DAILY BOAT RENTAL RATES
Solo Kayak: $55
Tandem Kayak: $72
10% DISCOUNT FOR THREE DAY AND LONGER RENTALS
ENTIRE PARTY MUST BE AT THE RIVER PUT-IN BY NOON TO LAUNCH
BOATS THAT ARRIVE TO THE TAKE OUT POINT AFTER 7:00PM ARE SUBJECT TO A $30.00 PER BOAT LATE EQUIPMENT CHARGE
limit 2 adults per canoe
minimum of 4 paddlers required per raft
minimum of 3 adults per raft
6 person maximum per raft
no dogs allowed in raft
1 small or medium size cooler per raft
The river can be paddled year round, but the typical float season for the upper district is MARCH - JUNE
A link to purchase an Arkansas fishing license can be found by clicking the AG&FC icon below
Below is a link to Rio Buffalo Outfitter's Acknowledgment of Risk
Outdoor Ethics for Buffalo National River
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
The BNR is pack it in, pack it out
BOAT RESERVATION STATEMENT, CANCELLATION AND DAMAGE POLICY
I agree to pay for lost or damaged rental equipment. I understand that Rio Buffalo agrees to limit my liability for property damage or loss to the fair market value of the equipment at the time of the loss, or to a reasonable cost of repair to damaged equipment. I understand that Rio Buffalo requires full payment at the time of reservation and all but Ten Dollar ($10.00 USD) per boat is refundable if a cancellation is made before seven (7) days from the reservation date. I understand that there is a $10.00 processing fee for all cancelled vehicle shuttle reservations. I agree to pay a $100.00 boat recovery fee for all boats that Rio Buffalo staff has to retrieve outside of the designated take out location. I understand the late equipment policy and that there will be a Thirty Dollar ($30.00 USD) per boat late fee charged for all boats that arrive at the take out point after 7:00PM. I understand that Rio Buffalo will do everything they can to accommodate change of plan requests as well as resolve issues caused by customer vehicle breakdowns, but additional charges will likely be incurred.
Cancellation. Rio Buffalo has a seven (7) day cancellation policy. A reservation may be cancelled at any time prior to seven days before the reservation date. A customer cancellation less than seven days before the reservation date will result in no refund. Rio Buffalo reserves the right to cancel any reservation due to high water, flows that are too low to launch from Pruitt Landing, or severe weather (any of the foregoing in Rio Buffalo’s sole discretion). Rio Buffalo operates rain or shine but a full refund will be issued if the river is closed by the NPS due to flood stage. A cancellation by Rio Buffalo within seven days of the reservation date will result in a rain check for the full reservation amount. A cancellation by Rio Buffalo prior to the seven-day period will result in a full refund to the customer. All customer cancellations must be made by telephonic communication with Rio Buffalo.
Rio Buffalo reserves the right to cancel any raft reservation if Rio Buffalo deems the river levels too low for a raft or too high for safe floating. In the event of low flows, Rio Buffalo will credit the customer’s raft rental fee towards a canoe or kayak rental, if available. If the adequate numbers of canoes or kayaks are not available, Rio Buffalo will issue a full refund of the raft rental amount.
I understand that Rio Buffalo reserves the right to refuse service to any person it judges to be incapable of meeting the rigors of canoeing or other activities facilitated by Rio Buffalo, at its sole discretion, or to any person that is under the influence of alcohol or narcotics or could otherwise be a danger to themselves or others.
I grant permission to Rio Buffalo to drive the vehicle(s) listed in reservation, whether I am a personal owner of a stated vehicle or not, and understand that the owner’s insurance covers any loss or damage to the vehicle(s). Rio Buffalo shall not be liable for any damage or loss to or any claim, injury, or loss caused by any customer vehicle unless caused by Rio Buffalo’s negligence, gross negligence or recklessness.