From the bloggers at Monty’s Musings:
Do you love paddling a canoe or kayak past jaw-dropping scenery? Then here’s all you need to know — it’s spring in the Ozarks and the Buffalo National River in Arkansas is RV camping and paddling at its best.
One-hundred twenty five miles north of Little Rock in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, it’s easy to reach this magnificent stretch of undammed water from almost anywhere in the United States. Whether you’re coming from Dallas (seven hours on I-30) or Chicago (nine hours on I-55), it’s an easy long-weekend trek, especially when you’re coming by RV.
Just what it is that draws paddlers from every state to this river? Did we mention this is one of the last undammed waterways in America? For nearly 150 miles, you can float past four-story limestone bluffs, navigate around gravel bars large enough for a stopover, watch the shoreline and shallows for Rocky Mountain elk and black bears or idle your watercraft in the shade of a willow while preparing to launch down Class II rapids.