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              “For Sale: Elk River Canoe Rental LLC , canoe and kayak livery ”

We are currently open for business and will remain open, operating as normal.

I have decided to pursue other career interests and I am placing Elk River Canoe Rental LLC up for sale.  Elk River Canoe Rental was established in 1989, located on the banks of beautiful Elk River in Southern Middle Tennessee.  We are just 90 minutes from Nashville, and Chattanooga TN, 45 minutes from Huntsville AL., and 30 minutes from Tims Ford Lake and State Park .  We are centrally located on Elk River, 23 river miles from Tims Ford Dam and 21 river miles from Stone Bridge Park in Fayetteville, TN.  We have access to 7 public and 2 private river accesses.  The facilities are on 20 plus acres, with 875 feet of river frontage, which includes a large gravel bar, and primitive camping sites along the river and along the 2 creeks which flow through the property.  A 1200 square foot doublewide cabin sits on a bluff overlooking the bend of the river.  Also included are all our Old Town Discovery 158’s and 169’s, Jackson Riviera sit-on-top kayaks, paddles, life jackets, canoe trailers which carry up to 10 canoes or 20 kayaks, and our 15-passenger vans and 4x4 truck.  Check out our ‘Trips’ page for our trips and prices.  The ‘Map’ page contains directions to Elk River Canoe Rental LLC along with a map of the river.  Check out the rest of our web site for more information and pictures.  Please use our ‘Contact Us’ page for requesting more information.  Serious inquires only.  Please, no real estate agents.


ELK RIVER CANOE RENTAL, LLC offers canoes and kayaks 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 and the sit-on-top Riviera. 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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