Piney River – Pinewood Canoe Camp

Group Leaders / Additional Information:   After hearing Zach’s presentation about the Piney River at the June’s monthly meeting….. Who’s interested in exploring the Piney River?  Let’s plan to float it on the 25th of July, learn more about this river together and determine if this should be a yearly outing.    I’m planning to camp at the Pinewood Canoe & Camp campground on Friday and Saturday and float both of those days.  Please contact me (Jeff Barrett) (615) 330-0462 or email if you are interested in floating /fishing with me on either of these days.  We plan to meet at the campground and go up river 6 miles and float back to the campground.  You can check out the Pinewood Canoe & Camp LLC at They offer canoe and kayak rentals, shuttle service along with the campground services.   I hope to stop by and check them out before the July MTFF meeting and plan to be at the meeting on the 1st to discuss details for the outing.  Please plan to call, email, or text me if you are interested in attending this outing.   The address for Pinewood Canoe & Camp LLC is 2011 Cash Hollow Road; Nunnelly, TN 37137.  Their phone number is 931-729-1042.   They are located 45 mile west of Nashville.   To get here take I-40 west to exit 163. Turn left when you get to the end of the exit ramp ( onto 48 Hwy). Go a little over 6 miles down 48 and turn right onto Cash Hollow Road.   The campground is a mile down Cash Hollow Road.   ALERT: Do not follow GPS or directions from yahoo or google. They will put you driving 5 extra miles down a very bad dirt road

We love to float  the river ourselves, so I can tell you how the river is flowing and what to expect on your trip.

Piney has swimming holes well over your head, then around the bend will be rapids just deep enough to float. It changes with every flood, season or depth of water. Floating the river is interesting and I believe fun to discover the new, challenging bends and rapids. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen on the river banks and in its waters. Camping is at our campground along the picturesque Piney.

For canoeing or kayaking it is advisable for you to call ahead to make a reservation.

We will take you up river to start your trip at anytime that you show 9:00am until 3:00pm. You don't have to wait until a scheduled time. You end your float at the campground which is where you come to start the float. Most everyone spends at least 3 hours, I usually will take my time and spend about 6 hours floating downstream. Be prepared for some wildlife sightings and some beautiful scenery.

Please do not bring glass bottles when you come visit...We also do not allow aggressive dogs.


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