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Buffalo National River (U.S.)

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New Moon Grinders Ferry, Buffalo National River. Photo: Eilish Palmer

 

Designated

2019

Category

International Dark Sky Park

Address

170 Ranger Road,
St Joe, AR 72675
USA

Contact

Cassandra Johannsen
Website
Tel.: (870) 439-2502

Land Area

381.6 km2

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The Buffalo National River is located in North Central Arkansas in the Ozark Mountains, is a free-flowing stream passing through towering picturesque bluffs, forests and fields. As America’s first National River, the Buffalo River is managed by the National Park Service and is widely viewed as the crown jewel of Arkansas’s natural heritage resources. The River’s natural and cultural features combined with scientific and recreational opportunities makes it an exceptional unit within the National Park Service and a natural and powerful Dark Sky Resource.

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