Buffalo River (Arkansas)

StateArkansas
RiverBuffalo River
NotesThe Ponca low water bridge air space measurement, compared to the USGS gauge, is explained by Mike Mills from Buffalo Outdoor Center. He describes 3-4 feet (10-20" air space) as being ideal for the upper Buffalo River as measured at Ponca.
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Gauges
Ponca (07055660) Currently low (88 cfs) and falling
Saint Joe (07056000) Currently low (688 cfs) and falling
Harriet (07056700) Currently good (753 cfs) and steady
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Trips for Buffalo River (Arkansas)

DateStartEndDistanceConditionGaugeDischargeHeightFishingDetails
Click for details2016-11-26 Maumee North Spring Creek Total trip distance: 9.4 miles4.4 Low Harriet (07056700) 405 3.54 Poor LMBLMB Brown, Steve
Coroleuski, Linda
Torissi, Chris
Van Someren, Tom
Brown, Steve; Coroleuski, Linda; Torissi, Chris; Van Someren, Tom
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 405
Height: 3.54
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 405<br />Height: 3.54
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2016-11-27 Spring Creek Bluff Dillard's Ferry Total trip distance: 9.4 miles5.0 Low Harriet (07056700) 336 3.42 Poor LMBLMB Brown, Steve
Coroleuski, Linda
Torissi, Chris
Van Someren, Tom
Brown, Steve; Coroleuski, Linda; Torissi, Chris; Van Someren, Tom
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 336
Height: 3.42
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 336<br />Height: 3.42
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2015-11-08 Rush Landing Fish Trap Creek Total trip distance: 28.9 miles6.9 Good Harriet (07056700) 258 3.20 Great LMB
SMB
LMB, SMB
Fillmore, Brian
Miller, Russ
Fillmore, Brian; Miller, Russ
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 258
Height: 3.20
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 258<br />Height: 3.20
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2015-11-09 Fish Trap Creek Leatherwood Creek Total trip distance: 28.9 miles9.3 Good Harriet (07056700) 243 3.17 Good LMB
SMB
LMB, SMB
Fillmore, Brian
Miller, Russ
Fillmore, Brian; Miller, Russ
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 243
Height: 3.17
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 243<br />Height: 3.17
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2015-11-10 Leatherwood Creek White River (B) Total trip distance: 28.9 miles7.1 Good Harriet (07056700) 224 3.13 Fair SMBSMB Fillmore, Brian
Miller, Russ
Fillmore, Brian; Miller, Russ
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 224
Height: 3.13
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 224<br />Height: 3.13
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2014-10-08 Dillard's Ferry Ingram Creek (B) Total trip distance: 9.0 miles4.5 Good Harriet (07056700) 96 2.53 Fair SMB
RB
LSF
GSF
SMB, RB, LSF, GSF
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 96
Height: 2.53
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 96<br />Height: 2.53
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2014-10-09 Ingram Creek (B) Rush Total trip distance: 9.0 miles4.5 Good Harriet (07056700) 96 2.53 Fair SMB
RB
LSF
GSF
SMB, RB, LSF, GSF
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 96
Height: 2.53
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 96<br />Height: 2.53
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2016-08-25 Rush Landing Fish Trap Creek Total trip distance: 28.9 miles6.9 Good Harriet (07056700) 0 4.06 Good LMB
SMB
LMB, SMB
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Wylee
Javorsek, Rachel
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Wylee; Javorsek, Rachel
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 0
Height: 4.06
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 0<br />Height: 4.06
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2016-08-26 Fish Trap Creek Leatherwood Creek Total trip distance: 28.9 miles9.3 Good Harriet (07056700) 0 3.91 Fair SMBSMB Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Wylee
Javorsek, Rachel
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Wylee; Javorsek, Rachel
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 0
Height: 3.91
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 0<br />Height: 3.91
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2016-08-28 Elephant's Head White River Total trip distance: 28.9 miles4.3 Good Harriet (07056700) 0 3.70 Poor LSFLSF Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Wylee
Javorsek, Rachel
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Wylee; Javorsek, Rachel
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 0
Height: 3.70
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 0<br />Height: 3.70
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2016-08-27 Leatherwood Creek Elephant's Head Total trip distance: 28.9 miles2.8 Good Harriet (07056700) 0 3.77 Good LMB
SMB
LMB, SMB
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Wylee
Javorsek, Rachel
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Fillmore, Wylee; Javorsek, Rachel
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Harriet (07056700)
Discharge: 0
Height: 3.77
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Harriet (07056700)<br />Discharge: 0<br />Height: 3.77
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2016-03-15 Ponca Kyles Total trip distance: 10.6 miles10.6 Good Ponca (07055660) 449 3.31 None NoneNone Amburn, Andrea
Arnold, Al
Edmond, Brian
Eth, Joe
Van Someren, Tom
Amburn, Andrea; Arnold, Al; Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Van Someren, Tom
The water level was nearly perfect for this trip. There were a few places where kayaks dragged the gravel or some rocks but the current was swift nearly the entire time and most riffles were easily navigated.The water level was nearly perfect for this trip. There were a few places where kayaks dragged the gravel or some rocks but the current was swift nearly the entire time and most riffles were easily navigated. USGS Gauge Data:
Ponca (07055660)
Discharge: 449
Height: 3.31
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Ponca (07055660)<br />Discharge: 449<br />Height: 3.31
Source: EdmondSource: Edmond
Click for details2013-05-11 Ponca Kyles (B) Total trip distance: 23.8 miles9.0 Good Ponca (07055660) 195 2.52 Fair SMB
RB
LSF
GSF
SMB, RB, LSF, GSF
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Ponca (07055660)
Discharge: 195
Height: 2.52
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Ponca (07055660)<br />Discharge: 195<br />Height: 2.52
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2013-05-12 Kyles (B) Erbie (A) Total trip distance: 23.8 miles9.0 Good Ponca (07055660) 164 2.41 Fair SMB
RB
LSF
GSF
SMB, RB, LSF, GSF
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Ponca (07055660)
Discharge: 164
Height: 2.41
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Ponca (07055660)<br />Discharge: 164<br />Height: 2.41
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2017-02-19 Ponca Kyles Total trip distance: 10.6 miles10.6 Good Ponca (07055660) 148 2.58 None NoneNone Acharya, Sreekanth
Amburn, Andrea
Amburn, Matt
Arnold, Al
Van Someren, Cynthia
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Acharya, Sreekanth; Amburn, Andrea; Amburn, Matt; Arnold, Al; Van Someren, Cynthia; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah
Water level was okay, not great, but still worthy of a marginally 'Good' rating. Our boats ran into may many hidden rocks, and the less experienced kayaker got stuck on low gravel bars a few times. But the current was still moving along sufficiently. We got in the water at 11:40 and arrived at Kyle's at 5:30. A flat tire on the kayak trailer, along with a couple spills by Cynthia and Andrea in the canoe, prevented us from being able to hike in to Hemmed-In Hollow.Water level was okay, not great, but still worthy of a marginally 'Good' rating. Our boats ran into may many hidden rocks, and the less experienced kayaker got stuck on low gravel bars a few times. But the current was still moving along sufficiently. We got in the water at 11:40 and arrived at Kyle's at 5:30. A flat tire on the kayak trailer, along with a couple spills by Cynthia and Andrea in the canoe, prevented us from being able to hike in to Hemmed-In Hollow. USGS Gauge Data:
Ponca (07055660)
Discharge: 148
Height: 2.58
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Ponca (07055660)<br />Discharge: 148<br />Height: 2.58
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2019-03-22 Ponca Kyles Total trip distance: 10.6 miles10.6 Good Ponca (07055660) 144 3.14 None NoneNone Arnold, Al
Bartlett, Renee
Bullard, Loring
Jones, Marianne
Siegfried, Beth
Turk, Scott
Van Someren, Tom
Williams, Sarah
Arnold, Al; Bartlett, Renee; Bullard, Loring; Jones, Marianne; Siegfried, Beth; Turk, Scott; Van Someren, Tom; Williams, Sarah
The weather today was excellent for a day on the Buffalo. The water level could have been higher to make this a perfect trip, but there was still enough flow to give it a 'Good' rating. Lots of half hidden rocks for the less experienced kayaker (as well as experienced floater) to get stuck on. Late in the day we had to help do a minor rescue of a father-daughter who capsized their canoe .3 of a mile upstream from Kyle's (they were two cold soaked and shivering floaters). We got in the water at 10:40 and arrived at Kyle's at just after 18:00, which included a hike in to Hemmed-In Hollow.The weather today was excellent for a day on the Buffalo. The water level could have been higher to make this a perfect trip, but there was still enough flow to give it a 'Good' rating. Lots of half hidden rocks for the less experienced kayaker (as well as experienced floater) to get stuck on. Late in the day we had to help do a minor rescue of a father-daughter who capsized their canoe .3 of a mile upstream from Kyle's (they were two cold soaked and shivering floaters). We got in the water at 10:40 and arrived at Kyle's at just after 18:00, which included a hike in to Hemmed-In Hollow. USGS Gauge Data:
Ponca (07055660)
Discharge: 144
Height: 3.14
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Ponca (07055660)<br />Discharge: 144<br />Height: 3.14
Source: Van SomerenSource: Van Someren
Click for details2013-05-13 Erbie (A) Pruitt Total trip distance: 23.8 miles5.8 Good Ponca (07055660) 143 2.33 Fair SMB
RB
LSF
GSF
SMB, RB, LSF, GSF
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Ponca (07055660)
Discharge: 143
Height: 2.33
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Ponca (07055660)<br />Discharge: 143<br />Height: 2.33
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2015-06-27 Tyler Bend Gilbert Total trip distance: 5.6 miles5.6 Good Saint Joe (07056000) 2470 7.41 None NoneNone Beaver, Laura
Seever, Mike
Seever, Natalie
Beaver, Laura; Seever, Mike; Seever, Natalie
This trip was reported by Natalie null. She stated that they didn't drag anywhere and took the trip in about 3 hours, half of the estimate given to them.This trip was reported by Natalie null. She stated that they didn't drag anywhere and took the trip in about 3 hours, half of the estimate given to them. USGS Gauge Data:
Saint Joe (07056000)
Discharge: 2470
Height: 7.41
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Saint Joe (07056000)<br />Discharge: 2470<br />Height: 7.41
Source: SeeverSource: Seever
Click for details2010-10-09 Carver Mount Hersey Total trip distance: 15.3 miles6.8 Low Saint Joe (07056000) 57 3.79 Great SMB
RB
LSF
BLG
SMB, RB, LSF, BLG
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Saint Joe (07056000)
Discharge: 57
Height: 3.79
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Saint Joe (07056000)<br />Discharge: 57<br />Height: 3.79
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2010-10-10 Mount Hersey Woolum Total trip distance: 15.3 miles8.5 Low Saint Joe (07056000) 55 3.78 Great SMB
RB
LSF
BLG
SMB, RB, LSF, BLG
Fillmore, Brent
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Ligon, Day
Ligon, Elicia
Ligon, Elseya
Fillmore, Brent; Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca; Ligon, Day; Ligon, Elicia; Ligon, Elseya
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Saint Joe (07056000)
Discharge: 55
Height: 3.78
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Saint Joe (07056000)<br />Discharge: 55<br />Height: 3.78
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2011-10-12 Red Bluff Little Rocky Creek Total trip distance: 11.7 miles3.9 Low Saint Joe (07056000) 47 3.49 Great SMB
RB
LSF
SMB, RB, LSF
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Saint Joe (07056000)
Discharge: 47
Height: 3.49
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Saint Joe (07056000)<br />Discharge: 47<br />Height: 3.49
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2011-10-13 Little Rocky Creek Maumee South Total trip distance: 11.7 miles3.9 Low Saint Joe (07056000) 47 3.49 Great SMB
RB
LSF
SMB, RB, LSF
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Saint Joe (07056000)
Discharge: 47
Height: 3.49
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Saint Joe (07056000)<br />Discharge: 47<br />Height: 3.49
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2011-10-11 Gilbert Red Bluff Total trip distance: 11.7 miles3.9 Low Saint Joe (07056000) 44 3.47 Good SMB
RB
LSF
SMB, RB, LSF
Fillmore, Brian
Fillmore, Rebecca
Fillmore, Brian; Fillmore, Rebecca
No notes for this trip<i>No notes for this trip</i> USGS Gauge Data:
Saint Joe (07056000)
Discharge: 44
Height: 3.47
<b>USGS Gauge Data:</b></br />Saint Joe (07056000)<br />Discharge: 44<br />Height: 3.47
Source: FillmoreSource: Fillmore
Click for details2003-05-31 Steel Creek Kyles Total trip distance: 10.0 miles10.0 Good (none) None NoneNone Edmond, Alex
Edmond, Brian
Edmond, Joseph
UU Church Group
Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; UU Church Group
See water level information in the Notes section.See water level information in the Notes section. No USGS gauge for this river and date<i>No USGS gauge for this river and date</i> Source: EdmondSource: Edmond

A total of 24 rows are displayed.

Trip Summary for Buffalo River (Arkansas)

Miles163.2
Trips12
People32
Dates24
Years9
Months7
Rows24
Sources4

Condition Descriptions

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Notes

Classic Trip List

The classic River Trips application is still available for use. It is updated with the new system using a data retrofit. It is no longer maintained. The original River Trips application is no longer updated (as of 1 Dec 2016) but can be checked for errors or for the condition of the data before it was converted to the new system.