Shuttles

Buffalo River Outfitters is happy to offer canoe and trail shuttle services as part of our daily operations. We want to cater to all of your transportation needs and ensure your safety while you have fun in the sun. This way, you will worry less about the stress of putting in and taking out and have more time to focus on the wonderful scenery and tremendous memories in the making.

Along with transporting to access points along the river, we also transport to trails! For convenience, your car can be left at our office or moved to Tyler Bend or Grinder’s Ferry for an additional fee. Please call a week in advance to arrange a shuttle for you and your party. We can not wait to see you!

Shuttle Rates: Our Equipment, Our Bus

Shuttle Rates: Your Equipment, Your Vehicle

Shuttle Services Buffalo River Outfitters

Our Suggested Day Trips:

  • Baker Ford to Gilbert: $9.50 per person
  • Tyler Bend to Gilbert: $9.50 per person
  • Grinder's Ferry: $9.50 per person

Changes in shuttle destination or date:

In the event you wish to change a shuttle destination or the date of the shuttle after they are already on the river, we will do everything possible to respond to such a request and help in any way possible. However, requests made after 4:00 PM may not be able to be fulfilled until the following day. Changes in destination may result in an additional charge if the vehicle has already been moved to the original destination and/or extra staff expense is incurred in handling the request.

Vehicle problems:

Vehicles breakdowns which create inordinate staff time to handle or other Buffalo River Outfitters out-of-pocket-expenses may result in an additional charge. These problems can include flat tire(s), engine or frame issues, inadequate gasoline level, etc.

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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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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.

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Water Levels

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

PONCA

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St. Joe

5.28 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.