Animal Crossing New Horizons River Crossing - How To Get & Craft Vaulting Pole To Cross Rivers And Water

When many players play this game for the first time, they find that they can't jump. In fact, the jump of the game is conditional. Especially when we just arrived at this Animal Crossing New Horizons island, we found that the active area is too small. If we want to cross to the opposite river in ACNH, what can we do? The river crossing guide covers how to cross rivers & get vaulting pole in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. 

Animal Crossing New Horizons How To Cross Rivers


River Crossing: How To Cross Rivers In Animal Crossing: New Horizons 

There are three main methods to cross rivers and water in Animal Crossing New Horizons. The most basic way in the early part of the game is to use the ACNH Vaulting Pole.

  • ACNH cross rivers using the vaulting pole: To begin with, you can only explore a small section of the island, which is blocked off by a river. To go further, you need a Vaulting Pole - a temporary solution until you can get a Bridge. You will be able to head over to the water and select the vaulting pole from your menu, hold it and then walk towards the water. Press A to use the vaulting pole and you are over. This is essential especially for Mystery Island Tours where there are areas that require a pole to get there.


  • Build a bridge: You will be required to build a log bridge in Animal Crossing to progress the story. It will easily allow you and the villagers to cross rivers. Additionally, you will be able to build up to 8 bridges in the Resident Services. Check out Animal Crossing New Horizons Bridge Guide: Styles, Prices, Limit & How to Build a Long Bridge.


  • Fill in the river with land: Once unlocking the Island Designer, you will be able to terraform land and water. With this feature, you can easily fill in the river with land for easy access. It also has no cost compared to bridges, and you can get it in an instant instead of waiting for a day.


How To Get The ACNH Vaulting Pole Recipe To Cross The River And Water 

Once you've got Resident Services up and running you can come in to see Tom Nook and start to donate him fish or bugs that you have caught, so as soon as you start catching things you can come and talk to Tom Nook. And he'll go through the process of giving you rewards once you've got five of these. He will eventually get a call from Blathers who is the museum curator who has been accepting all of these donations and he decides having seen such great donations that he's going to move over to the island and he's going to bring his whole museum stick with him, and then as a process is how you're going to get the vaulting pole in Animal Crossing New Horizons. So after the call you'll then need to place down the location for the museum, but you'll need to wait a day for it to be under construction. Once you've gone through that whole day process you can head on into the tent and talk to Blathers and he'll tell you what he's essentially looking to do is look into get some fossils and other things to go in the museum. So to help him out he's going to give you the DIY recipe of vaulting pole and the shovel as a two-for-one deal so long as you go and get some fossils and other things for his museum. So that you can easily cross the river and get to the other side.


How To Craft Vaulting Pole In Animal Crossing: New Horizons 

Once you have the vaulting pole recipe, you'll need to collect 5 softwood. Once you have it, go to a crafting bench and craft the vaulting pole. Check out more details on Animal Crossing New Horizons Tools List & Guide - How To Get Golden Tools, Axe, Shovel, Fishing Rod & More.


Now you can use the vaulting pole to jump across the rivers and water that have been blocking you for so many long, agonizing hours. And that’s how to cross rivers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Once you make it across the whole island is open to you, so be sure to check out our many other guides on what to do and how to proceed in your game. Animal Crossing New Horizons Ladder Guide: How To Get The Ladder DIY Recipe ACNH