Class I Duck River, TN

Carpenter Bridge Access to Leftwich Bridge

The Duck River, an easy, scenic canoe or kayak float that is secluded and pristine for much of its length, is most certainly my kind of river.

It meanders its way west across Middle Tennessee nearly 270 miles from its headwaters on the Highland Rim near Manchester to its mouth on Kentucky Lake. It is one of the most biologically diverse rivers in North America with more than 50 species of freshwater mussels and 151 species of fish. It has pretty and interesting rock bluffs, forested hillsides and, as you might imagine, lots of critters that quack.

(Source: Tennessee Valley Water Trails)

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Permit No
Manager Tennessee Scenic Rivers Program
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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