The River

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

The River

The Caney Fork River is definitely one of Middle Tennessee’s natural treasures! The section of the river we operate is a beautiful, relaxing class 1, scenic river.

A little background:

Running approximately 144miles (232 km), the Caney Fork river rises in Cumberland County about six miles northwest of Crossville and flows northwest to the Cumberland River. It eventually comes together with the Collins River and the Rocky River at Great Falls Lake. This reservoir is created by the Great Falls Dam.

The water being released into the river from the Center Hill Lake reservoir at Center Hill Dam, the part of the Caney Fork where we offer canoe rentals, ensures that the river is constant, meaning it’s year round accessible, and is always cool, clear and inviting. This creates a perfect spot for canoeing, kayaking or trout fishing, which is especially helpful since the river is stocked every year with 100,000 Rainbow and Brown Trout! The Center Hill generation schedule is posted daily, so you can keep track of the current water conditions and elevations for the river.

For additional information on the river and it’s attractions, click any of the options to your left or visit our FAQ’s page.

Or if you have additional questions, comments or simply wanting to hear an enthusiast tell you about the river, please give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to tell you why we think Canoe the Caney and the  Caney Fork River pair up to make terrific place to spend part of your vacation!

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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.