Sat, Oct 16 | Putnam County

Burgess Falls Paddleboard Adventure

Join Sunshine's Adventures for a picturesque paddle to the base of Burgess Falls!
Burgess Falls Paddleboard Adventure

Time & Location

Oct 16, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Putnam County, Burgess Falls, Tennessee 38544, USA

About the Event

Join Sunshine's Adventures for a picturesque paddle to Burgess Falls! The only way to access the base of this amazing waterfall is by paddling in. Let Sunshine's Adventures guide you and provide the paddleboards for you to experience this amazing adventure! We will launch from Cane Hollow and paddle up Center Hill Lake to the base of Burgess Falls. We'll keep an eye out for birds and turtles as we approach the falls. Once we arrive at the falls, we will take time to enjoy the sights and sounds, snap photos and get up close to the falls before returning to Cane Hollow where we started. This is a 4-mile round trip paddle.

Cost: $70 per person

Duration: ~4 hours on the water 

Note: In spring and summer, it’s usually possible to paddle all the way to the base of the falls. In late summer and fall, the water level starts to drop and we may need to beach the paddleboards and walk to the falls. Please bring water shoes for walking around at the base of the falls and rain paints are highly recommended to keep your bottom half dry and warm. Keep in mind this tour is planned for mid-October which can have unpredictable weather and might be chilly. Additionally, paddleboarding up a river towards the waterfall requires effort so you will need to be in good physical condition to paddle for 4 miles round trip, roughly 4 hours in total. After A LOT of rain, it can be difficult to paddle up to the falls. If it becomes too difficult to paddle up to the waterfall, we will contact you to reschedule or refund your trip.

What's provided: Guided Tour, Paddleboard, paddle, and lifejacket

What to Bring: Water to drink, sack lunch, water shoes for walking around near the waterfall and rain paints to keep your bottom half dry, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera, towel, and change of clothes for after. 

Optional Add-ons: Seatback for comfort, photo package so you don't lose your camera or cell phone in the water, and the option to camp with us at Horseshoe Bend Campground about 40 mins from this waterfall to make it a weekend adventure!

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