Buffalo River Waterfalls / Glory Hole

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Buffalo River Waterfall -Sweden Falls

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Buffalo River Beekeeping

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 arkansasbeekeeper@yahoo.com Boone County, Arkansas Beekeepers Association

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2019 Camping Fees

Buffalo Point Campground: Sites with water, electric, flush restrooms, and showers will be $30, from $22, per night for up to six people.                                                                               

Steel Creek, Kyle’s Landing, Ozark, Tyler Bend Campground (all sites), $20, from $12 – $16,  a night for up to 6 people.

Steel Creek Horse Camp up to four stock animals are allowed.

  • Buffalo Point Campground walk-in tent sites (with water and flush restrooms, showers at Tyler Bend and Buffalo Point): from $12 and $16 to $20 a night for up to 6 people.               
  • Carver and Rush campgrounds: Primitive sites (with water, without flush restrooms) is $16, it was $12,  a night for up to 6 people.                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Buffalo Point and Tyler Bend Group Sites: The fee structure has been revised for group campsites to a flat rate of $50 per group per night (up to 25 people per site), it was $3 per person.
  • Erbie (including 5 group sites), Woolum, South Maumee, and Spring Creek will continue to allow free camping where no amenities are provided.

Pavilions fees will remain:  

  • $25 for the Ozark Pavilion for the day.
  • $50 for the Tyler Bend Pavilion and Buffalo Point Pavilions for the day.

There is a 50 percent discount for campsite fees for Interagency Senior and Access pass cardholders. 

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Buffalo River Trail Extended

More than 70 contributors to the Buffalo River Foundation’s Roberts Tract Campaign recently gathered at the trailhead on the South Maumee Road to hike two miles of the Buffalo River Trail (BRT).

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Lost Valley Update

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.

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Buffalo River Elk Watching

Elk Watching | Buffalo River National Park Region

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.

Bill Bowden
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.
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Buffalo River Elk

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Peak season is near for dazzling fall colors on Arkansas’ scenic byways

When Joyce Kilmer wrote “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree,” his often quoted and sometimes parodied verse failed to mention the captivating colors of fall foliage.

Making up for that omission each autumn is the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, which provides ample online details updated weekly on the development of arboreal hues across the Natural State.  Travel Deals

The report, updated each Friday, indicates that the turning of the leaves is in progress but not yet at its prime. More rain would help foliage to brighten. The peak color periods are estimated to be as follows:

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See a Eureka Springs Fall Foliage Webcam

 

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Buffalo River Partners Education Program

Buffalo National River Partners and Boone County Library present C.D. Scott, BNR Biologist: “Spring and Summer Visitors, Neo-Tropical Birds in the BNR and How IBA Designation will Help Them” Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.

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Nice article in AY Magazine on the Buffalo River

The Buffalo National River: More than just a Canoeist’s Paradise

As a former outfitter on the Buffalo National River, I can fondly recall a number of memorable incidents over the years. Our modest operation was located at Silver Hill, not much more than a wide spot on U.S. Highway 65 a few miles north of Marshall in Searcy County, and we’d host guests from all over the country. My favorite goes back to the time a middle-aged couple from Louisiana walked through the front door and asked about a canoe trip. They’d arrived on a perfect spring morning in late May, a day with fluffy white clouds floating across a brilliant blue sky, temperatures in the mid-70s, and low humidity. And the water conditions were ideal.

Neither of our guests had been canoeing before and were eager to give it a try.  Read the full article

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