Arkansans are adamant about a few things they can only find at home – The Arkansas Razorbacks, Petit Jean meats, and the United States’ first national river.
Established in 1972, the Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states. Since 1986, Buffalo River Outfitters has been making Ozarks adventure vacations pleasant, comfortable and affordable for visitors looking to recreate and relax on the water.
“The Ozarks are a special place – a place of inspiring beauty and friendly people,” says Buffalo River Outfitters operator Ben Milburn. “We promise you a warm welcome, a comfortable stay, and lots of happy adventures at Buffalo River Outfitters.”

Located in St. Joe, Ark., Buffalo River Outfitters offers services needed for a day trip getaway or a complete vacation. Whether it be a one or multi-day float trip, canoes, rafts, and kayaks are available to rent for float trips, and shuttle services can get paddlers almost anywhere on the river, guaranteeing visitors see the wonderful beauty of the Buffalo and the Natural State. For those inclined to stay on shore, there are numerous trails that run along the river, allowing ample hiking and horseback riding opportunities, and the area is noted for its scenery and outstanding smallmouth bass fishing.
For those looking to slow down for a while and commune with nature, Buffalo River Outfitters prides itself on its log cabins, ranging from six family cabins that sleep 6 people and two which will sleep up to 8-10 people, which are available with WiFi and amenities, including stone fireplaces, air conditioning, fully-equipped kitchens, linens and cooking equipment, wide porches with wooden swings and gliders, barbecue grills, comfortable beds, hardwood floors, hand-crafted accents, Jacuzzi tubs and king-size beds in select cabins. Each cabin is furnished with a television and a DVD player. Two handicapped accessible cabins are available to those with special needs. Additionally, pets are welcome, but there is a $25 fee per pet, per night.
“Because of our location, even in the summertime, this is a cool and refreshing place to gather. Just bring your groceries and move right in,” says Milburn. “Our rates are one of the best on the river, and we can assure you that the price is worth it “Whether for a business trip or a family vacation, we have the perfect place for you!”
Milburn says outstanding customer service is central to the company’s mission.
“Our staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about anything and everything related to the Buffalo River. The main goal of our staff is to help you feel safe and secure on your adventure, confident using our gear, and comfortable throughout your stay.”
Come discover all the adventures that await you here on The Buffalo River,” Milburn says. “We look forward to showing you our neck of the woods.”

9664 N. Hwy 65, St. Joe, AR • 870.439.2200 •