5 Must-Do Tube Float Trips in Arkansas With Stunning Views
If you are an avid tuber and I'm not talking about a YouTuber, I'm talking tube floating! Do you know there are plenty of great places to float in a lazy river in Arkansas?
The weather has been extremely hot and there is nothing more refreshing than jumping on a tube whether you want a really laid-back lazy river or something a little more adventurous chances are you'll find it in Arkansas. There is nothing like getting family or friends together for a beautiful scenic float trip through the wooded forest, bluffs, and mountainside soaking in all that the natural state offers its guests. Depending on the depth of the river and the rapids flowing there are plenty of places that might be shallow where you can hop off and cool off or sit on the banks for a picnic.
Let's take a look at 5 places in Arkansas You Must Float.
The Caddo River in Glenwood is a hot spot for folks from the Texarkana area because for one it's not far from here and it offers tubers a chance to hop off along the way for swimming in its shallow pools. This river ride is normally a gentle float with a few rapids that will perk you up, expect to see lots of natural scenery, and occasionally you may see a deer or two along your journey that winds and twists for about 8 miles. For those who might like to rent a tube Caddo River Camping and Canoe Rental has everything you need to make this an unforgettable experience.
Another favorite destination is the Ouachita River with one of the more popular 10-mile floats from Oden to Rocky Shoals. The scenery here is breathtaking as you float through part of the Ouachita National Forest. There are several different options available for the kind of float you desire, something serene or a little more intense. The best part the U.S. Forest Service offers five float camps riverside with plenty of activities to keep you entertained.
Buffalo National River
This is probably the most popular float adventure of the bunch, it is considered one of the best lazy rivers in Arkansas. The Buffalo National River offers floaters several different skill levels as you navigate along the 150-mile-long river with majestic scenery, towering bluffs, and plenty of wildlife to enjoy on your tubing adventure. Tubing, canoeing, or kayaking or excellent at this national treasure.
This is one river you probably haven't heard much about but the Saline River has a stretch from Peeler Bend to Lyle Park that takes about two hours to float and it's absolutely beautiful. Saline River Canoe Rentals has all you need to get out on the water.
Under the protection of the Arkansas Nature Conservancy the King River offers a milder float trip across the water with spectacular scenery along the way with a few rapids to help keep it interesting. Kings River Outfitters has all the essential gear to make this a memorable experience whether you are floating in a tube, canoe, or kayak.
As I said, these are just a few great places that offer nature enthusiasts a float trip of a lifetime. There is plenty more to enjoy in this wonderful state that we call Arkansas.