America's First National River

Established in 1972, Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states. Once you arrive, prepare to journey from running rapids to quiet pools while surrounded by massive bluffs as you cruise through the Ozark Mountains down to the White River.


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Welcome to Buffalo National River

Connect to the park through social media sites, and a few favorite online resources.

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Lots of Activities, Lots of Fun

The Buffalo Calls

The Buffalo provides many on and off river activies, and there is something to satisfy the interest of everyone.

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The Past is All Around

Prepare to experience pre-history and history as you visit areas of cave people, Native Americans, and 19th cenutry pioneers.

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Families Divided

Civil War in the Ozarks

Experience the chaos of the Civil War on the Buffalo.

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