BOC Vacations

Getaways with Friends

Getaways with friends are a long-standing tradition at BOC. Why some of our groups have been coming since we opened the doors in 1976!

two friends high fiving over a canoe


We think you’ll find our resort to be the perfect escape for quality R&R time with your buds. And, with Arkansas’ finest scenery to be explored, as well as its best zip line, canoeing and hiking adventures, a getaway with friends to Ponca and BOC is one that will become a favorite tradition!

Cabin Suggestions

Whether you need one cabin, four cabins or an entire lodge, ours are situated for privacy, yet many within walking distance of one another. Visit our Cabin & Lodge Map to see how the various cabins are located in proximity to one another. Or, jump right in and see family and friends cabins. Our hot tub cabins are also popular for friend getaways, so you might also consider one or more of those. Have 10 or more pals? You might consider our spacious, decked-out Lodges. Use our RiverWind Lodge or Ponca Creek Lodge as base camp for your getaway. With 12 beds and four large private bedrooms (each with its own bath), outdoor hot tub and campfire gazebo, plus, kitchen with double appliances and large propane grill, it’s Command Central for up to 36 of your closest buddies!

One Cabin Rate Covers Everyone

At BOC, our cabin rental covers everyone, so there are no extra person charges to calculate. Just easy math, which helps tremendously when you’re dividing the cabin rate amongst friends.

Zipline Fun

A group of beautiful gal pals give us a smile on the zip line.BOC is home to the finest wilderness zipline adventure in Arkansas. No poles or nearby highway like so many other ziplines… only big treetop fun in beautiful Buffalo River country at our place! And, we’ll eat our helmets if we don’t have some of the finest guides in the USA, people who are well trained, but also well mannered and genuinely interested in you having a terrific, safe time.

Canoe Trips

Since before the national park was established, canoeing has been the all-time classic adventure with friends on the Buffalo National River. Here are some helpful pages to visit as you plan a trip with your friends:

When you’re ready to book, you can do so here online or call us at 1-800-221-5514. Have some new canoeists in the bunch? Late April through June are great times to plan a friends’ canoe trip as the water has warmed, so has the air and if they do go overboard, the swim is refreshing, not frigid!

We stayed at their cabins for a bachelor party, and rented canoes/kayaks for a float trip. First, the cabin was fantastic! Second, they were professionals all the way with the canoe/kayak rental, float trip, and shuttle service. Would highly recommend Buffalo Outdoor Center as a really accessible way to explore some beautiful parts of Arkansas.

– Kevin Lin

Buffalo River Hiking

The Ponca area is home to Arkansas’ finest hiking trails, featuring the best scenery in this part of the USA. (It ain’t braggin’ if it’s fact!) For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of what we feel are the Top Buffalo River Hiking Trails. And these are just the start. There are a lifetime of trips to be shared together on the Buffalo National River, one splendid trail at a time!

Local Flavor

Although your cabin is equipped with all the utensils and dishes you need to prepare meals, you may want to let someone else do the cooking a time or two during your stay. Our new store features fresh-baked pizza and a deli, plus, our staff can refer you to the local restaurants we like for a good square meal.

Nearby Shopping

Branson and Eureka Springs are just an hour away, so if you’d like to plan a little shopping into your friends’ getaway, we can give you directions to either town.

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