Spring Break trip to the Buffalo National River in Ponca, AR
Our Family just got back from a wonderful trip to Ponca, AR. This is right in the heart of the the Buffalo National River, America's first National River. As a National River, it flows free with no dams for the entire 153 mile length. The water is clean, clear and very cool. This is our second trip up there, we just got home and we are already itching to get back. This is a family picture along the Buffalo, in front of the Blue Hole, just down stream from the Ponca Low Water crossing.
- The Buffalo River Handbook, by Kenneth L. Smith - This has a great history of the River, and goes into great details of some of the first settlers of the area, many of the families original farmsteads are still standing and can be visited along the River
- Buffalo River Hiking Trails, by Tim Ernst - This specifically focuses on the hiking trails and gives some great details about getting to the trailhead, and what to see along the way
- Trails Illustrated Buffalo National River West Trail Map - this is a great topo map, with the hiking trails overlayed, we found this invaluable this time