Off the beaten path

I’m looking to do a 2-3 day kayak trip in the TN, AK area. I want to be able to rent the kayak but avoid the guided tour. Ideal trip would look like this…kayak a few hours, stop set up camp. Hike the next day, camp at same spot. Kayak last day to put out point. Any ideas on a good place?

I am a little confused. TN is Tennessee. AK is Alaska. There is a good bit of distance in between.
If you want to paddle in Arkansas the Buffalo is great and they do rent boats. I know there are canoe rentals and I imagine someone rents kayaks. But its a bit fur piece from Tennessee