One-Day Float Trips

We know that on your free day you want to relax in the outdoors. Whether floating down the river, hiking the bluffs, or hooking a big one, we can set you up. The team here at Buffalo River Outfitters has listed which areas we recommend for our one-day float trips. If you think a one-day trip just is not long enough, check out our multi-day float trip page for our recommendations! Our single-day vehicle shuttle is $45 per vehicle, before tax when you rent boats through us. 

* Vehicle Shuttle fees for floats listed below vary, plus the cost of boat rental and tax. Vehicles with trailers attached will be charged an additional $25 fee per trailer. 

* Some put-in and take-out locations may or may not be available on the day of your float depending on staff availability, river conditions, parking availability and road conditions.

* Canoe and kayak rates will increase by $5 on Saturdays and Sundays.

*All float trips are contingent on the water levels for the day of your reservation. 

*If you require shuttle services for rental boats or your own private vessels, or if you have overnight needs, please contact us at (870) 439-2200*

Featured One-Day Float

Baker Ford to Grinder's Ferry 5.4 Miles

  • Average float time: 3-4 hours
  • Check in any time between 9:00am - 12:00pm

This section between Baker Ford and Grinder's Ferry features scenic views and historical structures, landscapes and artifacts that you won’t want to miss. At the end of this float there is a beautiful limestone bluff that towers over one of the most popular swimming holes on the Buffalo River, so pull over and enjoy!

Tyler Bend to Gilbert

  • Average float time: 4 hours
  • Check in any time between 9:00am - 12:00pm

This section of the river features the classic bluff lines and gorgeous scenery that is a trademark of the Buffalo National River. Lined with plenty of gravel bars for sightseeing or lunch breaks, this trip generally takes about 4 hours but can be made as long as you like by taking your time to enjoy the view. Along this part of the river is also one of the most popular swimming holes on the entire river so sit back, relax, and go with the flow.

Additional One-Day Floats

  • Grinder's Ferry to Gilbert - 4.2 Miles - Average float time: 1-2 hours
  • Baker Ford to Gilbert - 9.7 Miles - Average float time: 4-5 hours
  • Woolum to Baker Ford - 12 Miles - Average float time: 6-8 hours

These times are estimated based on the average float conditions and can change due to weather conditions and water levels. We will attempt to contact you, in the event that water levels are too low to float. Contact us or visit the National Park Service website to stay up to date on river conditions.


Pick Your

The calendar will display available dates to float. Select your desired date.


Select Your Watercraft

Select the number of watercrafts you need. Vehicle shuttles can also be booked.


Book Your Reservation

After reviewing your selections, add to your cart. Checkout from there and you're ready to float!

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