• Canoeing on the Buffalo


    National River Arkansas

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  • Give Us A Hand

    Budget constraints and fewer staff have changed our operations. Be prepared for your visit. More »

  • Available Services

    All campgrounds are open except Erbie Campground in the Upper District. Trash receptacles have been removed from many areas throughout the park; please be prepared to carry out your own trash and recycling. View link for more information. More »

Campground Closures

campsite at buffalo point camground

Campsite at Buffalo Point Campground


"While we regret having to reduce service levels and access to some park facilities," Superintendent Kevin Cheri stated, "we hope park visitors and stakeholders will realize the need and opportunity for greater stewardship while visiting America's first National River."

Visitors should check the table of closures/service reductions or call one of our contact stations prior to visiting the park in order to make sure that they are not surprised and disappointed by finding their destination closed. "Limited Service" should be understood to mean that, while toilets will be serviced, they will not be serviced as often as in the past, and perhaps not as often as needed.


For information and maps of some park campgrounds, go to our Camping page.

Did You Know?

Unknown children on porch of the William Villines house.

Did you know that Buffalo National River preserves many pioneer homesteads ranging from the 1840s to the 1930s? These structures document the struggles and lifeways of people that carved a living out of the lush forests of the Buffalo River region.