This All-Day Float Trip Will Make Your Arkansas Summer Complete
When the weather warms up, the one thing that should be on every Arkansan’s summer bucket list is a float trip or two. Maybe you’re wanting to tackle the wild rapids of the Cossatot or relax and cruise down the Ouachita. There’s one particular trip that embraces every skill level and makes for a full day of floating fun, and it offers some of the best tubing in Arkansas. Let’s slather on the sunscreen and see what’s just around the river bend!
Buffalo Outdoor Center is located in Ponca, Arkansas, and offers all sorts of outdoor and water recreation experiences. Whether you’re looking to rent a cabin along the Buffalo River, are looking to canoe, kayak or perhaps even zipline, it’s a great local business that’s as passionate about the state as you are. It’s been outfitting float trips since 1976, and offers some of the best tubing in Arkansas.
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To check rental rates, visit the Buffalo Outdoor Center website.
Address: 4699 AR Highway 43, Ponca, AR, 72670
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You may want to stop by and see where the buffalo roam near the Buffalo.
There are all sorts of great spots for tubing throughout the state of Arkansas. Known as, “The Natural State”, it’s only expected that there would be all sorts of recreational opportunities. Outdoor recreation is one of the state’s shining stars, its proudest aspect, and companies like Caddo River Camping, Buffalo River Float Service and Kings River Outfitters do a great job making sure folks have ample chances to capitalize on tubing along Arkansas rivers.
What else can I do besides tubing at the Buffalo River?
The Buffalo National River has all sorts of diverse opportunities for recreation both in the river and along its banks. Whether you’re looking to tube, kayak or float, it’s both clean and picturesque. Both tourists and locals love to indulge in everything from fishing to hunting, hiking, camping, and horseback riding along its beautiful banks. Make sure to research the historic districts and bird-watching events that are great to experience. Though there are no mountain biking trails, there are quite a few biking opportunities throughout the Ozark mountains.
Does Arkansas have clean rivers?
Yes, Arkansas does have beautifully clean rivers. It’s located in the heart of the south, and locals have access to all sorts of gorgeous natural areas, beautiful forests, and pristine waterways. You’ll find a myriad of family-friendly activities on the water, and the Arkansas water report ranked it as one of the cleanest states in the nation. There are no impaired waterbodies, and surface waters remain clean and great for activities. With roughly 56 watersheds in the state, the number of reported problems remains close to zero.
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for two years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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