Nashville is home to some of the best waterways in the Southeast. We've gathered together a list of ways to access the blueways in Nashville for canoeing and kayaking as well as the publice boat launches for your bigger boats.
SMALL CRAFT ACCESS (including canoes and kayaks)
- Metro Parks maintains access points at Peeler Park, Shelby Bottoms, and Riverfront Park
- The US Army Corps of Engineers maintains boat ramps at on both sides of the river at Clees' Ferry and Tail Water Access Area at Old Hickory Dam
- Metro Parks maintains an access ramp at Harpeth River Park
- The State maintains three access ramps in Davidson County in Harpeth River State Park at Highway 100near Ensworth Hight School, Newsom's Mill and Hidden Lakes
- Metro Parks manages two access points on Mill Creek at the Mill Creek Greenway at Harding Rd and Old Glenrose and Thompson Lane East
- Metro Parks maintains a boat ramp at Heartland Park
- The US Army Corps of Engineers maintains boat access on the Stones River just below Percy Priest Dam
- Metro Parks manages an access point at the Kohl's Greenway Trailhead under the bridge at Lebanon Road
- Metro Parks allows canoe and kayak access at Hartman Park
Heartland / Stones River Access
The Stones River access is located at 3135 Heartland Drive in Donelson. The ramp area is managed jointly by Tennessee Wildlife Resources and Metro Parks. The ramp provides access to the Stones River.
Shelby Park Ramp Access
The Shelby Park ramp access is located at Shelby Avenue at 20th Street within Shelby Park. The ramp provides access to the Cumberland River at mile marker 193.
Peeler Park Ramp Access
The Peeler Park ramp access is located at 2043 Neeley's Bend Road within Peeler Park. The ramp provides access to the Cumberland river at mile marker 205.
Lock Two Ramp Access
Lock Two ramp access is located at 2650 Lock Two Road in Donelson on Pennington Bend. The ramp provides access to the Cumberland River at mile marker 201.