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

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