The Buffalo National River

Searcy County is home to approximately 48 miles of America’s 1st National River! 1.3 million visits to the Buffalo River in 2022! Clear, cool water, towering ridges and bluff lines, and miles of gravel and sand beaches await floaters, fishermen, campers and sunbathers! The Buffalo National River and its tributary Richland Creek, are both national wild and scenic rivers! Canoeing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, campgrounds, the Tyler Bend Visitor Center, elk viewing, bald eagles, swimming holes and fishing for smallmouth bass await you in the heart of the Buffalo National River! Gilbert, labeled the coolest town in Arkansas, has the closest lodging to the Buffalo National River! Great spots include the Skull Rock (aka the Bat House), the Nars, Shine Eye and Red Bluff Overlook! The Buffalo National River has been designated the status of an International Dark Sky Park!

Buffalo Camping & Canoeing at the Gilbert General Store

Silver Hill Float Service

Crockett’s Buffalo River Canoe Rental in Harriet

Buffalo River Outfitters

Tyler Bend Visitor Center