May 19, 2013 Ponca / 7:45 AM: The Buffalo River is @ 28" of airspace at the Ponca Low Water Bridge. On the Buffalo National River USGS map, the National Park Service presently rates the upper district section of river as "Low." You'll walk through some of the shoals at this level, unless you're a good channel picker and know how to cheat the chute!
Wondering what "airspace" is and how it relates to the upper Buffalo River water level? Wonder no more! Just watch our short YouTube video called: UNDERSTANDING PONCA AIRSPACE
We love helping first-timers put together a Buffalo River float trip itinerary, so don't hesitate to call us at 1-870-861-5514 for help with planning your river adventure. To get started, visit our BEFORE YOU FLOAT page, where you'll find a lot of helpful answers to the common questions first-time floaters typically have.
Another great way to prepare for your trip is to watch our popular YouTube video of tips for "HOW NOT TO TURN OVER":
Check out our helpful "FLOATING SAFETY TIPS" page for some important things to consider before paddling the Buffalo National River with children.
BE AWARE: ARKANSAS LAW REQUIRES that children 12 years old and younger must wear a USCG–approved PFD securely fastened to their persons at all times while on any vessel.
Buffalo Outdoor Center is an authorized canoeing concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.