Buffalo National River, AR

America’s First National River
Established in 1972, Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states. Once you arrive, prepare to journey from running rapids to quiet pools while surrounded by massive bluffs as you cruise through the Ozark Mountains down to the White River.

Canoers on the buffalo

Pure, clear, water flowing down a 132-mile meandering course; pouring over rapids; strained through gravel bars; drifting through long pools while caressing tree-covered banks is Buffalo National River.

The valley bottom has open grassy meadows with grazing elk. The shores are tall multicolored bluffs steep, wooded hills filling the countryside.

Place yourself in a canoe drifting down the river surrounded by an occasional turtle sunning on a log, a snake in the water as it explores the depths of the river, bass breaking the water’s surface and herons stalking the river’s edge. You’ve experienced many of the facets of Buffalo National River.

Its ancient current gives life to more than 300 species of fish, insects, freshwater mussels, and aquatic plants. In addition, on land there are many more natural wonders to behold: caves with hidden formations and underground waterways, tall cliffs creating long waterfalls, and old pioneer farmsteads that providing forage for wildlife such as elk, deer, and turkey.

Cliff jumpers at Grinders Ferry

Tyler Bend Visitor Center Information
(870) 439-2502

Headquarters
(870) 365-2700

Headquarters (TDD)
(870) 365-2789

Buffalo Point Ranger Station Information
(870) 449-4311

Pruitt Ranger Station Information
(870) 446-5373

EMERGENCY DISPATCH
(888) 692-1162

By Fax
870-365-2701

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