The Buffalo River in Northwest Arkansas was made the nation’s first National River in 1972. The Buffalo is arguably the most scenic river in the Ozark Mountain Range. The 135 mile long river originates in the Boston Mountains which is part of the Ozark Plateau. It runs from west to east transversing 3 Arkansas counties. The Buffalo is a holy place for rock climbers, fishermen and photographers alike. The sheer cut cliffs, waterfalls and quite side pools make for a magical outdoor experience. However, despite being protected by the U.S. Department of Interior, the river is under threat from surrounding industries. This film is a looking glass into the magic of this river, the people that cherish it and the forces that threaten it.