Basic Information

170 Ranger Road
St. Joe, AR 72675

Buffalo National River is a long, narrow park that is crossed by three main highways. Highways 7, 43, and 62/65 are the main roads out of Harrison, Arkansas that will take you to the Buffalo River, depending on which part of the park you wish to visit. GPS systems are not reliable in this area so please call ahead for directions or pick up a map of the area beforehand.

Tyler Bend Visitor Center

Tyler Bend Visitor Center is Buffalo National River's main visitor center. It is located in the middle district of the river off of Highway 65 in between St. Joe and Marshall, Arkansas.

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Additional Information

Buffalo Point Visitor Contact Station

The Buffalo Point Ranger Station is located at the lower end of the river, about 14 miles south of Yellville, Arkansas off of Highway 268. This ranger station is located near the Buffalo Point Campground, the park's largest campground and only one that offers hookups.

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Additional Information

Summer in the Ozarks can be very hot and humid. Please check the weather forecast prior to your arrival and plan accordingly. The weather the rest of the year has the potential to be wet and cool or dry and warm. Please pay special attention to river levels and the rain forecast when planning a trip on the river. River levels can rise dramatically in a short period of time so please be aware of conditions.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fee - $0.00

None

Entrance Passes:

Entrance Pass - $0.00

None

Tyler Bend Visitor Center

The Tyler Bend Visitor Center is located off of Highway 65 between St. Joe and Marshall, Arkansas.

Buffalo Point Visitor Contact Station

The Buffalo Point Visitor Contact Station is located at the lower end of the river, 14 miles south of Yellville.

 

Access to Buffalo National River can be found at various points throughout the length of the river. Access roads may not be paved and in some cases are extremely rocky and may require a 4-wheel drive and/or high clearance vehicle. No road follows alongside the river as it floods on a regular basis.

GPS can be very unreliable in this area. Such systems have sent numerous visitors in the wrong direction and onto dirt roads. Please refer to an Arkansas Highway map or park map.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

402 N. Walnut Street
Suite 136

Harrison, AR 72601

Phone:

(870) 439-2502

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