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Natural Features & Ecosystems

Nature and Science

Rare cave formation.

Gordon Messling.

Water. Water is the key to all of the natural features found within the Buffalo National River. From its beginning as a drop of rain until the time the water flows from the mouth of the Buffalo River, water hydrates, cuts, creates, moves, and maintains the natural wonders that makes the Buffalo National River one of the nation's greatest natural resources.

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Floater below Painted Bluff on the Buffalo National River

With 22 river access points over its nearly 100 miles of navigable waters, the Buffalo National River offers floating opportunities suitable for paddlers of all levels of experience. More...