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Buffalo River Arkansas

The Buffalo National River:  Experience the canoeing, fishing, we’re accessible to the early spring floating on the upper river and the summer floating on the middle river. It’s just a 60 miles to Cotter for trout fishing in the White River as well, local shuttle service and canoe rental available.

Photos by: Ed Porter

Broadwater Falls near Erbie Arkansas

Hiking Trails:  Our area has more hiking trails than any other section of the river and there are additional trails in the National Forest. See the most photographed rock in Arkansas, Hawksbill Crag; the awesome Pedestal Rocks, rock climber’s favorite Sam's Throne; beautiful Lost Valley and more. This is a picture of Broadwater Falls in the Erbie area.

Come view the elk in the Ponca and Boxley area.

Elk near Ponca Arkansas

Photos by: Ed Porter

Photos by: Ed Porter

Photos by: Ed Porter

Elk viewing near Boxley Arkansas

The Buffalo National River

Roark Bluff on Buffalo River Arkansas
Buffalo River Arkansas
Floating Buffalo River Arkansas
Buffalo River in the fall

Photos by: Ed Porter

The Wilderness Rider Buffalo Ranch and Adventure Park



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Offering 3000 acres of pristine wilderness open daily for hiking, mountain biking, motorized recreation and equestrians. You will experience waterfalls and stunning cliffside overlooks with beautiful views. 

Drive your vehicle to trailheads for spectacular hiking opportunities.

Bring your own bike, atv, dirt bike or side x side to explore miles of trails.

Rent a 6 seat Viking Side X Side to explore the terrain.

Arrange a scenic guided tour. 

And...of course, visit the herd of American Bison who roam over portions of the ranch.


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Historic Eureka Springs: looking for crafts, shows, and unique gift shops? A day trip to Eureka Springs, a Victorian spa city, can include attractions like The Great Passion Play and the narrow gauge railroad. It's just a pleasant hour's drive, tour the famous Crescent Hotel, and the church entered through the dome, enjoy fine dining, and see the turn of the century homes and buildings.
Jasper: we’re just 18 miles west of Jasper for dining, and 22 miles south of Harrison for shopping.
Branson, Missouri: has great music shows and is an easy drive, you can choose from country music, gospel, and comedy shows by some of the biggest names in the business.
Springfield, Missouri: is another good day trip to to see the famous Bass Pro Shop with its wildlife exhibits.
Mountain Biking: miles of old roads and Forest Service trails and roads are open to bike riders.
Scenic Drives: Reader's Digest calls Arkansas Highway 7 one of the top ten scenic drives in America. Be sure to take your camera for some breathtaking mountaintop views.
Wilderness Adventures: We have three wilderness areas nearby; the upper Buffalo, Ponca, Richland.
Craft and Antique shopping: local shops offer a variety of crafts and antiques at very reasonable prices.
Caving: explore on your own at recreation areas like Lost Valley or call Mystic Caverns, 870-743-1739, or Hurricane River Cave, 1-800-245-2282.
Blanchard Springs Caverns: were described as "the cave find of the century" when the huge, upper level was discovered in 1963. The multi-million dollar complex was 10 years under development. Visitor tours are offered daily with the exception of selected national holidays 
and some weekdays in the winter. Reservations are recommended during heavy-use periods of summer and fall. For current information and reservations call: 870-757-2211.
Golfing: there are golf courses at Harrison, Diamond City, Bull Shoals and Huntsville.
Crafts: You’ll find them here in the Ozarks, the same functional, beautiful furniture, quilts, baskets, toys, and other treasures our ancestors made when they came here in the early 1800s. 
Or, try a day trip to , Silver Dollar City for shows, crafts, and family fun. Call 1-800-952-6626 for information.
Watchable Wildlife: We’re the Elk Capitol of Arkansas by proclamation of the governor, and you can enjoy seeing our elk herd at many locations along the Buffalo River. We’ll help you select a spot for elk watching. We also have a wonderful variety of wildlife ranging from whitetail deer and black bear to gray and red squirrels and from bald eagles and great blue herons to finches. Exploring Newton County is an adventure.
Lakes: We are close enough to Bull Shoals Lake for an easy day trip to enjoy boating and fishing there.

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