From whitewater adventures to peaceful paddles on a calm lake, Tennessee State Parks are great places to gain a new perspective on things - from a boat!

A variety of canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, SUPs, and pedal boats can be rented at the parks below, although the selection of watercraft varies from park to park. While most rentals include life jackets, feel free to bring your own.

West TN

Middle TN

East TN

Big Hill Pond

Cumberland Mountain

Big Ridge


David Crockett

Cove Lake

Fort Pillow

Fall Creek Falls

Fort Loudoun 

Meeman-Shelby Forest

Long Hunter

Harrison Bay 

Natchez Trace

Montgomery Bell

Indian Mountain

Pickwick Landing


Rock Island


Standing Stone

Warriors' Path


Tims Ford







Several parks have ramps and/or canoe and kayak put-ins,  including Bledsoe Creek, Henry Horton, Hiwassee/Ocoee, Port Royal, Rock Island, Seven Islands.

Parks featuring Paddling