Join BOC on a romantic adventure in Ponca, the prettiest place in Arkansas!
Want to swing like Tarzan and Jane while you’re here? Our Buffalo River Canopy Tour zipline will have him reaching for his leopard tunic and pounding his chest with its thrilling tree-to-tree action! Not to be outdone, ladies love our zip line perhaps even more than men, as it’s an outdoor activity that’s easy, yet great fun for even the most feminine adventuress!
The Ponca area is home to Arkansas’ most beautiful hiking trails. Our staff is well-versed in trailhead locations and suggestions for finding everything from waterfalls to wildflowers to wildlife. Speaking of which, be sure to tour the Boxley Valley area each morning and evening in search of our majestic Rocky Mountain Elk herd.
Visiting us in spring or early summer? Then a float trip on the beautiful Buffalo National River is in order for a day of leisurely fun on and in the water, plus, the chance to relax on a sunny gravel bar for a picnic along the way. Coming in July or August? Bring your lawn chairs or beach towels and splash together at a cool, refreshing Buffalo River swimming hole for the afternoon.
Love to mountain bike? Buffalo Outdoor Center is home to one of America’s finest MBT systems and the longest downhill run in Arkansas–the Ponca Downhill Mountain Bike Trail. For intermediate and advanced riders, our downhill trail was built by a world-class trailbuilding company. Shuttle service half-day and day passes are available. Looking for beginner-friendly MBT trails? The Upper Buffalo Headwaters MBT system offers a terrific MBT experience for riders of all levels.
Nearby Attractions & Dining
Plan on visiting area attractions, such as beautiful Mystic Caverns or the unique shopping and dining found in nearby Branson, MO or Eureka Springs, AR? Also, be sure to ask our office staff for dining suggestions for the chance to savor some of the outstanding local flavors.