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The Buffalo National River

The Buffalo National River

As our founder Mike Mills says, “It didn’t get to be America’s First National River because it isn’t special.” Learn more here about Arkansas’ crown jewel for floating scenery---the one, the only Buffalo National River!
Buffalo River Day Trips

Buffalo River Day Trips

We promise, a day trip on the upper Buffalo National River will become one of your favorite outdoor adventures. And, one you’ll want to repeat for a lifetime. Learn more about canoeing, kayaking and rafting Arkansas’ finest river scenery here!
Multi-Day Trips

Multi-Day Trips

Interested in an overnight float trip on America’s First National River? Click here to get info about trip options, helpful map downloads, and more!
Boat Rental & Shuttle Rates

Boat Rental & Shuttle Rates

Get rates for BOC canoe, kayak and raft rental, plus, vehicle shuttles.
Buffalo River Maps

Buffalo River Maps

Download a printable PDF of the entire Buffalo National River. Also, get handy sectional PDF maps of the upper river district from Ponca to Carver.
Before You Float

Before You Float

First time to float the upper Buffalo National River? Our FAQ is a must-read! It provides much of the essential advance information that can help you get the most enjoyment out of your river adventure!
Buffalo River Camping

Buffalo River Camping

Camping on the Buffalo River is a beautiful outdoor experience, whether you’re in a designated National Park Service campground or camping on a vacant gravel bar along the river.  Here is some essential introductory information about Buffalo River camping, plus, you will want to visit the National Park Service's Buffalo National ...
Current Buffalo River Level

Current Buffalo River Level

Click here for today’s USGS water level for Ponca, our estimated air space measurement, and other info that we feel might be helpful to paddlers.
Buy Used Canoes & Kayaks

Buy Used Canoes & Kayaks

Looking for a deal on a used canoe or kayak? Learn more here about when’s the best time to grab one, price to expect, etc.

Buffalo River Foundation

Join us in supporting the Buffalo River Foundation's work to protect and preserve the water quality and timeless beauty of America's First National River