Helena Outpost - Quapaw Canoe Co.

For Canoe & Kayak Rentals, Quapaw Helena is your access to the wonders of the Lower Mississippi River! Conveniently located in downtown Helena just over the levee from the Helena Harbor with 2 possible boat ramps to use. You can make a protected one mile paddle upstream to reach publicly-owned Buck Island, or you can use Helena as the jump-off point for more involved paddling. Keep reading for all the choices available in the Helena region to the do-it-yourself paddler!

Why Helena? Helena is the only city that actually sits on the main channel of the Mississippi River in the 300 miles between Memphis & Vicksburg.

It’s a natural! A safe harbor with 2 boat ramps, easy access at all river levels in all weather conditions. With the Big River to the East, the National Forest to the North, the Arkansas Delta to the West, Helena has it all!

Hours: Seasonal or by Appointment. Call ahead (870) 228-2266 and make your reservations. We will open up at any hour of the day or day of the week to get you on the river or to pick you up and shuttle back to your vehicle!

Canoes & Kayaks available for rent. Life Jackets & paddles and all necessary safety equipment included. Prices vary with type of vessel, but typical setup is $35/day/person for canoes and $45/day for kayaks. Enter the river in the protected waters of the Helena Harbor and paddle one mile along the Arkansas shoreline to beautiful Buck Island.

Contact Helena Outpost - Quapaw Canoe Co.

Contact Helena Outpost - Quapaw Canoe Co.

John Ruskey
411 Ohio Street
Helena, Arkansas  72342
Phone: (870) 228-2266
Fax: (662) 902-7841


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  • Arkansas