Suggestions for Knoxville, TN?

I’m looking for paddling options in or around Knoxville, TN. We will be in TN around mid-August. I’d be looking for an easy day trip, since not everyone in our group is a regular paddler.

the ONLY
option is the River… in Knoxville that is…

What kind?
Flat water, Class V?

its VERY VERY FLAT. but kind of an interesting area up stream.

The Tellico is pretty close and its got some interesting whitewater.

Headwaters of the Tennessee River
Paddle upstream (Open/Flat water).

Are there any outfitters in the area for rentals?

you could drive about 1/2 hour and do the French Broad if you want WW