The businesses listed in the chart below are permitted by the National Park Service to rent a variety of watercraft and to provide shuttle services within Buffalo National River. Concessioners provide the vessel, paddles, life jackets, mesh litter bags, and shuttles. For an additional fee, some outfitters will shuttle vehicles to a take-out point.
Concession operations are limited to specific districts of the river. Your choice of rental company depends largely upon which section of the river you desire to float or fish. If your float extends between two districts, you may select any outfitter within the two districts you will be floating. Any of the outfitters listed may provide services to all sections of the river if a four-day or longer trip in planned. Visit our River Rules page for information that will make your river trip safe and enjoyable.
Motors are allowed on vessels upriver to Erbie Boat Launch. Outboard motors are limited to 10 horsepower or less. Johnboaters must yield to all other watercraft. Visit our Guided Services page for a list of authorized fishing, sightseeing, and photography guides.
The list of authorized park concessioner is provided for your convenience for the rental of canoes, kayaks, tubes, and rafts and is not considered an endorsement by the National Park Service. We encourage you to contact the concessioners and shop for the services and rates you desire.
Buffalo National River Concessioners
Canoe, Kayak, Tube, and Raft Rentals & Shuttle Services
Last updated: June 12, 2020