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.
America's First National 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
Learn about the park's various campgrounds and amenities offered at each one.
Please check river levels prior to your float trip. River conditions are monitored by six gauges along the Buffalo River.
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
Get a glimpse into a simpler time along the river valley by exploring the park's historic homesteads and structures.
2019 Iron Ranger Challenge
Want to be an Iron Ranger? Learn how you can participate in this year's 100 mile challenge!
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!
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 21, 2018