• Canoeing on the Buffalo

    Buffalo

    National River Arkansas

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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.

Did You Know?

Spelunker inside of Fitton Cave

Did you know that the longest cave in Arkansas is located within the boundaries of Buffalo National River? Fitton Cave, also called Beauty Cave, has 17 miles of mapped cavern with the possibility of more to discover!