Programs / Paddling Outfitters and Safety Tips

Canoe and Kayak Outfitters Along the State Scenic Harpeth River

Franklin, TN:


Paddle Dog Adventures

Call 615-975-0732, e-mail, or visit their website for more information or to make reservations


Pegram, TN

Adventures on the Harpeth

Located at 568 Hwy 70
*Now offering primitive camping!
There are spots for 25 campsites, and also room for RVs/campers, although no hook-ups are available.
Please call 615-646-0308 or visit their website for more information and to make reservations


Kingston Springs, TN

Foggy Bottom

Located at 1270 Hwy 70
Call 615-952-4062 or visit their website for more information and to make reservations


Canoe Music City

Located at 1203 Hwy 70
Call 615-952-4211 or visit their website for information and to make reservations


Paddling Around Nashville

Paddling Around Nashville is a great resource for paddling enthusiasts looking for great recreation opportunities right in their own backyard! 

Middle Tennessee has an extraordinary number of beautiful spots for paddling.  These aren’t the fast paced, high adrenaline waterways of Eastern Tennessee fame.  Instead, they offer more cautious outdoor adventures and opportunities to commune with nature. 

Fortunately, another great feature of these trips is that they are right outside our back door!  "It is to be hoped that more of us will become aware of these treasures, more of us will be willing to protect them.”  –Patty Shultz, author of Paddling Around Nashville.

This book is available at local sporting good stores such as Cumberland Transit, REI Outdoor Gear, Bink’s, Sun and Ski Sports, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports and local book stores such as Borders, Barnes and Noble, Waldenbooks and Davis Kidd.  ISBN 0-9764568-0-X.


Paddling Safety Tips

When is the water level too high?

After large rainfalls, the water level and flow of the river will increase as rain water runs along the surface and enters into the water and surface water runoff, and water that soaks into the ground and enters the river as groundwater.  Please check the current water levels before you go out on the river!

For more paddling safety information, please visit:

Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association