• 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 »

Getting Around

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Access to Buffalo National River can be found at various points throughout the length of the river. Access roads may not be paved and in some cases are extremely rocky and may require a 4-wheel drive and/or high clearance vehicle. No road follows alongside the river as it floods on a regular basis.

GPS can be 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.

The park has determined latitude and longitude for some selected locations such as campgrounds and trailheads.

Did You Know?

Twilight on the Buffalo National River

Did you know that there are no dams found on the Buffalo National River. In fact, a number of people realized this and fought to keep the river untouched by dam builders. On March 1, 1972, Congress established Buffalo National River as the country's first national river.