Floating / Kayaking / Canoeing


FLOATING: Float the Spring River on a raft or inner tube and you’ll find a whole new way to experience the river.  Sit back and enjoy nature surrounding you. As the cool water sweeps you downstream, view the trees, foliage and wildlife that characterize the pristine Arkansas Ozarks.
Since the river is spring fed, the water levels remain fairly consistent allowing the Spring River to be floated at almost any time of year. Hardy area outfitters can provide information and equipment to make your float trip a memorable one.

KAYAKING/CANOEING:  Canoeing the Spring River is one of the most popular activities while visiting Hardy. There are sections of the River suitable for all skill levels, from beginning canoeists to expert water enthusiasts.

From calm, leisurely floats to Class II and Class III rapids, s-curve shoots and falls, the Spring River provides excitement and a great ride for canoeists. There are many convenient access points along the river which allow you to customize your trip. Spend a full day (8 hours/16 miles) on the river or choose a shorter trip based on your itinerary and skill level.

Floating between Mammoth Spring and Hardy is excellent for beginning and intermediate canoeists. The Southfork of the Spring River offers a greater challenge for skilled canoeists.

Many areas of the upper Spring River are popular with fly fishermen. If you’re interested in hooking a trophy trout, canoeing provides an excellent way to navigate the river.

Hardy area outfitters are well-equipped to provide canoes, accessories and shuttle services to and from access points. With expert knowledge of the river, Hardy outfitters will provide the information and gear you need to make your canoeing adventure enjoyable.

Serious water enthusiasts may prefer to travel the Spring River in a kayak.

Kayaking allows for a more personal river experience. The various levels of rapids on the Spring River provide excitement and fun for beginning or expert kayakers. The river boasts Class II and Class III rapids, s-curve shoots and falls.

Hardy area outfitters are well-equipped to provide kayaks, accessories and shuttle services to and from access points.