2 night minimum stay for bunkhouse

Shower house

Outside stalls $5 a day

Tie outs available

Small fee for each additional
guest for campsites &

Prices subject to change

Negative coggins required

Reservations required

Deposit required

Cancellation policy: deposits
cannot be refunded w/less
than 2 weeks' notice

Hc 33 Box 58
Compton, AR 72624
ph: 870-420-3222
alt: 870-404-4120

Centerpoint Horse Camp is located directly across Hwy 43 from the
Centerpoint Trailhead  of the Buffalo National River that has many horseback riding & hiking trails on it.

We welcome horse trailers, RV's, campers, and tents.

There is an abundance of horseback riding trails & hiking trails
here on the Upper Buffalo River. The horseback & mule riding
trails are full of the beautiful scenery of the Ozark Mountains.
The hiking trails are equally as beautiful. The Buffalo River is
only about 4 miles south of us where there is canoeing & rafting
available. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen such as
elk, deer, & turkey. 

Our Bunkhouse can sleep up to 8 people. Great for a family
gathering or group of friends just wanting to get away. We have
6 campsites with water, electric, and a pull thru dump station for
on your way out. We also have 6 primitive tent sites.

Bunkhouse includes: fully equipped kitchen, 3 sets of bunk beds
(linens included): 4 twin & 2 full sized

For more information/reservations just call 870-420-3222 or

Phone: 870-420-3222 cell 870-404-4120
GPS: 36.063974,-93.361108   Map & Directions

Centerpoint Horse Camp
& Bunkhouse

Riding in the Buffalo River
Centerpoint Horse Camp
Mule Riding in the Buffalo River

Ponca and Nearby Destinations:

Note that the times and distances listed in italics after the GPS coordinates are from the Centerpoint Horse Camp
Ponca Elk Education Center (in Ponca)  (870) 861-2432    
GPS:  36.02215, -93.36141  (4 miles, 6 mins
AGFC elk education center, nationally recognized facility
Open daily 10 - 4:30 PM, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Boxley Valley Elk Herd (Highway 43 & 21)     Web
GPS:  35.97717, -93.40219  (5.5 miles, 10 mins)

Home of Arkansas' famous elk herd, arguably the most viewable in the southern US. Mornings and evenings, fall rut exceptional.
Lost Valley Hiking Trail  (3 miles south of Ponca on 43)  
GPS:  36.00297, -93.37295  (6 miles, 8 mins)

NPS  The most popular hiking trail in the upper Buffalo River area. Barrier free stretch, suitable for families. Eden Falls, native american shelter, waterfall in cave, outstanding spring wildflowers.
Smith Creek Preserve (3 mi. south of Church on 21)   Web
GPS:  35.93548, -93.38612  (9 miles, 18 mins
Nature Conservency, hiking trail 500 ft. descent in 1 mile. Two track road, hiking trail, very scenic spring fed creek with outstanding spring wildflower show. Popular with photographers.  Remote.
Hawksbill Craig  (6 miles up Cave Mtn. road)   
GPS:  35.88816, -93.4698  (14 miles, 30 mins)

Popular 3 mile round trip with 200 ft elevation change. Most photographed Arkansas Landmark. Trail can be rough, a few seasonal creeks.
Centerpoint Trailhead        
GPS:  36.09222, -93.334693    (.1 mile across 43)

This trailhead is popular with hikers and horsemen. It is one of two ways to famous Hemmed In Hollow, the dangerous Goat Trail, Sneeds Creek Trail, and Granny Henderson's cabin. Big elevation changes, not for out of shape hikers. 1,000 ft descent. For most, this is an all day hike requiring frequent rest stops.

Nearby Towns:

Jasper  (16 mles from Ponca on Hwy 74)  20 minutes
GPS:  36.00835, -93.18635  (20.5 miles, 29 mins)

Quaint village of 500, offering places to eat including the Boardwalk Cafe, and the Cliff House Inn (6 miles south on Highway 7). A few shops to visit featuring local artists and offering local curiosities.
Harrison  (26 miles north of Ponca on 43)   35-45 minutes
GPS:  36.23026, -93.10802  (22.6 miles, 35 mins)

Harrison is a small town of 12,000 that offers many services not available at Ponca or Jasper. Most businesses are north of the square, 40 minutes or more away from Ponca. For emergency car repairs it would be the closest destination.

Day Trips:

Branson, MO (56 miles north of Ponca, 70 mins)
GPS:  36.64465, -93.22709  (52 miles, 60 mins)

Nationally famous entertainment destination on par with Nashville, TN. A popular day trip with local visitors to see national acts, and old time country entertainment.
Eureka Springs, AR (50 miles west of Ponca, about 1 hour)
GPS:  36.39489, -93.74231  (47 miles, 62 mins)

This is Arkansas' Victorian Village, built on a mountain with multiple springs and gardens city-wide. A must-see small town with too many attractions to mention. An outstanding day trip to a town with many art galleries, unique shops, other attractions.
The Bunkhouse
The Bunkhouse
Your Hosts, the Clarks
Your Hosts, the Clarks
Elk in the Buffalo River Valley
Elk in the Buffalo River Valley

Plan Your Trips with Itinerary Builder

The destinations below are linked to directions maps, and expanded explantions of the destinations themselves. The travel times and distances listed below are from Centerpoint Horse Camp. To create a map and directions from the camp to the destination, copy and paste the GPS coordinates 36.09222,-93.334693 into the empty box on the mapping page and click on "get directions".

Buffalo National River
Upper River Area