Buffalo River Outfitters Store

Visit the Buffalo River Outfitters store to stock up on everything you need for your Ozarks adventure vacation! Our store has a variety of swimming shorts, tanks and t-shirts, ranging from kids to adult sizes. For those who gets sunburnt easily, we carry long sleeve t-shirts that are light enough to wear in any condition but protect you from the sun. We also have plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, snacks, ice and much more.

Our knowledgeable staff can accommodate any questions about the Buffalo National River. You can also order books and maps online to prepare for your visit with us. Come see us today!

The Buffalo River Canoeing Guide

By the Ozark Society

A complete guide to floating the Buffalo River, including natural history, camping and canoeing tips, topographic maps of the river, and a narrative of the entire river. Learn the place names, history, campsites and hints about running the shoals and rapids.

Buffalo River Hiking Trails

By Tim Ernst

A step by step guide to hiking in the Buffalo National River. Each trail is thoroughly described, with a map, time estimates, and degree of difficulty, as well as notes on special features of the trail. The definitive guide, with the most complete and current information.

Buffalo National River Trails Illustrated

By National Geographic

A topographical map covering the Buffalo from Richland Creek to the White River. 100% plastic material, waterproof and tear proof.

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Our Cabins

Whether you're looking for a cozy spot for two or somewhere to hold a large group of friends and family, we have the perfect cabin for you.

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photo gallery

Seeing is believing, and when we tell you we have some of the most beautiful water in the state, we can back it up.

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Other services

We do a lot more than just float trips and cabin rentals. We can help you plan a hike photo tour, schedule shuttle service and more.

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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Water Levels

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

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St. Joe

5.04 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.