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 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.