The 143 miles of the Caney Fork River in the Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee is a favorite of fishermen and kayakers alike.
The head of the Caney Fork River is just below Center Hill Dam. Known as a favorite recreation spot for Tennesseans, the Caney Fork River is a prime destination for anyone who loves fishing, especially trout fishing. Stocked regularly with rainbow trout, brown trout and brook trout, the Caney Fork also offers a variety of other fish for those seeking more options. Bluegill, walleye, largemouth bass black crappie and striped bass can all be found along the scenic river.
Locals and visitors alike will often times use a kayak or canoe to fish the Caney Fork. Guided tours and kayak and canoe rentals are available for those that do not own a boat.
A leisurely paddle down the panoramic river is also a popular choice for many. Surrounded by all the beauty nature has to offer, paddlers are able to soak up the allure of the area in a comfortable and relaxing setting. The tree-covered banks provide the perfect canopy for those wanting to stop for a picnic or just sit and listen to the tranquil sounds of the water.
Kayaking along the Caney Fork is one of my favorite outdoor activities, especially in the fall. The trees offer a kaleidoscope of breathtaking beauty along the banks. Deer and wild turkey can also be seen wondering the banks throughout the day during the fall months.
Whether you are looking for top rated fishing spot or a peaceful paddle down the river, you will love the Caney Fork as much was I do.