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September 29, 2014
Smoke in the Air
In addition over the next 90 days the National Park Service in Arkansas plans to conduct prescribed fires at Buffalo National River, Pea Ridge National Military Park, and Hot Springs National Park.

September 25, 2014
Fall Tours of Boxley Mill
The National Park Service and Buffalo National River Partners are pleased to announce free self-guided tours of the Boxley Grist Mill at Buffalo National River during each weekend of October .

September 16, 2014
Superintendent for Clinton Birthplace
Tarona Armstrong has been selected as the Superintendent of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site (NHS) in Hope, Ark.

September 10, 2014
Shooting Incident at Buffalo Point Campground
At approximately 5:15 pm on Monday, September 8, National Park Service and Marion County Sheriff law enforcement responded to a 911 call by park campers reporting gunshots in Loop A of the Buffalo Point Campground located within Buffalo National River.

July 31, 2014
Youth Conservation Corps Impact on Buffalo National River
Twenty Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) participants have been busy most of this summer assisting Buffalo National River staff with numerous projects to help protect and maintain the river and park.

July 18, 2014
Use of Unmanned Aircraft Banned from National Park System.
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis has issued a policy memorandum to ensure that the use of unmanned aircraft is addressed by the NPS before a significant level of such use occurs within the National Park System.

July 18, 2014
Buffalo National River Provides Ranger Guided Activities
Buffalo National River received an Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation to provide a variety of activities this summer and fall.

July 18, 2014
Buffalo River Ranger Reaches Out to Area Seniors
One Buffalo River ranger is putting a new spin on “rangering” by reaching out to area seniors.

July 15, 2014
Hiker Falls on Lost Valley Trail
On the evening of July 14th, an 18-year-old Jonesboro man slipped and fell while attempting to cross a rock gap at the top of Eden Falls, off of the Lost Valley trail, at Buffalo National River.

July 01, 2014
Second Annual Stream Ecology Camp
Environmental education staff from Buffalo National River worked with the Ozark Unlimited Resources and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to host the Second Annual Stream Ecology Camp at the Fred Berry Conservation and Education Center in Yellville, Arkansas.

May 27, 2014
Park Restrooms Open
Visitors to Buffalo National River will soon find that almost all of the restrooms previously closed due to budget shortfalls will be opened as soon as possible...

May 09, 2014
Boxley Valley Mill Tours
The National Park Service and Buffalo National River is pleased to announce that the historic Boxley Grist Mill will be open Saturday, May 24th.

May 06, 2014
End of Search for Overdue Hunter
At approximately 4 pm today (Monday) the body of James Wilson Taylor was located upstream of Baker Ford near Rocky Hollow.

May 05, 2014
Search for Missing Searcy County Hunter Continues
Searcy County resident Wilson Taylor left early Friday morning for a turkey hunt along the Buffalo River near Baker Ford but did not return by nightfall and was reported overdue by family members early Saturday morning.

March 17, 2014
Hypothermic Woman Brought out of the Ponca Wilderness
On Sunday, March 16, Buffalo National River Search and Rescue successfully assisted with the extrication of a 17 year old woman from the Ponca Wilderness.

February 25, 2014
SEX OFFENDER SENTENCED
On July 21, 2013, rangers received a report of the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl at Ozark Campground during the Memorial Day weekend.

February 24, 2014
Correction to 2014 Fishing Regulations on the Buffalo
It has come to the attention of Buffalo River staff that a change in the 2014 Fishing Guidebook, published by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, states that snagging is prohibited on the river per NPS regulation.

February 21, 2014
Buffalo National River Launches Community Partners Program
Earlier this week Buffalo National River launched a Community Partners program that is intended to improve visitor information services and strengthen communications and relationships with local businesses and organizations.

February 11, 2014
Talkin Trash with the National Park Service
The new ‘Give Us a Hand’ policy, which places the onus on park visitors to responsibly manage the waste they bring into the park, is modeled after similar initiatives implemented at George Washington Memorial Parkway and state parks in Ohio, Delaware, and Maryland.

January 10, 2014
TYLER BEND VISITOR CENTER CLOSED FOR REPAIRS
Office spaces received water damage last Tuesday (1/7/2014) when an overhead sprinkler system pipe broke.

November 14, 2013
Buffalo National River Plan Released
Buffalo National River has released its operational plan of visitor facilities for FY14. Visitors will find some changes next year, such as the absence of trash cans and recycling bins in many localities. The park is asking the public to “Give Us a Hand” and pack out what you pack in.

November 13, 2013
Buffalo National River Campground Fees to Increase on November 15
Buffalo National River is increasing the fee at five developed campgrounds. This is the first fee increase at Buffalo National River in ten years, made necessary by rising operational costs.

November 06, 2012
Emergency Phones Reinstalled
Buffalo River Chamber of Commerce working in partnership with Ritter Communications and the National Park Service is re-installing emergency and courtesy pay phones

Did You Know?

Beautiful evening view of the Buffalo River

Did you know that the water in the Buffalo National River makes vactioneers happy along the Gulf Coast? Its true. The Buffalo River is connected to the White River, which is connected to the Mississippi, and laps up on the beach goers of the Gulf states.