2014 Protect and Paddle

Event Date

Sun, Oct 12, 2014

Address

Maryville, TN

About This Activity

The 2nd Annual Protect and Paddle Canoe and Kayak Trip takes place on the Little River in Blount County this October 12th, 2014. The paddle trip starts at Perry's Mill and ends at River John's Island. This is a scenic 7.5 mile float trip that takes about three hours in normal river flow. Event sponsors will provide participants with a shuttle trip from River John's up to Perry's Mill. The event also includes an event T-shirt for the first 50 participants, music, food and drink available at River John's at the end of the float trip. 
Last year we had over 100 participants so register early to ensure an event T-shirt!
 
Don't have a boat? Boat Rentals available from River Sports Outfitters for $25. Boats must be reserved in advance. River Sports will deliver your rental to Perry's Mill on the event day. Call 865-523-0066 to reserve your boat.
 
EVENT ORGANIZERS: HARTSOE LAW FIRM, RIVER SPORTS OUTFITTERS, RIVER JOHN'S ISLAND, BLACKHORSE BREW COMPANY, THE MARKET AT WASHINGTON AND HIGH. EVENT PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT LITTLE RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION.
 

Event details and schedule

If you reserved a boat from River Sports:

1. Please arrive at River John’s Island between 11:15-12:00 pm. River John’s Island is located at 4134 Cave Mill Rd., Maryville, TN 37804 (865) 982-0793.

http://www.riverjohns.com/map.htm

2. Check in and catch the group shuttle up to Perry’s Mill. The first shuttles will leave at 12:00 p.m.

Note: River Sports will only be bringing boats for people who have called and reserved boats, so make sure you have secured a boat! (865) 523-0066

If you have your own boat:

  1. Drop-off your boat and gear at Perry's Mill between 10:30-11:30 AM. River Sports staff or LRWA Volunteers will watch boats and gear.
  2. Bring a Personal Floatation Device!
  3. Head to River John's island to park, check in, and catch the group shuttle. 

Please do not arrive at River John's Island at 12:00 with your boat, or it will delay you paddling with the group!

Map from Perry’s Mill (TWRA Put-in on US 321) to River John’s

Map from Perry's Mill (Put-in) back to River John's 

For all Participants:

Please bring the following:

  1. Drivers' License if you plan to drink beer after the float 
  2. Change of clothes for comfort
  3. Lawn chair (optional, but very limited seating on the island)
  4. Sunscreen and a hat (optional)

Remember also to leave your valuables at home or secure in dry bags attached firmly to your boat!

Due to insurance regulations, no dogs will be permitted. Please also note that the event is rain or shine; no refunds for rain, but we will not paddle in the event of lightning or unsafe conditions.

Thank you for your support!

Protect & Paddle organizers and Little River Watershed Association

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