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Address: 11711 Highway 13 South, Flatwoods, TN 37096
Phone Number:
+1 931-589-5661
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Located in the heart of Western Tennessee, Flatwoods Canoe Base offers the...

Located in the heart of Western Tennessee, Flatwoods Canoe Base offers the perfect outdoor getaway. The clean, clear water of the Buffalo River sets the pace for a day next to nature. We can tailor-make a day in the sun for you and your group.

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Great crew. Reasonaby priced.Took the 10 mile trip, lots of fun but not very challenging while reasonably sober. Very pretty, somewhat crowded. Mix of new and older aluminum... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2015
eric b
Gracey, Kentucky, United States
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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

This is a fun paddle, with the caveats given in previous reviews. It's beautiful and mild and scenic, but it is also popular and there was definitely a party crowd present so if you wanted a quiet, smoke and booze-free float you were out of luck at points. We didn't mind the basic facilities, but we found the service and... More 

1 Thank tnmarky
Gracey, Kentucky, United States
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great crew. Reasonaby priced.Took the 10 mile trip, lots of fun but not very challenging while reasonably sober. Very pretty, somewhat crowded. Mix of new and older aluminum canoes. Decent paddles.

Thank eric b
Paris, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We always go to Flatwoods when we float the Buffalo river. Very friendly helpful staff.Always a great time!

Thank mondafrog
Murray, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

My daughter and I just returned from doing the 10 mile float in a kayak with Flatwoods Canoe Base and had a beautiful, relaxing trip down the Buffalo River. We first stopped at another rental called Buffalo River Resort which was closer to our home but they were unfriendly and disorganized so we went further down the road. We are... More 

2 Thank Diverdown2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

By far the best place for a relaxing getaway. Very friendly staff. Reasonable rates. Overall a great place for friends and family to have a good time on the river.

1 Thank nichols81
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

great place, awesome staff. We have an awesome time out there every year. Can't wait for the next trip.

Thank Aaron M
Columbia, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

Our family of five just returned home from the 10 mile float and we were planning our return trip before we left their parking lot. The gentleman who shuttled us to and from the river was friendly and gave us "newbies" some pointers. The office staff was friendly. The price for the canoe and kayak rental was better than most... More 

1 Thank Busywith3
Germantown, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

Flatwoods Canoe Base is great. Always dependable, always answer their phone, good prices and nice folks to boot. We never worry about our vehicle(s) or other valuables we leave with them and they are always exactly where they say they'll be when they say they'll be there.

Thank David W W
Tishomingo, Mississippi
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

the river the places to eat good food down town dislike was the motel at ren cass is going to be a mess since janie has past away.

Thank Dorothy R
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2011

Four of us rented tubes to float down the river and had a blast! I called ahead of time and spoke to Tucker who was very help and very friendly. The trip to the river in the van was short, so we did not have to wait long to get floating. When our trip was over, the van was there... More 

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