The Longest Float Trip In Arkansas Will Bring Your Summer Tubing Dreams To Life
We’ve already given some day trip inspiration for your summer activities in Arkansas, from water wonderlands to unique natural wonders. Short excursions are fun, especially for our tiny Arkansans, but there’s an epic adventure that can easily take up a couple of weeks to make your summer complete. Take a couple of point-to-point floats for a family weekend or tackle the whole river when you go tubing in Arkansas along the mighty Buffalo River.
What’s your favorite portion of the Buffalo River? Share with us in the comments below! You can also add your float photos in our Facebook group, Arkansas Nature Lovers. You should join for your chance to be featured and to discover why there’s nothing better than Arkansas’ stunning nature.
Of course, the mighty Buffalo River is home to more than just floating and tubing trips in Arkansas! Stay at the state’s most beautiful campground and explore the rest of this national treasure.
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Tubing in Arkansas
What are the best adventure outfitters for tubing in Arkansas?
There's nothing quite like a day spent tubing in Arkansas along the mighty Buffalo River. The river offers unparalleled water recreation within the Arkansas Ozarks, with some of the best kayaking in the country. Buffalo Outdoor Center, which we profiled above, organizes myriad adventures down this resplendent river, from half-day floats to multi-day journeys. Regardless of your your rafting acumen, opportunities abound for all to experience one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the country. The Buffalo National River, albeit a truly treasured Arkansas gem, is not the only place to float your boat in the Natural State. An underrated float trip you may have missed is along the Caddo River. Caddo River Camping and Canoe Rental offers canoe, kayak, tube, and raft rentals, and it is also home to a river campground where you’ll have an unforgettable tubing adventure along a natural lazy river in Arkansas. These outfitters are just the tip of the iceberg, though -- here are several more places that offer epic tubing in Arkansas!
Is the Buffalo National River the best river in Arkansas?
The Natural State is, pardon the pun, a natural beauty. And the Buffalo National River is truly one of its crown jewels. The Buffalo National River flows freely for 153 miles through upper Arkansas, beginning in the Boston Mountains and ending in the White River. Established in 1972 as America's First National River, this beautiful body of water is one of the last remaining undammed rivers in the Lower 48. The river offers unparalleled water recreation within the Arkansas Ozarks, and truly is one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the country.