Buffalo National River and the Ozark Highlands Trail Association to Celebrate National Trails Day on June 4, 2016

Tom KrohnBuffalo National River, NPS News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cassandra Johannsen, Centennial Coordinator, 870-449-4311 Buffalo National River and the Ozark Highlands Trail Association to Celebrate National Trails Day on June 4, 2016 On Saturday, June 4, Buffalo National River and the Ozarks Highlands Trail Association (OHTA) will be partnering to celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® ! This annual event is meant to introduce … Read More

Buffalo National River and Harrison Welcome Center Celebrate National Tourism Week

Tom KrohnNPS News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Johannsen, Centennial Coordinator, 870-365-2776 Buffalo National River and Harrison Welcome Center Celebrate National Tourism Week On Saturday, May 7 Buffalo National River and the Harrison Welcome Center celebrated National Tourism Week at Buffalo Point. The day was largely spent commemorating the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) ​​that was tasked with building the infrastructure and … Read More

Special Events and Special People at Buffalo National River

Tom KrohnNPS News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer, 870-365-2790 Special Events and Special People at Buffalo National River Buffalo National River has seen some very happy events in the past week, beginning with the Archeology Hike from Buffalo Point to Indian Rockhouse last Saturday, April 30.  Thirty visitors, traveling from as far away as Little Rock, Jonesboro, and Fayetteville … Read More

Local Agencies Partner to Celebrate CCC Heritage

Tom KrohnBuffalo National River, NPS News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Johannsen, 870-365-2776 Local Agencies Partner to Celebrate CCC Heritage On Saturday, May 7, which will conclude National Tourism Week, the National Park Service and the Arkansas Welcome Center of Harrison will co-host a CCC Heritage Day at Buffalo Point to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the establishment of CCC Camp # 4733 and the important … Read More

National Park Tourism in ARKANSAS Creates $214.9 Million in Economic Benefit

Tom KrohnBuffalo National River, NPS News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer, 870-365-2790 National Park Tourism in ARKANSAS Creates $214.9 Million in Economic Benefit New report shows visitor spending supports 2,788 jobs in ARKANSAS OMAHA, NEBRASKA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,282,634 visitors to national parks in Arkansas spent $174,168,400 in the state in 2015. That spending resulted in … Read More

Tourism to Buffalo National River creates $62,243,200 in Economic Benefits

Tom KrohnBuffalo National River, NPS News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer, 870-365-2790 Tourism to Buffalo National River creates $62,243,200 in Economic Benefits Report shows visitor spending supports 969 jobs in local economy   Harrison, Arkansas – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,463,304 visitors to Buffalo National River in 2015 spent $62,243,200 in communities near the park. That spending … Read More

National Park Week Events at Buffalo National River

Tom KrohnBuffalo National River, NPS News Releases

For Immediate Release Contact: Cassandra Johannsen, 870-365-2776   National Park Week Events at Buffalo National River HARRISON – Buffalo National River is kicking off National Park Week on Saturday, April 16 with a Standup Paddleboard Workshop at Ozark Campground. Expert paddleboarder, Gabriel Gray, will lead workshops at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. All are welcome, but space is limited so reserve your spot today. … Read More

Comments Sought for BNR Waste Water Treatment Plant Replacements

Tom KrohnBuffalo National River, NPS News Releases

Buffalo National River News Release Date: March 9, 2016 Contact: Kevin Cheri, Superintendent (870) 365-2700 Comments Sought on the Replacement of Existing Wastewater Treatment Plants at Buffalo National River The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to replace two obsolete wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) with state-of-the-art WWTPs at the existing sites at the Buffalo Point visitor area at Buffalo National … Read More

Active Trails Grant

Tom KrohnBuffalo National River, NPS News Releases

Buffalo National River Receives 2016 Active Trails Grant from the National Park Foundation For Immediate Release Contacts: Buffalo National River Caven Clark 870/365-2790 caven_clark@nps.gov National Park Foundation Alanna Sobel 202/796-2538 asobel@nationalparks.org WASHINGTON (February 25, 2016) – Buffalo National River is one of 25 national parks selected to receive a 2016 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official … Read More

Buffalo National River Thanks Local Partner Organizations

Tom KrohnNPS News Releases

As Buffalo National River kicks off the National Park Service’s Centennial year we want to acknowledge the support the park has received thus far from our partners within the local community. The Harrison Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has been instrumental in the kick off of the state wide Centennial Iron Ranger Challenge. Matt Bell, executive director of the Harrison … Read More