FREQUENTLY ASKES QUESTIONS
Should I tip the drivers?
Our staff has been selected because of many reasons. They are paid an hourly wage but usually go above and beyond what they get paid. If you feel they have done a good job feel free to tip them. If you don't have any cash with you when you are heading out on the river, you can leave it with us on your return and we will see to it that they get the tip.
Do you allow dogs?
Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times while on the property. Do not bring agressive dogs or you may be asked to leave. ALWAYS pick up after your dog.
What is your minimum age?
Children under 4 are not allowed on our equipment. We do not provide any boosters or car seats in our transportation vehicles. An adult must sign a waiver accepting responsibilty for any and all minors.
How deep is the river?
The depth of the river greatly varies. There are many shallow areas with deep holes well over 6 ft deep. Even when the river is 4 ft deep you may not be able to stand due to the force of the water.
How long does it take to float?
Our 5 mile float takes a minimum of 2 hours if paddling with no stops. Most people take 4-6 hours which include only "keeping it straight" paddling and plenty of stops. Our 10 mile float takes a minimum of 4 hours if paddling with no stops. Most people take 5-7 hours which include a slow paddle with a lunch stop and a few shorter swim stops.
What class river is the Buffalo?
The Buffalo River is mostly Class 1 with a very few sections bordering Class 2. For a good explanation go to paddling.com/learn/river-classifications
Are there any places to eat nearby?
There is nothing like a day on the river to build your appetite. There are several options at the interstate. If you like fried catfish or BBQ, Rochelle's Bar None BBQ will hit the spot(note: closed on Sundays). If you are looking for a little more variety, The Log Cabin Restaurant has good options including country cooking. Loretta Lynn's Restaurant has a low quality buffet, but decent food if you order off the menu. There is also a McDonalds and Arbys. If you want mexican food, there is a restaurant across from the Speedway.
Do you sell ice?
We do not currently sell ice but you can purchase at the Pilot, Speedway, or McDonalds at the interstate 5 minutes away.
Do you sell firewood?
Yes we sell firewood and encourage everyone to burn locally sourced wood or wood that has been heat treated or sterilized from foreign pests.
Are there places to stay nearby?
There are several accomodations at the interstate. We provide primitive tent camping at our location(see camping section). If you are looking for RV hookups, there is a KOA at the interstate and Loretta Lynn's Ranch nearby. They also have cabins. The interstate is 5 minutes away and has several hotel options for any budget.
Do you have grills or firepits?
We do not provide grills. Most sites have existing fire pits. Please do not throw trash or anything that will not burn into the fires. On the rare occasion there is a burn ban, we will notify everyone camping.
What is the weight limit of your kayaks?
We recommend no more than 285 lbs for our single person Rivieras and 350 for our Staxx. 450 for our tandem(double) kayaks. Some larger folks rent a tandem and use as a single.
Do you have tubes?
We do not have or recommend tubes on our stretch of the Buffalo.
What is your cancellation policy?
All cancellations made within 48 hours will recieve a full refund. 48-24 hours can be rescheduled to a new float date. NO REFUNDS WITH LESS THAN 24 HOURS NOTICE.
If you scheduled a shuttle only (bringing only your boat), you can receive a full refund or reschedule at any time.