Paddling and Boating - bring your own
2020 COVID-19 Update
Most state park boat rental operations will open this summer. Hours and operating procedures will vary by park. Each park will implement additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect park staff and visitors and encourage social distancing. All boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD).
Personal kayaks and canoes can be launched to the Nolichucky River from designated access points within the park. For larger boats and ease of launching, a boat ramp is available during park hours and is located at the south end of the park near the mouth of the Big Limestone Creek.
For an interactive map of river access sites and water trails go to http://tnvalleywatertrails.org