My husband and I went to Riverview for a day float. We were told by the woman in the office that we could do a 4 or 6 mile float, and have plenty of time to "play" and be out of the water by 5pm, which is the time you have to have your kayak out of the water by. We told the woman at the dest we did not have a watch, or a way to keep up with time, so she suggested the 4 mile float so we would have plenty of time to stop and play along the river banks. We had a wonderful float, the ouachita river is beautiful, hawever there was several spots that we did have to walk. We floated most of the way, and had to paddle a pretty good bit. When we arrived at the exit point we were met with an extremely sour faced woman that started whinning that we were late getting out of the water. She started complaining that she worked a 12 hour day and she should be home by now. Well cry me a river,...I also work a twelve hour day, and get up at 3am, but I do not have the luxury of saying my job description is standing by a beautiful river waiting for someone to come floating by. My job is also year round, including holidays and weekends rotating from days to nights,....I seriously boubt that she is working a 12 hour shift year round. I think my husband sumed it up best when he told her "my job dosn't always go right, but it is my job". Then we had the pleasent ordeal of walking half a mile back to the rental office, because this extremely bitter whiney woman did not want to shuttle us back. If you do feel like inflicting yourself with rude, inhospitable service, go ahead and torture yourself with this woman. If not, so gomewhere else. There are lots of other outfitters in this area. Keep in mind, at this time of year, it does not get dark until 9pm, so make sure you take a watch with you, or know how to build a sundial on the rocky shore line,...and if someone in the office tells you that you will have plenty of time to "float" , start paddleing as soon as your canoe or kayak hits the water. Bitter woman even made the comment that everyone else made it in on time, but what she did not put together was we were the last one's that floated that day. No one passed us on the water; as a matter of fact, no one else was on the water. If they did not think we would be able to meet their time line, they should not have rented to us,...after all, they are the experts on how much time it should take, not us. When we told her we would not be coming back to their establishment, her comment was "good, it's not worth it to me". However , they did not mind taking our money with a smile when we asked about floating. Also know, we were not partying teenagers that spent the day drinking on the river. We are grandparents just wanting to float, and do some fishing. In closing,...very unfriendly and rude. Run from this place.
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- Riverview Cabins Oden, Arkansas