Getting To The Buffalo National River Park, Compton

How to make the most of your night in Arkansas’ newly designated International Dark Sky Park

JB Trading Co. 

You can get just about anything you might need—from outdoor equipment to groceries to a prepared meal—from JB Trading Co.’s general store. And if you’re looking to stay the night, JB’s offers primitive campsites, RV/camper sites and even platform-tent sites, so all you have to do is show up. Oh, and did we mention they have a hammock grove? (jbtradingco.com)

Buffalo Outdoor Center

If you’re planning on visiting the first national river, Buffalo Outdoor Center can get you all set up—regardless of the activity. Wanna stay in a cabin? They’ve got ’em. Need to rent a canoe and a shuttle back to your car? BOC’s got you covered. Hoping to see the Buffalo from the air? There’s a zip-line canopy tour for that. (buffaloriver.com)

Low Gap Cafe

We’ve written about the Low Gap Cafe many times by now, but given that there aren’t a ton of places to eat near Compton, it’s worth mentioning again. It also helps that the food is delicious. That pan-seared red snapper? *Chef’s kiss.* (lowgapcafe.com)

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