Outfitters

Ace Kayaking School
"We teach small, personalized classes and schedule them at whatever time is most convenient for you. Whether you’re just looking for a good time on the water, developing advanced techniques and river reading skills, tuning up rolls or learning about expedition kayaking, we’re the place to do it."

Adventures on the Harpeth
"Your first stop for canoe and kayak rentals on the Harpeth River 20 minutes from downtown Nashville in Pegram. From Newsom Station to Narrows of the Harpeth you have six access points to choose from and over 18 miles of river. We have a wide selection of trips from 2 hours to all day, give us a call we’ll make your float one to remember. Rentals are available 7 days a week."

Against the Flow Kayak Outfitters
"We are a small family owned shop offering kayak rentals, trips and sales. Located on Dale Hollow Lake. We are a Jackson Kayak dealer. Open when home so please call or text for service. 931-510-6939"

Bass Pro
"Bass Pro Shops is your one stop shop if you chase those spring time gobblers, set your sights on that trophy whitetail, or chuckle at a mallard. From the world class Smallmouth on Dale Hollow, Fly Fishing on the Caney Fork, or the bucket mouthed Largemouth on Kentucky Lake; Bass Pro Shops Nashville has what you need. Stop by for that last minute item or bring the whole family and make a day out of it."

Bell Witch Cave Canoe Rental
"Canoe trips are available 6 days a week, May through the last week in September. Appointments are necessary for weekdays in May through September. We are also open on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day."

Binks Outfitters
"Binks Outfitters is Middle Tennessee's premier outdoors store, with locations in Nashville,Clarksville, Franklin & Murfreesboro Tennessee."

Blueway Adventure
"Our mission is to provide a mobile outfitting service that is affordable, safe, and enjoyable to the citizens of Clarksville. We also promote increased, but responsible and sustainable, waterway use here in Clarksville. Since February 2012, we have serviced Clarksville's unique waterways with kayak and canoes rentals by bringing the boats directly to river access points throughout the city."

Borderland Expeditions
This outfitter offers kayak and canoeing rentals on the Big South Fork, as well as hiking, caving, and mountain biking in the Upper Cumberland region. 

Caney Fork Outdoors
"We are the Preferred Jackson Kayak Dealer in Middle Tennessee. Caney Fork Outdoors is your kayak paddling headquarters for fishing kayaks, touring, recreational and whitewater kayaks in Tennessee. This is your one stop for your outdoor adventures and paddle sports, from whitewater kayaking to trout fishing your favorite river we have the equipment and accessories. Caney Fork Outdoors is located on the Caney Fork River in Middle Tennessee at the beginning of the Upper Cumberland, which is roughly 45 minutes from Nashville, Tennessee and 90 minutes from Knoxville, Tennessee. Caney Fork Outdoors is in the heart of Tennessee surrounded with thousands of miles of whitewater and flat water rivers, and numerous lakes to paddle. We are only a short drive from any destination in Tennessee. We offer a huge selection of Jackson Kayaks, Jackson Kayak SUP Boards, Freedom Hawk Kayaks, NuCanoe, and Old Town Canoes and Kayaks. Order on line from Caney Fork Outdoors, and we guarantee you the most up to date information and service in the business. We appreciate your business. We’re not corporate, we’re Family!"

Caney Fork Outdoors also does rentals. 

Canoe the Caney
"At Canoe the Caney, we offer affordable fun for everyone! From simple canoe rentals on the Caney Fork, to kayak rentals and adventure packages, Canoe The Caney is one of the most enjoyable and affordable family activities you will find in Tennessee."

Canoe Music City
"Enjoy a peaceful float down the Harpeth River in South Cheatham County.  See Montgomery Bell's tunnel, scenic river bluffs and wildlife as you float the bends of this historic river.  Canoe Music City is conveniently located on Hwy. 70 South about 4 miles west of Nashville, Tennessee and only minutes from The Narrows of the Harpeth Historic Area.  Canoe Music City offers the ultimate canoeing experience for both beginners and the experienced weekendadventurer. We provide a wide range of trip options for couples, families, and groups alike on a Class 1 river.  Convenient day trip options are available.  Plan your next outing today!"

Cumberland Kayak Urban Adventure Company
"Cumberland Kayak Urban Adventure Company provides everything you need to paddle the beautiful Cumberland River. Launching out of Shelby Park, you'll make your way past parkland, historic bridges, and the famous Nashville skyline before ending your journey at Nashville's Riverfront Park, right in front of Broadway.  Caves, tributaries, and historical sites dot the river, and with some luck you'll see blue herons, beaver, fish, and purple martins." 

Cumberland Mountain Outdoor Sports
"Cumberland Mountain Outdoor Sports is a locally owned specialty outdoor store located in Cookeville, TN with over 35 years experience. With our dedicated staff of outdoor sports enthusiasts and gear experts, we here at CMOS pride ourselves in selling only the best quality apparel and equipment from top brands like The North Face, Chaco sandals, Mountain Hardwear, Merrell, and others to ensure that our customers are safe and comfortable."

Cumberland Transit

Dicks Sporting Goods

Fall Creek Falls State Park
"Paddleboats and canoes are available for rent, April through October. For boat rentals please call 423-881-5500. No privately owned boats or gasoline motors are allowed on the lake."

Foggy Bottom Canoe
"Come with us and canoe Nashville on the scenic Harpeth River. We're the place to come if you want to canoe Tennessee rivers. We offer the best service and the lowest prices on the Harpeth River."

Four Corners Yacht Club
"We have a complete line of kayaks available at the Four Corners Marina."

Hook 1 Outfitters
"Kayak Fishing is what we're all about! HOOK 1™ Kayak Fishing Gear™ has been shipping quality watercraft, rigging gear, and fishing equipment to kayak fishermen and fisher-women for over thirteen years. Its new name, HOOK 1 Outfitters, reflects its expanding product mix that includes active wear, treking, and camping gear. If you're looking for a reliable on-line store to buy kayak fishing accessories, and performance gear, Costa sunglasses, Yeti coolers and more, you've found the right place! If you are in or near Middle Tennessee, then stop by our retail and rentals shop at 127 Sanders Ferry Road Hendersonville, TN 37075 or our warehouse outlet retail store at 2613 Cruzen Street, Nashville, TN 37211."

Jackson Kayak
"Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Currently located in Sparta, Tenn., near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the moto “Build it like it’s your own”, all of their products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year; this year including a new cooler line, Orion Coolers are amongst 10 new products for 2015. Jackson Kayak’s success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle."

 Just Kik-N-It Ranch Outfitters
"Just Kik-N-It Ranch offers family fun activities for all ages. All you need is your enthusiasm!  Explore the historic Daniel Boone National Forest and virgin Sheltowee Trace Trail by boat, or on foot or horseback. Located near the beautiful Rockcastle River and the famous Civil War Wildcat Battlefield.  You too can walk in history and experience this ruggedly beautiful country for yourself."

Lake Barkley Marina
"Lake Barkley Marina is located directly inside of Lake Barkley State Resort Park. With this location, it puts you in a prime spot to enjoy all of what Kentucky has to offer." 

Long Hunter State Park
"Enjoy Couchville Lake's tranquil 110 acres by renting jon boats and canoes during the summer months. Couchville Lake is open year round and the boat dock is open seasonally. Children age five and younger are not allowed in rented vessels. Paddles and vests are provided."

Mountain High Outfitters
"Mountain High Outfitters is a group of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts with specialty outdoor retail stores throughout the Southeast. We pride ourselves on giving the highest level of customer service and products like The North FacePatagoniaArc'Teryx and Icebreaker. We provide customers with fun, responsible, and safe outdoor experiences. At Mountain High, we believe in conserving outdoor resources and work hard to support conservation, environmental stewardship and consumer responsibility. Our outreach programs include SUP demos, yoga classes, guided outdoor trips, trail races, gear clinics, Boy Scout clinics, Rock Climbing classes, sponsorship and support of hundreds of other local events. Mountain High Outfitters has combined knowledge with enthusiasm to create an organization that is much more than just another retail store."

Nashville Paddle Company
"Since 2011 Nashville Paddle Co. has been the source for stand-up paddleboarding in Music City. Beginning in May 2016, we will be the only SUP company in town with a lakeside waterfront boathouse. We are located inside Hamilton Creek Park on J. Percy Priest Lake. It is the perfect place to hang out for the day."

Nashville Parks and Recreation 
"Come explore Middle Tennessee rivers with a Metro Parks guided excursion. Day trips include paddling instruction by American Canoe Association certified guides, canoe or kayak rental, all the necessary equipment, and shuttle service back to your vehicle. All for $25! Check out our calendar of events to find the right trip for you!"

The North Face

Outdoor Experience
"In 1998, The Outdoor Experience was formed out of a desire to provide the Upper Cumberland with outdoor clothing and equipment that not only looks and performs well but were brands proven to last over time. This commitment to quality and sustainability is the foundation that continues to help the Outdoor Experience succeed in meeting the needs of outdoor lovers like yourself. Whether climbing, paddling, traveling, backpacking, hiking or just believing in quality and comfort, the Outdoor Experience welcomes and appreciates your business. After all… life is too short to stay indoors!!"

Paddle Dog Adventures
"We offer canoe and kayak rentals on Westhaven Lake and River Adventures on the Harpeth and West Harpeth Rivers."

Red River Valley Canoe
"Red River Valley Canoe Rentals has been in operation since 1985.  We pride ourselves on being a family-owned business that has been providing exciting river rides to novice and experienced paddlers for over 30 years.  There are many events and things to do in the Valley that will make your trip a truly memorable one."  

REI

Rivers Edge Outdoors
"Welcome to River's Edge Outdoors on the Obey River and Dale Hollow Lake.  We are located near Celina, TN.  We are excited to begin a new adventure for our family and also people from all around that have a desire for a relaxing trip down the river or to paddle around on the lake."   

River Queen Voyages
"River Queen Voyages provides fun-seekers with a relaxing outdoor recreational adventure as the first kayak rental company on the Cumberland River."

Run-A-Muck Outfitters
"Middle Tennessee's premier canoeing & kayaking outfitter serving Clarksville, Pleasant View, Ashland City, Adams, Fort Campbell, Clarksville City Parks Blueway, Nashville, Hopkinsville, Bowling Green, Paducah, and Southern Kentucky. We provide kayak and canoe rentals and new and used canoe and kayak sales.  We can accommodate groups with as many as 100 people, young or old, regardless of experience level.  We provide trips on the Red River, Sycamore Creek, West Fork Creek, and the Cumberland River.  We provide fun outdoor activities for kids, families, military groups, church and youth groups, work outings, scouts, and anyone else who wants to get out on the weekend and have a good time."

Sheltowee Trace
"From whitewater rafting to leisurely canoeing or kayaking, from primitive campsites to our resort cabin, wooded trails to waterfalls, Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort in scenic Kentucky is the perfect place to base your outdoor adventure vacation or get-away!"

Smooth Rapids Outfitters
"Need kayak and tube rentals in Middle Tennessee? Looking for same day trips or overnight camping? In the area and just need a shuttle? Planning a wedding, class reunion, corporate outing, or other outdoor event? Smooth Rapids Outfitters is the answer."

Stones River Kayak Rental
Contact information is provided at Stones River Watershed's website. Phone: 615-678-2693 / Email: mike_bowman@comcast.net

Sweetwater Pontoon Rentals
"Kayaking is great fun, fantastic exercise, and anyone can do it! With enough practice, kayaking is a sport that absolutely everyone can be good at. Whether you are on vacation or live here in Middle Tennessee, kayaking on Old Hickory Lake is sure to make your day splendidly fun!"

The Happy Yaker
Flat water Kayaking and Paddle boarding at Rock Island State Park.

Tip-a-Canoe Canoe and Kayak Rental
"My family, who founded Tip-A-Canoe Stores, Inc., started Custom Fiberglass Products, Inc. in 1971. Using the best and highest quality materials, we decided to produce a canoe kit. No sooner than we did that, people began to ask about our pre-built canoe. Soon people started to ask for float trips. We offered float trips on the Stones River. Then people asked for float trips down the Harpeth River. It was as great day for us when the State of Tennessee opened the Narrows of the Harpeth State Park. One day someone knocked on the door asking for a canoe. This gave us the idea to get into the canoe business as we already had the kits. We simply wanted to fulfill a need to our community. We bought property on the Harpeth River at the Highway 70 Bridge and began producing canoes. The company is family owned and operated. We are knowledgeable about the area and passionate about our boats. Stop by and let us show you around the beautiful countryside."

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center
"Join our trained kayak instructors on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the pool for our weekly kayak roll classes. Participants will be trained in a variety of introductory whitewater kayaking skills including: equipment introductions, paddling strokes, wet exits, assisted rescues, and the kayak roll.Each class is independent from the others. Knowledgeable kayak instructors and kayaking equipment are provided for class participants. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment, however, it MUST be thoroughly rinsed prior to entering the pool."

Wilderness Taxi
A hiking and river shuttle in the Big South Fork.