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Buffalo National River Park

Harrison, AR
+1 870-439-2502
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This very well could be a National Park! This is hidden Gem!

We were very pleased with this attraction. We went to the Head Quarters, the visitors center, and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Allen_M_54
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Bradley, Illinois
We love the Buffalo River area!!

We have done many different activities around the Buffalo River. It is such a beautiful place in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer F
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Scenic park along the Buffalo River.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“water level” (8 reviews)
“low water” (7 reviews)
“beautiful area” (11 reviews)
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Harrison, AR
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+1 870-439-2502
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"water level"
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"low water"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 11 reviews
"canoe trip"
in 6 reviews
"tyler bend"
in 14 reviews
"national treasure"
in 3 reviews
"great hiking"
in 5 reviews
"visitor center"
in 9 reviews
"grand canyon"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 7 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 7 reviews
"hawksbill crag"
in 5 reviews
"gravel bar"
in 3 reviews
"lost valley"
in 11 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 3 reviews
"elk herd"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were very pleased with this attraction. We went to the Head Quarters, the visitors center, and two ranger stations. All the rangers were very helpful. We are considering returning to stay in one of the cabins, or at the lodge. Lots of river trips,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have done many different activities around the Buffalo River. It is such a beautiful place in the not so traveled part of Arkansas. Great hiking, site-seeing, and kayaking. We moved here because we love it so much.

Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Hiked Hemmed-in hollow, Lost Valley Trail, and Twin Falls. The Buffalo is full of great hiking areas. We will visit often.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

My wife and I traveled throughout the Buffalo Wilderness Area in November. The leaf change was not quite as dramatic as expected but it was beautiful nevertheless. If you go, ensure you make the tour of Hawksbill Crag, the elk in Ponca, Pedestal Rock, and...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic hiking,reminds me of the great western mountains but just a little smaller, highly recommend for hiking enthusiasts

Thank Mickey E
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Stop at small canoe rental/information and get directions for trails. They have many place to backpack. Well marked trails. Found employees helpful and knew area well.

Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Spent last Saturday riding down the beautiful Buffalo River. The park has beautiful riding and hiking trails. Experience of a lifetime.

1  Thank CAROL L
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited the Tyler Bend visitor center last week and were impressed with the visitor center and the beautiful area. However, the staff was the unfriendliest park staff I have ever encountered at any NPS site. There were two rangers standing in a back room...More

1  Thank medalguy
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Beautiful area. Oct is a great time of year to go. Trees are changing color, but we still had some good weather.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I made a weekend trip to the area and enjoyed it immensely. Our trip to the park was filled with beautiful views and some color from the trees. We saw a elk herd near Ponca and a few deer while driving around....More

Thank Rich D
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JKAR
26 June 2017|
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Response from Eddie C | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant south of Jasper on hey 7 called the cliff house restaurant. It's still open and has a great view. It's not on the river
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sharon3062016
26 April 2017|
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Response from Eddie C | Reviewed this property |
You can do it yourself or through canoe rental. Most rental prefer reservations because it is hard to predict otherwise.
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Diane W
2 September 2016|
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Response from Gray S | Reviewed this property |
Lots of places. Go online and look up Buffalo River Outfitters or Wild Bills - it really depends on what the river level is. The prettiest floats are Ponca to the Pruitt area - but it's sometimes low in the summer since that... More
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