BNR Press Release: River Closure Lifted, Damage Assessment Continues

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases

The Buffalo River has receded sufficiently for canoe and kayak use to resume today.  Although a comprehensive damage assessment is still ongoing, all campgrounds with the exception of Tyler Bend and parts of Buffalo Point are open. However, all are still soaked and most have varying amounts of mud, sand, or silt covering former grass surfaces.  Roads throughout the park … Read More

Historic 1870 Grist Mill Open for Weekend Guided Tours

Tom KrohnBoxley Grist Mill, Buffalo National River, NPS News Releases

The National Park Service, Buffalo National River Partners, and the Gorgas Science Foundation are pleased to announce free ranger-guided tours of the Boxley Grist Mill on Arkansas Highway 43 in Boxley Valley (Newton County) each weekend in October. These tours will be offered between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and last about 30 minutes.  From 1870 … Read More

Press Release: Prescribed Fires Planned at Buffalo National River

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases

Buffalo National River is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations between October 7 and November 31, 2015. Weather conditions permitting, prescribed fires will be completed in the vicinity of Pruitt, the Gene Rush Wildlife Management Area, and Tyler Bend. Fuel reduction, wildlife habitat improvement and ecological restoration are the primary reasons for conducting the prescribed fire operations. “Fire is a … Read More

BNR Press Release: BNR Welcomes 4th Grade Students through Every Kid In a Park Initiative

Robert LambertNPS News Releases, Uncategorized

Harrison, AR – Buffalo National River invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting today/September 1, 4thgrade students can now go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national … Read More

BNR Press Release–More Rain Brings More Damage of Buffalo National River Roads and Campgrounds; Lost Valley Closed

Robert LambertNPS News Releases

Repeated episodes of heavy rain have taken a heavy toll on trails, roads, and campgrounds in the Newton County portion of Buffalo National River.  Damage to all river and stream crossings in the Erbie area are worse after Tuesday’s (June 16) rainfall. With remnants of Tropical Storm Bill arriving today and tomorrow, National Park Service officials are preparing for additional … Read More

BNR Press Release: Severe Flood Damage in Erbie Area of Buffalo National River

Robert LambertNPS News Releases

With the receding waters following last week’s rains National Park Service staff conducted evaluations of all roads and water crossings of the Buffalo River and its tributaries in the Erbie/Compton area. The Compton-Erbie Road (Newton County Road 19) from the Hideout Hollow Trailhead to the first water crossings is rated impassible. Access to the Erbie Horsecamp and Erbie Church is … Read More

BNR Press Release: Buffalo National River Creates $65 Million in Economic Benefits

Robert LambertNPS News Releases

Harrison, AR– A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,357,057 visitors to Buffalo National River [Arkansas] in 2014, spent $56.6 million in gateway communities surrounding the park. Visitors’ spending supported 890 jobs while adding a cumulative monetary benefit of $65.1 million to the local economy. “Buffalo National River welcomes visitors from across the region, across the country, and … Read More

High Rains Cause Problems at Buffalo River Crossings–BNR Press Release

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases

For Immediate Release   Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer Phone: 870-365-2790 All river crossings in the Erbie area of Buffalo National River have been severely damaged by recent flooding. An assessment yesterday reports that the crossings at Cecil Creek, Buffalo River, and Webb Branch are impassable and should not be attempted. As of yesterday, these concrete low water crossings remained underwater … Read More