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 »
Ponca Wilderness Hiking
Exerpts from the Wilderness Act of 1964 … Wilderness is:
Many popular trails occur in the Upper District of the river in the Ponca Wilderness. Wilderness ethics and rules may be reviewed in the Trails of Ponca Wilderness brochure.
Click on link for a map of hiking trails including topographical information.
Click link for the map from Boxley to Ponca or from Kyles Landing to Pruitt.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Buffalo National River has one of the tallest wet weather waterfalls in the Midwest? At approximately 204 feet, Hemmed-In-Hollow Falls is a pleasant surprise for visitors willing to hike.