America's First National River

Established in 1972, Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states. Once you arrive, prepare to journey from running rapids to quiet pools while surrounded by massive bluffs as you cruise through the Ozark Mountains down to the White River. Read More

Paddle the River

Paddle the River

Learn about the various stretches of river that you can paddle and how to prepare for your river trip.


Find Your Trail

Learn more about the park's hiking trails and prepare for your next outdoor adventure.

Find a Campsite

Find a Campsite

Learn about the park's various campgrounds and amenities offered at each one.

A star studded sky above the Buffalo River and Painted Bluff

Come for the River, Stay for the Stars

Learn more about night sky viewing in the park.

Pets in the Park

Pets in the Park

Learn about where you and your pet can enjoy the park together.

Find Your River Levels

River Levels

Please check river levels prior to your float trip. River conditions are monitored by six gauges along the Buffalo River.

Tyler Bend Pavilion

Reserve a Spot at the Buffalo

Pavilions, group sites, and some individual campsites are available for reservation March 15 - November 14.

Boxley Grist Mill

History & Culture

The Boxley Grist Mill invites visitors to step back in time.

A group of first responders and park rangers loads a patient into a helicopter at night.

Preventative Search & Rescue

The most common accidents and injuries at Buffalo National River are preventable. Recreate responsibly by following these guidelines.

A ring of light from the sun is seen around the moon during a total solar eclipse.

2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Information and details regarding the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse at Buffalo National River.

Fees and Passes

Fees & Passes

Buffalo National River does not charge an entry fee, but there are camping fees. Learn more about the fees and plan for your next trip.

Last updated: March 18, 2023

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402 N. Walnut Street
Suite 136

Harrison, AR 72601


870 439-2502

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