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Gilbert to Buffalo Point Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Buffalo River

Gilbert to Buffalo Point Info
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Put In:  Gilbert
Take Out:  Buffalo Point
Difficulty:  Class I
Run Length:  23 miles
Current Streamflow:  11 cfs @ 12/14/2016 01:30 PM - Buffalo River near Boxley, AR, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  0.9 - 4.0
Streamflow Comments:  Minimum Flow = 0.9 feet, Optimum Flow = 1.5 - 4.0 feet
Season Comments:  March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Primary Season:  Good flows and warm temperatures attract most paddlers between mid March through October
Permit:  None Presently Required
Character/Similar To:  Class I riffles with great scenery
Water Craft:  kayak,canoe,touring
Camping on River:  In desginated campsites
Location:  In the Southeastern U.S. (AR), 116 Miles North of Little Rock
Shuttle Logistics: 

Take Out: From Yellville go south on AR 14 for 15 miles, before crossing the bridge turn left onto AR 268 and follow it for 3 miles to Buffalo Point.

Put In: From the take out return to AR 14, turn left and continue for 7.7 miles. Bear right onto AR 27 for 10.6 miles. Once at US 65 turn right and head north for 12.3 miles until AR 333. Turn right and follow for 3.3 miles, at the end of the road turn right onto Frost Street and go straight to river, put in on river left.

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