Canoeing

Watercraft Rates
  • Canoes : day rental
    • $50 per day-per canoe w/ $7 per person shuttle rate
    • $45 per day-per canoe w/ $7 per person shuttle rate (w/ stay in our cabins)
    • Includes paddles and PFDs
  • Overnight canoe trips....
    • $45 per canoe-per day
    • Shuttle rates vary on overnight trips depending on put-in and takeout points
    • Includes paddles and PFDs
  • Kayak
    • $40 per day-per kayak plus shuttle fee
      per day
    • Includes paddles and PFDs
  • Rafts
    • Minimum of 4 people per raft
    • $100 minimum charge per raft-per day
    • $25 per additional person
    • Includes paddles and PFDs
  • Tubes
    • Single - $12
    • double - $20
    • cooler tube - $8
    • Includes shuttle from Tyler Bend to the Highway 65 bridge
Our Suggested One day trips are
    • Baker Ford to Gilbert 10 miles
    • Tyler Bend to Gilbert 6 miles
    • Grinders Ferry (65 Bridge) to Gilbert 4 mile
    • Please call if you need us to arrange something different – we’ll do our best to outfit you.

National Park Service
Buffalo National River Comment Form

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Buffalo River Outfitters Canoeing

Picture yourself drifting below high limestone bluffs on the clear waters of the Buffalo, enjoying the serenity of a day on the river, watching the wildlife, stopping to swim and picnic, and counting the variety of trees and wildflowers along the shore. It’s as easy as presenting yourself at our office on Highway 65 at Silver Hill. We take care of all you need. You just sit back and enjoy.

Buffalo River Outfitters is Located

U.S. 65 at Silver Hill in the middle river district of the Buffalo National River. Silver Hill is the location of the Tyler Bend access, which is home of a Buffalo National River visitors’ center and campground.

We rent canoes complete with paddles and personal flotation devices, provide shuttle service in our bus or your vehicle, we have rafts for rent, and will even shuttle your private canoes with ours if you call ahead for reservations.

Your journey with us can last for a few hours, or it can be an extended adventure vacation.

Large Groups Are Our Specialty

Our experienced people will make your group’s river outing easy.

We offer float trips from March 1st until Labor Day. May, June, July, are peak season and it would be wise to reserve your boats in advance for weekend floats.

National Park Service Requirements

Arkansas State Law prohibits all glass on or near Arkansas waterways; all beverages must be placed in a FLOATABLE container, such as a can coolee. All ice chests must be secured, with a bungee cord or rope, so that contents stay put in the event of a tipped canoe. Styrofoam coolers are not allowed. All children 12 and under must wear their lifejacket while in the canoe.

For more information about park regulations such as campfires, pets, backcountry waste, etc., contact the Buffalo National River Service Headquarters in Harrison at: 870-741-5443. Or Tyler Bend Visitor Center for middle river: 870-439-2502.

  • All prices subject to 9% sales tax
  • $25 cancellation fee
  • No refunds after 21 days in advance; 30 days for holidays
  • Reservations require 100% prepayment.
  • No refunds for early take outs.
  • Cash, travelers check preferred.
  • Authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service

Shuttle Prices for Overnight Trips

Access Point

Our Canoes / Our Vehicles

Private Shuttles /
Your Vehicle

Boxley, Ponca

$90.00

$100.00

Pruitt, Ozark

$80.00

$90.00

Hasty, Carver

$66.00

$76.00

Mt. Hersey

$76.00

$86.00

Woolum

$45.00

$55.00

Baker’s Ford

$40.00

$50.00

Tyler Bend

$25.00

$35.00

Grinder's Ferry

Free

Free

Gilbert

$25.00

$35.00

South Maumee

$60.00

$70.00

Dillard's Ferry

$75.00

$85.00

Rush

$85.00

$95.00

Cartley

$120.00

$130.00

Buffalo City

$131.00

$141.00

Norfolk

$161.00

$171.00

Private Canoes Transported With Our Canoes……… $20.00 each

Guided canoe, kayak, and raft trips now available. Call for details!