Riverfront Cabins, RV sites and Camping
The information below serves as a guide. Upstream weather, the amount of previous rainfall, and other situations influence when and what routes to float. Speed (cf/s) is better more than height to determine safety levels.
As of 9/15/2021, Arrowhead floating will be fulfilled by Caddo River Camping and Canoe. They float the same routes and equipment that Arrowhead has used and will take great care of you. Call to book at 870-356-5336.
Please contact Caddo River Camping and Canoe to find out what routes they are floating based on these river conditions.
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.
Rules of the River: https://www.agfc.com/en/fishing/boating-information/paddle-sports/