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, and easy, moderate, and difficult hiking trails.

The Buffalo National River is the most popular vacation destination for those who seek the enjoyable activity of outdoor recreation in a pristine environment, alone or with friends and family, or the peaceful feeling knowing that relaxation and enjoyment of the beautiful scenery and the peaceful, unrushed environment of the area is all one needs to accomplish in the time spent here. It is truly a wildlife mecca abounding in wild turkeys, deer, plentiful and seasonal wild flowers, scenic vistas, beautiful forests, colorful birds and other flora and fauna not readily available to those who live in other parts of the United States. And the dark sky at night provides the viewer with a wonderland of twinkling stars, not soon to be forgotten.

Thank you for taking a look at what the Lower Buffalo River Association ( has to offer to you in order to assist you in having a wonderful Buffalo National River vacation filled with fun and amazing memories. Our special location in the world is indeed beautiful in all seasons of the year, and the Lower Buffalo River Association hopes that you will call upon its members to assist you in your travel plans when your vacation needs arise, Arkansas welcomes you to explore the beautiful Buffalo National River and all that it has to offer.

Lower Buffalo River: Fishing, Hiking, and Floating

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Photos courtesy of  Elva Pera-Kelly and White Buffalo Resort
Hikers on a Buffalo National River Trail
Floating the Buffalo National River
Buffalo River Trophy Smallmouth Bass, White Buffalo Resort
Lower Buffalo River Association