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