Basic 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


Entrance Passes:

Entrance Pass - $0.00


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.

Last updated: March 2, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

402 N. Walnut Street
Suite 136

Harrison, AR 72601


(870) 439-2502

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