Buffalo National River

Buffalo National River

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 calmer pools by river’s end. The Buffalo National River definitely embodies natural beauty and peace. …
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG8ECvH2v5c A couple of weeks ago when Old Man Winter let up on the cold and snow to give us a sunny Sunday with 60 degree weather, my family and some like-minded friends took advantage of the beautiful day to hike Lost Valley. The Lost Valley trail is located near the Buffalo National River, the …
The Buffalo National River Partners exist to protect, preserve and promote the Buffalo National River. The group will highlight some history and a resident of the area with its upcoming program “Essie Ward, Grandma Moses of the Ozarks” at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Boone County Library in Harrison. Susan Young from Shiloh …
November is recognized as “Hike the Buffalo Month” by the Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau in partnership with the North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education and Healthy Kids Healthy Ozarks program. A different hike will be featured each Saturday in November with a guide taking you to each location and hiking with you throughout the …
The Buffalo National River Partners are offering some great events in October that range from history to flora and fauna. Civil War Chats At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, James Johnston will present “The Skirmishes at Woolum.” Two particularly hard fought skirmishes occurred just up Richland Creek on Christmas Day, 1863 and May 3 …
The Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Adventure Package adds wild excitement to the dude ranch experience for kids and adults of all skill levels interested in rock climbing, zip lines and canyon-sized swings. I had the pleasure of giving it a whirl in late August and felt like a kid on the most awesome playground I have ever …
 UPDATE from the National Parks Service: “Due to the potential threat of extreme weather from Isaac in the Ozarks, Buffalo National River Park Administration is postponing this Saturday’s (Sept.1) 40th celebration  of the River at Tyler Bend.  We hope we get beneficial rain but no severe weather and/or flooding.  We’ll send updates as they are made available to …
Jasper alone is worth a tank of gas. But head to the town’s historic courthouse square June 22 and 23 during the Buffalo River Elk Festival and you have an incredible bang for your buck. Located in Newton County, Jasper is surrounded by natural beauty and outdoor opportunities like hiking, canoeing, caving, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, …
Despite a lack of rain, floating season isn’t over on the Buffalo National River. The lower section can still be floated and is actually easily navigated year round unless there is a severe drought. “We’re on the high end of the low but floatable scale,” said Bill Scruggs, owner of Wild Bill Outfitter’s. “With the …