Emergency Numbers

Here are emergency numbers we highly recommend you keep on hand whether you’re staying with us for a cabin getaway, enjoying the Buffalo River’s beautiful hiking trails, thrilling to the rush of a zip line adventure, or here for a canoeing, kayaking, or rafting trip. We believe that prepared folks always have the most fun!

Remember: National Park Service campgrounds do NOT have payphones. Also, cell phone service is rarely available on the river. Occasionally you may be able to pick up cell service on the mountain tops, such as the upper elevations of Hwy 43 N above Ponca or Hwy 74 between Ponca and Jasper. If it is an emergency occurring during BOC store hours (8 AM – 6 PM / March – Nov and 8 AM – 5 PM / Dec – Feb), please come immediately to our store, where we can put you in touch with 911 or the sherriff’s office.

In Case of Emergency

In case of an emergency use the following numbers below or dial 9-1-1

Department Location Approximate Distance From Ponca Phone
Newton County Sheriff’s Office Jasper, Arkansas 14.8 miles (21 minutes) 870-446-5124
National Park Service Emergency Dispatch Services (MROCC) 1-888-692-1162
Newton County Family Practice Jasper, Arkansas 15 miles (23 minutes) 870-446-2203
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Harrison, Arkansas 26.6 miles (35 minutes) 870-414-4000
Harrison Mediquick Harrison, Arkansas 26.5 miles (36 minutes) 870-741-2500
Arkansas State Police Little Rock, Arkansas 158 miles (2 hrs. 53 minutes) 501-618-8000