Operating Hours & Seasons

Buffalo National River is open for hiking, floating and camping recreational activities beginning May 29th, 2020. Shower facilities and public buildings remain closed. This emergency closure is for the maintenance fo public health and safety. Check here for more information

 
color photographs of three buildings, top left Steel Creek top right Buffalo Point bottom Tyler Bend
Information is available at Steel Creek off HWY 74, 2 miles east of Ponca, at Buffalo Point off HWY 14, 14 miles south of Yellville, and at Tyler Bend Visitor Center off HWY 65 between St. Joe and Marshall.

NPS

Visitor Center

Tyler Bend Visitor Center

Open daily all year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Hours of operation are 8:30am to 4:30pm daily.
The visitor center may occasionally be closed for 1/2 hour at lunch time.
Phone (870) 439-2502.

Ranger Stations

Buffalo Point Ranger Station

Open all year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Hours of operation are 8:00am to 4:30pm daily as staffing permits.
Please call in advance to be sure the station is open.
Phone (870) 449-4311.

Steel Creek Information Station

Open seasonally as staffing permits.
Please call in advance to be sure the station is open.
Phone (870) 861-2570.

Note

Winter season
As staffing permits the station will be open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.







Last updated: May 28, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

402 N. Walnut Street
Suite 136

Harrison, AR 72601

Phone:

(870) 439-2502

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