Buffalo National River Activities are limited to Slow the Spread of COVID-19:
The Buffalo National River is reopening for some day uses next week after the national park was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Park Service announced Tuesday the park will begin to reopen May 15 for recreational day use of the trails and the Buffalo River.
The park has been closed since early April because of the virus. The park service says day access will resume for private and commercial floating on the river, all trails within the park except for the Lost Valley Trail, and limited restroom facilities.
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.