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The Ozarks are a place of inspiring beauty and friendly people. We promise you a warm welcome, a comfortable stay, and lots of happy adventures at Buffalo River Outfitters. Come, share this special place with us!

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Water Levels

  • Flood stage
  • High
  • moderate
  • low
  • Very Low

PONCA

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St. Joe

6.61 FT
  • Very Low: The river is dry in places.
  • Low: Water is low but floatable. The river moves slowly and many rocks are exposed.
  • Moderate: Ample water for floating. The river moves at an average of 2 mph, allowing canoes to float over most rocks.
  • High: For experienced floaters only. The river flows swiftly and compromising situations may occur. Canoeing experience on swift moving rivers is necessary. All canoeists must possess good river canoeing skills and must be familiar with rescue procedures.
  • Flood Level: The river flows outside its normal banks. Flood waters move quickly and carry debris. River conditions are hazardous even for highly skilled canoeists.

explore our CABINS

Buffalo River Outfitters maintains eleven beautiful log cabins, tucked away just minutes from the river. Flannel and fireplaces, bonfires and starry skies, the Ozark Mountains and the Buffalo National River— what's not to like?

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Floating, hiking, camping...

Buffalo River Outfitters offers a complete Ozark adventure vacation. We provide canoes, kayaks, rafts and shuttle service for floating the Buffalo National River, and have clean and cozy lodging options that are unmatched in the area. 

Whether you want to float the river, hike nearby trails, go horseback riding, or simply relax on a porch swing and enjoy the fresh air, we've got the place for you.

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Blogging the buffalo

Ongoing rain in Buffalo River Country has kept the river levels up and beautiful for the past few weeks. The air is finally a little bit nippy, and conditions are ripening for perfect fall color viewing trips. The best time for finding the trees in the height of this display is late October to November, so it’s coming right up! Don’t wait to plan your fall trip - the leaves fall quickly!

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