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Buffalo River

Site Directions:  Access the river via I-40 from exit 143.

Hwy 13 parallels the river through several small towns, including Lobelville, Linden, and Flatwoods.

There are 19 access points along the river below the headwaters in Henryville.

Lat: 35.42742°N Long: -87.40398°W

Hours: daylight hours

Seasonality year-round depending on water levels and location

Fees: none

Site Description: 120 river miles of slow-flowing waters.

Upper portions of the river between Henryville and Flatwoods is floatable from November through August, while the remainder of the river is floatable year-round. Local companies rent canoes and will coordinate trips, including overnight camping trips.

Wildlife to Watch:
 The waters of the Buffalo River support a high diversity of wildlife.

Eighty-five species of fish have been observed in the river, while snakes and mammals, including deer, beaver, muskrat, abound on the banks.

Double-crested Cormorant, Mallard, Wood Duck, and Belted Kingfisher can be seen, especially in winter near the confluence of the Duck and Buffalo rivers.

Green Herons and Great Blue Herons are often flushed from the banks in spring and summer.

NOTE:  Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas. 

Tennessee Hunting Guide

Tennessee Fishing Guide