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Buffalo National River Park

Harrison, AR
+1 870-439-2502
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Best river to float within 5 hours of Kansas City

Absolutely beautiful. We stayed at Ozark Campground in Harrison AR. 25 yards from our campsite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Blue Springs, Missouri
One of my fave places

I've been coming here since age 12! I love the area, the terrain, and the river in general... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Minden, Louisiana
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Scenic park along the Buffalo River.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Harrison, AR
+1 870-439-2502
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful. We stayed at Ozark Campground in Harrison AR. 25 yards from our campsite was a beautiful stretch of the river that meanders along an 85ft bluff. Deep sections of the river offered amazing swimming and crystal clear water. A bit out of the...More

Thank Preuettb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming here since age 12! I love the area, the terrain, and the river in general! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank jww002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this part of the river. We're headed to Tyler Bend tomorrow to see another part of the river. Glad they didn't damn it up!

Thank Al H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love coming here. It's wonderful. The views are incredible. The water is nice and clean. This place is one of my favorite places hands down.

Thank Brennan A
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is the only National River park in the United States, as pristine as it was 70 years ago. Come see it and swim in the crystal clear water while it's still protected!

1  Thank Hugh H
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit this time of year usually but right now water is very high!! Normally water is clearer

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Buffalo National River Park is the perfect place to leave the city behind and enjoy the outdoors. Quiet hiking with beautiful vistas, waterfalls, and trails.

Thank TrishPannell
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took both of our golden retrievers to Ponca this past weekend. We stopped at the low water bridge to walk around. Our 10 year old golden was is sensitive to heat so I let her off her leash for a couple...More

Thank SailorGirl8
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The Buffalo River and the surrounding area boasts some of the most beautiful scenery I can imagine. There are so many different natural treasures to be seen in this area. There are parts of the area that almost seem to warp you into a setting...More

5  Thank Anita K
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Despite the snow flurries that occurred during our visit to Buffalo National River we still chose to hike the mile out to the river overlook. We were not disappointed! Great hike that provided a nice workout and beautiful views when we reached the overlook! Lots...More

1  Thank Cassie W
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Hi years ago (30) with our little ones & friends we made many trips to buffalo point out of Harrison. Or Yellville?There were cabins & a restaurant on the bluff that had the most amazing breakfast. I thought it was a national park is it still there ?
26 June 2017|
Response from bodisartha | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is all still there.
Must you register in advance to float on the river?
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.
Diane W
Would like to kayak or canoe where can we rent the vessels?
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