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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.

March 14, 2014
Fire Activity Keeps Federal, State, and Local Agencies Busy
Whether you smell it or see it, the presence of smoke in the air is generally widespread this week as a combination of prescribed and wildfires appear on the Ozark landscape.

February 25, 2014
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
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?

Twilight on the Buffalo National River

Did you know that there are no dams found on the Buffalo National River. In fact, a number of people realized this and fought to keep the river untouched by dam builders. On March 1, 1972, Congress established Buffalo National River as the country's first national river.