Buffalo River Float Trip Packing List

7693064598_7b5656a331_nWe hope you’re taking full advantage of this long weekend by heading out for a camping trip or hike. The weather is supposed to be wonderful here in Northwest Arkansas and we’re hoping it’ll last! One of our favorite things to do for Memorial Day is to head out to Buffalo River for a canoe or float trip. It’s a great way to spend the weekend and because everyone’s moving along the river at around the same speed, you can get a little area of water just to yourself if you time it right! We highly recommend the Ponca to Kyle’s Landing trip.

Packing List for Buffalo River Float Trip

These are the essentials to an overnight float trip. Don’t forget to stick your map folded out to the section you need inside a ziplock bag so it doesn’t get wet and useless! You can get a map of the Ponca-Kyle’s Landing trip here. Combine this list with our regular hiking packing list to get the full list of supplies you’ll need

  • Canoe, Kayak, or other floating thing
  • Bailer
  • Tow rope/rope to anchor with/something to use as an anchor
  • Paddles
  • Personal Flotation Device or life vest (swim wings aren’t going to cut it here)
  • Safety Whistle
  • Dry bag
  • River map and compass
  • Tarp for covering your gear in the canoe or kayak
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel

If you’re looking for more fun things to bring with you, come by our store and pick up a waterproof EcoExtreme that will allow you to play music for you and your friends while you’re out on the water this weekend!

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