Buffalo National River


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Buffalo National River,

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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 (table).

Buffalo National River

Address:402 N Walnut St, Suite 136
Harrison, AR 72601

Phone:870-741-5443
Fax:870-741-7286
Web: www.nps.gov/buff/
Size: 94,293 acres.
Established: Authorized on March 1, 1972 as the country's first national river. Wilderness designated on November 10, 1978.
Location:In northern Arkansas. Headquarters is located in Harrison, providing administrative services to the national river. The main visitor center for the park (Tyler Bend) is located 11 miles north of Marshall. The park has two other visitor contact stations: the Pruitt Ranger Station, located 5 miles north of Jasper on Hwy. 7, and Buffalo Point Ranger Station, located 17 miles south of Yellville on Hwy. 14.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental (Buffalo Point), restaurant/snacks, boat rental, canoe and johnboat put-in areas, trails, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, trails (100+ miles).
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, hunting, guided hikes, float trips, junior ranger programs.
Special Features:Offering both swift-running and placid stretches, the Buffalo is one of the few remaining unpolluted, free-flowing rivers in the lower 48 states. Following what is likely an ancient riverbed, it cuts its way through massive limestone bluffs traveling eastward through the Ozarks and into the White River. The National Park Service protects 135 miles of the 150-mile-long river.

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At Woolum, the OUT connects to the Buffalo River Trail, running alongside the Buffalo National River, a gem of a national treasure.
Recent studies conducted to document cave and karst fauna in the watershed of Buffalo National River have highlighted biological and habitat conservation in this region (Graening et al.
Kuff's property is just above the headwaters of the Buffalo National River, and his place is a fern-draped Eden surrounded by the smooth gray bark of big beech trees, springs that splash downhill over rocks adorned with emerald moss shaded by barrel-broad, zebra-striped northern red oaks.
The untreated feces and urine are held in two lagoons before being spread over "spray fields" of shallow soil and limestone rock adjoining Big Creek, a major tributary of the Buffalo National River just a few miles away.
He put the people of his district and their needs before politics and before party, and that showed in his legacy accomplishments in both elected office, like the Buffalo National River, and private service, such as the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.
The Ozark big-eared bat, or Corynorhinus townsendii ingens, is found primarily in the Ozarks of eastern Oklahoma but also can be found in southern Missouri and at Buffalo National River in western Arkansas.
Army Corps of Engineers in Little Rock Arkansas, denied the application of a local utility district to build a dam on Bear Creek a major tributary to the Buffalo National River (see News, January/February 2000).
Located in the Ozark Mountains, Harrison is a central hub for travelers heading to Eureka Springs, the Buffalo National River or Branson, Mo.
The controversy over a proposal to build a dam on a tributary of the Buffalo National River may greatly influence the future balance between protecting congressionally designated rivers and the need to provide water for swelling populations.
The state's national parks and forests are closed, as is the Buffalo National River.

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