The Buffalo National River is widely acknowledged as the crown jewel of the Arkansas Ozark Mountains. Located in North Central Arkansas, it was the first river in the United States whose entire length was designated as a National River. The Buffalo National River originates in the Boston Mountains of the Ozark Plateau and is more than 150 miles long. It flows from west to east through Newton, Searcy, Marion and Baxter Counties in northern Arkansas before flowing into the White River from Marion County. President Richard M. Nixon signed Public Law 92-237 on March 1, 1972, thus putting the Buffalo River along with its beautiful cliffs, its clean, clear and free-flowing water, and its unique ecological environment under the protection of the National Park Service as the Buffalo National River.
The Lower Buffalo National River Association is comprised of businesses which cherish this river and provide quality and trusted establishments catering to visitors to this area. The river and the Buffalo National River Park are located on Scenic Highway 14, just 17 miles south of Yellville AR, the county seat of Marion County. Its members are all located within this corridor or close to it and are near the Lower or Middle Buffalo National River. The association’s members offer various lodging choices, several fishing services, RV and camping sites, restaurants, canoe and kayak float concessions, Yellville business partners, and easy, moderate, and difficult hiking trails.