America's First National River Celebrates the Big 40
This year marks the 40th anniversary of America's first national river, the Buffalo River in the Arkansas' Ozarks.
The river is free flowing for 135 miles, offering visitors clear waters, breathtaking views perfect for shutterbugs, and outdoor activities where elk and other wildlife abound.
The Park invited representatives from the media to experience the Buffalo for themselves. Media from KY3, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, KHOZ, AETN and from all over the state attended the event, which included trail rides, canoeing, great live music and tips from park rangers.
State political leaders were also on hand.
Camping is permitted all along the river, and developed sites are available. Hiking and horseback riding trails are well maintained and range from beginner to experience in difficulty. Concessions and shuttles are available for floating in all three Buffalo National River districts. Flooding conditions will cause the river to be closed, so be sure to check current river conditions by calling 888-692-1162.