June 20, 2013 Ponca / 7:00 AM: The Buffalo River is @ 30" airspace---that is too low to float from Ponca or Steel Creek. So, we are launching from Pruitt (Hwy 7 Bridge) and going to Hasty for the day trip, which is still very scenic and a good stretch for beginning paddlers!
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.