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Harpeth River State Park

Hwy. 70
Kingston Springs, TN 37887

615-952-2099

The Harpeth River State Park is a linear park that manages nine river access sites along 40 river miles. Sites include several natural, archaeological and historic areas. The park is popular for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and hiking. Canoe access areas are located at all sites (excluding archeological areas).

The Harpeth River is a Class I river. It is appropriate for beginners to advanced paddlers. Visitors can bring their own canoe or kayak. Rentals and trip information are available from local outfitters in and around Kingston Springs.  

Access sites close for safety during high water. Much of the property around the Harpeth River is private land. Please be courteous to landowners and be aware of trespassing laws. The park and access sites are day-use only. There is no camping or overnight parking. Please observe park hours and plan your trip accordingly as the gates to access sites are locked at designated closing times. The average paddle time is 2 to 3 mph, depending on river flow.

Activities

BOATING
The Harpeth River contains canoe put-in and takeout points in close proximity, which enable a 7-mile float around a looping meander of the Harpeth in Tennessee’s Western Highland Rim. Canoe access areas are located at all sites (excluding archeological areas) providing beginner and advanced paddlers opportunities to float this beautiful class II river. Bring your own canoe or kayak or call local commercial outfitters for trip information and boat rentals.

HIKING
Enjoy the solitude and tranquility of several miles of easy to difficult trails meandering through wildflower meadows, lush forests, and along majestic bluffs.

FISHING
Whether you enjoy fly fishing or spin casting, the river hosts large and small mouth bass, bream, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish and other game fish.

BIRDING
The Harpeth River supports resident waders such as great blue and green herons, belted kingfishers and prothonotary warblers, to name but a few.

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