Nov 28, 2013: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! There is currently 30" of airspace at the Ponca bridge. That is to low to float the upper Buffalo National River. We will post it here when the river comes back up.
Join the more than 30,000 other paddlers who have watched our helpful video of tips on How Not to Turn Over in a canoe!
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
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.
Our Buffalo River Canopy Tour zip line is Arkansas' finest wilderness zip line experience! It's 2.5 hours of fantastic family fun in the treetops of Buffalo River country. Click here for more details, including rate and tour schedule info: Buffalo River Zip Line Tours
For ages 10+ and persons 70 - 250 lbs. Some health restrictions apply; click on the above link for more information.