Buffalo National River (U.S.)

Buffalo National River (U.S.) Image

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

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

Land Area

396.2 km2

Documents

Application
Announcement
Annual Reports

About

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.

Weather

Click here to find ideal environmental conditions for viewing the night sky at Buffalo National River (35.97862 -92.12917). Don’t forget to plan your trip during the new moon and astronomical twilight to enhance the viewing experience!

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