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Here are some ways you can experience and support our country’s first national river!

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Upcoming Events

Ring in the New Year!

Each year, the Buffalo National River hosts a New Year’s Eve Star Party and the First Day Hike.

New Year’s Eve Star Pary

Experience a star-studded conclusion to 2019 with a ranger-led night sky program in the large field at the Steel Creek Boat Launch. Rangers Chris and Lauren will be your guides to the night sky in winter, pointing out constellations and sharing folklore pertaining to the stars and celestial phenomena.

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First Day Hike 2020

Kick start a healthy and active New Year with a ranger-guided hike at the Buffalo National River! Hike will begin at 1:00 PM at the Lost Valley Trailhead near Ponca, AR. Buffalo National River Partners will serve warm beverages at the pavilion, so come early! Artist-in-Residence Samuel Binns will offer an optional creative activity for hike participants.

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Volunteer Opportunity

Adopt Your Adventure

Going hiking? Want to do something super easy that will help the Buffalo National River better serve you and future hikers?

As you hike, take photos of any down trees, trail erosion, signage/trailblazing deficiencies, graffiti, or other issues along the trail. Send those photographs with trail location and pertinent notes to BUFF_VIP@nps.gov. This will help their team prioritize and address maintenance needs. If you need community service hours, this is one way to volunteer while doing an activity you love!

#AdoptYourAdventure means accepting ownership of your public lands and making small gestures that will improve the experience for those who visit after you.

Check out the hiking trails below and don’t forget to #LeaveNoTrace!

Plan Your Visit
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@buffnatlriver on FB
Volunteer Opportunity

Adopt Your Adventure

Going hiking? Want to do something super easy that will help the Buffalo National River better serve you and future hikers?

As you hike, take photos of any down trees, trail erosion, signage/trailblazing deficiencies, graffiti, or other issues along the trail. Send those photographs with trail location and pertinent notes to BUFF_VIP@nps.gov. This will help their team prioritize and address maintenance needs. If you need community service hours, this is one way to volunteer while doing an activity you love!

#AdoptYourAdventure means accepting ownership of your public lands and making small gestures that will improve the experience for those who visit after you.

Check out the hiking trails below and don’t forget to #LeaveNoTrace!

Plan Your Visit
@buffnatlriver on FB
Internship Opportunities

Geoscientists-in-the-Parks

Internship opportunities galore!

The National Park Service is currently recruiting for three Geoscientists-in-the-Parks natural resource internships that will begin service at the river in May 2020. These opportunities are designed for participants between the ages of 18 and 30 years old or military veterans up to age 35. Interns will work with park staff to gain hands-on field experience solving real-world problems and learning about the complexities of managing natural resources on federal lands, all while getting paid!

Interns will receive housing at no cost and be eligible for Segal Education Awards at the end of their internships. Relocation allowances are also available. Applications will be accepted through January 13th.

Biology Assistant
Hydrology Assistant
Volunteer Opportunity

Campground Hosts

The Buffalo National River is now recruiting volunteer campground hosts to join their team for the 2020 season! Campground hosts will live and serve at either Steel Creek, Kyles Landing, Tyler Bend, or Buffalo Point.

Hosts can either begin in March or July, but must be able to stay at least 90 days to be considered. The typical day will revolve around the core hours of 7am to 9pm, with emphasis on visitor arrivals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and departures on Sunday mornings. As the first line of contact with the visitor, the host is responsible for providing friendly, accurate and timely information about the park, available interpretive programs, campground regulations, and general information about the region.

To apply, click below and search “Buffalo National River.”

Apply to Host
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@buffnatlriver on FB
Volunteer Opportunity

Campground Hosts

The Buffalo National River is now recruiting volunteer campground hosts to join their team for the 2020 season! Campground hosts will live and serve at either Steel Creek, Kyles Landing, Tyler Bend, or Buffalo Point.

Hosts can either begin in March or July, but must be able to stay at least 90 days to be considered. The typical day will revolve around the core hours of 7am to 9pm, with emphasis on visitor arrivals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and departures on Sunday mornings. As the first line of contact with the visitor, the host is responsible for providing friendly, accurate and timely information about the park, available interpretive programs, campground regulations, and general information about the region.

To apply, click below and search “Buffalo National River.”

Apply to Host

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