Body of Drowned Canoeist Recovered

Tom KrohnNPS News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer. 870/365-2790 Body of Drowned Canoeist Recovered  The canoeist who disappeared near Kyles Landing in the upper Buffalo River during a flood Wednesday (April 26) was found today at about 11 am by a Hasty Volunteer Fire Department boat searcher. This individual was last reported by an observer at Kyles Landing in … Read More

Buffalo National River Employee Robert Pugsley Receives Award

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Buffalo National River Employee Robert Pugsley Receives Award  Robert Pugsley, wastewater treatment plant operator for Buffalo National River received the 2017 Wastewater Outstanding Achievement Award from the Arkansas Water Works and Water Environment Association. The award recognizes exceptional service for a utility serving fewer than 5,001 people.  Pugsley, a public servant with 42-years of utility operator experience and a 6-year … Read More

Buffalo National River Invites All to Attend Public Meetings

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Buffalo National River Invites All to Attend Public Meetings   Harrison AR:   Buffalo National River Superintendent Kevin Cheri invites the public to attend an open house meeting for the park’s Boxley Valley Comprehensive Area Plan. The National Park Service will be hosting two open houses for the public.  The purpose of these open houses is to collect information to aid in … Read More

Buffalo National River Cleaning Up for Visitors

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For Immediate Release Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer. 870/365-2790 Buffalo National River Cleaning Up for Visitors Last weekend’s flood event deposited the usual limbs, leaves, and muck over all of the river access sites, roads, and trails near the Buffalo River. Although it was bad, it could have been much worse if preparations had not been taken to remove … Read More

Search Suspended as High River Levels Return

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For Immediate Release Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer. 870/365-2790 Search Suspended as High River Levels Return Although the water levels had dropped somewhat overnight, search efforts today (Saturday) were restricted to crews in two boats looking at river banks and shallows again today. The onset of very heavy rains, thunder, and dense fog brought those two boats off the … Read More

National Park Radio Concert at Steel Creek Postponed

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Buffalo National River News Release Release Date: 4/28/2017 Contact: Lauren Ray, 870-861-2570 National Park Radio Concert at Steel Creek Postponed Buffalo National River, Harrison, AR – Due to significant flood potential this weekend, the 2nd Annual Steel Creek Concert featuring National Park Radio has been postponed until further notice. The concert, originally scheduled to coincide with National Park Week, was postponed in order to promote visitor safety and protection of park resources. A new concert date will be determined and announced in the … Read More

Park Planning for High Water on the Buffalo River

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For Immediate Release Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer. 870/365-2790 Park Planning for High Water on the Buffalo River In anticipation of a significant flood event, Buffalo National River is taking precautionary steps towards insuring visitor safety and minimizing damage to park infrastructure. Saturated ground conditions combined with ongoing rains indicate that flooding will impact most of the park’s campgrounds … Read More

Special Olympics at Buffalo National River Brings Six Counties Together for a Day of Fun

Tom KrohnBuffalo National River, NPS News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer, 365-2790 Special Olympics at Buffalo National River Brings Six Counties Together for a Day of Fun Baxter, Marion, Searcy, Newton, Boone, and Carroll counties all had teams of excited Special Olympics participants yesterday at Tyler Bend. About 260 participants enjoyed the cool morning activities which included a scavenger hunt, Frisbee golf, … Read More

OZARK FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES SEARCY COUNTY HERITAGE

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For Immediate Release Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer, 365-2790 OZARK FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES SEARCY COUNTY HERITAGE TYLER BEND, BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER – Approximately 2,600 visitors joined together at Buffalo National River this weekend for the Ozark Folklife Festival, a heritage event celebrating 100+ years of Ozark culture and the centennial year of the National Park Service. Funding for the … Read More

Road Improvements May Cause Delays on Steel Creek Road

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For Immediate Release Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer, 365-2790 Road Improvements May Cause Delays on Steel Creek Road Visitors may experience temporary lane and road closures on Steel Creek Road due to road improvements.  Flaggers and road crews will be present during the construction beginning on 09/26/2016 with an anticipated completion date of 10/06/2016.  The scheduled work day will … Read More