Buffalo National River Announce Limits in Vistor Services
As Buffalo National River anticipates the beginning of another season of floaters, hikers, and other visitors, things have altered to an extent where many things perhaps taken for granted in the past will be absent or at least altered. More »
CAUTION!! Road construction will begin in Boxley Valley on Monday, April 22, 2013. Parking areas for wildlife viewing will be installed to alleviate congestion and increase safety during high traffic periods. Construction may last 180 days. More »
YCC Workers Begin Job
Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer, 870/365-2790
The Youth Conservation Corp team, consisting of area students has hit the ground running in its first week of work at Buffalo National River. After orientation at park headquarters in Harrison, they were immediately put to work on the repair of the Lost Valley trail where the April flood made closure of that popular hiking area necessary. Participants must be between 15 and 18 years old to participate. This year's youth are from local areas including: Deer, Harrison, Jasper, Western Grove, and Yellville-Summit. Funding comes from the Regional Cyclic Maintenance program monies, supplemented by park maintenance funds. The park was able to hire forty youth workers last year, but only ten this year with a reduction in federal support. The ten were randomly selected from a pool of forty applicants.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Buffalo National River has one of the tallest wet weather waterfalls in the Midwest? At approximately 204 feet, Hemmed-In-Hollow Falls is a pleasant surprise for visitors willing to hike.