Poncafest 2016 celebrates 40 years of the Buffalo Outdoor Center

What better way to celebrate 40 years of business than to hold your own festival?! That’s exactly what the Buffalo Outdoor Center in Ponca is doing this Saturday, July 30. Live music starts at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the

BNR and OHTA to celebrate National Trails Day on June 4

Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day this Saturday, June 4 with Buffalo National River and the Ozarks Highlands Trail Association. Buffalo National River will launch a new “Adopt A Trail” program at 10 a.m. in the Tyler Bend

Hiking Indian Rockhouse Trail near the Buffalo National River

One of my favorite things about Arkansas is that it offers the best of all four seasons. The beauty of spring is upon us, meaning NOW is the time to get out in the woods and enjoy hiking the beautiful

The Buffalo National River

Kevin Cheri began his career with the National Park Service as a park ranger intake trainee at the Buffalo National River in 1978. In 2007, almost 30 years later, he happily returned as superintendent of the Buffalo, America’s first national

National Park Service and Buffalo National River Centennial Events

This year marks the Centennial of the National Park Service, and there will be celebrations and special events across the U.S. and throughout the year to honor the moment when U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the

Wanted: Junior Rangers to explore, learn, and protect

There is no better time to become a Junior Park Ranger than the centennial year of the National Parks Service. The NPS Junior Ranger program is an activity-based program offered in almost all parks that lets kids join the National

Iron Ranger Challenge helps mark Centennial of National Park Service

This year marks the Centennial of the National Park Service. It is a monumental year for the outdoors and one event to mark the year in the state includes the Iron Ranger Challenge. The challenge is a year-long, statewide collaborative

10 top places to kiss in The Natural State

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be looking for a special place to spend idyllic time with your sweetie. You can create a tale of love and adventure in Arkansas at numerous romantic places, but here’s a

Historic 1870 Grist Mill Open for Weekend Guided Tours

Capitalizing on the beauty of the autumn landscape of the Buffalo National River, the National Park Service offers free ranger-guided tours of the Boxley Grist Mill on Arkansas 43 in Boxley Valley (Newton County) each weekend in October. These tours

For an Unparalleled Spa Experience, Think Outside the Room

Towering limestone bluffs define the river bank. Elk graze the lush meadows in early morning fog and the golden light of dusk. Horse and foot trails wind through the mountains and valleys. Whitewater rapids punctuate the upper reaches slowing to