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Taken while floating The Kiamichi River near Antlers, OK

The White River offers a nearby escape from Oklahoma's Summer for those wanting to try renting boats for some Arkansas Kayaking.
Misty Mountain Hop

White River Float Trips


A Babe Paddling a Sit-On-Top Kayak down Presbyterian Falls on the Mt Fork River in Broken Bow, OK
Kayaking Over Presbyterian Falls on the Mt. Fork River in SE Oklahoma 

Caddo River Float Trips

The Caddo is a Scenic River Near Glenwood, Arkansas

  • Near Daisy State Park & Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Scenic Ouachita Mountains, not too far from the Ouachita River.
  • The Caddo River offers camping, cabins, fly-fishing and float trips near Degray Lake. 
  • Recreational Kayaks & Canoe Rentals Are Available on the Caddo River.
  • Fishing for small and largemouth bass, hybrid striper, catfish, walleye, crappie and bream.
  • Great for novice paddlers, near Little Missouri River (LMR) for whitewater experts.
  • The Caddo River is lined with dogwoods and redbud trees.


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Photo taken while kayaking by Elephant Rock on the Illinois River near Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Taken while floating The Illinois River near
Tahlequah, OK

The White River & The Mulberry River are two more Arkansas Ozark Rivers that are perfect for float trips.

Paddling the Caddo River of Southern Arkansas (River Level)

Caddo River Levels Gauge Height (in feet):
Click for Current Caddo River Level

  • Low: 4.75-5.25
    Low but still quite floatable.

  • Medium: 5.25-6.75
    Great floating!

  • High: 6.75-8.25
    A fast-paced float with almost every rapid washed out above 7.00

  • Flood: At 8 feet the river is spreading into its flood plain.

Caddo River Canoe & Kayak Rentals and Campgrounds List

Two Rivers Canoe Rental

Canoe, Kayak and Tubing rentals on the Caddo River in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  Shuttle services are available if you already own a canoe or tube.

Two Rivers Canoe Rental

Hwy 7, Caddo River Bridge, Caddo Valley, AR

870.366.4251 (evening)  870.403.3682 (weekend)

Caddo River Camping & Canoe Rental 

Canoe, kayak, and tube float rentals and private boat shuttling at the take-out on the upper section of the Caddo River above Lake DeGray.  Camping, bunkhouse, cabins, cafe and Combat Paintball Field on site.

Open at 8:00am 7 days a week.

Caddo River Camping & Canoe Rental
26 Highway 8 East
Glenwood, Arkansas 71943

Phone Number: 1-888-300-8452



Arrowhead Cabin & Canoe Rentals
69 Arrowhead Drive
Caddo Gap, AR 71935
800-538-6578 / 870-356-2944

Two locations on the banks of the beautiful Caddo River (one in Caddo Gap and one in Glenwood, AR).  Enjoy flush toilets, hot and cold showers and changing areas.

Offers canoe and kayak rentals, cabin rentals, bunkhouse  accommodations for 60 (w/separate quarters for boys & girls), Screened Pavilion with Kitchen, Full Service RV Hook-Ups, Primitive Camp Sites, Bath House,  Swimming, Fishing, Volleyball & Basketball Courts on site.

Located on the Caddo River near Caddo Gap, turn at the junction of Highways 8 and 240.


Either park at their Caddo Gap location, float down river and ride their shuttle service back to your vehicle.

Or you can park in Glenwood, ride the shuttle service up to Caddo Gap where your rental canoe or kayak will be ready to float back to your vehicle.

Caddo Gap Lodging

Caddo Gap
63 Highway 240 West
Caddo Gap, AR 71935

Phone: 870-356-4864

Two fully equipped structures; one a two-story cabin, the other an apartment -- both overlooking the Caddo River. Licensed esthetician and massage therapist on-site available by appointment. Both have satellite television. Non-smoking. Rentals for canoes, kayaks, rafts etc. are available at nearby locations, one is across the street from Veronika's!

Point 65 N Rum Runner 11.5 Modular SUP Board-Yellow/Orange  


Caddo River Area Cabins

Sundancer Cabin - Float the Caddo River right to your front door and enjoy a lovely new 1,420 square foot cabin with fireplace, 46 flat screen TV, w/ dvd, wifi and stereo. 


Caddo River Cabin Rentals
Phone numbers: 901-831-8508 or 901-413-5423


Iron Mountain Lodge & Marina

134 Iron Mountain Marina Dr.
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Phone: 1-800-243-3396

Two-bedroom, two-bath or and three-bedroom, three-bath waterfront cottages on DeGray Lake; TV, VCR, hot tub, full kitchen, wood-burning fireplaces, pet friendly; full-service marina, scuba air station, ski boat and party barge rentals.

Kayaks on SE Oklahoma's Kiamichi River near K-River Campground
SE Oklahoma's Kiamichi River

Pea Patch Ranch Cabin
179 Pea Patch Ranch
Caddo Gap, AR 71935

Phone: 870-356-2353
Phone: 870-356-9621

Cabin on the banks of the Caddo River at the Pea Patch Ranch. The cabin is approximately 50 feet from the river, the loft has a queen bed, a full kitchen with all linens and kitchenware provided.

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