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Buffalo National River Wilderness

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Area Management

The Buffalo National River Wilderness is part of the 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting the Buffalo National River Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.

There are no wilderness specific regulations at this site. Be aware that the entire park is open for hunting in accordance with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission regulations. Check their website for more information regarding hunting seasons (http://www.agfc.com/)




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