Good news! The national park is open for hiking, camping, elk watching and even river running (water level permitting) during the current government shutdown.
SPRING 2019 UPDATE: The Lost Valley Trail remains closed for major improvements into mid-April. Learn more here and find alternative trails to explore during the closure!
Looking for a new trail to explore in upper Buffalo River country? In this post, BOC's Rhonda Mills introduces you to the Pedestal Rocks Trail southeast of Ponca, where fantastically shaped stone towers reach skyward from the floor of the Ozark - St. Francis National Forest.
The upper Buffalo River news everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived---the official National Park Service word that the Lost Valley Trail has reopened!