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The water level on the upper Buffalo National River is currently at a floatable level. However, paddlers should be aware that it is cold out there and rain will continue to fall. We will run shuttles and rent wetsuits for anyone who wants to brave the river. Also, the Ponca Low Water Bridge and Kyles Landing Road have reopened,

Boxley

River Level

3.96 ft

Moderate, Ample Water for Floating

Flow Rate

385.00 cf/s

Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

Ponca

River Level

4.87 ft

High, Experienced Floaters Only

Flow Rate

765.00 cf/s

Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

Pruitt

River Level

7.19 ft

High, Experienced Floaters Only

Flow Rate

1320.00 cf/s

Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

Carver

River Level

11.05 ft

High, Experienced Floaters Only

Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

St. Joe

River Level

10.43 ft

Flood Stage, River Closed to Rentals

Flow Rate

6100.00 cf/s

Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

Harriet

River Level

9.82 ft

High, Experienced Floaters Only

Flow Rate

7780.00 cf/s

Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2018, 12:14 a.m.

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Advance Canoe / Kayak / Raft Reservations

An advance reservation for a canoe, kayak or raft is always a good idea, as springtime float trips are very popular here on the upper Buffalo National River, especially on weekends.  If you are planning to float on a weekend in April, May or June, we encourage you to reserve your boats now as last-minute rentals are usually hard to come by.

Floating With Kids

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 authorized within Buffalo National River to provide canoe, kayak and raft rentals and transportation services.

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