Flat Water Paddling in Knoxville, TN
About Knoxville Flat Water Paddling
You can go paddling right in the heart of Knoxville. Just grab your stand up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe and throw your boat in the Tennessee River at River Side Landing Park. Paddle upstream for an hour around Island Home airport. Turn around and head back for the city. You'll be floating with the current at this point; it'll take about 45 minutes and you'll have brilliant views of the Knoxville skyline as the sun sets and casts long shadows over the water.
The Ijams Nature Centeris a must-experience destination in Knoxville. Within its 300-acres, you'll find 10-miles of trails, scenic trails, creeks, streams, mossy boulders, and historic sites.
The Holston River Park has it all when it comes to a family-friendly, activity-packed park close to downtown Knoxville. Flatwater kayakers or canoeists and paddleboarders can go either upstream or downstream from the park; in both directions there are plenty of small inlets worth exploring. If heading downstream, paddlers will merge with the Tennessee River and bend towards downtown for a great riverfront tour.
The wide, warm, slow moving waters of the Clinch River make this a great resource for both beginner paddlers and fishing enthusiasts.
A simple oasis in an eastern Tennessee park known for its rich variety of family-friendly activities, Byrd Lake in Cumberland Mountain State Park is a perfect place to paddle away an afternoon.
This is one of the most activity-packed parks in the Knoxville area, where you can enjoy anything from a run or walk to a bike ride or paddle.
This is one of the most beautiful paddles in the Knoxville area, and it's only 20 minutes from downtown.
Paddling the Tennessee River through downtown Knoxville is easily one of the most convenient and rewarding options for paddlers in the area.
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