Gilbert, "The Coolest Town in Arkansas"

Gilbert is a Top Arkansas Outdoor Adventure Community with Canoeing & Kayaking on the Buffalo National River, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Camping, Cabins, Swimming, Dark Skies, and ATV & Jeep Rides! Gilbert/Marshall/St. Joe was voted a Top 10 Arkansas Adventure Town by Arkansas Outside Magazine! Top Ten Arkansas Adventure Towns | Arkansas Outside. America's 1st National River, the Buffalo National River! The Buffalo National River is a National Wild and Scenic River and a Blueribbon Smallmouth Bass Stream! Also an Important Bird Area!

The "Coolest Town in Arkansas," Gilbert is an amazing Buffalo River Resort Town with a mix of adventure and art! Local artistry on display at the fabulous Buffalo River Art Gallery! Gilbert also sports a wonderful Buffalo National River Outfitter, Buffalo Camping & Canoeing! Owner Ben Freuhauf III is a member of the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame! They specialize Canoes, Kayaks & Rafts! The Gilbert RV Campground is a great RV destination in walking distance to the river! Gilbert has the closest lodging to the Buffalo River!  Find your lodging here: Gilbert, Arkansas | Searcy County Chamber of Commerce ( The historic Gilbert General Store is still in operation! Built in 1901, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places! Ben's Place, beside the general store, features wonderful food, and Live Music in the warmer months! Gilbert is also a Wedding and Events Destination! Contact Buffalo Camping & Canoeing for reservation information at (870) 439-2888. Gilbert is part of the Arkansas Quilt Trail and is also a Tree City USA! Seasonal adventure or artisan events also held in town!

The Buffalo National River is the 1st park in Arkansas to be named an International Dark Sky Park and Gilbert is the 1st Dark Sky Lighting Compliant City in Arkansas! Searcy County has some of the darkest night skies in the Eastern United States with Bortle Dark-Sky Scale Two designations for sites along the Buffalo National River from Woolum to Tyler Bend to Gilbert  With a designation of two, the Milky Way can be seen in great detail! Star Parties are occasionally held nearby at the Tyler Bend Campground. Make Gilbert your next vacation stay or your day-trip destination!