Hello, joyful river-goers!
Summer 2020 is here and in full swing, and we are so excited to get out and on the Buffalo with you this year. Today is the day - the park has officially opened the campgrounds and gravel bars along the Buffalo National River for overnight use. This means camping is in, which means overnight trips are back! Start planning your multi-day river float today by exploring our Multi-Day float page or by calling our enthusiastic, qualified staff at 870-439-2200. Make your reservations soon!
Also, don’t forget to check out the park’s official opening announcement here: www.nps.gov/buff/planyourvisit/conditions
We are still practicing caution as we try to find ways to serve you while keeping everyone’s safety as our first priority. As of this writing, we are only providing one vehicle shuttle per group with advance reservations for regularly (non you-haul) rented boats. We hope to be able to expand our shuttle options soon, but as of today we are not sure when that will be. Updates are forthcoming. Remember to make your reservations at least 48 hours in advance of your desired float time. We are offering two float trips currently: Woolum to Baker Ford or Tyler Bend to Gilbert. Call for more information on these floats.
We also wanted to remind everyone that you-haul boat rental is a great option for groups with the ability to haul boats themselves. You-haul boats allow you to go anywhere on the river, not just the two options available with regularly rented boats. You can rent you-hauls online or over the phone, sign your waiver online, and then just swing by and have our team help you load and secure your you-haul boats. This means minimal person-to-person contact and maximum river time. All you have to worry about is getting them back at the appointed time, otherwise, the river is yours to explore!
The water levels have stayed pretty amazing for floating due to the consistent rain we have received this spring and early summer. The weather has been very cool and beautiful, and so now is the time to come visit America's First National River. Bring the family, bring the tent, and make your escape.
Call, go online, or come by today! We are here to help you plan your adventure.
The Buffalo River Outfitters Staff