• South Central Tennessee is home to some of the state’s most well-known adventures, from floating the Buffalo to biking the Natchez Trace. It also hosts some amazing hidden gems, like dozens of rushing waterfalls, five unique state parks and some of the South Central’s best fishing spots, just to name a few. If you love outdoor adventure and you’ve never explored this region, here are eight reasons it belongs on your travel list, plus recommendations on what to see and do.

  • Camping * RV


    1) AMISH HERITAGE FARM & CAMPGROUND/RV - 1000 Brewer Rd, Ethridge, TN 38456 Tour Lawrence County’s oldest Amish home. Wagon ride through Amish Country. Bus parking and restrooms . GPS 1016 Brewer Road, Ethridge. Campground with full hook-ups. 931-279-3772 www.amishheritagefarm.com 

    2) BOLO CLUB & CAMPGROUND – 738 Sinking Cove, Rd., Sherwood. Miles of trails with creeks & caves; pavilion with fi replace, satellite, big screen TV & fully equipped kitchen; 25 electric & water campsites, plus cabins, men’s and women’s showers; 50 covered stalls with water & lights for horses; LifeFlight service for emergencies. 1 (931) 598-0702 Ext.202, www.theboloclub.com 

    3) BUFFALO BUD’S CANOES, KAYAKS & CAMPGROUND – Buffalo Bud’s Canoes, Kayaks & Campground - 580 Slink Shoals Rd, Linden Kayak and Canoe Trips on the scenic Buffalo River near Flatwoods. Open April to October. 931-589-3500

    4) BUFFALO CANOEING – Buffalo Canoeing - 702 Gaither Hinson Rd, Waynesboro. Campground located at the end of hidden valley, bordered on one side by the beautiful Buffalo River, other side fl ows a quiet stream. Each campsite is on the river, in the shade, charcoal grills and fi re pits. Kayaks, Canoes and sit on top kayaks available for rent. 800-659-0589 or 931-796-2211 www.buffalocanoeing.com 

    5) BUFFALO RIVER RESORT – 3520 N. Hwy 113, Lobelville. Canoe and Kayak rentals; Cabins, Camping, RV sites, campsites and Sunset Lodge. 931-593-2000 www.buffaloriverresorttn.com 

    6) CAMPERS RV PARK – 1792 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia Offer RV sites in both 30 and 50 amp connections, tent sites and cabin rentals available. 931-381-4112 www.campersrvtn.com 

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    7) CIRCLE E GUEST RANCH – 50 Circle E. Ln., Belvidere. RV & Campground, horseback riding trails, 200 pull-thru sites with water/electric, covered horse stalls. (931) 962-1790 www.circleeguestranch.com 

    8) CLEARVIEW HORSE FARM – 2291 Hwy. 231 S., Shelbyville. Horse riding & lessons, RV hookups, lodging, indoor & outdoor arenas, pond, trails, shows & more. (931) 684-8822 www.clearviewwhorsefarm.com 

    9) CRAZY HORSE RECREATIONAL PARK – Crazy Horse Recreational Park - 931-722-5213

    10) CROOKED CREEK MARINA & CAMPGROUND – 142 Crooked Creek Rd., Lobelville. Marina provides gas, ice, groceries, deli sandwiches, hand-dipped ice cream, and boat slip rentals. (931) 593-2112

    11) ELK RIVER CANOE RENTAL – 190 Smithland Rd., Kelso. Off Hwy 64 on the river. Canoeing, kayaking, tubing, primitive campsites; groups welcome. Mid-March to mid-Nov., sun up to sun down. (931) 937-6886. www.elkrivercanoes.com 

    12) FAIRVIEW DEVIL STEP CAMPGROUND – Winchester. Next to Tims Ford Lake. Tent Sites, RV with hookups & bathhouse. (931) 967-4230.

    13) FALL HOLLOW CAMPGROUND- 1329 Columbia Hwy., Hohenwald. Hwy. 412 & mile marker 391 Natchez Trace Pkwy. Rv full hookup’s 30/50 amp tent camping, hot showers, rooms, with breakfast bordered by big swan creek with great walking trails. Restaurant on site, tubing, fishing, pet friendly. 931-796-1480  www.fallhollow.com facebook@fallhollow

    14) FLATWOODS CANOE BASE - hiking, canoeing, fi shing, picnicking, swimming or camping. (931) 589-5661 www.flatwoodscanoe.com 

    15) HEATH’S CANOE RENTAL – Hwy 13 N., Lobelville. On the Buffalo River. (931) 593-2306 www.canoethebuffaloriver.com 

    16) HERITAGE CAMPGROUND & RV PARK - 1004 Brewer Rd, Ethridge, TN Plenty of room for campers, rv, trailers, horses and you can even rent a covered wagon to sleep in or a cabin. 931-829-4655 www.heritagecampgroundrv.com 

    17) HIGHER PURSUITS – 3114 Cheeks Bend., Columbia. Canoe & kayak rentals, classes, teambuilding, tree climbing, & more. (931) 840-8575 www.higherpursuits.com 

    18) KELSO CANOE & CAMPING – 18 Kelso-Smithland Rd., Kelso. Canoe rental, camping, tree houses, pavilion, & fresh BBQ daily. (931) 703-4292 www.kelsocanoe.com 

    19) KINZER’S CANOE & CAMP GROUND – 5490 Hwy 50 East, Centerville. (931) 994-9451

    20) LAKE VIEW RESTAURANT & BOAT DOCK – 1439 Tims Ford Dr., Winchester. Jet ski, fi shing, & pontoon boat rentals. Open Tues.-Sun. (931) 967-6711 www.lakeviewboatdock.com 

    21) MANCHESTER KOA – 586 Campground Rd., Manchester. Mini spray park, bowling lane, outdoor movies, choo choo train rides, pool & hot tub, and more. (931) 728-9777

    22) NATCHEZ TRACE WILDERNESS PRESERVE – 1363 Napier Rd., Hohenwald. Off Natchez Trace Pkwy. between mile markers 380 & 381. Over 600 campsites, designated tent sites, & 58 cabin rentals; beautiful lodge for weddings, receptions, & parties; RV hookups, boat rentals, & wifi . Reservations/Ranger Station open 8am-8pm; Trading Post open 7am, daily. (931) 796-3212.

    23) PINEWOOD CANOE & CAMP – 2011 Cash Hollow Rd., Nunnelly. (931) 729-1042 www.pinewoodcanoecamp.com 

    24) PINEY RIVER ENTERPRISE – 6832 Piney River Road N, Bon Aqua. RV sites/camping, cabin rentals, hunting, house boarding. (931) 996-3431 www.pineyriverenterprises.com 

    25) POWDERHORN CAMPGROUND – 26258 Hwy 64, Lawrenceburg. Full RV hookups & campground. (931) 762-0678 www.mamajscabin.com/Powder.html 

    26) RIVER RAT’S CANOE RENTAL – 4361 Hwy 431 S., Columbia. On the Duck River. Canoe & kayak rentals for individuals & groups; guided fi shing trips available. (931) 381-2278 www.riverratcanoe.com 

    27) RIVER ROAD RV PARK & HORSE CAMP – 1976 River Rd., Chapel Hill. RV park, horse facilities, equestrian trails, walking/biking trails, horseshoe, volleyball, badminton, live outdoor music parties. (931) 364-7714. www.riverroadrvpark.com 

    28) SHOAL CREEK CANOE RUN – 470 Iron City Rd., Iron City. Hwy 227. Canoe & kayak rentals for individuals & groups. (888) CANOE-80, (931) 845-4991 www.shoalcreekcanoerun.com 

    29) TEXAS T CAMPGROUND – 2499 Lynnville Hwy., Cornersville. Campers, tents, or cabins available; all welcome. (931) 293-2500.

    30) THE TN PADDLER – 1253 Iron Bridge Rd., Columbia. Canoe & kayak trips on Duck & Buffalo Rivers. (931) 379-4404. www.tennesseepaddler.com 

    31) TIMS FORD MARINA & RV PARK – 38 Marina Ln., Winchester. Full hookups: electric/sewer/water; cabin, pontoon, & canoe rentals; 350 Boat Slips, 15 Cabins, 30 RV Spaces, and The Hard Dock Café. (931) 967-4509. www.timsfordmarina.com 

    32) TOPSEY TURVEY CANOE RENTAL & CAMPGROUND – 7902 Topsy Rd., Waynesboro. (931) 722-3530.

    33) WHISPERING OAKS – 812 16th Model Rd., Manchester. I-24, Exit 105 to Hwy 41. Pool, hot tub, many events, over 400 acres of streams and hiking trails, & 14 RV hookups.

  • Canoeing *Kayaking Boating


    • Float or Canoe Rental River Rides Lakes ParksBuffalo Buds Canoes, Kayaks and Campground – 580 Slink Shoals Rd., Linden. (931) 589-3500.
    • Buffalo Canoeing – 226 Hidden Valley Rd., Hohenwald. (800) 339-5596. www.buffalocanoeing.com.
    • Buffalo River Resort – 3520 North Hwy. 13, Lobelville. Canoes and kayak rentals available. (931) 593-2000. www.buffaloriverresort-tn.com.
    • Crazy Horse Recreational Park – 2505 Waynesboro Hwy., Waynesboro. (800) 722-5213. www.crazyhorsecanoe.com.
    • Duck River Canoe Rental – 4454 Nashville Hwy., Chapel Hill. (931) 364-2969. 
    • www.duckrivercanoerental.com.
    • Elk River Canoe Rental – 190 Smithland Rd., Kelso, off Hwy. 64 on the river. Canoeing, kayaking, tubing, primitive campsites; groups welcome. Mid-March to mid-Nov., sun up to sun down. (931) 937-6886. www.elkrivercanoes.com.
    • Faria’s Cypress Creek Marina – 342 Cypress Creek Marina Rd., Linden. (731) 847-0715.
    • Flatwoods Canoe Base – 11711 Hwy. 13 S., Flatwoods. On the Buffalo River. (931) 589-5661. www.flatwoodscanoe.com.
    • Heath’s Canoe Rental – Hwy. 13 N., Lobelville, 0n the Buffalo River. (931) 593-2306. www.canoethebuffaloriver.com.
    • Higher Pursuits – 3114 Cheeks Bend Rd., Columbia. Canoe & kayak rentals, teambuilding, tree climbing and more. (931) 840-8575. www.higherpursuits.com.
    • Kelso Canoe & Camping – 18 Kelso Smithland Rd., Kelso. Canoe rental, camping, tree houses and pavilion. (931) 703-4292. www.kelsocanoe.com.
    • Kinzer's Canoe & Camp Ground - 5490 Hwy 50 East, Centerville.  (931)797-6222.
    • Lake View Restaurant & Boat Dock – 1439 Tims Ford Dr., Winchester. Open Tues. – Sun. Jet ski, fishing and pontoon boat rentals. (931) 967-6711. www.lakeviewboatdock.com.
    • River Rat's Canoe Rental– 4361 Hwy. 431 S., Columbia, on the Duck River. Canoe & kayak rentals for individuals & groups. Guided fishing trips available. (931) 381-2278. 
    • www.riverratcanoe.com.
    • Shoal Creek Canoe Run – 470 Iron City Rd., Hwy. 227, Iron City. Canoe & kayak rental for individuals & groups. (888) CANOE-80 • (931) 845-4991.   www.shoalcreekcanoerun.com.
    • The TN Paddler – 1253 Iron Bridge Rd., Columbia. Canoe & kayak trips on Duck & Buffalo Rivers. (931) 215-4891. 
    • www.tennesseepaddler.com
    • Tims Ford Marina & RV Park 38 Marina Ln, Winchester.  Full hookups: electric/sewer/water; cabin, pontoon & canoe rentals.  Large RV park with hookups.  (931) 967-4509 www.timsfordmarina.com
    • Topsey Turvey Canoe Rental & Campground – 7902 Topsy Rd., Waynesboro. (877) 868-8078. www.topseyturveycanoe.com
  • The Jack Trail GeoTour

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    Check back often for more information on the adventure across 13 great counties in Southern/Middle Tennessee. We have partnered with www.geocaching.com  on the new Discover South Central TN GeoTour.  Download the passport here and all the gps coordinates for the geotour from geocaching.com. We have hidden great caches throughout the area.  Many of our partners range from hotels, local restaurants, unique boutiques, wineries and distilleries plus many adventours spots along trails, or at historic locations.  We are taking our time putting this great geotour together to give you a glimps of all that South Central Tennessee has to offer.  You may need your hiking boots to find some of them and plan to spend time enjoying all of our great small towns while collecting your caches. Don't forget when you find them all and send us your completed passport, we will send you a special collectors trackable Discover South Central Tennessee Geocoin.   Many of the caches are hidden with our business partners and off the beaten path.  Enjoy the beautiful back roads of Tennessee while having an adventure.  We want to thank our Business Partners for helping us make this happen.   

    We could not do this without the support of the TN Department of Tourist Development Made in Tennesseeand 13 counties in South Central Tennessee Region (Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry and Wayne).  


    When you are out on your adventure we would love for you to visit our Business Partners and thank them for participating on the Discover South Central TN GeoTour.  Don't forget to bring your passport in and when you spend the night or eat a meal or even purchase a gift with them you earn extra points.  Here is a little information on them. 

  • Imagine traveling to a new city in search of treasure—treasure that could be as small as a pill bottle or as large as a filing cabinet. It might be hidden under a rock in a remote wilderness or beneath a mailbox on a busy street. And when you locate it, rather than taking the bounty with you, you explore its contents, log your discovery and leave it for the next treasure hunter to find.


    From your seat at the back of the canoe,  you gaze from side to side at the green, refreshing forest that surrounds your little boat and casts shade across the calm river. A glance into the water reveals a clear view to the river’s gravel bed, as a smallmouth bass swims by.

  • If you trace the history of distilled spirits in America, at some point your path will wind through the hills and hollows of Tennessee. Since the 18the century, folks in the region have produced whiskey, but if you venture to the central part of the state you’ll also find a growing number of wineries as well as distilleries making a wide variety of spirits.

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