Canoeing and Camping on the Buffalo River
Justin and I went on a great canoe and camping trip on the Buffalo National River this past weekend. In the heart of the Ozarks, the Buffalo River was America’s first national scenic river in 1972. The 150-mile-long free flowing Buffalo offers both swift-running and placid stretches, towering limestone bluffs, woodlands, trails, and nature watching opportunities. I really wished we were staying for longer than a weekend. We canoed during the day and then set up camp on the side of the river for the night. We canoed around 35 miles of the river starting west of Ponca and canoeing to just past Hasty. This stretch of the river has class I and II rapids which keep you on your toes. I can’t wait until we have an opportunity to go back and explore more including the waterfalls off some of the trails.