Give Us A Hand
Budget constraints and fewer staff have changed our operations. Be prepared for your visit. More »
All campgrounds are open except Erbie Campground in the Upper District. Trash receptacles have been removed from many areas throughout the park; please be prepared to carry out your own trash and recycling. View link for more information. More »
Ponca and Erbie Horsecamp Reopen
Contact: Caven Clark, 870/365-2790
Two additional closures have been lifted through volunteerism. Hard on the heels of the reopening of South Maumee and Rush campgrounds, Buffalo National River is pleased to announce that the Ponca restrooms and the Erbie Horsecamp have been reopened. The Upper Buffalo River Merchants Association has signed an agreement to conduct routine maintenance on the Ponce restrooms, closed since winter due to staffing reductions at the park. This will alleviate the stress surrounding this popular put-in and swimming location. The Backcountry Horsemen of America – Buffalo River Chapter have also volunteered to manage the restroom and trash collection at the Erbie Horsecamp below Compton. The Erbie Campground on the south side of the Buffalo River remains closed at this time, although river access remains open. Other closures, including Blue Hole and Buffalo Point Loop E, are still in effect.
Did You Know?
Did you know that there are over 100 miles of maintained trails within Buffalo National River? Hiking is a very popular activity at all times, but especially in the cooler months from November to March.