River Accesses & Mileage

There are over 20 access points along the Buffalo River. A wide array of places to get on and off the water means that you can plan a short two hour float, a multi-day adventure, or something in between. The put-ins and take-outs are where you access the river. The "reach" is a term used to describe a section of the river between access points. The reach you select will be defined by your put-in and take-out locations. Each reach has its own beauty and challenges. Please visit our Floating page for more details on planning a river trip.

Remember that river travel is not strictly a miles-per-hour undertaking since different reaches have different flows and impediments. For current river levels and discharge rates visit the USGS Buffalo River Gauge Site or call the Tyler Bend Visitor Center at 870-436-2502.

 

River Mileage Chart

Average river flow is 2 miles per hour. Take the mileage between two points and divide by two. This should tell you approximately how many hours it will take you to float any given section of river. Float times vary depending on breaks, if you are paddling or not, and the river level.

Access Points Ponca Steel Creek Kyles Landing Erbie Ozark Pruitt Hasty Carver Mt. Hersey Woolum Baker Ford Tyler Bend Grinders Ferry Gilbert North Maumee South Maumee Spring Creek Dillards Ferry *Buffalo Point Rush Buffalo City
Boxley 6.0 8.7 16.7 22.3 27.8 29.9 36.7 40.9 47.7 56.3 67.2 71.5 72.6 76.9 88.5 89.0 93.7 98.3 99.7 107.2 131.4
Ponca 2.7 10.7 16.3 21.8 23.9 30.7 34.9 41.7 50.3 61.2 65.5 66.6 70.9 82.5 83.0 87.7 92.3 93.7 101.2 125.4
Steel Creek 8.0 13.6 19.1 21.1 28.0 32.2 39.0 47.6 58.5 62.8 63.9 68.2 79.8 80.3 85.0 89.6 91.0 98.5 122.7
Kyles Landing 5.6 11.1 13.2 20.0 24.2 31.0 39.6 50.5 54.8 55.9 60.2 71.8 72.3 77.0 81.6 83.0 90.5 114.7
Erbie 5.5 7.6 14.4 18.6 25.4 34.0 44.9 49.2 50.3 54.6 66.2 66.7 71.4 76.0 77.4 84.9 109.1
Ozark 2.1 8.9 13.1 19.9 28.5 39.4 43.7 44.8 49.1 60.7 61.2 65.9 70.5 71.9 79.4 103.6
Pruitt 6.8 11.0 17.8 26.4 37.3 41.6 42.7 47.0 58.6 59.1 63.8 68.4 69.8 77.3 101.5
Hasty 4.2 11.0 19.6 30.5 34.8 35.9 40.2 51.8 52.3 57.0 61.6 63.0 70.5 94.7
Carver 6.8 15.4 26.3 30.6 31.7 36.0 47.6 48.1 52.8 57.4 58.8 66.3 90.5
Mt. Hersey 8.6 19.5 23.8 24.9 29.2 40.8 41.3 46.0 50.6 52.0 59.5 83.7
Woolum 10.9 15.2 16.3 20.6 32.2 32.7 37.4 42.0 43.4 50.9 75.1
Baker Ford 4.3 5.4 9.7 21.3 21.8 26.5 31.1 32.5 40.0 64.2
Tyler Bend 1.1 5.4 17.0 17.5 22.2 26.8 28.2 35.7 59.9
Grinders Ferry 4.3 15.9 16.4 21.1 25.7 27.1 34.6 58.8
Gilbert 11.6 12.1 16.8 21.4 22.8 30.3 58.8
North Maumee .5 5.2 9.8 11.2 18.7 42.9
South Maumee 4.7 9.3 10.7 18.2 42.4
Spring Creek 4.6 6.0 13.5 37.7
Dillards Ferry 1.4 8.9 33.1
*Buffalo Point 7.5 31.7
Rush 24.2

* The road down to the launch at Buffalo Point is closed. If you put in or take out at Buffalo Point you will need to carry your boat and gear up the large and steep gravel bar to the parking lot. You may want to consider taking out at Dillards Ferry, which is 1.5 miles upstream from Buffalo Point.

Last updated: December 14, 2017

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