In 1972 an unsurpassed area of wild beauty in The Natural State became a part of history when it was designated as the first national river in the country. Of course, we're referring to the breathtaking Buffalo River in Arkansas, which flows for 135 miles through the Arkansas Ozarks. We celebrated the 40th anniversary of this natural wonder in 2012. On this web page, you'll find information on the river, outfitters for canoeing, kayaking and rafting for anyone who wants to float the Buffalo River, along with attractions, camping, lodging and dining opportunities and other helpful tourism info along the way. The map below highlights the multiple launch and landing areas up and down the Buffalo River in Arkansas–perfect if you’re planning a Buffalo River canoeing or kayaking trip for a day or a week. Celebrate by planning a trip to float the Buffalo River in your canoe or kayak, or just visit to admire its beauty from the shore and explore one of America’s most beautiful places.