This Beloved Arkansas River Will Become The Very First Dark Sky Park In The South

There’s no doubt that the Buffalo National River is one of Arkansas’ most treasured gems. After all, the country’s first national river has endless trails, beautiful campsites, and the best lazy float in the world (okay so we’re a little biased). The river will soon have a new title as Arkansas’ first Dark Sky Park. Let’s gaze up at the stars and learn more about the importance of this new honor.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Isn’t that neat? Share your thoughts on the new dark sky park with us in the comments below! You can always share your Buffalo photos (day or night with us in our Facebook Group, Arkansas Nature Lovers. You should join for your chance to be featured and to discover why there’s nothing better than Arkansas’ stunning nature.