Flood Update - May 3
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
Did You Know?
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.