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.

Float the River

Float the River

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

Night sky viewing at Buffalo National River

Our Starry Sky

There is still much to explore in the park after the sun sets. Learn about the importance of a dark night sky and viewing opportunities.

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.

The Past is All Around Us

The Past is All Around Us

Get a glimpse into a simpler time along the river valley by exploring the park's historic homesteads and structures.

2018 Iron Ranger Challenge

2018 Iron Ranger Challenge

Want to be an Iron Ranger? Learn how you can participate in this year's 100 mile challenge!

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.

Buffalo River Geology Rocks!

Buffalo River Geology Rocks!

The park rests on limestone that has been carved by the forces of nature. Learn more about how some of the park's natural features formed.

Last updated: December 29, 2017

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Mailing Address:

402 N. Walnut Street
Suite 136

Harrison, AR 72601


(870) 439-2502

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