Ozark Mountain Region

Buffalo Outdoor Center

Experience the ultimate Buffalo River escape at Buffalo Outdoor Center in beautiful Ponca, Arkansas. Our resort specializes in secluded log cabins (many with hot tubs and big mountain-top views), as well as Buffalo National River canoeing, hiking, and hot air ballooning adventures. We're also the home of the Arkansas' finest zip line canopy tour adventure---great fun through the Ozark Mountain treetops for persons a 10 and older! We're a great family vacation choice with cabins starting as low as $109 +tax/night for up to six guests. We're also a special destination for romantic getaways, including anniversaries and honeymoons!


If you love beautiful scenery and the idea of finding true escape and seclusion, our log cabin retreat located in the upper Buffalo National River wilderness is just what you’re looking for. With handcrafted log cabins tucked in the valley at Ponca, as well as atop one of the Ozark Mountains’ tallest ridges, we have a cabin for every getaway budget. Several of our cabins feature outdoor hot tub decks with 30-mile views of Buffalo River mountain country! We’re also the home of Arkansas’ finest zip line, hiking and canoeing adventures. So whether you’re looking for a quiet weekend of R&R or an action-packed getaway, we can help you plan the perfect itinerary. And, don’t forget about the elk that abound in this area---it’s Arkansas wildlife watching at its best!

Need a group, wedding, reunion or corporate retreat location_data? Our new RiverWind Lodge hosts up to 36 guests (dbl occ) and is loaded with amenities, including private accommodations, double appliances in a roomy kitchen, outdoor hot tub and campfire pavilion and a great room overlooking some of Arkansas’ best scenery. We’ve been helping guests discover the secrets of the Buffalo River since 1976. Let our expertise, quality accommodations, fun adventures and friendly hospitality make every minute of your Buffalo River escape extra special!