Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area, AR

US Forest Service

Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area

The main section of the Upper Buffalo Wilderness was designated in 1974 with additional acreages created by the 1984 Arkansas Wilderness Act totaling approximately 12.000 acres. This is one of the 3 wildernesses...[more]



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Hawksbill Crag - From the junction of highways 21 and 43 at Boxley, take AR Hwy 21 S for 1 mile to Newton County Rd 5, also called Cave Mountain Rd, the road just before the bridge over the Buffalo River. Take County Rd 5 and go 6 miles to find a bulletin board and small parking area on the west side of the road. The trail is located across the road. Kapark Cemetery - From Fallsville, take AR Hwy 21 east for about 1.25 miles to Forest Road 1463; turn north on Forest Service Rd 1463 and travel 6 miles, crossing the Buffalo River, (once across the River, the road changes designation to FS Rd 1410). Just before the river crossing is a small parking area and dispersed camping location known as Dixon Ford. Dahl Memorial - From Fallsville, take AR Hwy 21 E for 1.25 miles to FS Rd 1463. Turn north on FS Rd 1463. Go 2 miles to FS Rd 92285A. Turn right and follow FS Rd 92285A for 0.10 mile to the small parking area. Boen Gulf - From Deer, take AR Hwy 16 W to the junction of AR Hwy 21. Take AR Hey 21 N for 2 miles to FS Rd 1462 (Newton County Rd 6). Turn East on FS Rd 1462. Go 0.25 miles to the parking area located on the north side of the road, off a short spur.

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