Arkansas: Buffalo National River

The free-flowing Buffalo River winds through the Ozarks and offers 138 miles of excellent smallmouth bass fishing. Designated as America’s first national river in 1972, the Buffalo is bordered by 95,000 acres of public land. Float downstream through protected wilderness areas and past majestic limestone bluffs as you cast for bass. Wildlife includes deer and elk. You can also take advantage of more than 100 miles of hiking trails and horseback riding trails. Resorts and outfitters are located throughout the river region. Camping is available at most access points. Primitive camping is allowed along the stream. 870-439-2502

Fishing Guides

Buffalo River Outfitters offers guided fishing and hunting trips, horseback rides and canoeing. 870-439-2244; 800-582-2244