Best Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing in Tennessee

This list represents the most popular flatwater kayaking & canoeing in Tennessee. Use this list to plan your next Tennessee flatwater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

Often overlooked by paddlers, this Cumberland River tributary has bluffs aplenty, waterfalls, ...
This trip takes you on waters typical of the lower Nolichucky River. Quieter sections ...
This is a classic tailwater paddle, beginning below Center Hill Dam. Here, the waters ...
This river offers clearwater paddling at the base of the Cumberland Plateau.
This paddle flows through public lands near Percy Priest Lake, providing a natural experience ...
This segment of the Little River makes for a fun float. It offers cool clear aqua emanating ...
This paddle skirts the eastern edge of Reelfoot Lake, the iconic body of water that stands ...
The Hiwassee makes its way through a mountainous setting, with scenery and views that ...
This marked paddling trail begins a swift bottomland swamp river, then enters canoewidth ...
This scenic creek is serviced by an outfitter and makes for a great outing with numerous ...
The Red is a classic Tennessee paddle and has been a favorite for decades. Travel down ...
This year-round run starts at the dam outflow of scenic Dale Hollow Lake and heads past ...
A paddle down the Sequatchie River is the watery equivalent of sitting on the front porchits ...
This fun run drops 8 feet per mile! Before you imagine big rapids, wrap your brain around ...
This Duck River tributary is a first-rate swift creek paddle in a bucolic valley.
This unchanneled swamp river is further protected as part of the Hatchie National Wildlife ...
This year-round run in greater Nashville offers a scenic float in a surprisingly relaxed ...
Floating this part of the Tennessee countryside will take you back to a quieter, more ...
This float below Wilbur Dam offers mountain scenery and fast cold water. End in Elizabethton ...
This swiftwater gravel-bottomed creek makes for a fun spring paddle.
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