• Canoeing on the Buffalo


    National River Arkansas

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Flood Update - May 3

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Date: May 3, 2011
Contact: Carol L. McBryant, 870-365-2746

Rain has ceased throughout the park allowing crews to continue to work on park-wide flood assessments and repairs from high flood levels over the past week. Crews are actively working to repair roads, remove hazardous trees and repair exposed electrical wiring.  Many park sites are open for you to enjoy, however; the following areas remain closed for the safety of our visitors due to hazardous conditions related to the high water conditions.       

Lost Valley – Bridge washed out, Road impassable – WORK TOMORROW

Steel Creek – Road impassable – Repairs TODAY

Erbie Horse Camp And Caver Camp – High waters



Mount Hersey – Inaccessible

Gilbert – Road muddy and under water                                                                      

Spring Creek – Road Hazards

Buffalo Point Launch – Washed Out

Buffalo Point Campground Loop B without Electricity

Buffalo Point Campground Sites 23-27, 29 and 35-36 – Work on tree removal TODAY

Rush – Not accessible


General Flood Information Phone Number

(870) 365-2700 x 503

Did You Know?

River view with forest wilderness adjacent.

Did you know that Buffalo National River has three federally designated wilderness areas within its boundaries? Totalling over 30,000 acres, the three areas capture the essence of the wild Ozarks.