Buffalo National River
Forever protected as a free-flowing river, the Buffalo
was the nation's first national river. With headwaters
in Newton County, it flows eastward 135 miles through
Newton, Searcy, and Marion Counties before uniting with
the White River at the Baxter County line. For information
on services and accommodations provided by Buffalo National
River canoe outfitters and shuttle services, call the
National Park Service at (870) 741-5443.
Whether you're set for the thrilling challenge of white
water, the calming serenity of a "no work" float,
or some angling for smallmouth bass, you'll be captivated
by the beauty of the clear, clean river winding around
the steep rock bluffs.
The term "floating" refers to boating and
canoeing on our rivers, and it can include fishing as
you float. Contact river outfitters for a "float" trip
on the Buffalo.