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ZIP LINE ADVENTURES

Canopy Tour FallExperience upper Buffalo River country in the lush, colorful treetops of the Ozark Mountains!  Our 2.5-hour canopy tour is Arkansas' premiere wilderness zip line adventure---there's nothing else like it in the state, or even in surrounding states!  Reservations are not required, however, they are suggested for Saturdays and holiday weekends such as Memorial Day.  Click here to learn more about zip line fun at BOC!

AUTUMN BUFFALO RIVER ELK WATCHING IS FANTASTIC

Bugling elk
It's that time of year when majestic bull elk bugle and battle for herd dominance.  And, the cooler the weather, the friskier the elk!  Rut lasts into early November in our part of Arkansas, as often does fall color.  Happy face!

HIKING  

Whitaker Point ImageStretch your legs and take in Arkansas' finest trail scenery on one of the many stellar hiking trails in upper Buffalo River country. Spring is one of our favorite seasons for hiking:  wildflowers are blooming, waterfalls are oftentimes running and daytime temps are typically just right.  Visit our Top Hiking Trails page for information about some of the upper national park's most beloved trail adventures, including trailhead directions and downloadable maps!

HUNGRY?  THEN HIT THE BOC DELI!

You asked for it, we listened!  BOC is now home to hearty handcrafted sandwiches made from all-natural meats, quality cheeses and veggies and super delicious, locally baked Neighbor's Mill breads.  Going on a river picnic, float trip or hike?  Let us make lunch planning easy with sandwich meals that will satisfy any adventurous appetite.  Click here for our menu of deli creations!  

LOVE GREAT MASSAGE?  BOOK A SESSION IN OUR RIVERSTONE SPA OR YOUR CABIN!

Our Riverstone Spa massage therapist, Chris Cedarburg, is extremely talented and a real sweetheart, too.  Through her we offer a variety of quality spa services, as well as in-cabin massage.  You can learn more about our massage services and body treatments here: Riverstone Spa Menu.  Then, call a friendly BOC office staffer to book your appointment!  (Please note that currently, spa appointments are available Mon - Fri, but not Saturdays or Sundays.) 

HORSEBACK RIDING

Rimrock Cove Ranch

Saddle up, pardner, as the friendly folks at Rimrock Cove Ranch are ready to take you on a leisurely trail ride through their heavenly piece of Ozark Mountain countryside.  Just give them a call at 870-553-2556 to book great fun with a 4-legged friend!

BEAUTIFUL CAVE TOURS

Mystic CavernsExplore underground wonders at Mystic Caverns, where the folks are nice and the below-the-surface scenery is gorgeous.  This is a terrific family activity, as well as one ideal for a hot mid-day adventure thanks to the caves' pleasing, cooler temperatures.  Mystic Caverns is located just 30 minutes from Ponca on Hwy 7 between Jasper and Harrison.  (Please note that Mystic Caverns is closed on Sundays and certain times during the winter.  Visit their website at the link above for current hours.)

  


Buffalo Outdoor Center is authorized within Buffalo National River to provide canoe rentals and transportation services.

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