Canoeing in Tennessee

Canoeing Trips in Tennessee

With over 60,000 miles of river in the state, you just found a lifetime's worth of paddling in Tennessee! Check out all canoeing trips in Tennessee for every level of canoeist. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, canoe rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a canoe trip in Tennessee for you! If you've paddled Tennessee before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Check out these safe paddling tips and always wear your life jacket

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Guide to Canoeing in Tennessee

Tennessee is packed with great options for any level of canoeist. The majority of the waterways are accessible rivers without extreme whitewater to navigate. Here are a a few popular paddling destinations in Tennessee:

  • Cumberland River
  • Duck River
  • Ocoee River

Canoeing Locations in Tennessee

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Tennessee! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Canoeing Trip in Tennessee

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout Tennessee and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Tennessee community trip reports below:

Connect with Paddlers in Tennessee

Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going canoeing in Tennessee? Check out the Message Boards for resources to help you get started.