• Canoeing on the Buffalo

    Buffalo

    National River Arkansas

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    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 »

Directions

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Plane
Airports are located in Harrison, AR, Branson, MO, Springfield, MO, Northwest Arkansas, AR , Fayetteville, AR, and Little Rock, AR.

Car
GPS is very unreliable in this area. Such systems have sent numerous visitors in the wrong direction and onto dirt roads. Please refer to an Arkansas Highway map or park map.

Buffalo National River is a long, narrow park that is crossed by three main highways. Using Harrison as a starting point: To reach the Upper District (Jasper or Ponca AR area), visitors travel south from Harrison on Highway 7, or Highway 43; To reach the Middle District (Tyler Bend area), visitors travel 31 miles south of Harrison on Highway 65; To reach the Lower District (Buffalo Point area), visitors take Highway 65 south from Harrison for five miles, then take Highway 62/412 to the east to Yellville, and Highway 14 south.

Public Transportation
No public transportation in the park.

Did You Know?

Floater below Painted Bluff on the Buffalo National River

With 22 river access points over its nearly 100 miles of navigable waters, the Buffalo National River offers floating opportunities suitable for paddlers of all levels of experience. More...