Lower District Paddling

North Maumee to the White River

Map of the park's lower district
Lower District - North Maumee to Buffalo City
Paddling conditions in the lower (easternmost) district of Buffalo National River are typically navigable year-round. The river is rainfall dependent though and needs consistent rainfall in the watershed to keep the water at a moderate level. For current floating conditions, please check with a concessioner, call the Buffalo Point Ranger Station at 870-449-4311, or check river gauges online at ar.water.usgs.gov/buffaloriver.

The map shown does not depict many details as far as the bluffs and topography are concerned. Call the Buffalo Point Ranger Station at 870-449-4311 or refer to a Trails Illustrated Buffalo National River (East Half) map for more details. For information about renting a vessel from one of the park's authorized canoe concessioners please visit the park's Canoe Rentals page.
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    * Durations are based off a moderate or average 2 miles per hour river flow. The length of a paddle or float trip will vary greatly with changing river levels. Additionally, times largly depend on if you paddle or not and stop to swim, fish, or explore. Please check with park staff or concessioner for a current estimate on river trip durations.

    Last updated: December 8, 2020

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