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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

3.93 FT

St. Joe

7.37 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

The events of the last few months, and especially the last week, have been extraordinary and unprecedented. We have been monitoring updates from the WHO and the CDC, and have made the difficult decision to shut down all business operations as of today. This includes the storefront, as well as any and all floating, shuttle, and cabin reservations. This shutdown will last a minimum of two weeks, at which time we will assess the situation and make more decisions from there. Our desire is to keep our customers healthy and safe at all times.

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