Presenting the events of The Buffalo National River and The Ozark Mountains
America’s First National River
In the heart of the Ozarks, the Buffalo River is American’s first national river, established in 1972. The river starts in the Boston Mountains as just a trickle and freely flows 135 miles down to the White River. The Buffalo River is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states. Once you arrive, prepare to journey from running rapids to quiet pools while surrounded by massive bluffs as you cruise through the Ozark Mountains.
The Upper Buffalo National River is where Saddleback Lodge is located. The Upper Buffalo offers the most picturesque part of the river with its enormous towering limestone bluffs, waterfalls, woodlands, and protected wilderness for nature watching opportunities. The scenic views include, deer, elk, turkey and smallmouth bass is a catch along the river. The National river offers over 100 miles of trails for hiking or horseback riding.
Here are just a few examples of the region’s premier annual events.