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 to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national … Read More

BNRP Coordinates River Clean-up July 25th

Sybil CraigPhotos

  Members from local chapters of Arkansas Master Naturalists , the Ozark Society, and the Marshall Masonic Lodge teamed up with BNRP for exercise and a river clean up on a recent very warm Saturday. We shuttled by bus to the Spring Creek put-in and en-route learned about the importance of outdoor exercise from board member Rob Lambert. After scouring … Read More

BNRP Float Trip: Tyler Bend to Gilbert, June 27th

Sybil CraigPhotos

As part of the Explore for Health program, BNRP sponsored a fun and well-attended float trip from Tyler Bend to Gilbert. Luck was with us; a violent storm front the day before led to an unseasonably cool and low-humidity day and great floating conditions. Why do we sponsor a canoe trip on the Buffalo National River, when surely most people … Read More

Summer newsletter 2015

Jeanne SimpsonNewsletters

Click the link to read the summer newsletter. In this issue, read about our Explore for Health float, the Cemetery Stroll, hikes, trail crews, garden work, library programs and more! Also see upcoming events for future dates. bnrp,news,summer15_web2

BNRP Member, Ken Hawkins, Passes Away

Sybil CraigIn Memorium

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Ken Hawkins on June 24 in Tyler, Texas.  Ken was a longtime member of BNRP and was the owner of Elkhorn Inn in Compton.  Ken loved the Buffalo River and, before his illness, was always involved in activities with BNRP.  Everyone who knew Ken will miss him tremendously. … 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

EA Underway, Permit Modifications, Celebrate the Buffalo and More.

Jack and Pam StewartBuffalo National River Alliance

News from the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance C&H works to modify the “State-of-the-art” hog factory In the past few months C&H has requested permission from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to make modifications to its “state-of-the-art” hog facility located next to Mt. Judea School and on a major tributary of the Buffalo National River. Maybe you’ve heard about … 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