• Canoeing on the Buffalo


    National River Arkansas

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Day by the Buffalo

Buffalo National River invites you to participate in A Day by the Buffalo, a ranger-conducted program designed to introduce fourth and fifth grade students to the cultural and natural history of the Buffalo River and Ozarks region. Programs are aligned with fourth and fifth grade Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks. We focus on providing a thorough, quality experience for your students. Each topic curriculum includes pre- and post- field trip activities.

A Day By the Buffalo educational program at Buffalo National River is changing. In the past, field trips have been concentrated in the spring after Benchmark testing is complete. Current and anticipated future staffing levels will prevent us from continuing this pattern. We encourage you to review your curriculum schedules and include Day by the Buffalo programming in the fall and winter when you are teaching the appropriate concepts.

Prepare for a fun-filled day of learning in an outdoor classroom!

Mail, email or fax your completed reservation form to Tyler Bend Visitor Center, 170 Ranger Road, St. Joe, 72675. Fax number: 870-439-2089. R
eservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Cancellations: Please notify the park staff as soon as possible if your group will not be able to attend. Programs will be held rain or shine unless weather conditions become extremely severe (i.e., flooding, lightning storms). Every effort will be made to reschedule your group if cancellation is required.

You will receive a confirmation of your trip with additional information when your reservation is processed.

Did You Know?

Cabin 2, constructed by the CCC in the 1930s, is available for rental through the park concessioner.

Did you know that Buffalo National River has housekeeping cabins that were constructed in the late 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps? These rustic cabins are available for lodging at Buffalo Point.