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 »
Floating or hiking or both, just overnight or for several days, the Buffalo National River offers visitors several ways for exploring the vast scenic backcountry and wilderness areas throughout the park.
In order to minimize impacts and help preserve the pristine beauty of the wilderness for generations to come, please follow the rules listed below. Please "Leave No Trace" that anyone was here.
*A backcountry permit is not required within the Buffalo National River.
General Information: Always check weather and water levels before and during your trip. Heavy or prolonged rains, which may occur upstream and out of sight, can raise river levels rapidly. Rises of over a foot an hour can occur at any time of the year, and the river can rise more than 25 ft in a single day. If an emergency situation occurs, visitors should not depend on cell phones as cell service is very limited along the river.
In case of Emergency, contact the Midwest Region Ozark Communication Center (MROCC) 1-888-692-1162.
Suggested items for a trip into the backcountry
Did You Know?
Did you know that the longest cave in Arkansas is located within the boundaries of Buffalo National River? Fitton Cave, also called Beauty Cave, has 17 miles of mapped cavern with the possibility of more to discover!