Shuttle Prices: Your Equipment, Your Vehicle

 From Ponca to:    From Ozark/Pruitt to:  
 Carver $201  Carver $190
 Mt. Hersey $217  Mt. Hersey $206
 Woolum $179  Woolum $168
 Baker Ford $169  Baker Ford $158
 Tyler Bend $116  Tyler Bend $105
 Grinder's Ferry $116  Grinder's Ferry $105
 Gilbert $116  Gilbert $105
 S. Maumee $195  S. Maumee $184
 Dillard's Ferry $216  Dillard's Ferry $205
 Rush $226  Rush $215
 Cartney $263  Cartney $252
 Buffalo City $275  Buffalo City $264
 Norfork $306  Norfork $285


 From Carver/Hasty to:    From Mt. Hersey to:  
 Mt. Hersey $186  Woolum $164
 Woolum $148  Baker Ford $154
 Baker Ford $138  Tyler Bend $101
 Tyler Bend $85  Grinder's Ferry $101
 Grinder's Ferry $85  Gilbert $101
 Gilbert $85  S. Maumee $180
 S. Maumee $164  Dillard's Ferry $201
 Dillard's Ferry $185  Rush $211
 Rush $185  Cartney $248
 Cartney $232  Buffalo City $260
 Buffalo City $244  Norfork $291
 Norfork $275    


 From Woolum to:    From Gilbert to:  
 Baker Ford $116  S. Maumee $79
 Tyler Bend $63  Dillards's Ferry $100
 Grinder's Ferry $63  Rush $110
 Gilbert $63  Cartney $147
 S. Maumee $142  Buffalo City $159
 Dillard's Ferry $163  Norfork $190
 Rush $173    
 Cartney $210    
 Buffalo City $222    
 Norfork $253    


 From Baker Ford to:    From Tyler Bend to:  
 Tyler Bend $53  Grinder's Ferry $47
 Grinder's Ferry $53  Gilbert $47
 Gilbert $53  S. Maumee $79
 S. Maumee $132  Dillard's Ferry $100
 Dillard's Ferry $153  Rush $110
 Rush $163  Cartney $147
 Cartney $200  Buffalo City $159
 Buffalo City $212  Norfork $190
 Norfork $243    


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


1.60 FT

St. Joe

3.83 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.