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March 12, 2015
AR National Parks Share Centennial Plans
Representatives of the Arkansas national parks spoke to tourism industry leaders about the upcoming NPS Centennial celebration being planned for 2016.

January 26, 2015
All Buffalo National River fires are contained and controlled; closure lifted
All Buffalo National River fires are contained and controlled; closure lifted

January 23, 2015
Wildfire Threatens Rush Historic District of Buffalo National River
At about 4 pm yesterday (1/22) a new fire was discovered by NPS staff, burning near the Rush Campground (Marion County).

January 21, 2015
Buffalo National River Wildfire Update
The active fire situation in the lower half of Buffalo National River appears to be slowing down at present. All four fires are 100% contained with the smaller ones burned out.

January 20, 2015
Woman Injured when Thrown from Mule
Upper Buffalo River Rangers received a report of a woman with an injury three miles downstream from Steel Creek on the Old River Trail.

January 20, 2015
Buffalo National River Fire Update
There are at least four discrete fires burning in or near Buffalo National River as of 1 pm, Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

January 19, 2015
Lower Buffalo Wilderness Fire Update
With no change in humidity and winds continuing through the night the fire has increased to involve four separate areas, all within the same area of the Lower Buffalo Wilderness. The current (10:30 am) estimate of the areas involved is 185-200 acres.

January 18, 2015
Wildfire reported in Lower Buffalo Wilderness
At approximately 2 pm on Sunday, January 18, 2015, a call was received by Buffalo National River Dispatch reporting a fire in the vicinity of Jackson Ridge in the Lower Buffalo Wilderness, Marion County.

January 08, 2015
2014 Prosperous Year for Park Concessioners
According to park officials, the twelve concessioners who provide canoe rentals and shuttle services along the river saw a 25 percent increase in canoe rentals over 2013.

December 19, 2014
Holiday Closures
The Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point Visitor Centers will be closed on Christmas Day, December 26, and January 1.

December 05, 2014
Deputy Superintendent
Laura A. Miller, former Superintendent of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site [Hope, AR], has been named Deputy Superintendent of Buffalo National River [Harrison, AR].

December 01, 2014
Nighttime Rescue
Mr. Cameron McLaughlan, 21, of Ozark, Missouri was rock-climbing with a friend in the Hemmed-in-Hollow area of Buffalo National River’s Ponca Wilderness yesterday when he fell approximately 25 feet from near the top of the bluff onto a ledge.

October 10, 2014
Buffalo National River, in conjunction with the Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network, will sponsor a BioBlitz held on October 18, 2014 at the Toney Bend Research Facility near Rush, Arkansas at 9:00 am.

October 06, 2014
Search Successful
Cindy Hawse was located by a National Park Service-led team at approximately 1:35 pm today (Monday, October 6)

October 06, 2014
Search for missing woman in Cecil Cove area
Sometime in the early hours of Sunday, October 5, a young woman disappeared from her campsite in the Cecil Cove area of Buffalo National River.

October 02, 2014
Erbie Campground Open
Buffalo National River is pleased to announce that the Erbie Campground -- located off Hwy 7 between Jasper and Harrison -- has reopened.

October 02, 2014
Applications for Guided Services
The National Park Service is now accepting applications for Commercial Use Authorizations to conduct water based commercial activities at Buffalo National River.

September 25, 2014
Fall Tours of Boxley Mill
The National Park Service and Buffalo National River Partners are pleased to announce free self-guided tours of the Boxley Grist Mill at Buffalo National River during each weekend of October .

September 10, 2014
Shooting Incident at Buffalo Point Campground
At approximately 5:15 pm on Monday, September 8, National Park Service and Marion County Sheriff law enforcement responded to a 911 call by park campers reporting gunshots in Loop A of the Buffalo Point Campground located within Buffalo National River.

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