One-Day Float Trips

We know that on your free day you want to relax in the outdoors. Whether floating down the river, hiking the bluffs, or hooking a big one, we can set you up. The team here at Buffalo River Outfitters has listed which areas we recommend for our one-day float trips. If you think a one-day trip just is not long enough, check out our multi-day float trip page for our recommendations!

*Vehicle Shuttle fees for floats listed below vary, plus the cost of boat rental and tax.

Featured One-Day Float

Tyler Bend to Gilbert 5.8 Miles

  • Average float time: 3-4 hours
  • Check in any time between 9:00am - 12:00pm

This section between Tyler Bend and Gilbert features scenic views and historical structures, landscapes and artifacts that you won’t want to miss. Approximately a mile into your trip, you will come upon Grinder's Ferry. Be sure to stay on the left-hand side of the river here. There is a beautiful limestone bluff that towers over one of the most popular swimming holes on the Buffalo River, so pull over and enjoy!

Buffalo River Outfitters float trip group canoes

Additional One-Day Floats

These times are estimated based on the average float conditions and can change due to weather conditions and water levels. We will attempt to contact you, in the event that water levels are too low to float. Contact us or visit the National Park Service website to stay up to date on river conditions.


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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.