We (me, my wife and 2 boys - 7,10) are going to meet my family on a Sunday later this month in Branson. I got to thinking (uh-oh) that we will be driving through NW Arkansas so why not leave on Thursday evening and camp/hike/fish somewhere then cruise on up!

So, I am looking for a good spot in the Buffalo River area (Ponca) or something like that where we can camp/hike/swim/fish. Do any of you have any secret spots you'd be willing to share?

I was looking at the Kyles Landing campground and a few others in that area but am open to anything.

We plan to car camp but my boys are good for 2-4 miles if it's not too crazy and we have the gear to backpack in and camp if the opportunity is right?!?!

Looking for something kinda private, on the river where they can fish and swim if possible but not opposed to a lake if there is something that opens up our options.

We camped at Devil's Den on Memorial weekend and enjoyed that.

Thanks for any info you can pass along!