MWA Buffalo River Trip – to be confirmed
03/28/2024 @ 12:00 pm - 03/31/2024 @ 12:00 pm
Presume these are the dates until otherwise notified. We’ll add a registration via Facebook. We will be on the river Thursday mid-day until Sunday mid-day.
We plan to put in at Ponca and take out at Pruitt (24.6-mile point-to-point). We cover fewer river miles each day because we want to do a nice hike daily. We expect it to be class I water with some class II riffles. Please have experience on moving water.
Buffalo Outdoor Center (BOC) is at the put-in and they can do boat rental and/or car shuttles ($95 per vehicle to deliver it to take out, no reservations). Some people may do their own shuttle, if time and vehicles work out for that. It’s a 35 min drive one way to the Pruitt take-out.
Please make your travel arrangements and be at the Ponca put-in Thursday April ?, 2024, at 12:00 pm (noon). You can do 3 nights or less, your choice. If you don’t take out at Pruitt (after 3 nights), please arrange your own take-out plans, perhaps with the BOC. These two maps show our route: ponca-kyles.pdf and kyles_to_pruitt_map_revised_.pdf, plus take-out options prior to Pruitt (Ponca to Kyles Landing = 10.6 river miles; to Erbie = 16 miles; to Ozark = 21 miles).
We will pack our own sleeping and eating gear in our canoe or touring kayak. Please be prepared to be self-sustaining, including a means to filter water, be warm, and to keep your possessions dry. Current Buffalo River Levels.