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Can you kayak on the Buffalo River?

Can you kayak on the Buffalo River?

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.

Where is the best place to float the Buffalo River?

On the middle and lower sections, river use peaks from June to July. To avoid crowds in the spring, consider floating during the weekdays or floating on a lower section of river, such as Carver to Woolum. To avoid summer crowds consider a trip early in the morning or during the middle of the week.

How long does it take to float the whole Buffalo River?

It notes the Buffalo typically flows at an average speed of 2 mph. Thus a 10-mile float trip typically would take about five hours to complete.

When can you float the Buffalo River?

Late April through May is the prime window for paddling down all of the Buffalo River that is commonly floated, from Ponca to the White River. We’re barely into April, so there’s plenty of time to plan a grand adventure.

Can you swim in Buffalo National River?

Water is the primary resource of the park – without it there would be no Buffalo National River. Most recreation on or in the water is safe, but there may be hazards to consider before you float or swim. The river level rises and falls so make sure that you have the skills required for the current water level.

Can you swim in Buffalo River?

The Buffalo River has no shortage of great swimming holes that have plenty of water all year around. Most of the popular river access points have deep watering holes, even during the heat of summer. Ponca and Pruitt are VERY popular destinations because they are easy to get to off the highways and very scenic).

Can you drink alcohol on the Buffalo River?

Alcohol possession and use is permitted within the park in accordance with Arkansas state laws, including age restrictions and open container regulations. All glass containers are prohibited within 100 feet of any waterway in the park. No alcohol possession or use is permitted in any government building.

Is the Buffalo River Deep?

3.22 FT. Very Low: The river is dry in places. Low: Water is low but floatable.

Do you have to wear a life jacket on the Buffalo River?

Life Jackets (PFDs): Every vessel must have a life jacket (personal flotation device) for each person on board the vessel. Children 12 and under must wear a securely fastened life jacket while on board any vessel.

Can you rent a canoe on the Buffalo River?

Buffalo River Canoes is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service. We rent canoes, kayaks, rafts, and provide shuttle services. Our staff brings over 25 years of outfitting experience on the Buffalo National River. Give us a chance to make your next trip to the Ozarks unforgettable!

When to kayak the Buffalo River in Tennessee?

– Canoe or Kayak the Buffalo River in Tennessee- Float the Buffalo River! The warmup is underway! We are busy getting ready for another fantastic season. We will be open May 1st weather permitting. Go ahead and get that group text started to figure out when you will be out.

Where can I float on the Buffalo River?

Check out our interactive map of the Upper Buffalo. We offer one day and multi-day trips. Since we are in the Upper District, you can float the whole stretch of the river. Visit the Plan Your Trip page for help planning your float trip with Buffalo River Canoes

How old do you have to be to ride a kayak in Buffalo?

Check out our prices below and come see us at Buffalo River Outfitters! Every canoe, kayak, raft, or vessel must have a life vest, considered a personal flotation device, for each person on board the floating boat. Children under age 13 must wear a securely fastened life vest while on board any floating device.