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America’s National Parks | Buffalo River Region

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Buffalo River National Park Wildlife

The Buffalo River National Park Region was established to protect one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the nation. Nestled in the Northern part of the Natural State, the Buffalo River was recognized by National Geographic as one of America’s most underappreciated National Parks.

The Buffalo River National Park Region offers adventure for people of all ages and abilities. River hiking, river canoeing, horseback riding, canopy tours, fishing, hunting, cycling, birding and wildlife viewing, ballooning, scenic drives and guided tours are some of the adventures available.

Discover America’s History

Learn about the prehistoric landscape, Native American settlements near the Buffalo River, and the Civil War in the Ozarks. Visit other National Park sites in Arkansas like Pea Ridge National Military Park.


National Parks Lodging

Find the perfect place to stay while you are exploring the Buffalo River National Park Region. Whether you prefer camping on the river, staying in a cabin near the water, or taking advantage of all the comfort, entertainment and amenities of staying in the Gateway City, is your source for Buffalo River Lodging.


The National Park Service national park service

Safeguarding nearly 400 places of significance, the National Park Service works to preserve local history, celebrate local heritage, and create opportunities for the American people to enjoy the outdoors. The National Park Service is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior.


National Park Official Offices & Stations

Buffalo River National Park Headquarters are located in the Gateway City of Harrison, Arkansas. 402 N. Walnut, Suite 136. Buffalo Point Ranger Station is open year round 8:30am-4:30pm (Lower River District) Hwy14/268, Yellville, AR 870.449.4311 Pruitt Ranger Station is open March-September (Upper River District) Hwy. 7 South, Jasper, AR 870.446.5373

Tyler Bend Visitor Center is open year round (Middle River District) Hwy. 65, Marshall, AR 870.439.2502 For places to stay and things to do visit the Gateway City to the Buffalo River… Harrison, AR.


Explore America’s wilderness and experience YOUR America on The Buffalo River…  America’s first national river.

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Support your Park… Plan a visit but Leave No Trace, volunteer or become a member of the Buffalo National River Partners.