The standout character of my time on the Buffalo National River in the beautiful Ozark region of Arkansas was the smallmouth bass. Even the smallest bass I caught that week were feisty as hell and brilliantly colored. There are many route options for paddlers looking for a multi-day float, with a total of 132 river miles beginning in the town of Ponca. Head there for the fishing, but make sure to enjoy the tall bluffs on this scenic river.
BEEKEEPING 101 Seminar Sponsored by: Boone County AR Beekeepers Assoc.
Interested in keeping Honeybees? Guest Speaker: James Rhein Beekeepers on site to answer questions Beehives and Components on display When: Saturday, March 23, 2019 Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Where: North Arkansas District Fair Grounds 1400 Fairgrounds Road, Harrison AR (1ST EXHIBIT BUILDING) Event: FREE & Open to the public Reserve your seat by calling Boone Co. Extension @ 870.741.6168 For more information call Sandra Center @ 870.426.4214 or 870.577.1782 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org Boone County, Arkansas Beekeepers Association
PONCA – The National Park Service will close the Lost Valley Road and day-use area on Monday, Dec. 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 minimizing adverse impacts to Clark Creek, the Buffalo River and the surrounding environment.
Lost Valley is a point of interest located at the western end of Buffalo National River near the town of Ponca. It is one of the most popular destinations at Buffalo National River, receiving about 77,000 visitors per year. The Lost Valley area features a heavily used hiking trail, picnic area, amphitheater, pavilion and restrooms.
Our Friend Bill Bowden reports on one of Arkansas’ favorite Fall activities
ARKANSAS SIGHTSEEING: In fall, shy elk draw crowds along two state highways Grazing herds prime-time viewing By Bill Bowden, Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Posted: September 23, 2018 at 5:30 a.m.
Updated: September 24, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.
Blake Bowers of Conway helps his son Jordan, 4, adjust his binoculars Saturday while Bella Bowers, 5, already has the Boxley Valley elk in sight from the back seat.
PONCA — Autumn in Arkansas means football, fall foliage and the rutting of the elk.
Every fall, elk watchers travel to Boxley Valley, along Arkansas highways 43 and 21 in Newton County, where herds of elk shed their fear of humans and graze in the open pastures along the road at dawn and dusk. Click to Read More