Buffalo National River 40th Anniversary Microsite Launched on Arkansas.com

By Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

First posted on 03-02-2012

On March 1, 1972, Arkansas’s Buffalo River was named the first national river in the United States. The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism celebrates this important anniversary with a new interactive section dedicated to the river and its visitors.

The new section features an interactive map that shows the river and all of its landings, along with GPS coordinates and nearest towns. It also features blogs from the state’s travel writers, who will share adventures along the river throughout the coming year.

You can become involved by adding your comments via Facebook, sharing your experiences with other readers. There are also lots of photos of the Buffalo, and a place to share your photos.

The website also includes information on floating the river; where to rent a canoe, kayak or raft; a list of guides and outfitters and handy reference points on finding places to eat and stay.

The Buffalo National River flows for 135 uninterrupted miles through the Arkansas Ozarks. Check out the new section at http://www.arkansas.com/outdoors/buffalo40

For more information, contact Kat Robinson, communications manager, by email at or by phone at 501-682-7606.