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

BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER’S WASTEWATER PERMITS RENEWED

Buffalo National River PartnersNPS News Releases

After a round of public meetings Buffalo National River has received its permit from Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to continue operations.  Sewage treatment facilities are located at Buffalo Point and at Tyler Bend, primarily serving campgrounds and concessions facilities in these locations.  Prior to the public meeting held in October 1, 2013 at the Yellville Summit Cafeteria there … Read More

Talkin’ Trash with the National Park Service–Press Release

Buffalo National River PartnersNPS News Releases

Dr. Jane Goodall once said, “It is individual efforts, collectively, that makes a noticeable difference – all the difference in the world!”  Managers at Buffalo National River will put this theory to the test this spring as they implement a new solid waste management strategy that relies on park visitors to dispose of their own trash.   The new ‘Give … Read More