Buffalo River Attraction Guide #2

Upper Buffalo River Area
Jasper & Scenic

Kyles Landing

   Directions    Ponca Wilderness PDF Map
GPS: 36.03092, -93.25263 
Kyles Landing is arguably the center of the Ponca Wilderness. It is the intersection of many trails and very scenic. The primitive campground is very popular with hikers. This stretch of the Buffalo River downstream from Kyles is very scenic. Best way to hike to Hemmed in Hollow via the ORT.  Near Indian Canyon.

Alum Cove

    Directions   Web
GPS:  35.86041, -93.2292 
Short 1.1 mile hiking trail to natural bridge used by early settlers to cross seasonal creek. Vault toilets. Water in season. Picnic area with 7 tables accessible. User fees posted at self-service pay area. Operated by the Forest Service.
Haw Creek Falls
GPS:  35.67769, -93.2557
Haw Creek Falls are part of a NFS campground. They are popular photographic subjects and a nice place to witness fall color. Close enough to be combined with a trip to Pedestal Rocks, both off Scenic 7 south.
Pedestal Rocks / Kings Bluff Trail    Directions   Trail Map

GPS:  35.72458, -93.01558 
Two different loop trails totalling around 4 miles. Easy trails with interesting rock formations popular with nature lovers and photographers. Kings Bluff falls in season. Picnic area with restrooms. Scenic 7 South to AR 16 east, about 6 miles on south side of road. Good famly day trip. Keep kids close.

Hillary Jones Wildlife Museum

        Directions   Web
GPS:  36.014267, -93.177883 
Free wildlife museum with numerous exhibits, touchable displays, wildlife information and gift shop with maps, shirts, fishing and hunting licenses, etc. Open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM.  870-446-6180

Bradley Park

GPS:  36.0041, -93.1942 
Nice little city park with deep large pool from the Little Buffalo River, a good fishing hole for kids. Host to many Jasper events, and popular destination for picnics. Playground for kids. Open from dawn to dusk.
Kyles Landing Downstream
Alum Cove
Haw Creek Falls, National Forest Service
Woodland Trail, Pedestal Rocks
Bull Elk and Calf
Fishing in River