Paddle

For many folks, Ijams is synonymous with water. Whether it’s cooling off in Toll Creek, exploring Mead’s Quarry Lake by boat, or taking in the scenic view of the Tennessee River, visitors have been enjoying the waterscapes of Ijams for decades.

Naturalist-led Kayak Programs

Ijams offers monthly Kayaking Programs from May to September led by an Ijams Naturalist. Each month we head out on to the river to explore nature from a new perspective. These programs are not recommended for first time kayakers, and all materials are provided. Be sure to check our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for the most current program information.

IJAMS RIVER LANDING IS CLOSED DUE TO FLOOD DAMAGE!

Paddling Rentals at Ijams

One of our most popular activities is paddling on Mead’s Quarry Lake. In partnership with RiverSports Outfitters, visitors can rent canoes, kayaks and paddleboards to get a better look at the amazing views of this historic marble quarry.

MEAD’S QUARRY RENTALS FROM RIVERSPORTS OUTFITTERS
Hours: Mon-Fri: 2pm-7pm |Sat: 10am-7pm | Sun: Noon-6pm

Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard
$12/hour

PLEASE NOTE: Private boats are NOT PERMITTED on Mead’s Quarry Lake.

Please visit River Sports Outfitters Facebook page for closings due to weather. You also can call RiverSports at (865) 523-0066 for the most current information.

Liability Waivers: All participants must complete and sign a waiver. EVERYONE under the age of 18 MUST HAVE this waiver signed by a parent/guardian. All participants will be issued a Personal Flotation Device (life vest) along with appropriate paddling equipment.

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Learn more about our partner,
River Sports Outfitters.