Give Us A Hand
Budget constraints and fewer staff have changed our operations. Be prepared for your visit. More »
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 »
Operating Hours & Seasons
Access to the national river is open all year.
Steel Creek Information Station is open as staffing permits. Please call in advance to be sure the station is open. Phone (870) 861-2570.
Visitor Center and Ranger Station may have unscheduled closures in order for staff to provide organized programs. Please call ahead to the location you wish to visit to be sure it is open when you arrive.
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.