Ghost River Segment of Wolf River

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Drew Streip

Destination Distance From Downtown

40.4 miles


4 of 5 diamonds


Time To Complete

3-5 hours


The Ghost River is the Wolf River's "most famous" section, owing to its unique ecosystem. Cypress trees and Virginia shrubs make up the majority of the scenery, but the lush habitat means that plant and animal life is abundant in all forms.
While beautiful, the Ghost River can be a crazy maze of smaller streams that lead to dead-ends. It's recommended that, for your first venture, you paddle with someone more experienced in navigating the area. To that end, there's a company very near the put-in called Ghost River Outfitters  that rents kayaks, canoes and SUPs -- and offers shuttle and guide services.   
To get to the outfitter on Bateman Road, drive to the Bateman Bridge and park in the public access lot next to the Wolf River. The Wolf River Conservancy's dedicated Ghost River page can give you even more information and maps.
When you're off the water, you can also help keep the Ghost River accessible by picking up a 6-pack from Ghost River Brewing. The brewery donates a portion of the money from every beer sold to the conservancy.


Ghost River Segment of Wolf River

Bateman Road
Moscow, TN, 38057
35.027676, -89.350262

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