Paddling

Knoxville is a river city with the Tennessee River flowing right through our downtown area. With our abundance of rivers to choose from, paddlers will have no trouble indulging their love of water. The Tennessee, Holston and French Broad rivers provide scenic flatwater paddling options ranging from quick paddles to half day and full day excursions. Adventures on our sparkling rivers provide fun for any interest, age and skill level.

Check our calendar for group paddles.

Anderson County Park

Anderson County Park HIGHLIGHTS: Park sits on 196 acres on Norris Lake and features a public boat ramp, swimming area; self-guided nature trails; [...]

Gibbs Ferry Park

Gibbs Ferry Park HIGHLIGHTS: Located in Anderson County, park features a fishing pier, kayak and boat ramp, and access to fish by the [...]

Trotter Bluff SWA Trails

Trotter Bluff Small Wild Area Trails HIGHLIGHTS: The bluff itself is a 400-foot cliff that overlooks the French Broad River; 30 acres of [...]

Norris Songbird Trail SWA

Norris Songbird Trail State Wildlife Observation Area HIGHLIGHTS: The scenic trail contours the Clinch River providing a variety of habitats for many songbirds [...]

Norris Dam State Park Trails

Norris Dam State Park Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Surrounded by beautiful hardwood forests and miles of Norris Lake shoreline; 800 miles of pristine shoreline for [...]

Loyston Point Trails

Loyston Point Trails HIGHLIGHTS: 17.7 miles of multi-use trails meander through beautiful woodlands, hugging the shoreline of Norris Lake and ascending to the [...]

Haw Ridge Trails

Haw Ridge Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Situated on scenic peninsula along the shores of the Clinch River; 30+ miles of trail perfect for hikers, trail [...]