River is at flood stage
Due to the melting of recent snows and the current heavy rain, the river is rising. As of noon Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 the river is at flood stage. Floodwaters move quickly and carry debris. Conditions are hazardous even for highly skilled paddlers. More »
Small Fire Temporarily Closes Sneed Creek Trail
Contact: Fenn Wimberly, 870/365-2766
On Monday morning, fire personnel responded to the threat of smoke coming from the Ponca Wilderness. Once on site, they discovered a low intensity fire in the leaf litter of the understory, which had burned an approximate total 4 acres. The fire was monitored while precautions were implemented to reduce the potential threat of further damage. At this time, the cause of the fire remains unknown. For public safety, Sneed Creek Trail was temporarily closed Monday and Tuesday from Compton trailhead to Granny Henderson.
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.