Plan Your Visit
You can partake of many activities, including floating the river, visiting historic homesteads and prehistoric sites, hiking and camping. Many nearby attractions outside of the park are within short driving distances.
The main park visitor center, open year round, is located at Tyler Bend, located eleven miles north of Marshall, AR, on Highway 65. Visitor contact stations are also located at Buffalo Point, 17 miles south of Yellville, AR, on Highway 14/268, and at Pruitt, five miles north of Jasper, AR, on Highway 7 South.
There are over 100 miles of maintained trails in the park. Several trails are open both to horse and hiking use. For information on these trails, call park headquarters, or any of the ranger stations.
Regularly scheduled programs and activities are offered by rangers, Memorial Day through Labor Day. These activities include guided hikes, float trips, junior ranger programs, music programs, and evening programs.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Buffalo National River has three federally designated wilderness areas within its boundaries? Totalling over 30,000 acres, the three areas capture the essence of the wild Ozarks.