Featured Multi-Day Float
Tyler Bend to South Maumee
- 17.5 miles
- One-night, two-day trip
At the very start of your float, at Tyler Bend, is Mill Creek. The water here is one of the coldest on the river. 1.5 miles into your float you will come upon Grinders ferry, highway 65 bridge. Here is one of the most popular swimming holes on the whole river. Another 4.3 miles into your float you will come into Gilbert. Right after Gilbert are massive pillars. They were once used for the Northern Arkansas and Missouri Railway. On down the river is red bluff.This marks an excellent spot to stop and set up camp for the night.
Additional Multi-Day Floats
One Night, Two Day Float Trips
- Woolum to Gilbert - 20 miles
- Grinder's Ferry to South Maumee - 16 miles
Two Night, Three Day Float Trips
- Carver to Grinder's Ferry - 31.7 miles
- Grinder's Ferry to Dillard's Ferry - 25.7 miles
- Carver to Baker Ford - 26.3 miles
- Pruitt to Woolum - 26.4 miles
- Mt. Hersey to Grinder's Ferry - 24.9 miles
Three Night, Four Day Float Trips
- Pruitt to Grinder's Ferry - 44.1 miles
- Grinder's Ferry to Rush - 28.3 miles
- Ponca to Carver - 32.8 miles
Four Night, Five Day Float Trips
- Ponca to Woolum - 50.1 miles
- Grinder's Ferry to Buffalo City - 52.9 miles
Full River Adventure Excursions, 7-10 Days
There are 132 miles of Buffalo National River to explore beginning at Ponca and ending at Buffalo City. There are many different adventures you can choose to do along the way. You can hike Hemmed-In Hollow to see the largest waterfall between the Mississippi and the Rockies or paddle up Davis Slough and catch a trophy largemouth bass. These are some of the adventures that Buffalo National River has to offer. To plan your trip, please contact us at 800-582-2244.
We will launch for a multi-day float trip anytime between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Keep in mind, the earlier you arrive in the morning the faster we can get you started on your adventure. If you have a special launch time in mind, contact us prior to your arrival time to schedule special requests.
These times are estimated based on the average float conditions and can change due to weather conditions and water levels. If you have a reservation, we will attempt to contact you in the event that water levels are too low or too high to float.