Economic Flotation

July 16, 2021

Outdoor Activities

Economic Flotation

NWA Daily

Last year many folks turned the outdoors as a source of entertainment. The Buffalo National River was a popular destination, with more than 1.5mm visitors in total last year - that's half of Arkansas's population!

  • Cash flow: Visitors to the Buffalo in 2020 spent more than $66mm at or near the park. This supported almost 1k jobs in the area with a $76mm economic impact in total.
  • Quote: The "Buffalo National River is a one of a kind Arkansas jewel that attracts visitors from all over the country... It is great to see our local communities benefit from the positive economic impacts from park visitors.” 

You can find the full study and more about Arkansas's jewel HERE.

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