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For friends and family, church and scout groups, beginners and experts alike, all will enjoy the Caddo. The river has several really good swimming holes, and places to fish along the way, but Class I and II rapids are frequent and help do much of the "paddling" for you. In the late summer you may have to do more of the paddling yourself, but generally the Caddo stays a pretty good float, and in fact it's one of the most consistent floating rivers in Arkansas.

Do you have your own Canoe? No problem, we provide shuttles at a fair rate.
Narrows to Glenwood typical route rate is $20 for 1st boat and $10 for each boat after that on the same invoice.
Taking alternate routes or multiple routes will add additional charges. Please call to price.  

Rental Rates

1st day
$40 each   

$35 for 5+
Including life jackets, paddles, the standard
7-8 mile shuttle, and tax!
2nd day rental 
$30 flat rate per canoe For those who rent two days in a row, the 2nd day gets a $10 discount. 

Maximum of 2 people/canoe, unless you have small kids.

Recommended Routes:

"Scenery along the river is excellent, with heavily forested ridges,
rock outcroppings, translucent green water, an abundance of native animal and plant life,
and excellent fishing."
- Marc W. McCord of Southwest Paddler.

At this time as of 8-15-15, we only have one low water canoe/kayak route open. The other routes listed below are closed due to low water.

Caddo Gap to Glenwood
is our most popular float by far. It is 7.5 miles and takes 4-6 hours.

Norman to Caddo Gap is 8 miles and can only be floated when the water is 6 ft. or above. The flow can be very fast and difficult for unexperienced paddlers. At normal water levels, the flow will be insufficient. 3-5 hours.

Glenwood to Amity 182 Landing is 8 miles of river where the rapids become tamer and the pools lengthen. The good gravel bars along the riverbanks make excellent primitive campsites for overnight trippers. 4-7 hours.

Amity 182 to 84 is just over 5 miles. The route requires pre-arranging, additional shuttle fees, and a specific pick-up time. This route will not be available on summer holiday weekends.

NOTE: All paddling times given are approximate and will vary according to weather, water conditions, and the progress paddlers make down the river. You may spend as long as you like paddling and enjoying your trip, but we do require all one-day trips to return rented equipment before 6:00 pm or a $25 per boat late fee is charged. Please plan your progress accordingly.

Caddo River map courtesy of Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Arkansas Floaters' Guide
and the Southwest Paddler.
Reservations & Deposits

Reservations are recommended for the weekends in particular. Reservations may be made by phone from 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Leave a message if we can't catch the phone in time and we will call you back shortly. A visa or master card is needed to hold the boats for you, but will not be charged in advance. There will be a $10 per boat late cancel or no show fee charged if you cancel less than 24 hours before the date of reservation.

Canoes will only be held until 11am of the reserved date unless we are notified of a later arrival time.

State River Laws

Please click on the link below to be sure you're familiar with the things you
 can and can not have on the river.  We do provide each floater with life
 jackets, and also provide those boats bringing coolers with mesh bags,
 unless you bring your own.

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Caddo River Camping & Canoe Rental
26 Ar 8 Hwy E
Glenwood, Arkansas 71943

N 34º 19'11.1"
W 093º 33'11.4"

Phone Numbers
Local: 870-356-5336
Toll Free:  888-300-8452

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