Common Questions

Common Questions

Any questions?

Check out our frequently asked questions below and let us take the guess work out of your float trip. Have a question we haven’t answered? Feel free to contact us with your questions.

We are located on the lower Buffalo which is floatable all year, even during very dry periods. The river may become slow and low with occasional dragging, but still very floatable. The upper sections and parts of the middle sections are more seasonal and being more dependent on rainfall.
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You can camp anywhere along the riverbank as long as it not near or on an access point.
The elk are primarily located on the upper stretches of the river, it is very unlikely to see one while floating the lower river.
Cell Service along the river is very limited.

DO's And DON'TS

DO
Bring floatable cup holders/koozies for all drinks. (It’s the law)
Watch for dangerous rapids, rock & trees (floating, submerged, and overhanging the river).
Use a personal floatation device; Children under 13 must wear a lifejacket (It’s the law)
Wear hunters orange while hiking or hunting during an open game season.
Tell someone where you are going if hunting, hiking, or boating alone.
Use caution when encountering wildlife, animals, and insects.
Watch your footing while hiking or loading or unloading from the boat.
Practice “leave no trace” to minimize litter on the rivers. Use a litter bag.
Completely extinguish campfires and do not leave them unattended.
DON’T
Fish while it is thundering or lightening.
Set camp too close to the river. Fluctuating water conditions and rain will flood your camp.
Carry glass containers within 50 feet of the rivers. This also means no glass containers in any vessel. (It’s the law).
Dive into the rivers.
Dig or keep artifacts found on the Buffalo National River.
Bring styrofoam coolers.