• Canoeing on the Buffalo


    National River Arkansas

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color photo of stone and board cabin constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps

Rustic cabin at Buffalo Point


In the Lower District (South Maumee to Buffalo City), Buffalo Point Concession operates the only accommodations within the park boundary. Located at Buffalo Point, rustic cabins (CCC built circa 1939), the four unit lodge (also CCC constructed) and modern duplex cabins are available for rent. Rustic Cabins open from March 1st to November 22nd ; Modern Cabins and the Lodge are available year around. These rentals are very popular and may be reserved 18 months in advance. For more information and reservations, contact Buffalo Point Concession, 2261 Hwy. 268 E, Yellville, AR, 72687, or call (870) 449-6206. On the web at www.buffalopoint.net

Other cabins are available through the local canoe concessionaires and other local owners. Bed and breakfast, and motels are available in nearby towns. Check the Arkansas Tourism website at www.arkansas.com or local chambers of commerce sites for listings.


In addition, there are several developed and primitive campgrounds throughout the park and backcountry camping is permitted.

Did You Know?

Twilight on the Buffalo National River

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.