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Harrison, AR 72601
The Buffalo National River flows free over swift running rapids and quiet pools for its 135-mile length. One of the few remaining rivers in the lower 48 states without dams, the Buffalo cuts its way through massive limestone bluffs as it travels eastward through the Arkansas Ozarks and into the White River. Explore the river by canoe or take the back roads into the pioneer history of the Buffalo River.
Hours + Fees
Buffalo Point Ranger Station open all year - January -December, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Phone 870-449-4311. Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.Pruitt Ranger Station open March - September, days and hours vary. Phone 870-446-5373.
Tyler Bend Visitor Center open all year. Hours of operation Memorial Day to Labor Day, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Rest of the year 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Phone 870-439-2502. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Map + Directions
Buffalo National River is a long, narrow park that is crossed by three main highways.
Using Harrison as a starting point
To reach the Upper District, visitors travel south from Harrison on Highway 7, or Highway 43; To reach the Middle District, visitors travel 31 miles south of Harrison on Highway 65; To reach the Lower District, visitors take Highway 65 south from Harrison for five miles, then take Highway 62/412 to the east to Yellville, and Highway 14 south.