We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Beautiful Area to visit

Lots of water activities. Canoeing and Kayaking. We are at the age we cannot do these any longer... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Omaha, Arkansas
The first national river in the United States: must visit if you are in northern Arkansas!

Located about one and 1/2 hours southeast of Branson: this is a must see for anyone in this area... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Greg B
Topeka, Kansas
Read all 253 reviews
All photos (165)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“water level”(8 reviews)
“beautiful area”(12 reviews)
“low water”(7 reviews)
Scenic park along the Buffalo River.
Harrison, AR
+1 870-439-2502
Reviews (253)
Filter reviews
250 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews water level beautiful area low water canoe trip national treasure tyler bend great hiking visitor center grand canyon beautiful scenery hiking trails hawksbill crag clear water gravel bar lost valley united states elk herd
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 250 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank arfcamx
Reviewed 8 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 7 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 4 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 30 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 23 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 16 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 10 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
Reviewed 3 July 2018

My Dad and I have been going to the Buffalo for years, I have been camping for many years with friends and now took my husband last weekend - lovely escape to nature in the Arkansas mountains. Clear water to float, clean campgrounds and friendly...More

Thank Lori J
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Floated from Yellville to Rush (lower river), about 9 miles in about 5 hours. Temp in the low 80s, water temp in the low to mid 70s. It being the 4th weekend in June, the river height averaged a little over 3 ft, however, it...More

1  Thank travelover72
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
Riverview Motel
24 reviews
13.04 km away
The Hub Motel
68 reviews
17.17 km away
River Spirit Retreat
6 reviews
17.31 km away
Hotel Seville
255 reviews
25.40 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 73 nearby restaurants
Low Gap Cafe
278 reviews
7.54 km away
Sugar Booger's
58 reviews
22.96 km away
Top Rock Drive In
20 reviews
24.80 km away
Ozark Cafe
461 reviews
12.95 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 18 nearby attractions
Hemmed-in-Hollow Falls
29 reviews
.06 km away
Big Bluff & The Goat Trail
5 reviews
2.41 km away
Triple Falls
80 reviews
4.84 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
2 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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.