• Canoeing on the Buffalo


    National River Arkansas

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    Budget constraints and fewer staff have changed our operations. Be prepared for your visit. More »

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    All campgrounds are open except Erbie Campground in the Upper District. Trash receptacles have been removed from many areas throughout the park; please be prepared to carry out your own trash and recycling. View link for more information. More »


Park Purpose

The purpose of the Buffalo National river is to preserve, conserve, and interpret a clear, clean, free-flowing river and its Ozark mountain setting of deep valleys, towering bluffs, wilderness, and pastoral landscapes. it is not one single quality, but the combination of natural, scenic, cultural, and scientific features that are protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Management Documents

Park Legislation
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Superintendent's Compendium 2014
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Did You Know?

Hikers on the trail to the Indian Rockhouse shelter.

Did you know that there are over 100 miles of maintained trails within Buffalo National River? Hiking is a very popular activity at all times, but especially in the cooler months from November to March.