Paddle Sports

Thrill to a race down a roaring river. Navigate the adventure of boulders and rough water. Paddle a canoe down a lazy river and watch the wildlife. Catch a rowing regatta or, better yet, get in on the action.


Paddle for dear life while laughing through the fun of getting everyone together. This is whitewater at its best—and you’ll find it in Tennessee. Visit the Olympic whitewater course in Ocoee. Load up and hold on. It’s going to be a wild ride!

If you prefer a calmer day on the water, Tennessee is the perfect place to paddle a canoe or kayak, or get into some rowing action. The endless options for paddling will keep you here, soaking up the views from the water. From the Tennesssee River to the Mississippi, it’s a paddler’s paradise.

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