The Buffalo River Water Levels are Great this Fall!

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!

What’s better than a cabin in the woods, nestled right into the rustling, beautiful trees and Ozark mountains? A fireplace ready for marshmallows, a cozy blanket shared with your best friends, and a cup of coffee to greet the cool morning air on the porch. All of this in a beautiful, tastefully decorated cabin equipped with WiFi and Smart TVs. Once you’re ready, the river is a hop, skip and a jump away - or explore the many nearby hiking trails that offer breathtaking autumn views from atop the bluffs of the Buffalo National River.

Fall Cabin Buffalo River Outfitters

What’s going on here at Buffalo River Outfitters? We are still shuttling, putting out floats, and ready with a smile when you walk in the door. We have added some exciting new additions to our shirt and hoodie inventory - and we are hosting a giveaway on our Instagram starting today to celebrate the cooler weather and the renewed opportunity for hiking and exploring the Buffalo River.

Have you made your fall plans for Buffalo River Country yet? What are you waiting for? We are ready to help you plan your cabin stay, your float adventure, or your hiking trip. Just give us a call at 870-439-2200 and get started on your Autumn getaway today. We are still open every day from 8 am to 5 pm - and you can always email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message us on Facebook or Instagram. We are here to help!

Happy Fall!

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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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Water Levels

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

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St. Joe

6.60 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.