One of the most scenic streams in the Arkansas Ozarks, Richland Creek is beautiful spring, summer, fall or winter. The creek works its way through some of the most rugged country to be found in the state. Richland Creek itself and its main tributary, Falling Water Creek, are characterized by pools, ledges, falls, and the music of moving water. Steep, tree-covered hillsides interrupted by occasional crags and bluffs are the norm in the upper two-thirds of the valley. In its lower third, Richland flows through a pastoral setting toward its union with the Buffalo River.