Kayaking in Tennessee

Kayaking Trips in Tennessee

Tennessee is loaded with good rivers to paddle and you can find anything from a casual Class I float up to class IV whitewater if that's your thing! Check out all kayaking trips in Tennessee for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayak trip in Tennessee for you! If you've paddled Tennessee before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

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Guide to Kayaking in Tennessee

Much of the water you'll find in Tennessee is flowing through the state's 60,000 miles of rivers. Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Tennessee:

  • Duck River
  • Obed River
  • Cumberland River

Kayaking 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 Kayaking 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 kayaking in Tennessee? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.