Your Fee Dollars At Work

Two hikers walking on the Lost Valley Trail
Hikers enjoying a walk on the Lost Valley Trail.

T. Fondriest

The camping fees you pay while at Buffalo National River make a difference! Protecting our natural and cultural heritage and providing a safe, enjoyable, and educational place to visit requires substantial funding. Although your tax dollars help offset the costs of operating Buffalo National River, they do not cover all of the costs.

We participate in the Congressionally-authorized Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Under this act Buffalo National River is able to keep all of the money collected in the park's campgrounds to use on projects. So next time you visit the park take notice of the improvements that have been made to our campgrounds and public structures. Your fee dollars are hard at work!

Campers enjoying a band at the Buffalo Point Amphitheater
Campers enjoying a band at the Buffalo Point Amphitheater.

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Completed Projects

  • Buffalo Point Amphitheater rehabilitation
  • Lost Valley Trail rehabilitation
  • Repairs to historic structures at Steel Creek
  • The purchase and installation of several new fee stations
  • Installation of central heat and air in the Buffalo Point historic cabins
  • The completion of a Visitor Use and Impacts Study
  • Replacement and upgrade of flood warning signs

Last updated: February 21, 2018

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402 N. Walnut Street
Suite 136

Harrison, AR 72601


870 439-2502

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