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 Paddling page for more details on planning a river trip.
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. Paddle and float times vary depending on breaks, if you are paddling or not, and the river level.
* 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 8, 2020