When word got out about Buffalo River Outfitters (BRO) winning Best Local Tourist Attraction in AY’s Best of 2020, owner Ben Milburn was honored and humbled. It’s an impressive distinction in a state that boasts itself a “Natural” one, where the tourist destinations are as plentiful as any other. 


But for the people of Arkansas, the ones who cast thousands of votes for this year’s listing, BRO winning came as little-to-no surprise. 

The Buffalo River and the surrounding National Park are not just a beloved attraction for Arkansans, but for people all over the region and country. It’s a place like only few others, where the beauty is matched by the ample opportunities for fun, suitable for a romantic getaway or a weekend with the whole family. 


And that’s just the essence provided by Mother Nature. Thanks to the team at Buffalo River Outfitters, the man-made complements to the area have elevated it even more as a hub of touristry. 


For overnight stays, there are plenty of log cabins to call home for the trip, ranging from quaint family styles to sprawling group cabins that can sleep up to 10 people. Each of its cabins is just as rustic and charming as the next, and all are equipped with air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens, spacious porches and barbecue grills. 

For a more primitive and natural experience, BRO also provides plenty of places to pitch a tent, from designated camping areas to simply the banks of the river on a multi-day float trip. 


And despite how popular the area has become with people, it is still teeming with wildlife. So, whether it is hooking a fish on your line or setting your sights on an elk or native bird through a pair of binoculars, BRO can help you find what you’re looking for. 


What’s more, in 2019 the park was designated an International Dark Sky Park, the only place in Arkansas to receive such an esteemed designation. 

Let BRO help you plan the perfect trip to the Buffalo River so you can see for yourself what makes it the “Best of 2020.”


9664 Highway 65N., St. Joe, Arkansas