Overnight Floating on the Buffalo National River

Overnight Floating on the Buffalo National River

Spring 2020 is fast approaching, and here at Buffalo River Outfitters, we are so excited to get a jump on the fresh, new season! Now is the time to plan your overnight floating trip on the Buffalo National River.

With the spring rains come great water levels and renewed opportunities to see all that the Buffalo River has to offer. Overnight floating is a great choice for groups big or small and Buffalo River Outfitters offers some of the best overnight rates found anywhere on the river. We can service the entire Buffalo for overnight floats, and as your Buffalo River headquarters we are centrally located to offer the best service possible to all of the spring thrill-seekers.

For overnight floating, all of our canoes and kayaks are $55.00 per boat per day for two days, and $50.00 per boat per day for three or more days. Rafts are not available for overnight floats. Call for shuttle pricing and recommended trips, as the best trip can be chosen according to updated river conditions.

Designated Campground Camping

Along the banks of the beautiful Buffalo National River there are numerous campgrounds maintained by the National Park Service. These campgrounds have varying levels of amenities, such as bathrooms, showers, drinking water, trash services, RV spots, etc. Some of the campgrounds charge per-night fees, which are subject to change according to the group size and type of camping spot needed.

If you have any questions regarding designated campgrounds, and which would be best for your overnight floating trip, call us at (870) 439-2200 or the Tyler Bend Visitor Center at (870) 439-2502. You can also read about the various campgrounds on the National Park Service website.

Primitive Camping

For overnight floating trips you also have the option of primitive camping, which essentially means you are on your own, without running water, bathroom facilities, electricity, etc. Primitive camping sometimes becomes necessary if a group is thrown off their planned timeline and does not make it to a designated campground. For this reason, we recommend always bringing all needed supplies for primitive camping during an overnight floating trip.

The park service works hard to make your trip to the Buffalo as enjoyable and clean as possible so that you can focus on making memories. If you have any questions regarding designated campgrounds or overnight float trips on the river, or would like a comprehensive camping list or Buffalo National River handbook sent to you, call Buffalo River Outfitters at (870) 439-2200. We are here to help you plan your best trip, and happy paddling!