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Kayak or SUP the South Fork

Bluff City, Tennessee

based on 1 reviews


Added by Betheny Keller

There is a mud parking area on Lakeview Drive underneath the 11E bridges with a cleared mud parking area with access to the the South Fork of the Holston River. There is a gradual drop to the water where kayaks, canoes, or SUPs can be placed in the water. To the east, the river is more narrow at the base of the bluffs. To the west there is a wide open area with forests at the edge of the water.

Please remember to bring your PFD and any other safety equipment. 

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Kayak or SUP the South Fork Reviews

This is nice place to drop into the South Fork. There can be a bit of traffic noise under the bridge, but it fades pretty quickly as you paddle further away. This is a relatively calm part of the river/lake. There are some houses around, but if you paddle to the west there is farmland and correct along the edge of the water. There is not a huge area for parking under the bridge when the water is at its highest level in the summer months. The parking area is also just dirt so it can be a bit messy following a heavy rain.

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