Rates

Tubing

Collier Creek to Arrowhead

  • $15.00 per tube

Private Property to Glenwood (We only float this portion of the river when the upper part of the river gets to low)

  • $17.50 per tube

Canoes and Kayaks

Norman to Arrowhead / Arrowhead to Glenwood / Glenwood to Baker's Rock (No tubes)

Canoes

  • 1 Canoe - $40.00 each
  • 4+ Canoes - $35.00 each (single payer)

** Canoe rates are based on two people per canoe. Additional occupants $15.00 each when the water level can support the extra weight.**

Kayaks

  • Single - $28.00 each
  • 4+ Single Kayaks - $25.00 each (single payer)
  • Tandeum - $40.00 each

Glenwood to Amity 182 Landing

  • Call for pricing

Our Float Trips

The Caddo River rises in the Ouachita Mountains of Montgomery County in west central Arkansas, most of the time it is a Class I-II moderate whitewater river. Its path runs close to or through Black Springs, Norman, Caddo Gap, Glenwood and Amity on its way to the backwaters of De Gray Lake. The river forms southeast of Mena and west of Norman, then flows in a generally easterly direction into Norman where it turns southeast to Amity, and then back to the east into DeGray Lake. From there, the river flows a few miles down to its confluence with the Ouachita River just east of Caddo Valley and north of Arkadelphia. The total length of the river is about 82 miles including the distance across DeGray Lake, which was formed by the damming the river. It is a typical pool-and-drop river that is gentle enough for novice paddlers, yet with enough whitewater excitement to entertain those who prefer a bumpy ride over flatwater. As with most Arkansas streams, the Caddo River is seasonal, running best from March through June, very low and slow during the summer, and marginal the rest of the year except right after heavy local rainfall. Scenery along the river is excellent, with heavily forsted ridges, rock outcroppings, translucent green water, an abundance of native animal and plantlife, and excellent fishing.

Our Tube Trips

Collier Creek to Arrowhead: our most popular tube float. It is almost 3 miles and takes 3-4 hours, depending on stops. It starts at the bridge on Hwy 27 crossing Collier Creek. As you approach the Narrows (Arrowhead), along the west bank (river right), in the area known as Caddo Gap, hot springs bubble up into the river at or just below the surface. The thermal waters create a sensation uncommon on most rivers. Small rapids, great fishing, an old deteriorating swinging bridge. long narrow gravel bars, and Caddo Gap, a narrow opening where the river flows between ridges on either side, define the river's approach to Arrowhead. We will float the portion of the river when the USGS guarge reads 5.4 Feet or above. Call to see if this float is available when river conditions are low.

Private Property to Glenwood: is about 1.0 miles in length. We usually float this portion of the river when our upper float is not avaialble due to low river conditions. We pick you up at either our Arrowhead location if you are staying with us or our Glenwood location, however we do prefer to pick you up in Glenwood and take you upstream to our starting point, that way once you are done floating you are already back at your car and not waiting on us.

Our Canoe and Kayak Trips

Black Springs to Arrowhead: is approximately 15 miles in length and can only be floated when the river is above 8.0 feet. We allow only kayaks on this part of the river due to the twist and bends along with tree dams and downed trees from the river banks. It's a beautiful float with no traffic and excellent small mouth bass fishing. This is considered to be two floats trips so we have to charge a little more just due to the drive time.  $40.00 per kayak (NO tandems)

Norman to Arrowhead: is 8 miles and can only be floated when the water is 6 ft. or above. Normal time to float is 3 - 5 hours. The flow has the potential to be very fast and difficult for unexperienced paddlers. At normal water levels, the flow will be insufficient. We will put you in at the public access in Norman. As you approach the Narrows (Arrowhead), along the west bank (river right), in the area known as Caddo Gap, hot springs bubble up into the river at or just below the surface. The thermal waters create a sensation uncommon on most rivers. Small rapids, great fishing, an old deteriorating swinging bridge. long narrow gravel bars, and Caddo Gap, a narrow opening where the river flows between ridges on either side, define the river's approach to Arrowhead.

Arrowhead to Glenwood: our most popular float by far. It is 7.8 miles and takes 4-6 hours, depending on stops. It starts at our campgrounds with rock gardens that are fun in high water, but which will stop a boat suddenly when the water runs low. When the flow is not too much, this stretch of the river provides excellent small mouth bass fishing along with catfishing. Small rapids, long gravel bars, willow thickets and moderate pools in length define the river's approach to Glenwood.

Glenwood to Amity 182 Landing: is 8 miles of river where the rapids become tamer and the pools lengthen. The gravel bars along the riverbanks make excellent primitive campsites for overnight trips. Normal float time is 4-7 hours.

69 Arrowhead Dr
Caddo Gap, AR 71935
870-356-2944
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