Paddling Tennessee

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Paddling Tennessee:

A Guide to 38 of the State’s Great Paddling Adventures

ISBN: 0762758503

I systematically explored the waterways of Tennessee’s landscape for great paddling destinations. I sought to include paddling destinations that would not only be rewarding but also would be exemplary paddles of the varied landscapes offered. In the east, the Hiawassee River forms the crown jewel of Blue Ridge paddling destinations. But these mountains offer other paddling places, such as the crystalline Watauga River or the brawling Nolichucky. And what good is a Tennessee paddling guidebook without including Tennessee’s contribution to great rivers of the world — the Duck? The Duck River flows through the botanically rich heart of Tennessee. The Duck River has a little bit of everything, flowing from the Cumberland Plateau through the Central Basin and into the Western Highland Rim before emptying into the Tennessee River. The stunning Buffalo offers sheer bluffs rising from clear green waters across from which lie inviting gravel bars. The Hatchie makes a serpentine course through the back of beyond. There simply is no other Reelfoot Lake. Created by earthquake two centuries ago, this stillwater wildlife refuge is something you must experience for yourself – with the help of this guidebook of course. Then, when you cobble the paddling destinations together it presents a mosaic of Volunteer State beauty and biodiversity that’s hard to beat!

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Table of Contents

West Tennessee

1 Bayou du Chien at Reelfoot Lake

2 Reelfoot Lake Loop

3 Hatchie River near Brownsville

4 Hatchie River near Bolivar

5 Wolf River Ghost River Section

6 Wolf River Moscow Section

Middle Tennessee

7 Yellow Creek

8 Piney River

9 Big Swan Creek

10 Buffalo River

11 Shoal Creek

12 Richland Creek

13 Duck River

14 Elk River

15 Red River

16 Sulphur Fork

17 Sycamore Creek

18 Harpeth River Narrows

19 Harpeth River near Kingston Springs

20 Cumberland River

21 Stones River Below Percy Priest Dam

22 East Fork Stones River

23 Caney Fork River

24 Collins River

25 Obey River

26 Roaring River

East Tennessee

27 Sequatchie River

28 Big South Fork National River

29 Emory River

30 Hiawassee River

31 Little River

32 French Broad River Blueway: Seven Islands

33 Powell River

34 Clinch River

35 Nolichucky River

36 Holston River

37 South Holston River

38 Watauga River