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.

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.

Come for the River, Stay for the Stars

Come for the River, Stay for the Stars

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.

Boxley Grist Mill

History & Culture

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

2021 Iron Ranger Challenge

2021 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.

Circular black stamp designating a Buffalo National River virtual visit.

2020 Virtual Stamp

Virtual visitors can now print out a stamp to insert into their passport books.

Last updated: September 3, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

402 N. Walnut Street
Suite 136

Harrison , AR 72601


870 439-2502

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