SERVING AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONAL WILD RIVER

The Lower Buffalo

The lower section of the Buffalo River runs from Maumee North to its end where the river joins the White River at Buffalo City. This section is floatable year-round, and is known for calm waters. There is world-class trout fishing from Rush Landing to the confluence with the White River. The Buffalo and Crooked Creek are designated as blue ribbon streams for trophy small mouth bass fishing. There are several Park Service authorized concessioners that have guides available for hire to take you out in your boat, or there are john boats for rental.

There are campgrounds at various points along the river, and backcountry camping is allowed year-round on the river. Please be prepared and be aware of water levels. The river can change fast, and it is up to you to be responsible for your own safety.

This section has a unique attraction you don’t want to miss…The Ghost Town of Rush. It is a historic abandoned mining town with buildings to explore, as well as a good birding area.

SEASONAL ACTIVITIES

WINTER

November – February


  • Canoeing, kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Day Trips
  • Rush Landing Ghost Town

SPRING

March – early June


  • Canoeing, kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Fishing – trout and small mouth bass
  • Horseback Riding
  • Camping
  • Birding – spring migration

SUMMER

Early June – August


  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing – trout and small mouth bass
  • Horseback Riding
  • Camping
  • Photography

FALL

Late Sept. – early Nov.


  • Fall Colors
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Camping
  • Photography
  • Birding- fall migration

River Concessions

Buffalo River Float Service
870-449-2042
www.buffaloriverfloatservice.com

Dirst Canoe Rental
870-449-6636
www.dirstcanoerental.com

Wild Bill’s Outfitter
1-800-554-8657
www.wildbillsoutfitter.com

Guided Services

Buffalo River Float Service
Guided Fishing and Guided Sightseeing
11637 Hwy 14 South
Yellville, AR 72687
870-449-2042
www.buffaloriverfloatservice.com

Cotter Trout Dock
Guided Fishing and Guided Sightseeing
321 Big Spring Parkway
P.O.Box 96
Cotter, AR 72626
1-800-447-7538
www.cottertroutdock.com

Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher, Inc.
Guided Fishing and Guided Sightseeing
1200 Main St., Suite 7
Cotter, AR 72626
870-435-6166
http://www.theozarkflyfisher.com

Newlands Float Trips & Lodge
Guided Fishing and Guided Sightseeing
295 River Road
Lakeview, AR 72642
1-800-334-5604
www.newlands.com

Ozark Mountain Takers Hiking Adventures
Guided Hiking
870-688-9243
www.hikingadventuresintheozarks.com/

Rose’s Trout Dock
Guided Fishing and Guided Sightseeing
39 Norfork River Road
P.O. Box 82
Norfork, AR 72658
870-499-5311
www.rosestroutdock.com

White Buffalo Resort
Guided Fishing and Guided Sightseeing
418 White Buffalo Trail
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870) 425-8555
http://whitebuffaloresort.com

Wild Bill’s Outfitter
Guided Fishing and Guided Sightseeing
23 Highway 268 E.
Yellville, AR 72687
1-800-554-8657
www.wildbillsoutfitter.com

Lower Buffalo Hiking Trails

Big Creek Access in Lower Buffalo Wilderness (no official trail)

Buffalo River Trail

Indian Rockhouse Look Trail (3 miles)

Leatherwood Wilderness Area Access (no official trails)

Rush Mountain Loop Trail (3.6 miles)