Pirate Perry Events

The Partners formed because of common interests in the Buffalo River. Our purposes, as stated in our mission statement, are dedicated to the promotion, appreciation, preservation and protection of the Buffalo River. The goals of the Partners are to provide volunteer and financial resources to Buffalo National River which will assist with a variety of projects to enhance facilities, improve visitor experiences and preserve the unique natural and cultural features of the Buffalo National River. 

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when & where


2016 Results & Photos


Buffalo National Riverl

Harriet / Yellville, Arkansas 

April 2018

This event is both a trail run and run/kayak biathlon.  This biathlon is a 6.8 mile trail run on the Buffalo River Trail from Dillard's Ferry to Spring Creek followed by a 4.6 mile canoe/kayak race from Spring Creek back to Dillard's Ferry.

The trail run is a 13.6 mile race on the Buffalo River Trail between Dillard's Ferry and Spring Creek (out and back).

Additionally, the night before the race, there will be registration packet pick up, a dinner, and live music at Buffalo Point!  We're hoping that the Mellow Mountain Band will again grace us with their sweet sound!

Please join us for all of the festivities!

Many more details to come!

the cause

The Buffalo National River Biathlon benefits the North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists who provide an abundance of services "Working to keep Arkansas in its Natural State!"

Visit the Naturalists HERE

The Buffalo National River Biathlon is supported by the Buffalo National River Partners and the Lower Buffalo River Association. 

The Lower Buffalo River area is the best place to vacation in the Ozarks. We offer affordable cabins and services like floating and fishing guiding to make your vacation memorable. Let us be your guide to the area. We will help you make your visit a success. 

Things to do are affordable and many attractions and activities are free, all are nearby and keep travel costs down.  

Click the logo for a short list of activities popular with our visitors.