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. A visitor contact station is located at Buffalo Point, 17 miles south of Yellville, AR, on Highway 14/268.
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 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.