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Outdoor Recreation

Be warned: Full-on excitement is waiting in Tennessee! Decide if you want intense action, a wilderness experience, an invigorating getaway or an easy family outing. Our waterways and trails have distinct personalities and experiences to offer.

If whitewater's your passion try Tennessee's premier rafting river, the Ocoee, site of the 1996 Olympics and one of America's Top Ten Rivers, or the Cumberland in Big South Fork National Recreation Area, the Lower Nolichucky, Watauga and Holston rivers. You can kayak the four-mile paddle from Cane Hollow to the base of the 130-foot rush of Burgess Falls on Center Hill Lake or canoe Waynesboro's scenic Buffalo River with its quiet beauty. If a refreshing family is more your style, take in the cool water in Townsend in the Smoky Mountains. In Memphis, experience the Mighty Mississippi at Mud Island River Park, where education and water sports meet, or relax in the undisturbed headwaters and forests of the serene Wolf River. Whatever your favorite water sport, Tennessee has plenty to offer.

Upcoming events

Date: Jul 12, 2014
5th Annual Tojo Creek Gourd Gala
Location: Lebanon, TN

Date: Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014
Thomas House Overnight Ghost Hunt
Location: Red Boiling Springs, TN

Date: Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014
Uncle Dave Macon Days
Location: Murfreesboro, TN

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