Reserve a Raft

Buffalo River Outfitters offers one-day rentals of our rafts for your summertime fun needs! Rafts are available in 4-person, 5-person, 6-person and 8-person sizes, and with low rates, we won't break the bank. To reserve a raft or any other vessel, call our office! Check out our prices below and come see us at Buffalo River Outfitters!

Every raft must have a life vest, considered a personal flotation device, for each person on board. Children under age 13 must wear a securely fastened life vest while on board any floating device. All life vests must be U.S. Coast Guard approved, in safe and useable condition, and of proper size for the person wearing it. For more information on rules & regulations, visit our page on Arkansas Waterway Laws.

Raft Rentals

All raft rental fees include paddles and PFDs. Rafts are only available for one-day rentals and are not floatable during low water conditions.

  • 4 person raft - $120 per day, per raft
  • 5 person raft - $150 per day, per raft
  • 6 person raft - $180 per day, per raft
  • 8 person raft - $240 per day, per raft

In addition to raft rentals, Buffalo River Outfitters also offers Shuttle Services for transport to access points on the river as well as to trails. Call our office at 870-439-2200 to schedule your shuttle.


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

5.26 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.