Pets are allowed in the park, but must be under physical control at all times. Documented Service animals are an exception to most pet restrictions and are allowed on trails and in public buildings. Service animals must be kept under physical restraint at all times.
* Pets are not allowed in any government buildings, caves or on most park trails.
Two trails within the park have been opened to pets on a trial basis: Mill Creek Trail in the Upper District near Pruitt, and the Forest Pit Trail in the Lower District at Buffalo Point. Maps of each trail are available at the respective Visitor Contact Stations.
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.