Buffalo National River, Harrison

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  • We are avid outdoors folk, although we like our creature comforts at the end of an active day. And, we have been to many national parks and other amazing venues we have in America the Beautiful and ca...  more »
  • I am a lifelong resident of Arkansas. About a month ago, I returned from a bucket list fall foliage trip to New England. It is now peak fall foliage in Arkansas. People, Arkansas is every bit as beaut...  more »
  • We did the Lost Valley hike and loved the water and rock features. We also did the Whittaker Point hike and the outcropping was really fun to stand on and look out over the whole valley. Great vistas!  more »
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  • One of the best places to spend a day in The Natural State. You will see wildlife, lots of turtles, birds, some snakes, but they generally mind their own business. If you want an activity that gets a group off their phone and into some good ole memory making, this is a classic way to do it. The river is well loved and cared for, we do not leave our trash out like barbarians (for the ecosystem’s benefit, for beauty, and to divert bears, duh!). The river is the perfect spot to get back in touch with your primal self, sing made up songs, hear echoes of laughter, kiss the sun, cliff jump, etc. It can be as energetic or laid back as you are.
  • It was like walking through history. Old buildings still standing with descriptive plaques to inform you of there use and what era in time. For the more adventurous, there's hiking trails to go explore. If you hike though do not get off the trail. We did, got lost ended up on top of the mountain. The good side is we had phone reception up there and the park ranger found us around 9:00pm and by 10:30 pm we were safe back at our car and on our way home. Loved it! Thanks Rangers!!!
  • Warm clear waters where you can see hundreds of fish swimming below you. Beutiful landscape! The water was fairly low during or stay but we could still access a small portion of the river, enough so that our children could swim and my husband could fish. Not easily accessed from the white river because of the low water level, but still accessible by boat. Absolutely amazing how two different rivers come together it's like entering a different planet when you leave the cold water cool air white river and emerge into the warm water warm air Buffalo River.
  • Beautiful river, it's great to have national rivers like this which are kept (more or less) in their natural state. Beautiful cliffs all along the river (which look especially nice during the evening or early mornings when the sun hits them just right) and lush trees and vegetation as well. Great canoeing, kayaking, tubing, etc. Whether you just want to spend a day on the river, or you are looking for a week long adventure, Buffalo River and the outfitters which work in corolation with it are the place to go. I highly recommend Buffalo River Outfitters (BRO) for any rentals you need. They are incredibly friendly and have always been excellent to us. I love the Buffalo River!
  • Went on a Holiday weekend. The water was pretty low, but had a good time. Alot of people that day, so a little crowded for my taste. Excellent scenery. Better scenery than White River. Multiple little Rapids were fun.
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