4.5 based on 154 reviews
If you've spent time in real mountains, the Ozarks are rather like large hills. But the vistas along Route 7 truly are lovely. Keep your eyes on the road and not the scenery -- no guardrails, narrow lane, lumber trucks, and sharp curves every 100 yards make the road somewhat treacherous. We visited mid-October, too early for fall color, but this will be stunning once the leaves change.
5 based on 236 reviews
Scenic park along the Buffalo River.
We visited the Tyler Bend visitor center last week and were impressed with the visitor center and the beautiful area. However, the staff was the unfriendliest park staff I have ever encountered at any NPS site. There were two rangers standing in a back room talking when we arrived, and one came out to stand behind the counter with arms folded. We attempted a little discussion with her but got little response. We walked around the interesting visitor center but felt like we were intruding on her time, and after a couple of minutes we left. Contrast this to the great engaging staff at Arkansas Post and Pea Ridge. Still, the river itself is beautiful and interesting.
4.5 based on 76 reviews
Between Jasper and Ponca off Hwy 170. Triple Falls at Twin Falls. Usually, this is a Twin Falls. With much rain in the late winter, the falls become a triple waterfall for a short time. Difficult to get to the end of Camp Orr Rd. You will need a hardy vehicle, preferably with 4 wheel drive to get here. A short walk from parking area.
4.5 based on 72 reviews
What a cool place with an assortment of wonderful things from new to old! We appreciated the hospitality and enjoyed visiting with Emma as we wandered the aisles full of interesting items. Worth a stop where you'll find things you didn't know you needed!
4.5 based on 23 reviews
We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of artifacts and exhibits at this little side-of-the-road wildlife museum. We saw a 15 minute video of the Arkansas mountains and river gorges. Lots of stuffed animals with corresponding tracks, scat, and habitats. Well worth an hour if you are in the area.
5 based on 17 reviews
The day I went to Horseshoe Canyon ranch there were plenty of people around setting off hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding. So I went to the office and asked for a ride on the long, fast Iron Horse zipline. I gave them my credit card, signed the waiver, and signed for the credit card. When I asked when the next run would be, they said 2:30. It was then 10:30 in the morning. A four hour wait ??? Maybe it was the only run of the day. After thinking it over, I decided not to wait (I had not planned or brought anything else to do). Too bad, I really wanted to do THIS zipline. They readily refunded my money (in cash!) and admitted they should have explained the timing before taking my money. By the way, the Horseshoe Canyon turnoff is well marked if you are traveling West out of Jasper on Arkansas Route 24. I missed the sign traveling East. Then be prepared for some dirt road driving.
4 based on 17 reviews
Buffalo River Canoes is authorized to provide canoe rentals and transportation services within the Buffalo National River. We offer single day trips as well as multiple day trips!! We have everything you need to make your Buffalo National River experience truly unforgettable.
For our float on the Buffalo, we reached out to Buffalo Outfitters, located at the road to Kyles Landing. They have a simple office, ample parking, and a lot of canoes. While the boy at the counter gave me the stink eye, the girl was quite friendly to do business with. We picked up an extra canoe and a shuttle. At the drop off, the boat wranglers were friendly enough and helpful in caring for my propane tank. I'd just bought it and didn't want to leave it in a car that would turn 110° during the midday heat. So they took it back to the shop for me. If you're paddling the middle Buffalo River around Jasper, I'd definitely recommend this outfitter.
4.5 based on 2 reviews
A hidden treasure just off the Buffalo National River, Indian Creek's mossy waterfalls and karst canyon ... When to go: Summer brings ticks and snakes, so hike after the first freeze through April. ... From Jasper, take AR 7 north .3 mile to AR 74.
Great Place to hike loved it Indian Creek Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jasper, AR that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult.... ... This was an amazing hike, but you need to be in at least some kind of shape before beginning this
3 based on 9 reviews
A few friends and I thought that an impromptu weekend float would be fun. Right? WRONG. When we called to reserve a canoe, the woman on the phone was immediately rude. We were unhappy with her demeanor, but she told us a canoe would be $25. Ok, it can't be that bad then? WRONG. We were told $25/canoe, that the drop-off/pickup times were between 830 am and 6pm, and we specified that a specific drop-off point was possible because we were meeting a friend there. When we walked into the office, the woman told us that canoes were $50 each, that we HAD to be back by 330 pm and that we WOULD NOT be dropped off at the point we arranged. She also must've "forgotten" to mention on the phone that she would charge us $40 to shuttle us to the drop-off point, making the bill almost 3x more expensive than what we discussed. REALLY? We respectfully asked questions about this arrangement, and when we asked for a refund, she kicked us out of the office and threatened to call the cops. Again, REALLY? After about 10 minutes, a slightly nicer gentleman agreed to give us a refund after having to explain our reasons for frustration again. There are many other canoe companies in the area; give them your business! Gordon's will flat-out lie about their prices on the phone and they will have your credit card number in the process. Fingers crossed that refund actually makes it on our card.
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