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Contact: Keith A. Jefferson, 870/365-2798
Although county governments surrounding the Buffalo National River have issued an open outdoor burning ban, the Buffalo National River has no campfire restrictions at this time. Over the last several days portions of the river have received enough rainfall to moderate the fire danger level. If conditions remain dry over the next several weeks fire restrictions may be put into effect.
For now campfires remain authorized in all developed areas, the back country, and on gravel bars. Visitors are asked to use common sense and caution when building campfires, keep them small, and be sure to extinguish them completely if they will be unattended. Never leave a campfire burning unattended, including overnight.
Use established fire rings or other pre-existing campfire spots. We are asking that you practice leave no trace camping, take only pictures, and leave only foot prints. Be sure and leave your overnight area in better condition than you found it so that others may enjoy the beauty of the Buffalo National River too. Please remember that you may call Buffalo National River dispatch 24 hours a day at 888/692-1162 to report an emergency.