Buffalo National River 50th Anniversary March 1, 2022 Hike & Paddle

By |2021-11-17T20:12:57-06:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: News & Updates|Tags: , |

On March 1, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the Buffalo National River legislation into law.  In a November 3, 1972, letter from President Richard Nixon to Dr. Neil Compton, then president of the Ozark Society, Nixon said this, “I warmly congratulate you on your work and I especially applaud your valuable contributions toward the designation of Buffalo River as a part of the National Park System.  May you always derive satisfaction from these accomplishments and pride from having had such a salient part in the realization of a foremost national goal.” In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March 1, 1972, signing date, the Ozark Society will host the following paddling and hiking activities on March 1, 2022. Where to Meet:  Ponca Low Water Bridge Time:  9:30 a.m., March 1, 2022 Hiking:  One or more hikes will be conducted depending on the number of participants.  All participants should bring their own lunch and water and dress appropriately for the anticipated weather conditions. Hiking Contact:  Please email Luke Parsch at lparsch@uark.edu or call 479-442-3817, if you plan to participate in the hike or if you have questions. Paddling:  The first choice paddling trip will be from Ponca to Kyles, water level [...]