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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (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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The Buffalo National River superintendent has nixed plans for an 18-inch-wide trail through that area.
sulphuric was collected in historical surveys included margins of large tributaries of the Buffalo National River (Wolfe and Harp, 2003; G.
But the closures include the Ponca, Pruitt and Rush launch sites, which are among the most popular spots along the Buffalo National River.
on or directly affecting the Buffalo National River.
The winding Buffalo National River flows east through Arkansas, offering a perfect place to canoe.
The National Park Service calculated damage to the Buffalo National River area at between $500,000 and $1 million.
Located on the Buffalo National River, the Compton Trailhead leads to Hemmed-In Hollow and the tallest waterfall between the Rockies and the Appalachians.
The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission has begun two projects: one partnered with the National Park Service to restore a quality channel catfishery to the Buffalo National River and the other partnered with the University of Arkansas at Monticello to study the movements of white-tailed deer in the Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area.
Buffalo National River A favorite destination for canoeing, hiking and fishing.
In addition to the air taxi services, Metco also flies for everything from weddings and real estate viewings to tracking elk along the Buffalo National River.
Watchable wildlife opportunities include birding throughout the state and bugling elk in the fall along the Buffalo National River valley.
One of the initial projects includes adding 1,226 acres of bat habitat at Sherfield Cave on the Buffalo National River.

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