|Natural Beauty is the Buffalo River Experience|
This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Buffalo National River. We are indebted to the many visionaries who battled so this national treasure would be preserved. The Park Service has worked diligently to make our national river what it is today. Many have contributed and we are indebted to them all.
John Muir would have loved the Buffalo National River. He understood that the point of the "wild" is what it does, as much as what it is. It transforms you.
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." John Muir
To know the Buffalo River is to experience the magic of nature first hand. It is a religious experience. Once you see this place, you will return. Many of us upon first seeing the river felt like "we had come home for the first time". The river is a place of renewal and self-discovery.
|Wild Turkey Crossing the Buffalo River |
Near the Buffalo River Trail
Our Buffalo River Chamber is based on the direct experience of the river and the wild lands. Many are lifelong residents. Many of us moved here compelled by a first experience of the river. We all share a love and reverence for nature -- it is the thread that binds us together.
Unlike many national parks, you can rent a cabin very close to the river, just minutes away. Cabin renters and campers hear the sounds of nature and experience brilliant night skies unpolluted by street lights. Many experience unpolluted air or hear a bird fly for the first time.
This blog will discuss news and natural events along the river. It will be your guide to the amazing resources of our website, Our wild river offers national-class kayaking at one end, and world class trout fishing and small mouth bass fishing at the other. Along the way there are countless stories to tell, and amazing natural resources to experience. Most are free or very affordable.
"Take a course in good water and air, and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own." John Muir
We know this place, let us be your guide. Experience the renewal of the wilderness. We are the keepers of America's first wild river. Discover paradise. Join us at the river.