Give Us A Hand
Budget constraints and fewer staff have changed our operations. Be prepared for your visit. More »
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 »
Our interactive activities introduce you to Buffalo National River and the environmental challenges park rangers tackle. You can have fun while you learn about the ecoystem and wildlife we protect; and the NPS mission we fulfill.
Buffalo National River Scouting Award
The patch is awarded to all Scouting and Venture group members that complete a 50-mile float/ hike and an approved 10-hour Service Project within 10 consecutive days.
Send requests to:
The initial request should include tentative dates, put-in and take-out locations, total number of participants to include child/adult ratio, group representative with phone number and email address, any logistical needs of the group that might be facilitated by the park, and if you would prefer the awards to be presented in person or mailed after the completion of the trip.
The trip report should be submitted within 10 days of the completion of the trip and safe return to the group's home station.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Buffalo National River has three federally designated wilderness areas within its boundaries? Totalling over 30,000 acres, the three areas capture the essence of the wild Ozarks.