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Buffalo National River, Tyler Bend Visitors Center


31 miles south of Harrison on Highway 65
St. Joe, AR 72675
United States

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Buffalo National River is a 95, 000-acre national park unit that preserves unique natural and cultural features of the Arkansas Ozarks. During the Civil War, the rugged terrain became a battleground between aggressive independent Confederate units and the Union forces holding northwest Arkansas. The residents caught in the middle of the constant skirmishing lost farms, possessions, and lives. Skirmish sites, saltpeter caves, and Civil War-era farms are interpreted. For Civil War orientation the park staff recommends visiting the Tyler Bend Visitor Center, near Marshall, Arkansas.