The Premier Outfitter in the Upper Buffalo Area

March through June is the best time of year to float the spectacular upper Buffalo River with Lost Valley
Canoe (LVC). We offer float trips ranging from 1/2 day excursions to 10 day adventures with dramatic bluffs,
caves, and hiking trails to explore along the river. The highest waterfall between the Appalachian and the
Rocky Mountains cascades above the upper Buffalo.

Hiking information and a variety of driving directions are available upon request. Surrounded by the Ponca
Wilderness and America's first National River, you'll discover why most of our customers are regulars who stay
in our unique cabins, rustic bunkhouse, and scenic campground alongside Ponca Creek year after year.

Lost Valley Canoe is a Green Company

At Lost Valley Canoe, we promote recycling and only use green, earth-friendly products in our cabins .
Convenient recycling bins are provided at our store. Help us keep the environment and the Buffalo River clean
and beautiful. Join us in treasuring this natural wonder!
Serving the Upper Buffalo River for 28 years

Lost Valley Canoe

Buffalo River Water & Rock
300% Green Hosting
"We had a wonderful time here in Ponca and at your beautiful cabin. You make the place feel very much like a home away from home, not only by the cabin itself, but by the neighborliness of everyone who works here at
LVCL. The trails are gorgeous, the elk majestic, and the hot tub was a "hot Tub", so basically everything was perfect!"

Matt & Anne
Canoeing The Buffalo River
Floating Season is March to June:
Now is the time to make your reservation for cabins and canoe rentals. The spring floating season is just around the corner and we will be booked soon. Call early for reservations.  (870) 861-5522
Phone: (870) 861-5522
GPS:  36.02762,-93.36623
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Buffalo River Bluff east of Pruitt Landing

Are You One of Us?

We value the pristine Buffalo National River and know its clear, jade Ozark waters are the reason you vacation here as well. When you visit Buffalo River country, you'll discover why our customers are regulars, returning year after year to stay in our unique cabins, rustic bunkhouse, and our pristine campground alongside Ponca Creek.

On this web site you will find the most complete river guide in the Upper Buffalo River region. We are experts on the Upper Buffalo River area. We know the inside information that will make your stay memorable and one you will want to repeat. Once you experience the many natural attractions of the area you will be hooked for life. That is the reason the Buffalo National River was written up as one of the top ten least known national parks that everyone should visit.

We have everything you need. Lodging, floating, a general store with outdoor supplies as well as groceries, and the only gas station in the area. If you forgot to pack something for your visit, chances are we have it. We work hard to anticipate you needs and make your stay with us first class yet affordable.
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