Thursday, May 9, 2013

50 State Challenge - ARKANSAS

What can i say about Arkansas? Not much. To be honest this was one of the states I was not looking forward to when it came time to write about it. I know very little about the state. I basically know what Little Rock is and I know about the West Memphis 3. However, those two are really nothing to write home about. After hours of searching I realize I judged Arkansas a little too harshly and actually found some cool stuff about this naturally beautiful state.

BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER PARK - ARKANSAS

Canoeing is a popular activity to those that frequent the river 
Buffalo National River is America's very first national river and in 1972 it was established. Buffalo National River flows for about 140 miles of raging rapids and quiet natural pools. The entire river is surrounding on both sides by steep bluffs of the Ozark Mountains. 

The Tyler Bend Visitor Center is open all year with the exception of federal holidays. The visitor center is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. There also 2 Ranger Stations within the park that are also open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  If you are wondering if it cost anything to go to Buffalo National River Park check out this website here

There is never a dull moment when visiting Buffalo National River. Most visitors to the park come to enjoy the river by swimming, canoeing, fishing, tubing, and kayaking. If water activities aren't your thing then there are plenty of other activities for you to do. Hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, hunting, sightseeing, cave explorations and bird watching are popular activities. So now if anybody ever ask "what's there to do in Arkansas?" You can tell them to go visit Buffalo National River Park!