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Buffalo National River Flood Recovery Efforts

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Date: May 7, 2011
Contact: Keith A. Jefferson, 870-365-2746

As of 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon May 7, 2011 –Crews are working on assessments of damages and flood recovery. Ongoing work includes repairs to roads, launches, campgrounds and facilities. Assessments continue on trails, and park natural and cultural resources. The following areas remain closed for the safety of our park visitors, neighbors and employees.

Lost Valley – CLOSED at hwy 43, Erbie Horse Camp and Caver Camp – CLOSED, Mount Hersey – CLOSED, Gilbert – 4 WD only, Spring Creek – CLOSED, Rush – CLOSED, Buffalo Point Launch – CLOSED, Buffalo Point Campground - sites 27, 47, 48, 49 – CLOSED

Trails assessments are ongoing, and many trails have experienced moderate to severe damage. Water crossings may be hazardous or washed out. Until trails assessments are complete, visitors should use extreme caution on all trails and should consider using an alternate route to avoid water crossings and damaged areas.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work on recovery from the floods of this past week.

For current and changing information please call:

Recorded Information: 870-365-2700 ext 503
Emergency Dispatch: 888-692-1162

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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...