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 Elk River Canoe gives EACH person individual attention and offers-
"Southern Hospitality".

We are off the beaten path with a pristine river awaiting your discovery. You'll experience time in a beautiful and serene setting. We'll provide you and your group with friendly professional service and quality equipment.

 The Elk River offers these great recreational opportunities (and more) :

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Enjoy wildlife, unique fauna, and limestone formations from the banks or from a canoe.

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Clean, clear, cool, - with bass and trout, no factories, businesses, and only an occasional house can be seen from a distance.

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There are many river-front campsites available for relaxing and overnight getaways!

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Float the class 1 river as an enjoyable activity for family and friends. Don't have a canoe? Don't worry, canoe rentals are our specialty! We can provide you with all the necessary gear: canoes, paddles, life jackets, and transportation to and from your vehicle.

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Blue Heron, Muskrats, Beavers, Deer, Hawks, Owls, Wild Turkeys - a haven for bird watchers.

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Blooming all Spring, Summer and Fall. A beautiful, feast for the eyes!

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Personal attention to EACH visitor!

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Canoeing, fishing and camping for individuals, couples and groups. Great for Scouts, Church and company picnics, family reunions and friends. Picnicking/camping right on the river.

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The ELK RIVER rises on the edge of the Cumberland Plateau in the Middle Tennessee and flows southwest through steep wooded hills and farm land to the Tennessee River near Wheeler Dam in North Alabama. It was known to the Native Americans as "Chuwalee," the Cherokee word for elk.

bens-view-from-homeThe Elk River has good current, yet is a pastoral stream suitable for family recreation. It is also a scenic stream and is easy to float (Class1). The river varies in depth from a few inches over the gravel shoals to more than ten feet in the quiet pools. To find the correct course downriver is not difficult, but some care is needed in the bends and around the islands where fallen trees sometime form obstacles. The Elk River offers excellent trout fishing in the upper stretch and smallmouth bass fishing is popular in the deep pools.

We are TVA Dam controlled which provides good canoeing even in dry summers.

Friends-of-the-Elk River, a local volunteer organization, works to keep the river litter free!




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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