Caney Fork River

Address: Interstate 40 Mile Marker 267 Gordonsville, TN 38563 Phone: (615) 683-6410
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A major tributary of the Cumberland River, Caney Fork has along its shores scenic Edgar Evins State Park. Caney Fork River is known for its beauty and peacefulness, with canoes and kayaks gliding down quiet water. Look for the downstream section below Center Hill Dam to be a great spot for rainbow, brown and brook trout. Stripers are at the river’s mouth, opposite Carthage. Popular fishing techniques on Caney Fork are fly fishing, bottom (or bait) fishing and fishing with lures. To fish on Caney Fork, you must have a Tennessee fishing license and a trout stamp.


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Take Interstate 40 to exit 268, then south on Highway 96 to Center Hill Dam. Buffalo Valley and Long Branch Recreation Areas are on opposite sides of the river just below Center Hill Dam.

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