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River Conditions

  • ​​​Please CALL 870-356-2944 to book your float trip.
  • In spring, we start floating in stages. Floating Saturdays until 4/9, then gradually more days of the week.
  • We reserve the option to not float if we do not have bookings 24 hours prior. Larger groups, negotiable. Please call us if you have any questions.

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​​​Cabins, canoes, kayaks & tubes

USGS for Caddo Gap 

The information below serves as a guide. Upstream weather, the amount of previous rainfall, and other situations help us decide when and where to float. We use speed (cf/s) more than height to determine safety levels.


Tubes Floats

Max Speed:350 cf/s   Max Height: 6 ft    


Kayak & Canoe Routes

Caddo Gap to Glenwood
Typical Range: up to 250 cf/s,   5.3 - 5.4 ft.   4-6 hours
There are some rocks to navigate around. This is ideal for inexperienced boaters and families. Anything in this range is still floatable, but pack light! 

*Under 5.2, we do the 3 mile, Glenwood to River Run route. See below.

Optimum: up to 650 cf/s,  5.5 - 6.1ft.   3-5 hours
Best Range for Caddo Gap. Great paddling, few rocks, more boat control up to 650 cf/s. 

 High: above 650 cf/s,  6.2 -7.0 ft,   2-3 hours
When the discharge climbs above 650 cf/s, we caution against taking children (no one under 16) in canoes or kayaks. Experience and skill in swift water paddling becomes more essential. The sit-on-top kayaks become a safer and better choice than canoes in this range.

Advanced: above 1,200 cf/s, 7.1+ ft. Advanced Skills Needed
Restricted rentals, if at all. At flows above 1,200 cf/s, it is a fast paced float for those with advanced or expertwhitewater skills only due to tricky currents, strainers, and other potential hazards that demand instant decision making and quick reflexes. Rapids are washed out above 7.50. No one under 18! Owners reserve the right to allow or disallow guests at this level and speed.

Flood: 7.3 ft. –NO RENTALS!
The river is getting into flood plain and running through dense strainers. Cross currents become very powerful. We do not rent at this level.


Caddo Gap to Glenwood

Lower River:  Below 5.3 ft

To offer the lazy, beautiful lower river float for canoes and kayaks, we take out at private property. There is an additional $5/boat take out cost. 


Rules of the River: https://www.agfc.com/en/fishing/boating-information/paddle-sports/

We provide you with everything you need to be river legal. We have life vests for all sizes.

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