Want to plan your elopement at Steel Creek? Are you dreaming of eloping on the Buffalo River in Arkansas? It is SUCH a beautiful backdrop for an adventure elopement in Arkansas! Seriously, it’s one of my top ten favorite places to elope in Arkansas. If you’re dreaming of this lovely spot but unsure of how to start planning, read on to discover how to get the ball rolling!
Ahh, the Buffalo River. It’s heaven all year round. And as enigmatic as it can be (it’s a long river with different terrain and overlooks spanning hundreds of miles!), it’s still one of my favorite places for a simple elopement in Arkansas.
Considering an elopement on the Buffalo, specifically Steel Creek? First, you’ll want to visit the river to make sure it fits the vibe of your elopement or intimate wedding, and drive around to discover some of the prettiest spots such as Steel Creek, Twin Falls, Tyler Bend, Gilbert and others. An easy day trip is to drive to Steel Creek and view the water from there. There are day hikes (several hikes require crossing the river, so be aware of that!) that show off some of the majesty of the area, but always remember to hike in a group and bring water, lighting, extra clothes and other supplies and always stay on trail.
When eloping at Steel Creek on the Buffalo River, you will have to apply for a $150 permit through the National Parks website. This allows you to access either the main field with the painted bluffs in the background, or the gravel bar along the river. Both spots are beautiful. You can also have guests with the permit.
You can sign up for the permit here.
If you’re looking for an adventure engagement or elopement photographer who is both FUN and familiar with the area, feel free to contact me!