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Buffalo Point Campground Closure

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Date: September 6, 2011
Contact: Mike Simpson, Lower District Ranger, Interpretation, 870/449-4311

The Buffalo Point Campground will be closed from noon on Sunday, September 11th, until noon on Monday, September 19th, 2011 for road resurfacing. This includes all walk-in tent sites, non-reservable and reservable pull-in sites. The parking area near the swimming beach will be open. Originally scheduled for the height of the visitation season, the project was rescheduled in an effort to minimize impacts on family vacations. There is never a "perfect" time and we understand that this project will thwart some visitor's plans. The cost of the resurfacing is being paid by the Federal Highway Commission and we are maximizing the opportunity to repair our degraded road network. Your understanding is appreciated as we strive to keep your National Park safe and enjoyable. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact the Buffalo Point Ranger Station at 870-449-4311 or Park Headquarters at 870-365-2700.

Did You Know?

Two bull elk in pasture at Buffalo National River.

Did you know that over 400 Rocky Mountain elk live in and around Buffalo National River? In the early 1980s elk were relocated to the Buffalo River region to replace an eastern elk subspecies that was extirpated in the 1800s.