Lost Valley Area Closing for Improvements

(from media release) The National Park Service (NPS) will close the Lost Valley Road and day-use area on Monday, December 10, for a 10-week-long improvement project that will relocate a portion of Lost Valley Road, parking area, and trailhead out of the immediate flood zone of Clark Creek. The purpose of this project is to provide safe vehicular access to the Lost Valley Trailhead while … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River Seeks Campground Hosts for 2019 Season

(from media release) Buffalo National River is now accepting applications for volunteer campground hosts at five National Park Service-administered campgrounds—Steel Creek, Kyles Landing, Ozark, Tyler Bend, and Buffalo Point. Campground hosts assist National Park Service personnel in welcoming visitors, providing park information, ensuring camper registration and payment of fees, promoting the … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River Projects Ready for Public Review

Two projects are ready for public input. Public engagement is critical to the process of the decision-making and we recognize the diversity of opinion and interest represented by our visitors and stakeholders. There are multiple ways to comment on both projects. On Monday, October 22nd from 5:30 to 7 pm, there will be an open house at the Tyler Bend Visitor Center to learn and comment on … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River – A family adventure. | Jackson Kayaks

(A wonderful article from Jackson Kayak. Although this trip was enjoyed in June, this is one of those really cool years that people can float much of the Buffalo National River in August.) ...It’s been a month of hanging out with family building memories on one of my favorite rivers, The Buffalo National River in Arkansas.  The Ozarks are an awesome place to visit.  We’ve made it a family … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River Proposes Camping Fee Increase

(From media release) Buffalo National River maintains numerous campgrounds throughout the park. They range from primitive with just vault toilets, no water, and no designated sites to developed areas with electric and water hookups for RV camping. The park last raised camping fees in 2013 and will hold a public comment period about possible camping fee increases in 2019. The park … [Read more...]

Buffalo River Algae Update

(from media release) The Buffalo River continues to experience significant algal growth this summer as hot and dry conditions persist. Most algae is harmless, but certain types can make people and pets sick if they swim in or drink water in close proximity to the algae.  This year a species of blue-green algae (also called cyanobacteria) has been identified within the river. This species has the … [Read more...]

Efforts Underway to Acquire Private Land Blocking the Buffalo River Trail

The Buffalo River Foundation (BRF) acquired an option to purchase a 64-acre private inholding within the boundaries of the Buffalo National River. The tract of land, near the South Maumee access point on the river blocks completion of a 28-mile extension of the Buffalo River Trail (BRT)between Highways 65 and 14. BRF must raise $80,000 and close on the property before the end of October. To … [Read more...]

Buffalo Point Storm Damage Update

(from media release) Buffalo Point Campground remains under an emergency closure due to storm damage that the park sustained on July 21. The Buffalo Point Restaurant and Cabins were open for business as of July 22. All down trees in the vicinity of the restaurant and cabins have been removed and electricity has been restored. Highway 268 is open and clear, however, the road leading down into the … [Read more...]

Buffalo National River Hosts National Park Radio Concert

(from media release) Approximately 1,300 people attended the 3rd annual National Park Radio concert at Steel Creek Campground on Saturday. National Park Radio, an Americana/folk/bluegrass band from Harrison, delighted concert-goers with more than 2 hours of live music among the unmatched natural beauty of Buffalo National River. Park personnel and event volunteers began directing traffic at … [Read more...]

Your Spring Break guide to the Buffalo National River | Travel Arkansas Blog

Jill Rohrback with the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has put together a quick guide for enjoying the Buffalo National River on this upcoming spring break. Of course, much of the advice is good for any visit to the first National River in the country. Make your plans now. Do an online search for things to do in Arkansas and the Buffalo National River is always a prevalent … [Read more...]