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Buffalo River, Arkansas

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The Buffalo River, located in northern Arkansas, was the first National River to be designated in the United States. The Buffalo River is 153mi long. The lower 135mi flow within the boundaries of an area managed by the National Park Service, where the stream is designated the Buffalo National River. The river flows through Newton, Searcy, Marion, and Baxter Counties, from west to east. The river originates in the highest part of Boston Mountains of the Ozarks, flows out onto the Springfield Plateau near the historic community of Erbie, and finally crosses the Salem Plateau just before joining the White River. The Park is home to the state's only elk herd. The upper section of the river in the Ozark National Forest is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and is designated as a National Scenic River and a National Wild River; that section is not part of the area managed as a park by the Park Service, but is managed as a part of the Ozark National Forest.
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  • June 20, 2017
    Wife and I went on a float and had a great time. We brought our own kayaks and had a wonderful outing. It was so clean and pristine. Water was very refreashing to jump into on a hot day as well. I was...  more »
  • February 13, 2017
    My family and I went on a hiking trip through the Ponca Wilderness Area. After visiting Hemmed-in Hollow, we decided to see the famous Buffalo River. The river was placid and serene while we were ther...  more »
  • September 18, 2016
    we stayed there 9/16 thru 9/17 2016. campers beware. this place is AWFUL. my party of three were totally discusted with this cabin. it was filthy, we literally found a dog feces behind the sofa, and i...  more »

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