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.

Fort Loudoun State Park Trails

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Built in 1756, one of the earliest British fortifications on the western frontier and reconstructed during [...]

East Lakeshore Trails

East Lakeshore National Recreation Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic linear trail system skirts the eastern shoreline of Tellico Lake; 10 interconnected trails range from 1.2 [...]

Chuck Swan WMA Trails

Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic peninsula features miles of gravel roads to explore and 70 miles of shoreline on Norris [...]

Big South Fork NRRA Trails

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Spread out along the Cumberland Plateau, 450 miles of trail wander through scenic [...]

Melton Hill Park Trails

Melton Hill Park Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Water access to the Clinch River with two boat ramps, fishing pier, sandy beach and swimming area; volleyball, [...]

Concord Park Trails

Concord Park Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Surrounded by the Fort Loudoun Lake, this large linear park has four separate entrances and offers many activities including [...]

Carl Cowan Trails

Carl Cowan Trails HIGHLIGHTS: Fort Loudon Lake borders three sides of the park for paddling and fishing opportunities; a series of paved loop [...]

Admiral Farragut Trails

Admiral Farragut Trails HIGHLIGHTS: A 9-hole disc golf course with a mix of wooded and open fairways; nature trails and plenty of shoreline [...]

Sequoyah Hills Trails

Sequoyah Hills Trails > HIGHLIGHTS: Divided into three sections, each with its own parking, the sprawling park features three sport fields, wide open [...]