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September 07, 2017
Buffalo National River Officer Involved Shooting Information Released
On Sunday, August 20, 2017, at approximately 1:34 a.m., two National Park Service (NPS) law enforcement rangers were conducting a routine patrol of the Spring Creek Campground, in the Lower District of Buffalo National River.

August 21, 2017
Officer-Involved Shooting at Buffalo National River
Officer-Involved Shooting at Buffalo National River

June 25, 2017
BNR Partners to Host Buffalo River Cleanup July 7
The Buffalo National River Partners, in partnership with the National Park Service, will host a river cleanup from Hasty Access to Carver on Friday, July 7, beginning at 9:00 AM.

June 19, 2017
Six Hundred Attend National Park Radio Concert at Steel Creek
This year's National Park Radio concert at Steel Creek Campground on the beautiful Buffalo National River

June 05, 2017
Harrison EAST Students Partner with Buffalo National River
Students from the Environmental and Spatial Technologies (EAST) programs across Harrison School District partnered with Buffalo National River for several exciting and interactive community projects this academic year.

June 02, 2017
National Park Radio to Return for Concert at Steel Creek
After two rain delays in April, the highly anticipated National Park Radio concert at Steel Creek has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 17, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

May 23, 2017
Summer Holiday Concerts at the Buffalo Point Amphitheater
Please join us at the Buffalo Point Amphitheater this summer for three special concerts as we celebrate Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

May 06, 2017
Body of Drowned Canoeist Recovered
The canoeist who disappeared near Kyles Landing in the upper Buffalo River during a flood last Wednesday was found today at about 11 am by National Park Service searchers.

May 06, 2017
Swim Safe Life Jacket Loaner Program
Visitors borrowed more than 89 life jackets during 2016,

May 04, 2017
Buffalo National River Invites All to Attend Public Meetings
Buffalo National River Superintendent Kevin Cheri invites the public to attend an open house meeting for the park’s Boxley Valley Comprehensive Area Plan.

May 04, 2017
Buffalo National River Employee Robert Pugsley Receives Award
Robert Pugsley, wastewater treatment plant operator for Buffalo National River received the 2017 Wastewater Outstanding Achievement Award from the Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association.

May 02, 2017
Buffalo National River Cleaning Up for Visitors
Last weekend's flood event deposited the usual limbs, leaves, and muck over all of the river access sites, roads, and trails near the Buffalo River.

April 29, 2017
Search Suspended as High River Levels Return
Although the water levels had dropped somewhat overnight, search efforts today (Saturday) were restricted to crews in two boats looking at river banks and shallows again today.

April 28, 2017
Search Winding Down on Third Day
The search for the person whose canoe capsized in the Buffalo River Wednesday is winding down for the third day without discovery. Based on the forecast of flood conditions, the operation will be suspended until river conditions become safe again.

April 28, 2017
Park Prepares for More Flooding
Buffalo National River is closing Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point campgrounds today in anticipation of the expected flood event this weekend.

April 27, 2017
Search Continues for the Missing Man
The search for a second person whose canoe capsized in the Buffalo River Wednesday continued until 7 pm today (4/27).

April 26, 2017
One Man Found While the Search Continues for the Second
Shortly after 3 pm the individual upstream from Kyles Landing was located on a small island

April 26, 2017
Search in Progress for Two in Buffalo River
At approximately 11 am today (4/26) notification was received by Buffalo National River dispatch two persons were in danger in the park’s Upper District, specifically near Kyles Landing

April 26, 2017
Park Planning for High Water on the Buffalo River
In anticipation of a significant flood event, Buffalo National River is taking precautionary steps towards insuring visitor safety and minimizing damage to park infrastructure.

April 20, 2017
2016 Tourism to Buffalo National River creates $90,199,700 in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,785,358 visitors to Buffalo National River in 2016 spent $77,556,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,200 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $90,199,700.

April 20, 2017
National Park Radio Concert at Steel Creek Postponed Due to Weather
Due to the threat of inclement conditions this weekend, the 2nd Annual Steel Creek Concert featuring National Park Radio has been postponed until Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 5:00 PM.

March 17, 2017
Buffalo Point Campground Closures
Waste water system upgrades will cause some closures in Buffalo Point Campground.

March 14, 2017
Water Available at Rush Campground
The Rush Campground will have drinking water available this year and camping fees will be collected.

February 10, 2017
National Park Radio Concert
Back by popular demand, the Harrison-based modern folk band National Park Radio will return to Steel Creek to play a free concert at 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

November 28, 2016
Winter Facilities and Operating Hours
Park Staff at Buffalo National River recently completed winterizing the park’s facilities.

October 08, 2016
Special Olympics Event at Tyler Bend
About 260 participants enjoyed the cool morning activities which included a scavenger hunt, Frisbee golf, bocce ball, and a softball throw, followed by a picnic lunch.

October 04, 2016
Approximately 2,600 visitors joined together at Buffalo National River this weekend for the Ozark Folklife Festival.

Last updated: August 22, 2017

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