National River

Buffalo Dog Policy

Buffalo National River is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Limited
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Buffalo National River flows for 135 milse and is one of the few undammed rivers in the continental United States. The river varies from rapids to slow moving pools, and is surrounded in areas by large bluffs. Buffalo National River empties into the White River. Buffalo National River was the first river in the United States designated as a National River.

Buffalo National River is somewhat dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on a few trails (see below), and they are allowed at campgrounds, as well as on the river and on gravel bars in the river. Dogs are not allowed inside any buildings. If you take your dog on the river, you may want to consider a lifejacket for safety.


Pet Policy Details
148 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are only allowed on a few trails at Buffalo National River while on a leash no longer than 6':

  • Buffalo Point Campground Trails
    • Forest Trail
    • Overlook Trail
    • Campground Trail
  • Tyler Bend Campground Trails
    • Spring Hollow
    • Buck Ridge
    • Rock Wall

Dogs are not allowed on any other trails.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in campgrounds while on a leash. Campgrounds in the park include:

Location & Map

Harrison and St. Joe

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Note: Policies can change -- please make sure to check official dog/pet policies prior to making plans or booking travel.

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