PADDLING THE BUFFALO RIVER, AMERICA'S FIRST WILD AND SCENIC RIVER

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Paddling the Buffalo River, America’s First Wild and Scenic River

OVERVIEW

Come enjoy and paddle America’s first Wild and Scenic river!

Our plan is to paddle the entire 150 miles from Ponca to the confluence of the White River near Buffalo City. We will avoid all the developed campsites and instead make our camps deep in the backcountry. When we aren’t paddling we can take time to explore caves, waterfalls, go swimming, or just chill out in camp listening for elks and watching the river flow by.

TOUR DATES

May 4-12, 2024

Day 1 — Our private van will pick everyone up from the Little Rock Airport at noon. We will stop for lunch en-route to our private river-side bunkhouse near Ponca. At dinner, we will go over the week’s itinerary, review how to pack a canoe, and answer any and all questions.

Day 2 — Our outfitters will shuttle us, our canoes, and gear to our put-in at Ponca. (Water levels will dictate if we need to put-in some place else). Our journey begins here.

The rest of the week will find us paddling past places like Skull Rock, Loafers Glory, the Nars, Skull Bluff, and numerous old homesteads.

On our last day, we will make it to the confluence of the White River where our outfitters will pick us up and return us to our bunkhouse for the night

The next morning, everyone will be shuttled to the Little Rock Airport by 12 pm.

All meals on the water will be provided, prepared, and served to you by your guides. Expect the amazing. Our first and last day will be at the Lost Valley Campground by the river near Ponca. The rest of the trip we will be primitive camping on the banks of the river.
What’s included: Airport pick up and drop off, 2 nights in a private river-side bunkhouse, guides, permits, canoes, meals on the water, any needed camping gear, and shuttles to and from the river.
The Buffalo river has numerous shoals that turn into rapids when the rains fall and the river rises. Some experience is needed, however, being in good shape and comfortable in a canoe is far more important. Anyone not comfortable running a rapid will have the choice of portaging with the help of the entire group.

WHAT MAKES OUR TOURS DIFFERENT FROM THE REST?

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PICK-UP LOCATION

3208 East Colonial Drive #261, Orlando, FL 32803
From Orlando Go east on highway 528 towards Cape Canaveral. Drive 1 mile past exit #52 you will cross a bridge, at the end of the bridge immediately exit to the right off the highway and onto the dirt road beside 528. Follow the dirt road to the right, drive under the bridge and follow the dirt road back around to the other side until you find the 3 tikki torches and a big white van pulling a kayak trailer. If you pass the turn off on the right just make a u turn 1/4 mile past the turn off, head west on the 528 and exit the dirt parking lot before the bridge with a big sign that says “Banana River Drive” exit 52 1 mile.

 Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport

1 Airport Rd,
Little Rock, AR 72202

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