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I'm Giving Away the Nation's Best Kept Secret

I am a lifelong resident of Arkansas. About a month ago, I returned from a bucket list fall foliage... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janet C
Beautiful Views!

We did the Lost Valley hike and loved the water and rock features. We also did the Whittaker Point... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Katie C
Independence, Missouri
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Scenic park along the Buffalo River.
Harrison, AR
+1 870-439-2502
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 May 2007

The Buffalo National River Park generally runs along the course of the Buffalo River. The most popular activities are floating the river in canoes, hiking, camping, fishing, and swimming. The park offers an abundance of primitive camp sites and improved camp sites along the river....More

8  Thank Seaside802817
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 July 2012

good experience and reservations can be made in advance for campsites and pavilions at Buffalo Point, for group campsites at Tyler Bend and Erbie, and for pavilions at Tyler Bend, Ozark and Lost Valley by calling (877) 444-6777 or on line at www.Recreation.gov . A...More

2  Thank RidhiJain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 beautiful as New England, but we just aren't...More

1  Thank Janet C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful parks beautiful landscape. If you love nature you will love it here. Float the river, camp or hike. Tyler bend has a bath house, nature center and is a drop off location for a float trip. There are several outfitters that will take your...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

There are multiple areas to visit on the Buffalo. They are all free, though. The river has good spots to swim and fish, and, of course, kayaking or canoeing is always an option. Bluff jumping at Grinder's Ferry is a blast! The only bad thing...More

1  Thank brandonhargrave97
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Lots of water activities. Canoeing and Kayaking. We are at the age we cannot do these any longer, but we do love to drive to Steel Creek and Ponca to see the beautiful Elk Herd.

Thank lindaedwards2016
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

The Buffalo River was very low, but we stopped at the welcome center. Good educational displays of local wildlife and recent floods.

Thank Bliss P
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Located about one and 1/2 hours southeast of Branson: this is a must see for anyone in this area. It is the first river to become a part of the National Park Service. Noted for the river rafting opportunities: but it is also very fun...More

2  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing , my feet were in the river! The water is so clean and the view is beautiful. The water was very warm.

Thank Explorer786496
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

As jeepers, hikers, kayakers we spend ALOT of time in the area, from the upper, middle and lower river, highly recommend hiking the BRT, canoe/kayak the upper river when the water is right.

1  Thank Tread_Morr
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a great opportunity for fun, especially for a young family. The river offers activities to keep everyone active. There are hikes at almost camp area. There is a trail that spans the entire National Park.

Thank HeavyTravel_11
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1 July 2018|
Response from Daniel G | Reviewed this property |
There are several rental places. Here’s a pretty well set up one: Contact: Buffalo River Outfitters 9664 N. Hwy 65, St Joe, AR 72675 (870) 439-2200 I’m pretty sure they can give u details.
26 June 2017|
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Response from Gray S | Reviewed this property |
There are two - one is the Cliff House south of Jasper. an institution and amazing lunch and breakfast, with a multimillion dollar view of the ozarks. The one you MIGHT be talking about, however, it at the old state park now... More
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.