For friends and family, church and scout groups, beginners and experts alike, all will enjoy the Caddo.  The river has several really good swimming holes, and places to fish along the way, but Class I and II rapids are frequent and help do much of the "paddling" for you.  In the late summer you may have to do more of the paddling yourself, but generally the Caddo stays a pretty good float, and in fact it's one of the most consistent floating rivers in Arkansas. 


[5 of 5 stars] Reviewed June 25, 2017
We have had a trip there for the last 7 years now.  I must say this year I was mostly impressed with the crew members of the shuttle bus and the ones who help you out of the water when you are done.  I could not have been more pleased.  Way to go Gayla and David. See you next year!

Do you have your own Canoe? No problem, we provide shuttles at a fair rate.

Shuttling your boat on Narrows to Glenwood typical route cash discounted rate is $20 for 1st boat and $10 for each additional boat on the same invoice.  Taking alternate routes or multiple routes will add additional charges.  Please call us to specifically price.

* The alternate low water route adds $5 per boat to rate above.

Rental Rates


Taxes Already Included


CANOES - Caddo Gap Route 5.25 or higher water level.

$45 each  or  $40 each for 5 or more
prices include life jackets, paddles, the standard 7-8 mile shuttle, and tax!  

Low Water Route - for 5.2 ft. or lower

$50 each  or $45 for 5+ on one invoice

*This is a deeper wider section that is still a good trip when the water drops below 5.2 ft. 

This rate includes the landowner access fee required for this access point.

CANOES  - 2nd Day Rental

$35 per canoe on 2nd day for floaters who paddle two days with us. +$5 for Low Water Route

Recommended Floating Routes


Caddo Gap to Glenwood: 5.25 ft or higher

This is our most popular float by far!  It is 7.5 miles and takes approximately 4-5 hours. Most convenient route. 

​When the water is too low for the Caddo Gap route above, we use an alternate low water route that is 4 miles long. It is $5 higher per boat.

Baker Rock -Low water Route - when river is below 5.25 ft.

This alternate route is a great little trip when the water is too low for the upper section in Caddo Gap. It is 4 miles and takes about 2-3 hours. It is a great sections to teach younger kids to paddle. This has become a favorite of some of our customers during the peak summer months.

Glenwood to Amity 182 Landing:

This route is 8 miles of river where the rapids become tamer and the pools lengthen.  The good gravel bars along the riverbanks make excellent primitive campsites for overnight trippers.  Takes 4-7 hours. Available on Sunday-Friday. This one is not available on Saturday's during May-August.

NOTE: All paddling times given are approximate and will vary according to weather, water conditions, and the progress paddlers make down the river.  You may spend as long as you like paddling and enjoying your trip, but we do require all one-days trip to return rented equipment before 6:00 p.m. or a $25 per boat for each 30 minutes late fees are charged.  Please plan your progress accordingly.  It is your responsibility to return the equipment to the outfitters designated access point on time and undamaged.

Reservations & Deposits

Reservations are recommended for the weekends.  Reservations may be made by phone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week.  Leave a message if we cant get to the phone and we will call you back shortly.  A visa or master card is needed to hold the boats for you, but will not be charged in advance.  There will be a $10 per boat late cancel or no show fee charged if you cancel less than 24 hours before the date of the reservation.

Canoes will only be held until 11 am of the reserved date unless we are notified of a later arrival time.  

State River Laws

Please click on the link below to be sure you're familiar with the things you can and can not have on the river.  We do provide each floater with life jackets and mesh bags.

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