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Harpeth River Blueway Project



Harpeth River Blueway

As a joint endeavor between the Harpeth Conservancy and the Tennessee Scenic  Rivers Association (TSRA), the vision of the Project is to promote recreational opportunities, safety and the preservation of natural and cultural features along the 


Harpeth River through the provision of canoe/kayak access sites and accompanying signage.  This exciting opportunity involves the cooperation of several key parties at the state and local levels, including the Kingston Springs Fire & Rescue Department in Cheatham County, who obtained landowner permissions and installed river mile markers on a stretch of the Harpeth to improve the ability of emergency responders to locate people in need of assistance on the river.  Additionally, TDOT is providing mile marker, paddling access, and bridge signs.  These combined and ongoing efforts has resulted in a tremendous benefit to people who live and recreate in the area.

Check out the new river access site in Franklin just off Lewisburg Pike! This project is one of several access sites to be installed along the Harpeth through Franklin. The new access sites are made possible with the help of the Tennessee Scenic River Association, the City of Franklin Parks, and a whole lot of Volunteers!  Grab a canoe and get paddling!  



Full Watershed Map with Current and Proposed Access Points
Tennessee Valley Water Trails Map HERE



Public Access Points on the Harpeth River


Upper Harpeth River Access Points:


See the list of access points in Franklin on the City of Franklin Website. Or, explore the City of Franklin River Access Map that shows river access points upstream of Franklin to northern Williamson County.


Lower Harpeth River Access Points:


See the Harpeth River State Park's current 2015 Harpeth River Trail and Access Map.  This shows all of the access points downriver from highway 100 through the Narrows of the Harpeth as well as the conjoining parks and trails. Access addresses can also be found on the Harpeth River State Park WebsiteThanks to a statewide partnership for Blueways around Tennessee the  Harpeth River Blueway is nearly complete and extends along most all of the entire river through 3 counties.



Blueway map

Lower Harpeth River Blueway Trail Map Available 


This map is WATERPROOF so you can take it with you on the river. It includes a trip table so you can figure out the length of time for your float trip between the various accesses.

Call us at 615-790-9767, or email  Suggested donation is $5 per map. Donations can be made online or by mail.  See Contact Us for mailing address and more information.