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Piney River | Hiwassee River | Harpeth River | Green River

Whitewater Canoeing
Hiwassee River, TN


Date: Saturday, Sept. 23
Cost: $66/$72
Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 15

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 5:00 pm at the ORC

Beat the heat by joining the Outdoor Rec. team for a day of exciting rapid running on the Hiwassee, a state scenic river. The 5.5 mile stretch of the Hiwassee is a fantastic introduction to WW Canoeing and offers a number of Class I – II+ rapids to test your paddling prowess. Participants must be able to swim and canoeing experience is not required.

Estimated trip duration: 6 am – 10 pm.

Piney River, TN


Date: Sunday, Sept. 24
Cost: $40/$44
Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 15

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:00 PM at the ORC

The Piney River is only a little over an hour away, west of Nashville. We will paddle a scenic 6.6 mile section of the Class I river. This is a great trip for beginner paddlers. Highlights include scenic bluffs and rock walls.
Estimated trip duration: 8 AM – 6 PM.


River Clean-Up - TRIP IS FULL
Harpeth River, TN

Date: Saturday, Sept. 30
Cost: FREE
Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 22

Email Linda Rosenkranz to be added to the waiting list


Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5:00 pm at the ORC

We have cleaned this river before, so maybe it will show! This will be a 5-mile canoe trip, except the emphasis will be on picking up the trash from the Harpeth River. Equipment, transportation, clean-up supplies, and lunch are provided. Beginners are welcome.

Estimated trip duration: 8 am – 5 pm.

Canoe-Camping - 2 Spots Left 
Green River, Mammoth Cave NP, KY

Date: Fall Break 2017: Thursday – Sunday, Oct. 12 - 15
Cost: $153/$168
Registration Deadline: Two spots available - sign up ASAP or before midnight, Sunday, Oct. 8. 




Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5:00 pm at the ORC

Although this National Park is known for its caves, it actually has a great river for canoe-camping. The Green River is a fairly deep river with beautiful tree covered hills surrounding it. We plan on going on a cave tour and car camping, before beginning an 18.5 mile, 3-day, 2- night canoe-camping trip. Highlights will include the fall colors and checking out a few small caves along the way. We also plan to camp on islands each night. Beginners are welcome.
Estimated trip duration: 10 am Thurs. – 5 pm Sun.