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September 15, 2016
Road Improvements May Cause Delays on Steel Creek Road
Visitors may experience temporary lane and road closures on Steel Creek Road due to road improvements.

September 15, 2016
Park Donates Computers to Ozark Mountain School District
Buffalo National River recently donated thirty-three used computers (along with monitors) to the Ozark Mountain School District which administers schools at Bruno-Pyatt, St. Joe, and Western Grove.

August 22, 2016
Buffalo National River Invites Everyone to #FindYourPark
The National Park Service (NPS) invites visitors of all ages to join in the celebration of its 100th birthday throughout the year. With special events across the country, and free admission to all 412 national parks from August 25 through August 28, the NPS is encouraging everyone to #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque for the centennial.

July 06, 2016
Buffalo National River to Host Biathlon and Trail Run
If you are ready for a challenge then consider participating in the first ever Buffalo National River Biathlon and Trail Run on Sunday, October 16.

June 20, 2016
Picnic in the Park Explore for Health
Families from Yellville and Marshall took advantage of an opportunity to visit the park through a partnership between Young Moms-Healthy Families and Buffalo National River.

June 13, 2016
Drowning on Buffalo National River
Drowning at Buffalo National River

June 05, 2016
National Trails Day Celebrated at Buffalo National River
Park staff kicked off the new Adopt A Trail program, inviting people to select a section of designated hiking or horseback trail and to make a commitment to help care for it.

June 02, 2016
High Honors for Buffalo National River Employees
On May 9, 2016, three employees of Buffalo National River were honored at the 71st Department of the Interior Honor Awards in Washington DC.

June 01, 2016
Celebrate National Trails Day on June 4, 2016
On Saturday, June 4, Buffalo National River and the Ozarks Highlands Trail Association (OHTA) will be partnering to celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® !

May 07, 2016
Buffalo National River and Harrison Welcome Center Celebrate National Tourism Week
On Saturday, May 7 Buffalo National River and the Harrison Welcome Center celebrated National Tourism Week at Buffalo Point.

May 06, 2016
Special Events and Special People at Buffalo National River
Buffalo National River has seen some very happy events in the past week.

May 04, 2016
Buffalo National River Celebrates National Park Week
Celebrated each April, National Park Week is an excellent opportunity for visitors to explore amazing places, discover open spaces, and celebrate America’s “best idea” – their national parks!

April 29, 2016
Local Agencies Partner to Celebrate CCC Heritage
On Saturday, May 7, the National Park Service and the Arkansas Welcome Center of Harrison will co-host a CCC Heritage Day at Buffalo Point to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the establishment of CCC Camp # 4733 and the important role that the CCC played in the development of the Arkansas State Parks and the tourism industry.

April 25, 2016
National Park Service Economic Benefits Report for State of Arkansas Released
National Park Tourism in Arkansas Creates $214.9 Million in Economic Benefit. New report shows visitor spending supports 2,788 jobs in Arkansas.

April 21, 2016
National Park Service Economic Benefits Report for Buffalo National River Released
Tourism to Buffalo National River creates $62,243,200 in Economic Benefits. Report shows visitor spending supports 969 jobs in local economy

April 08, 2016
National Park Week Events at Buffalo National River
National Park Week Events at Buffalo National River

March 11, 2016
Visitor Safety During Elk and Deer Sampling for CWD
Park managers want visitors to be aware and take additional precautions due to a sampling project that is underway in the park.

March 09, 2016
Buffalo National River to Replace Wastewater Treatment Plants at Buffalo Point
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to replace two obsolete wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) with state-of-the-art WWTPs at the existing sites at the Buffalo Point visitor area at Buffalo National River (the park).

February 25, 2016
Buffalo National River Receives 2016 Active Trails Grant from the National Park Foundation
Buffalo National River is one of 25 national parks selected to receive a 2016 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation

February 23, 2016
Chronic wasting disease confirmed in one Arkansas
Chronic Wasting Disease found in one elk harvested during October hunt.

January 12, 2016
Buffalo National River Thanks Local Partner Organizations
acknowledge the support the park has received thus far from our partners within the local community.

December 30, 2015
River Closure Lifted as Damage Assessment Continues
Flood receding, damage assessments ongoing.

December 28, 2015
River Closure Due to Flooding Announced
Buffalo National River was closed to river traffic today due to flooding caused by the extended heavy rains over the weekend.

December 22, 2015
Centennial Iron Ranger Challenge
Participants may choose to hike, bike, paddle, walk, run, or roll 100 miles in any of the national parks in Arkansas. Visitors who complete 100 miles of activity will receive a certificate and a commemorative patch to recognize their accomplishment.

October 06, 2015
Prescribed Fires Planned at Buffalo National River
Buffalo National River is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations between October 7 and November 31, 2015.

October 03, 2015
Historic 1870 Grist Mill Open for Weekend Guided Tours
The National Park Service, Buffalo National River Partners, and the Gorgas Science Foundation are pleased to announce free ranger-guided tours of the Boxley Grist Mill on Arkansas Highway 43 in Boxley Valley (Newton County) each weekend in October.

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