Buffalo River

By an act of Congress on March 1, 1972, The Buffalo National River was established, forever protecting this magnificent river from development. The upper Buffalo is best known for its shear cliffs that extend more than 300 feet above the fast moving river in northwest Arkansas. But lower in the river there are gentle pools of slow moving water between shallow riffles and shoals, excellent for camping and fishing. Hiking trails also dot the outlying riverbanks, up and down the vast cliffs and deep hollers. Smallmouth bass and goggleye are the game fish of choice for most anglers on the Buffalo, and there are plenty of outfitters to help with a day trip or an overnight, multi-day trip on the 135-mile river.

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Buffalo River photo contest

Posted by Phil Lilley on August 8th, 2012

Buffalo River News

Posted by newswriter on June 23rd, 2012

Two news items on the wire today for the Buffalo River.  One from the Harrison Daily reporting on the extreme fire conditions in the Buffalo National River.  Due to the extreme fire conditions, Buffalo National River is issuing restrictions on the use of fires and smoking within the park.


And another talking about floating the river and water levels.


What did we learn on our Buffalo River float

Posted by John Berry on June 7th, 2012

On our way home from our recent overnight float on the Buffalo River, my wife, Lori, and I discussed what went well and what we would want to change on any future trips. The first thing we talked about was just how much Lori had enjoyed her first camping trip. The weather had been perfect. It was warm enough to wet wade and cool enough at night to sleep comfortably. The scenery was awe inspiring and the river flows were perfect for boating and fishing. The timing was great. It was just before school let out and by doing our float in the middle of the week, we did not encounter much boat traffic. The campsite was gorgeous and the facilities provided were first rate. read more…