Canoe The Red River

The river is considered a Class I and II. Red River is a moderately shallow river with sandy beaches, rock bottom, and sandbars to pull over for a picnic.

We are happy to put you on the river 7 days a week. Summer hours: the shuttles will every hour on the hour between 8am and 2pm as long as weather permits. Please call at least one day in advance and let us know when you'd like to go out! Bring an ID or $10.00 deposit per person.

Tennessee Paddlesports Access Coalition

Today is the deadline!

Today is the deadline for comments on the proposed TWRA rules. Visit the TN Paddlesports Access groups to find all the information you need for your email to Chris Richardson.

Tennessee Paddlesports Access Coalition

The TN Paddlesports Association opposes the proposed regulations on Outfitters renting non-motorized paddlecraft

The TN Paddlesports Association opposes the proposed regulations because they destabilize many existing paddlesports businesses which have operated responsibly for years. We believe some of the proposed regulations are illegal, such as launch fees, collecting fees at ramps which are not owned or managed by the TWRA, and controlling permit holders’ riverside property. TWRA is essentially proposing a fee to paddle the state’s waters by imposing a launch and take-out fee on the customers of paddlesports businesses. These fees will make paddling experiences more expensive for customers of rental outfitters and defeat some of the purposes of the regulations by encouraging them to paddle on their own without any safety briefing or explanation of other important issues.

Businesses renting paddlecraft in TN are already paying a wide array of taxes and fees levied by various federal, state and local governments, which include sales, personal property, property, and other taxes. TWRA is introducing very significant new burdens in the proposed rules to include permit fees, inventory fees, and launch fees and a one-year permit, which may not be renewed under certain conditions. Many paddlesports businesses do not believe the proposed fee burden is sustainable.

Furthermore, the regulations are being introduced incrementally since there are plans for another round of river-specific regulations in the future. Those proposals are not included in these regulations. Therefore, we cannot adequately comment on the current regulations without knowing the full scope of the proposals including subsequent new burdens that will accompany the currently proposed regulations. For these reasons, we oppose the proposed regulations on paddlecraft rental businesses filed by TWRA with Secretary of State on November 21, 2018.

The process for creating these rules, which have a great bearing on access for the public and the future of many long-standing, responsible paddlesports businesses, was flawed. TWRA created an Advisory Committee, which we supported. However, the two meetings of the Committee were often dominated by individuals clearly hostile to paddlesports activities who influenced the proceedings with anecdotal and questionable information. Regulatory proposals were provided just prior to the start of the first meeting, which gave no time for careful consideration with very little advance notice of the meeting. We believe that a more appropriate way to address legitimate issues would be to study the issues and perceived problems and work with users to diminish conflicts and congestion without overbearing regulations.

Given the number of problems, these proposed rules and regulations should be withdrawn and a study conducted testing best practices and non-regulatory measures to reduce user conflicts and congestion at popular boat ramps, which we think will be more effective than the proposed regulations and fees. In the interim, TWRA may still issue a basic registration, provided the operating requirements are minimal and the renewal is automatically provided as we suggest.

In general, we do not believe the purposes of the proposed regulations can be fully carried out, to the extent that the issues cited are even relevant, by only regulating commercial paddle craft operators. A significant but undetermined portion of the use on most rivers and lakes is generated by unregulated paddlers and fishermen. Businesses renting powerboats and jet skis are not even subject to regulations like those proposed for paddlesports businesses. In the absence of regulations on other users, the focus and intensity of regulations on commercial paddlesports outfitters are likely to be disproportionate to the impacts of their operations.

The Tennessee Paddlesports Association supports responsible, shared use of the state waters and will work with other users and landowners to resolve perceived issues in a collegial manner.

Wishing all our friends and family a very Merry Christmas!

Looking for some Fall Fun? Sunday is going to be a gorgeous 71 degrees in Adams, TN and the Red River is currently reading 5.37 feet at Port Royal. Combined with the beautiful fall colors, it will be a perfect Fall Sunday Funday!

Give us a call now to book your reservation!

If you can’t make it out tomorrow, keep in mind, we are open for reservations/appointments only throughout the fall and winter.

Happy Blessed Birthday Breana Lauas Heathcock! We love you and miss you! Can't wait for you to get home! Hope you are having a wonderful day! 😍❤️🎊🎉Thank you for your service and all you do! Muah! 😍😘

We think drinking coffee and floating the river sounds better!

Camp, have coffee, and/or canoe on the Red River this weekend... Yay or Nay?

Shuttle bus leaves at 9am, 11am, and 1pm on Saturday and Sunday.

[09/03/18]   We are now officially on our Off Season hours:
Shuttles 9am, 11am, & 1pm
Office hours:
9am to 1pm daily

[09/03/18]   Thank You to all our customers who have floated the Red River this Summer!
We Love You!! 😍😘

Great tips for maintenance before you load up to come visit us at RRV for Labor Day weekend.

Have you checked your life jackets recently? Here are some tips to make sure your life jackets are in good condition for Labor Day!

[08/18/18]   Hey River Dogs!!!!
Let's have some ROGO fun!
Rent One Get One FREE!!
Sunday 8am-10am

Come out to RRV for a relaxing weekend of camping and canoeing on the Red River.


Hello Everyone 😀
We are having a BACK TO SCHOOL Specials starting Monday July 30th through Friday August 3rd.....The Rentals will be $40 per Canoe 🛶🙂
Hope To See Everyone Out Here To Have Some Fun Before The Kiddos Go Back To School!!!

Batman or Superman?

Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Teaching and encouraging the next generation of River Rats is a wonderful experience. We offer kids kayaks for rent at RRV specifically for this purpose!

Episode 2 of Paddling Parents features Bobby Miller's lessons on instilling courage in his daughter to paddle her own kayak:

The Canoe (Film)

Such an amazing documentary; we had to share.

“If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is surely…

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Independence Day!

Formidable Jess Fox Unbeatable Again At Canoe Slalom World Cup | Paddle Australia

In case you didn’t know that there is more than one World Cup going on... TeamCanoe Slalom TeamGeneralSlalomFormidable Jess Fox Unbeatable Again At Canoe Slalom World Cup July 2, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Jessica Fox’s perfect start to the 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom season has continued, with the Australian making it four gold medals from as many start...

[06/30/18]   Come on out and see us tonight! We've got Live music featuring Ron Garrison 7:00 pm @ main pavillion

[06/29/18]   River is fine. Just has color....

Great water just looks like chocolate milk; it should clear up by Saturday. Hope to see you all this weekend!

[06/26/18]   Hey River Friends come On Out And See Us!
Water temp is 77 Degrees and is PERFECT 🚣👌☀️🌞

It is an involuntary reaction

Its every time, EVERY TIME! drive over a river you look at the level.

Check out more at

Happy Father’s Day to all the of the awesome Dad’s out there but especially to those who chose to spend their special day with us!

Be honest!

How often does this happen to you?

[05/27/18]   **Dock Hands Needed**
Weekends Only
Needing 5 Strong Guys...
Top Pay for Top Help!

Canoe & Kayak Magazine

The more you know the safer you will be.

Swiftwater rescue know-how on different ways to throw a rescue rope to a mid-river swimmer.

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Red River family but especially those who came to celebrate the amazing mother’s in our lives at RRV this weekend.

Would you buy this shirt? Of course if it was new... DUH 😎

Canoe & Kayak Magazine

“It’s like defensive driving, you reduce the possibility of being hurt by being prepared with plans and practice.” -John Conover

Do you have what you need?

It's time friends. These folks are from Arizona.

Who doesn’t enjoy a good canoe joke?

Post your best canoe memes in the comments.

Plant Care Today

We love when people up-cycle old boats!

Create A Nautical Landscape Theme With A Canoe Pond

Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Get your body ready for paddle season!

Prep for paddling season by starting a shoulder conditioning program.

Who’s ready to go camping at RRV?

Let's Go Camping...#adventure #travel #camping #camperville #campervilleNet...

Only 39 more day until Spring! Book our buy two get one free canoe rental special before it expires on 2-15-18.

[02/02/18]   Brrr its a cold one River Dogs. I am gonna throw a special out there. Buy 2 canoes get the 3rd one free. EXP 2-15-2018 call and make your reservations today.

[01/31/18]   Its almost the the weekend. Who is ready to win one free canoe trip. The first person who could tell me the Name of the Tree that is at our ending point at the park. Ready Set and Go




[01/14/18]   River Dogs who is ready for spring??

Viral TRND

Share your family’s projects for enjoying the outdoors in the comments below and check out this video for some inspiration.

11 year-old-girl builds an amphibious vehicle from an old toy car and it's very impressive!
Credit - Newsflare

From our family to yours, we wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas!


We don’t normally share recipes but these look to good not to share. Definitely adding these to the next camping menu!

Bacon + S'mores = FREAKING OUT.

Full recipe:

Backwater Paddle Company

In case you needed to know for that special Christmas gift!

How long of a kayak paddle should I get? has an article below to assist in making good decisions on selecting the correct paddle length.

Want your business to be the top-listed Travel Agency in Adams?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.

Videos (show all)





8002 Highway 41 N
Adams, TN

General information

*Requirements* - ID for all persons (except minors) OR - $10.00 deposit per person (except minors) For paddle tickets ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Canoe Trips: Upper/lower: $45 per canoe or $22.50 for the first two people and $10 a person after that, per boat Kayak: $30 Cyclone Springs: $55 per canoe or $27.50 for the first two people and $10 a person after that, per boat Shuttle Service: Solo kayak: $20 Tandom kayak or canoe: $25 Camping: $10 per adult per night/$5 a kid Book a canoe trip and it drops the camping price to $5 a person per night RV Camping: 30 AMP: $25 a night/$125 a week 50 AMP: $30 a night/$140 a week Military discounts M-T Please call us to reserve your adventure! (615)696-2768 or email if you have any other questions or would like work out other details of your trip out to see us!

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 14:00
Thursday 08:00 - 14:00
Friday 08:00 - 14:00
Saturday 08:00 - 14:00
Sunday 08:00 - 14:00