Best Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing in Tennessee

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

  • #1 Hiwassee River, Tennessee

    2 Reviews

    Reliance, TN

    Georgia’s Hiawassee River leaves the state headed north, cuts across the foot of a couple of North Carolina peaks, and plunges into Tennessee via an underground tunnel that diverts all of the ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Georgia’s Hiawassee River leaves the state headed north, cuts across the foot of a couple of North Carolina peaks, and plunges ...

  • #2 Ocoee River, Tennessee

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    Copperhill, TN

    The Ocoee is arguably the most popular whitewater run in the Southeast. Its rollicking style and nonstop action are irresistible. Reliable releases create endless opportunities to re?ne moves, ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Ocoee is arguably the most popular whitewater run in the Southeast. Its rollicking style and nonstop action are irresistible. ...

  • #3 Nolichucky River: National Forest Service Put-In at Poplar, North Carloina to TN 67 Bridge

    1 Reviews

    Erwin, TN

    Below the confluence of the Toe and Cane Rivers the Nolichucky is born—not as a small, gurgling trickle but as a full-grown, boisterous, fast-flowing river. Down from Poplar the river enters ...
    •  2 sections that take 12.5 hours to paddle
    •  23.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Below the confluence of the Toe and Cane Rivers the Nolichucky is born—not as a small, gurgling trickle but as a full-grown, ...

  • #4 Big South Fork Gorge of the Cumberland River (Tennessee): Burnt Mill Bridge to Leatherwood Ford

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    New Haven, TN

    The Big South Fork Gorge is part of the headwaters of the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Although situated entirely in Tennessee, it is worth including in this guide because it is a ...
    •  10.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Big South Fork Gorge is part of the headwaters of the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Although situated entirely ...