Buffalo National River Announce Limits in Vistor Services
As Buffalo National River anticipates the beginning of another season of floaters, hikers, and other visitors, things have altered to an extent where many things perhaps taken for granted in the past will be absent or at least altered. More »
CAUTION!! Road construction will begin in Boxley Valley on Monday, April 22, 2013. Parking areas for wildlife viewing will be installed to alleviate congestion and increase safety during high traffic periods. Construction may last 180 days. More »
Protecting the Park
Buffalo National River is part of the national park system. Plants, animals, rocks, historic sites, and prehistoric sites are protected by law for all to enjoy.
Collecting of anything is prohibited (except designated edibles for personal consumption). Possession or use of metal detectors is prohibited.
Littering is prohibited. Picking up after those less considerate is encouraged.
Glass is prohibited within 100 feet of the river, its tributaries, and in caves. Bring drinks, food, and condiments in non-glass containers.
Stay on hiking trails. Avoid short cuts that create erosion and harm plants. If stepping off trail is unavoidable, don't trample lichens or delicate plants. Bicycles are not permitted on trails. ATVs and similar off-road vehicles are prohibited in the park.
Excessive noise lessens the likelihood of spotting wildlife. Have fun, but respect others.
Trees, other vegetation, & rocks have rights, too. Never carve in bark, which increases likelihood of disease. Leave wildflowers for all to enjoy. Picking a flower ends its cycle so it produces no seeds for next year. Graffiti does not enhance the natural beauty of rocks or bluffs.
Help protect your park by reporting violations to a park ranger.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Tyler Bend Visitor Center is a great place to receive information about Buffalo National River? The center offers exhibits, books, films, and park information.