"National River Park" Buffalo River National Park by grandmaR
Buffalo River National Park Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 84 photos
The National Park Service has gotten creative. Now we not only have National Parks, but also National Parkways (roads), National Seashores, National Historic Parks, and now National Rivers. The Buffalo River is one of the National Rivers.
During the era when the Corps of Engineers was building dams on every river, the Buffalo was protected from a dam-building project at first by being made a state park. The history of the protection effort is a story that is told in the film that is shown at the Visitor's Center at Tyler Bend. The Buffalo River was designated a National River in 1972.
The NPS website says :It begins as a trickle in the Boston Mountains 15 miles above the park boundary. Following what is likely an ancient riverbed, the Buffalo .. travel[s] eastward through the Ozarks and into the White River. The national river has three designated wilderness areas within its boundaries
We had not visited a National River before we visited the Buffalo River, but since this time, we have also visited the New River National River in West Virginia.
The gift shop, like most NPS shops has local materials - books, maps, prints, pins and patches - for sale. Many of these... more travel advice
In the Visitor's center there was information about the animals of the park. There are about, 200 species of birds here... more travel advice
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