Alerts & Conditions

Mask Requirement

As the NPS monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health to use the latest science to guide our decision making. Consistent with CDC recommendations, all people, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks indoor federal buildings and in crowded outdoor spaces on federal lands. All people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on all forms of enclosed public transportation and in healthcare settings on DOI lands.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Buffalo National River is our number one priority. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for this pandemic includes masks indoors, in crowded outdoor spaces, and social distancing.

This has been an especially busy summer for Buffalo National River. The National Park Service urges visitors to:

  • Plan a visit at times other than busiest of the day.
  • Maintain social distance from other visitors.
  • If you encounter a crowded trail-head or overlook, go elsewhere.
  • Park only in designated areas.
  • Pack out everything you bring into a park.

We are closely monitoring COVID-19 with the federal, state, and local authorities. Outdoor spaces remain accessible to the public in accordance with the latest health guidance. The National Park Service encourages people who choose to visit open park areas during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors, employees, and more vulnerable populations.

Additional details are available at Please recreate responsibly.


Last updated: July 28, 2021

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