Canoeing and kayaking the upper Buffalo National River is absolutely the finest paddling experience in the state of Arkansas. When you plan a float trip here you've selected the most amazing scenery in the state as the backdrop for your adventure.
Our daily launch site is determined by water level which means your launch site cannot be guaranteed when booking. On Saturdays in May, outfitters are required to launch at the Steel Creek access (rather than Ponca), water level permitting. Private boaters, however, may launch at the Ponca access if water level permits.
Float trips on the Upper Buffalo River are on hold until the area receives enough rain to bring the river back up to a floatable level.
When river conditions are too low to launch in Ponca, we move 2 miles downriver to the Steel Creek launch (10 minutes from Ponca on Hwy. 74) where you’ll canoe 8 miles to Kyle’s Landing.Learn More
Discover why this is our most popular Buffalo National River canoe trip and, without a doubt, the river’s most scenic.Learn More
This trip features the best scenery the Buffalo National River has to offer, including majestic Big Bluff and many other beautiful bluffs along the way, plus, towering Hemmed-In Hollow waterfall and the chance to visit or camp at the historic Erbie area.Learn More
If you have a long weekend or are looking for an extended river trip that’s not too long, the Ponca to Woolum section of the Buffalo National River is ideal.Learn More
From a scenery standpoint, this is the second prettiest section of Buffalo National River with many nice bluffs featured along the way.Learn More
When water levels are lower and we launch downriver at Pruitt (just off Hwy. 7, about 5 miles north of Jasper), the typical 2-day canoe trip is from Pruitt to Mt. Hersey.Learn More