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Buffalo National River Wilderness

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The Upper Buffalo Unit can be reached south of Boxley Valley off State Route 21. There are no formal trails, but the Buffalo River Trail trailhead in the south end of Boxley Valley provides a good spot to start bushwhacking. The Ponca Unit can be reached from State Route 43 north of Ponca at the Centerpoint and Compton trailheads. It may also be reached from State Route 74 at Steel Creek and Kyles Landing campgrounds. It is also reachable at the Ponca River Access at the junction of Routes 74 and 43 just outside of Ponca. The Lower Buffalo Unit can be reached via Marion County road 6064 off State Route 101 south of Flippin. It may also be reached from Arkansas Route 14 by following Searcy County's Cozahome Road till it turns into Marion County road 650. Marion County Road 650 ends near the Ludlow Gap area, and Marion County Road 652 ends at Log Wagon Gap trailhead.

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