These are some of the common hazards found in the park. Click here for more information you should know when exploring the park's natural landscapes.
Plants and Animals
Chiggers and Ticks are particularly numerous in the summer, but may be present all year. Stay on trails; avoid walking through thickets or tall grass, and use insect repellant.
Snakes are found throughout the park and some are venomous including the Copperhead, Cottonmouth and Rattlesnake. This is their home and you are the visitor. Please leave all snakes, as well as all other wildlife, alone.
Did You Know?
Did you know that there are over 100 miles of maintained trails within Buffalo National River? Hiking is a very popular activity at all times, but especially in the cooler months from November to March.