In addition to agriculture, Native Americans as well as the European settlers exploited the natural resources of the Buffalo River Area. Trees were logged to build along the river and to send to markets outside the region; rock was mined for any profitable minerals, and even the guano from bat caves provided resources to Civil War soldiers.
Did You Know?
Did you know that there are over 100 miles of maintained trails within Buffalo National River? Hiking is a very popular activity at all times, but especially in the cooler months from November to March.