Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association

   Protecting clean water and free-flowing rivers in TN since 1966.

TSRA 3rd Saturday Paddle Trip was on Elk River TN

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 2:55 PM | James Parnell (Administrator)

This month’s TSRA 3rd Saturday Paddle Trip was on the Elk River TN. (Class I) June 18th, 2022 (Saturday). We paddled 12 river miles from Elkton TN - US 31 Bridge (put in) to Prospect TN - Veto Rd Bridge (take out).The weather turned out perfect! It was a little hot outside, but we took several swim breaks that kept us cool. This section of the Elk River is gorgeous with abundant wildlife all around. It is very remote mostly forested farmland riverbanks, and we did not see but one structure on the entire 12-mile stretch. Richland Creek tributaries into the Elk at approximately mile 6 of this section and has a great shaded sand bar that makes a good midway lunch break area. The water has a constant flow of about 650cfs of cool water even with zero generators from the Tim’s Ford Dam. Both the put in and take out have good gravel parking lots and concrete accessible ramps. You will not be disappointed on this section of Elk!

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