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Buffalo National River Working Vacation Opportunity

October 2, 2013 by

Buffalo River

Americans enjoy endless opportunities to experience nature and renew themselves while hiking our nation’s trails. The American Hiking Society works to keep trails and other natural places preserved.

For those who enjoy these places, the American Hiking Society offers the opportunity to be a trail volunteer and join a working vacation protect. If this sounds like fun to you, you may want to join the team of volunteers at the Buffalo National River working vacation from October 20 – 26, 2013.

Buffalo River

About the Project

Volunteers taking advantage of a working vacation at the Buffalo National River will work to create a level 24-inch wide walking tread across hillsides varying from gentle to steep. The work entailed ranges from moderate to difficult. The easier tasks include digging and raking leaves, while the more difficult work requires the removal of large rocks and tree stumps.

While you’re working, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy scenic views of the Buffalo River. Volunteers can choose what work they do based on their abilities and interests.

Buffalo River

Accommodations: Tyler Bend Campground

Volunteers will stay at the Tyler Bend Campground which is close to the river and accessible by car. Volunteers are asked to bring their own equipment including tent, sleeping bag, pad, eating utensils and personal items. The camping sites are equipped with picnic tables, grills, campfire rings, water hydrants, and modern restrooms. Hot showers are offered at the adjoining campground.

The Buffalo River is popular to paddlers who enjoy the clear water, impressive cliffs, and the wide variety of wildlife and plants. While you will be busy on this working vacation, there will be time to enjoy the area, too. You’ll find swimming holes along the river and hiking trails that lead to scenic overlooks.

It’s a great way to vacation that allows you to enjoy nature and give back at the same time. Spots on the team are limited, so contact them sooner rather than later. Price for this vacation ranges between $200 – $300. For more information, visit their website.

Photo credits: cmorhiker

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