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October 06, 2015
Prescribed Fires Planned at Buffalo National River
Buffalo National River is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations between October 7 and November 31, 2015.

October 03, 2015
Historic 1870 Grist Mill Open for Weekend Guided Tours
The National Park Service, Buffalo National River Partners, and the Gorgas Science Foundation are pleased to announce free ranger-guided tours of the Boxley Grist Mill on Arkansas Highway 43 in Boxley Valley (Newton County) each weekend in October.

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.

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