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COME FLOAT WITH US

Effective immediately, ALL DOGS visiting the Canoe Rental must be leashed at ALL times, NO EXCEPTIONS. Dogs are not to be left unattended. Thank you, Ben.

ELK RIVER CANOE RENTAL, LLC offers canoes, kayaks, and tubes for those who desire to get away from it all! Come join us where it's PRISTINE and GREEN and float with us on the Beautiful and Scenic Elk River in South Central Tennessee. Enjoy a day with nature that will long be remembered.

Ben and his dogWe offer every visitor, young or old, a chance to experience the peace and joy of floating a beautiful river. You'll see Blue Heron soaring, "leading" you down the river, turtles basking in the sun on a log at the edge of the cool clear water. The Elk River is well known to trout and bass fishermen throughout the area. Tims Ford Lake and State Park with its excellent campgrounds, swimming pool, hike and bike trails is nearby. Lynchburg, just down the road, hosts thousands who tour the world famous Jack Daniel's Distillery. Historic, fully restored Falls Mill is close by. Our own city of Fayetteville is known for its historic "town square" consisting of speciality and antique shops. Come spend some time on "our" river and enjoy South Central Tennessee.

Jackson Riviera KayakFloat for a few hours, a day, or several days. We feature beautiful "Old Town Discovery Canoes" and "Jackson Kayaks" including the Regal, sit-on-top Riviera, and for the fisherman, the "Big Tuna". We provide comfortable flotation vests, paddles, and transportation to and from the river. We have changing rooms, restrooms, and primitive camp-grounds on the river. We welcome "First Timers," experienced canoeists, individuals, families or groups of any size. We'll be happy to help you plan your trip. We offer group discounts for groups of 10 or more. Advanced reservations are advised. We promise courteous and dependable service. Come see us and have fun on the river! Bed & Breakfast, Motels and Restaurants are nearby.

Sign on Highway 64 at Smithland Rd
 We are located at:

  • 190 Smithland Rd. (just off US Hwy 64)
  • Kelso, TN 37348
  • Toll Free! - (877) ELKCANOE
  • (931) 937-6886
     We are only:
    • 90 minutes from Nashville
    • 90 minutes from Chattanooga
    • 45 minutes from Huntsville, AL
       Look for our sign with the "Big Blue Canoe":

        You'll drive through beautiful country, rolling hills and undeveloped land. The river is clean and clear, and the shoreline; a feast for the eyes - with the lushest green you'll ever behold.

        We have a wonderful, relaxing atmosphere for you to come enjoy with us. We desire to make your visit the most relaxing and memorable it can be. Whether you want to "get-away-from-it-all" or you simply enjoy canoeing and kayaking floats trips on a Class 1 river.

        The old office!
        Open from April 1 to October 31, 8:00 a.m. until about sundown - the trips are something the WHOLE family can enjoy, so bring the children and grandparents too! Our reasonable rates will have you whistling with the birds. Starting as low as $17.00 per person, with group rates available for 10 or more people.



         ALL rentals include:

        • paddles
        • life jackets
        • transportation (to and from river)

        "This is the real thing, this is unspoiled Tennessee!"
        Ben Towry

        Joinus here at the Elk River

        Elk River Canoe Rental, LLC
        190 Smithland Road
        Kelso, Tennessee 37348
        Toll Free (877) ELKCANOE or (931) 937-6886

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