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Buffalo National River Park

Harrison, AR
+1 870-439-2502
Review Highlights
Excellent hiking

Fantastic hiking,reminds me of the great western mountains but just a little smaller, highly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mickey E
Greenwood, Indiana
via mobile
Took long drive, getting out to walk several trails.

Stop at small canoe rental/information and get directions for trails. They have many place to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sharon R
Sand Springs, OK
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Scenic park along the Buffalo River.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“water level” (8 reviews)
“low water” (7 reviews)
“beautiful area” (11 reviews)
Harrison, AR
+1 870-439-2502
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Mickey E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed November 9, 2017

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

Reviewed November 8, 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

Thank medalguy
Reviewed November 6, 2017

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

Thank kate_tru
Reviewed October 29, 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
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

The upper river, Ponca area can be very congested in spring. The middle River, Pruitt, Hasty, carver, Woolum are less spectacular but you can often enjoy it without a crowd. Nice center at Tyler Bend near Marshall.

Thank D D
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

I grew up in the area of Buffalo River and would often go there. I really miss the area. Little Switzerland was a favorite stopping spot before heading to the river.

Thank lenoraa288
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

My folks owned property on the Buffalo. Our kids fished, canoed, and played at the river. We had not been back for several years. Many improvements have been made but all have been done without altering the natural setting.

Thank Cora O
Reviewed August 24, 2017

I highly recommend getting really good directions. I had a HORRIBLE time finding the Visitor Center. It's a lovely area but it was completely frustrating. The attraction is definitely the land and the river not the visitor center. Allow plenty of time to explore the...More

Thank ckcpurple
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Questions & Answers
June 26, 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
April 26, 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.
Diane W
September 2, 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