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Duck River State Scenic River hosts Canoe Float on July 28

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Come join state park officials as they enjoy the cool waters of the Duck River on a warm summer day with a guided canoe float.

The float will explore “a very flat and easy stretch of river from Leftwich Bridge to the TWRA take out at Howard Bridge.”

This stretch of the river has a gentle current, no rapids, and will take about four hours to float, according to officials.

This is an excellent opportunity for beginners to canoe. Participants are welcome to bring their own canoe or kayak, but will have to provide their own transportation if they do. Transportation from put-in to take-out can be arranged. Canoes can be rented at a special discount of $12.50 per person or $25 per canoe through a local canoe vendor.

The put-in point is about a 45-minute drive south of Nashville on I-65. Bring lunch and water and perhaps a change of clothes.

Canoers should meet at 9 a.m. at the Target parking area at Old Hickory Blvd. and I-65 in Brentwood.

Reservations are required. RSVP by July 26 to Forrest Evans, (615) 532-0431 or forrest.evans@tn.gov. The first 10 reservations can take advantage of transportation provided by the Tennessee Natural Areas Program.