Proudly announcing our new Boxley Valley Campground located behind the historic Boxley Baptist Church.
The Boxley Valley Campground will eventually have off road trails that connect it to the upper system. At this time it requires a short commute upstairs (via 5.5 miles of paved Hwy 21 then 4 miles down NC9) if you are planning to ride the trails.
The Boxley Valley Campground is brand new, still under development, and completely primitive.
There are no signs or directions in place at this time. If you chose to camp in this area please use common sense.
You can camp and park in a mowed campsite. There are some beautiful hiking opportunities in this area.
You CAN NOT drive your non-trail vehicle down any thing that looks like a trail or logging road. You will get stuck.
Wilderness Rider Boxley Valley Campground
This pristine 280 acre valley location has a magical feel as you gaze up at the red cliffs of Boxley while listening to the soft rippling sounds of both Moore and Edgeman Creeks.
Lots of room for large and small RVs.
Plenty of easily accessed spots for tent camping.
Be sure to hike to Wildcat Falls and the cascading Sweetheart Spring. Both are located down the trail towards the West side of the campground.
Camping in this valley campground will also give you permission to hike our top of the mountain trails that you have been enjoying these last few years.
You can also purchase day passes to use off road trail capable vehicles such as Jeeps, Side x Sides and Dirt Bikes on the trails for an additional charge.
We are working to connect the off road trail systems, but the massive amount of rain this spring has delayed our progress.
As it presently stands, there is a short 10 mile commute between the Wilderness Rider Boxley Valley Campground and the current Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch and Adventure Park trail systems that you will access through the normal main entrance.
The commute is made up of 4.5 miles of pavement and 5.5 miles of county dirt roads.
There may be a law in Arkansas that allows you to ride your unlicensed side x side on roadways when you are on your way to a trail. We are trying to verify this, but please refer to the Arkansas State Legislature or other sites for clarification.
NOTE: We have learned that you can NOT ride your side x side or other unlicensed vehicle through the National Park areas which include the area you would need to pass through on Hwy 21. So, please trailer any unlicensed vehicles up to the main entrance to access our trail system.
Please reference the law for particulars regarding your situation and vehicle.
As far as we know the law does not give you permission to ride to other tourist attractions and you must be respectful of National Park guidelines also.
Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch can not give you advice or direction on the interpretation of these new laws.
You can now make reservations for this campground online.
If you are planning to use motorized transportation on the off road trails you can purchase your day passes online and download, print and sign our liability release to speed up your check in. Simply print and bring a copy of the email you receive that confirms your day pass purchase and a signed copy of our release.
Use Google Maps and enter Boxley Baptist Church in your search.
This will bring you to the correct turn in off of Hwy 21 in the Boxley Valley.
Pass the church and stay on the right hand fork.
Proceed 1 mile down Newton County Road 47 until you reach the Wilderness Rider Boxley Valley Campground entrance.
You will find RV and Tent sites scattered throughout the mowed campground.
This campground is huge and there is plenty of room. Selection of specific camp sites is first come, first pick.