Get on the Water!
Mountain View, Arkansas is home to clear creeks and rivers that invite travelers to explore the Ozarks by boat. The cold water makes it perfect for trout, and for adventurers looking for a spot to cool off. Rent a canoe, kayak or raft from one of the local outfitters, or bring your own. Paddle under the historic Swinging Bridge at the confluence of North and South Sylamore Creeks. Float along the White River in a raft with the family. Picnic on the creekbank. The water is calling your name....
"Wow! We had never seen water so clear. The Sylamore Creek is nothing short of magical. We rented kayaks and spent the whole day exploring the area. The kids were so entertained watching the fish swim under our boats. Next time we come we plan to drive out and float the Buffalo!"
~Thomas, Jack's Bend
KAYAK & CANOE
Where to FInd KAYAK & CANOE RENTALS
Anglers White River Resort is located directly on the banks of the White River near Mountain View, Arkansas, at the point where Sylamore Creek flows into the White River. That makes Anglers the perfect jumping off point for floating the White River or paddling the confluence of North and Sylamore Creek. They offer kayak, canoe and raft rentals with various options.
Just between the confluence of North and South Sylamore Creeks and the White River, the Sylamore Creek Camp rents kayaks and canoes for day use in their area. Call before you go to check availability.
The Buffalo River is a little over an hour from Mountain View and a beautiful float if you’re looking for a day trip. There are many great outfitters, but this is the one we usually use. They rent kayaks and canoes, offer shuttle service, and have a general store for all your float needs. If you byo boats, they’ll still shuttle you up river for a fee. Be sure to stop at Coursey’s Smoked Meats on the way for a smoked ham sandwich to pack in your cooler.