Greetings from Buffalo National River!

I grew up in a very poor family and we didn't take vacations. At age 15, my first real vacation was to the parks in New Mexico and Arizona. From then on I was hooked on the National Parks. When my husband and I retired and moved to Arkansas we wanted to be engaged in supporting that state's national parks. For several years we have been volunteering at Buffalo National River (America's first designated national river). We owe it to future generations to make sure our national parks remain public for all to enjoy. Here I am with a visitor at Boxley Valley along the Buffalo. Each year thousands of people visit this valley to hear elk bugling, tour the historic Boxley Mill and enjoy the fall foliage.



P.S. I support the parks because… we owe it to future generations to make sure our public lands/national parks are there for their enjoyment.

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Buffalo National River

Buffalo River is America's first National River and one of the last un-dammed rivers in the United States. The National River boasts many outdoor activities including canoeing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, and fishing. World-class wildlife viewing is also possible along the Buffalo River, including trumpeter swans and elk.

  • State: Arkansas
  • Established: 1972
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