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

FAQ’s

How Much Does it Cost?

Answer:

Canoe the Caney General Admission Tickets

6-Mile Trip Specials:

Our canoe trips are very inexpensive and affordable  for the whole family!

For our standard weekday 6- Mile trip, the price is only $22.99 per person. Children 12 and under are free if they are the third or fourth person in a canoe. You must pay for a minimum 2 people per canoe.

 

This includes everything such as your transportation to and from the river, all of your life jackets, paddles, instructions, etc… Basically everything you need is included for FREE!…….

If you do prefer to come on the weekends when all of our attractions are running such as our trolley bus, rock climbing wall and kids train, it’s just $5 more per person. Also on the weekends we do a drawing and give away several free canoe trips each day! Additionally, on the weekends we also do other fun things for kids such as free balloon animals and prizes.

If you prefer to try kayaking,  our kayak prices are $34.99 per person weekdays and $5 more on weekends. (* rate is based on standard 6-mile trip)

9-Mile Trip Specials:

You can upgrade to any 9-mile trip for only $9.99 more per person – applies to canoes and kayaks

How old do you have to be to rent a canoe or kayak?

Answer:

You must be 18 years old or older to rent a canoe or kayak. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the release form for you.

If you are coming without a parent or legal guardian, they must call the store in advance and arrange to have a release form and instructions sent to them for completion.

Do you have food?

Answer:

Yes. Here at Canoe the Caney we have our Concession trailer that is open every weekend with great snacks, picnic supplies, and meals. It has everything including pizza, subs, hotdogs, ice cream, and fresh made lemonade! Perfect for a picnic lunch or just a quick snack.

Do you shuttle customer’s private boats?

Answer:

We do offer a shuttle service Monday – Friday for customer’s private boats.

On weekends and Holidays we use transit buses at our store so we will not have trailers to transport personal boats. You can however come in and check out, then you will be given directions to our satellite location where they will have trailers and they can transports your boats from there.

What are your trip times?

Answer:

Our first trip starts at 9:00 am CST seven days a week in our peak season. We run our trips hourly, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m for the last departure and a final pick up time of 5:00 p.m.

  • We recommend the 9:00 or 11:00 departure if you are doing the 9 mile trip. Please keep in mind that the 10:00 trip is the busiest time so plan accordingly.
  • For all Saturday and Sunday trips, make sure to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your trip time to get checked in and loaded on the buses. For weekday trips, 15 minutes prior should be fine.

**In our off season which begins on October 1st, our last departure will be at 12:00 and the last pick up will be at 4:00. If you wish to do the 9 mile trip, please plan on doing the 9:00 time slot to allow plenty of time.**

How much time does it take for the 6 mile trip?

Answer:

Depending on the generation schedule, which indicates the amount of water being released from the dam , the 6-mile trip will take most people around 1 1/2 – 2 hours to complete. However, if you paddle fast, and they are running a generator, you can complete it even quicker. If there is no water being released, this trip can take 2-3 hours.

This is considering that most people paddle at a leisurely pace and stop some to picnic or just look around a bit.  Please understand that we do not control the release of water and we have no way to know what the release will be until the evening prior.

At Canoe The Caney, we want you to enjoy everything about the river. Therefore, if you are planning to fish, or just need more time, that’s no problem! Just let our staff know in advance and we will be happy to accommodate your needs so long as the river cooperates.

 

How much time does it take for the 9 mile trip?

Answer:

Depending on the generation schedule, which indicates the amount of water being released from the dam , the 9-mile trip will take most people around 2 1/2 – 3 hours to complete. However, if you paddle fast, and they are running a generator, you can complete it even quicker. If there is no water being released, this trip can take 3-4 hours.

This is considering that most people paddle at a leisurely pace and stop some to picnic or just look around a bit.  Please understand that we do not control the release of water and we have no way to know what the release will be until the evening prior.

At Canoe The Caney, we want you to enjoy everything about the river. Therefore, if you are planning to fish, or just need more time, that’s no problem! Just let our staff know in advance and we will be happy to accommodate your needs so long as the river cooperates.

 

 

What is the latest trip I can take?

Answer:

During our peak season, we have to have everyone off the river by 5:00pm CST. So our last trip for the 9 mile is 1pm and our last trip for 6 mile is 2pm.

What is your alcohol policy?

Answer:

We do not allow alcohol. We want you to have a great time but safety is always our top priority. Alcohol and water do not mix!

This is also a very family oriented activity and we want all of our customers to enjoy their time with us.

Do you put out trips if/when they generate at the dam?

Answer:

At Canoe the Caney your safety is most important! We don’t put out trips if the generation or water release is strong enough to create a current that presents an unusual hazard. Therefore,  Canoe The Caney reserves the right to close or cancel trips at anytime depending on weather or river conditions.

You can always check the message at the top of our site which in most cases during our peak season displays, ” Canoe the Caney is Open Today” to see any posted closings due to weather or river conditions.

 

Do you provide life jackets for small kids?

Answer:

Yes, at Canoe The Caney, we provide life jackets from infants to adults.

Do you allow pets?

Answer:

Yes with Restrictions. At Canoe The Caney we are animal lovers too, but due to safety concerns, your pet must be small enough to fit in your lap, and you will need to bring a pet carrier to gain access on the bus. Soft carriers are recommended as you will have to keep the carrier with you. Canoe the Caney reserves the right to refuse any pet in circumstances as deemed necessary by Canoe the Caney management.

Please let us know ahead of time if you have special needs and use a service animal.

Can I stay out longer to fish?

Answer:

At Canoe The Caney, we want you to enjoy everything about the river. Therefore, if you are planning to fish, or just need more time, that’s no problem! Just let our staff know in advance and we will be happy to accommodate your needs.

Do you rent sit-in or sit-on-top kayaks?

Answer:

At Canoe The Caney we offer your choice of a large assortment of both sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks.

Do you have tandem kayaks for two?

Answer:

Yes, we offer tandem kayaks, as well as single person sit-in and sit-on-tops.

Do you have back rests available for your canoes?

Answer:

Yes, we have very comfortable back rests available for any canoe we rent.

Can your canoes accommodate 3 people?

Answer:

Yes, it is common for three adults to ride in one canoe. There are two stationary seats at the front and back of each canoe, and for others we provide a comfortable soft seat for the middle.

What Should I Bring With Me?

Answer:

A day on the Caney will be a lot of fun, but there’s a few things we would recommend you bring with you to make your day more enjoyable.

These items are:

  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • A hat or scarf to protect you head
  • Water and snacks
  • A change of clothes
  • Towels
  • Water shoes
  • Plastic storage containers or dry packs for cameras/cell phones

In the event you forget any of these items, don’t worry, we stock most items needed in our gift shop.

Can I Bring My Camera?

Answer:

The Caney Fork River has many sites and wildlife to see, which would be great to snap a shot of.  If  you choose to bring your camera, we advise to protect it by placing it in a dry storage bag. We would hate for anything to happen that could spoil your day and a damaged camera is definitely a day spoiler. For your convenience, we do sell the clear dry storage bags in our gift shop if you do not have one.

Will I Get Wet?

Answer:

That depends on you. Most people can stay pretty dry during their trip. However, some may want to get in the water from time to time to cool off. At a minimum, you should expect to get your feet wet getting in and out of the canoe.

Although you may stay dry, we recommend that you bring a change of clothes with you just in case.

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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.
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