Scenic Canoe Ride

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Canoe The Caney™ Canoe and Kayak Rentals on the Caney Fork River

Scenic Canoe Ride

Scenic Canoe Ride

Our trip times vary daily depending on how quickly you paddle and the generation (flow) of the river. Click HERE to learn more about the generation schedule and how it will affect your trip. If you understand the generation, click HERE to see the schedule.

For traditional canoe rentals on the caney fork river, our Scenic Canoe ride is a perfect choice, and one that provides  a fantastic way to view the Caney Fork river, and a terrific way to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life

Trip Options:

6 Mile: Our six mile trip is the shortest trip we offer. It will take on average 1 ½ hours to 3 hours depending on the generation (flow) of the river.

Canoe the Caney

This trip starts just below the dam and you will paddle down river to a boat ramp access area called Happy Hollow. The Caney Fork is a beautiful, rustic river set in it’s own little slice of heaven and on this particular stretch, you get to enjoy nature at its best! This section is located away from major roads and houses so it is a perfect blend of you and nature. From the peaceful tranquility of the river, the playful cat and mouse game of the Blue Herons, and the casual glances from the cows as you paddle by, the 6 mile trip is a great reason to call in to work sick!


9 Mile: Our nine mile trip is the most popular trip we offer. This trip will have you paddling downriver from just below the dam to the boat ramp access area known as Betty’s Island. It will take on average 3 to 5 hours depending on the generation (flow) of the river.

Green Mile Train Bridge

On our 9 mile trip, the river changes quite a bit. Just past the 6 mile boat ramp, you will paddle under the old 1800’s train bridge that was in the movie ‘The Green Mile”. From there, you will travel under 3 sets of interstate overpasses. That’s right! All those times you’ve passed over the river driving to and from Nashville and thought about how nice it would be to be on it, here is your chance! Another favorite on this trip is the cave – this is definitely for the more adventurous explorers! Just make sure you have the right shoes for climbing if you are going to visit the cave. And last but definitely not least, keep an eye out for the Bald Eagles that are so often seen on this stretch! There is nothing quite like seeing one of these majestic birds take flight over our beautiful river. Bonus points to anyone who gets a picture of them and posts to our Facebook page!

Weekdays: 6 mile is $22.99 per person; 9 mile is $10 more per person

Weekends: Add an additional $3.00

Children are free if they are the third or fourth person in a canoe. You must pay for a minimum 2 people per canoe.

15 Mile: We offer a 15 mile trip to Stonewall for groups renting 7 or more canoes. This trip needs to be scheduled 72 hours in advance and is generally not available on weekends.

Fall Foliage:Come and enjoy the Caney at it’s finest! The leaves are changing colors, the fall weather is great, and the views are spectacular, but it won’t last long!

There is nothing quite like seeing the reflections of the reds, yellows, and oranges shimmering in the clear waters of the Caney! This time of year, people travel from all over the United States to Tennessee to enjoy natures splendor but for many, the Caney Fork is still a hidden treasure!

For a very limited time join us during our Fall Foliage Weeks for a canoe or kayak trip like no other, and enjoy nature’s most beautiful fall color display… Trips are available each day during our peak foliage season.

Trips leave each hour between 9:00 and 12:00! Space fills up quickly during this popular event, so make sure to book your trip with us, and enjoy one of natures finest!



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Current Operating Season:

Now Open Through November

Hours :

9-5 Seven Days A Week Unless Posted at the Top of Page

Driving Directions:

From Interstate 40 (I-40), take exit 273, then turn south on Hwy 56 (Smithville Hwy) toward Smithville. We are located 1 mile on your right at 17055 Smithville Hwy, Silver Point, TN 38582.