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 canoes, paddles, life jackets, mesh litter bags, and shuttles. For an additional fee, some outfitters will shuttle vehicles to a take-out point.
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. You can find the list of companies that offer guided fishing or sightseeing here.
We encourage you to contact our concessioners and shop for the services and rates you desire.
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.
The links provided to the concession web sites are for your convenience for the rental of canoes and are not considered an endorsement by the National Park Service of other information included on each site.
Download a PDF of the canoe rental company list here.
Last updated: January 23, 2017