Blueways in Tennessee

Harpeth River Blueway Project

As a joint endeavor between the Harpeth Conservancy and the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA), the vision of the project is to promote recreational opportunities, safety and the preservation of natural and cultural features along the Harpeth River through the provision of canoe/kayak access sites and accompanying signage. This exciting opportunity involves the cooperation of several key parties at the state and local levels, including the Kingston Springs Fire & Rescue Department in Cheatham County, who obtained landowner permissions and installed river mile markers on a stretch of the Harpeth River to improve the ability of emergency responders to locate people in need of assistance on the river. Additionally, TDOT has provided mile markers, paddling access, and bridge signs. These combined and ongoing efforts have resulted in a tremendous benefit to people who live and recreate in the area. 

Thanks to statewide partnership for Blueways around Tennessee, the Harpeth River Blueway extends along the river through 3 counties. Harpeth Conservancy currently sits on the statewide access points committee along with several local and state partners to assist with identifying and building of new river access points.

Access Points

Below is an interactive map of public access points on the Harpeth River and greater Nashville area.

Additional Resources

USGS Streamflow Data for Harpeth River at Franklin, TN

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