Shuttle Prices: Our Equipment, Our Bus

 From Ponca to:    From Ozark/Pruit to:  
 Carver $171  Carver $161
 Mt. Hersey $186  Mt. Hersey $176
 Woolum $150  Woolum $140
 Baker Ford $140  Baker Ford $130
 Tyler Bend $100  Tyler Bend $90
 Grinder's Ferry $100  Grinder's Ferry $90
 Gilbert $100  Gilbert $90
 S. Maumee $165  S. Maumee $155
 Dillard's Ferry $185  Dillard's Ferry $175
 Rush $195  Rush $185
 Cartney $230  Cartney $220
 Buffalo City $241  Buffalo City $231
 Norfolk $271  Norfolk $261


 From Carvery/Hasty to:    From Mt. Hersey to:  
 Mt. Hersey $157  Woolum $136
 Woolum $121  Baker Ford $126
 Baker Ford $111  Tyler Bend $86
 Tyler Bend $71  Grinder's Ferry $86
 Grinder's Ferry $71  Gilbert $86
 Gilbert $71  S. Maumee $151
 S. Maumee $136  Dillard's Ferry $171
 Dillard's Ferry $156  Rush $181
 Rush $166  Cartney $216
 Cartney $201  Buffalo City $227
 Buffalo City $212  Norfolk $257
 Norfolk $242    


 From Woolum to:    From Gilbert to:  
 Baker Ford $90  S. Maumee $65
 Tyler Bend $50  Dillards's Ferry $85
 Grinder's Ferry $50  Rush $95
 Gilbert $50  Cartney $130
 S. Maumee $115  Buffalo City $141
 Dillard's Ferry $135  Norfolk $171
 Rush $145    
 Cartney $180    
 Buffalo City $191    
 Norfolk $221    


 From Baker Ford to:    From Tyler Bend to:  
 Tyler Bend $9.50/person  Grinder's Ferry $9.50/person
 Grinder's Ferry $9.50/person  Gilbert $9.50/person
 Gilbert $9.50/person  S. Maumee $65
 S. Maumee $105  Dillard's Ferry $85
 Dillard's Ferry $125  Rush $95
 Rush $135  Cartney $130
 Cartney $170  Buffalo City $141
 Buffalo City $181  Norfolk $171
 Norfolk $211    


Let us help you plan the perfect trip to the Buffalo River.


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.


Water Levels

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



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.