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.
Did You Know?
Did you know that over 400 Rocky Mountain elk live in and around Buffalo National River? In the early 1980s elk were relocated to the Buffalo River region to replace an eastern elk subspecies that was extirpated in the 1800s.