2021 COVID-19 Update

Hours and operating procedures for boating rentals vary by park. Each park is implementing additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect park staff and visitors and encourage social distancing. Boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD).

From whitewater adventures to kayaking and canoeing, Tennessee State Parks are great places to gain a new perspective on things - from a boat!

A variety of canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, standup paddleboards (SUPs), and pedal boats are available for rent at the parks below. The selection of watercraft varies from park to park. While most rentals include life jackets, feel free to bring your own.

Several parks have ramps and/or canoe and kayak put-ins, including Bledsoe Creek, Henry Horton, Hiwassee/Ocoee, Port Royal, Rock Island, Seven Islands.

Parks featuring Paddling