Floating the Upper Buffalo River

The Buffalo River offers challenging kayaking and canoeing in the spring, or a relaxing float in the summer. It’s best to be prepared though, so we offer helpful information and resources to plan for the best float experience!

Planning A Float Trip

Is it safe? Can I take my kids? Will I have to get out and haul my canoe? Are there any special rules I need to know? The National Park Service has ALL of the information you need on planning your next float.

Current Buffalo River Levels

Before you venture onto the river, play it safe and plan ahead using the resources from the National Park Service website. Check out the latest water level maps before you start your adventure.

Lost Valley Float Trips

Canoe, kayak, and raft rentals, from 1 day excursions to multiday river adventures. You’ll explore dramatic bluffs, caves, and hiking trails along the Buffalo River. Take a short hike to Hemmed-in-Hollow, the highest waterfalls between the Rockies and Appalachians.

Canoes starts at $60
Solo Kayaks start at $55
Tandem Kayaks start at $60
Rafts start at $35/person


Phone: 870-861-5522
GPS: 5072 State Highway 43 Ponca, AR 72670
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