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Buffalo National River

Buffalo National River, national river authorized in 1972. Located in north central Arkansas, the 219-km (136-mi) river begins in the Boston Mountain region of the Ozarks and runs east through the Buffalo River valley, eventually connecting with the White River. The three wilderness areas associated with the river feature limestone bluffs, mountain streams, old-growth forests, and numerous hiking trails. Birds and wildlife in the region include pelicans, herons, egrets, armadillos, bats, wolves, coyotes, and bears. Administered by the National Park Service. Area, 38,159 hectares (94,293 acres).

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