Northwest Arkansas is close to kayaking, floating, boating and angling opportunities for all skill levels.

Most Northwest Arkansans live within 20 minutes of Beaver Lake, which is just to the east of Rogers. The lake is a popular day trip destination for boating, fishing, and water skiing.

The Buffalo National River is known for its natural beauty as well as its challenging kayaking in the spring, and lazy, family-friendly floating in the summer. There are great camping and hiking trails to take advantage of as well. The Buffalo is approximately an hour and a half away from NWA.

Seven Bella Vista lakes and the Siloam Springs Kayak Park are available at no cost to those who enjoy kayaking, canoeing or floating. The kayak park was engineered to create an optimal experience for whitewater paddlers. Weekend afternoons in the summertime are busy with tubers and families.

Situated on the northern edge of Fayetteville is Lake Fayetteville and the surrounding 640-acre city park. It offers great recreational opportunities: boating, fishing, mountain biking, softball, volleyball, hiking and picnicking. The Razorback Regional Greenway cuts through the park, and across the Lake Fayetteville dam. Park amenities include a boat dock, accessible fishing piers, and pavilions.