The Buffalo National River in Arkansas has attracted visitors for years with its recreation opportunities, crystal clear waters, ideal canoeing and kayaking environment and scenic, natural beauty. Having your elopement or intimate wedding on the Buffalo National River can be so lovely! There are tons of beautiful spots, waterfalls, mountaintop vistas, caves, scenic spots along the river and more.
I highly recommend staying in Ponca or Jasper if you're planning to elope near the Buffalo National River! Here are some of my favorite Lodging Recommendations close by:
Buffalo Outdoor Center Cabins + Horseshoe Canyon Ranch + Lost Valley View Cabin + Buffalo River Getaway + Blue Moon Canyon Cabin
Here are some of my favorite hikes, restaurants, and things to do while in Ponca and on the Buffalo River.
Buffalo River Canoes + Buffalo Outdoor Center + Low Gap Cafe + Ozark Cafe + Horseshoe Canyon Ranch + Fall Canopy Tour + Cliffhouse Inn + Elk Festival
Goat Trail to Big Bluff + Triple Falls + Sam's Throne + Lost Valley State Park + Hawksbill Crag
2pm- Start Getting Ready at Cabin in Ponca
3pm- Photographer arrives; First Look + Photos at Cabin
3:30pm- Depart for Steel Creek
4pm- Arrive at Steel Creek + Ceremony and Photos at Steel Creek
5pm- Sunset Photos at Compton Overlook; Depart for Cabin
6pm- Arrive at Cabin for Cake + Champagne
Whether you're wanting to exchange vows at a mountaintop, by the river itself, in a cave or next to a stunning waterfall, there is no shortage of beautiful elopement locations near the Buffalo National River. My most requested locations are Steel Creek, Sam's Throne, Twin Falls, Lost Valley State Park and Hawksbill Crag. Adventure awaits at this stunning riverside destination, and there's truly no limit to the recreation possibilities while you visit.
You can elope at most locations on the Buffalo River throughout the year. Certain areas, such as Steel Creek and Buffalo Point require a permit and are only available during certain times of the year.