Harpeth Scenic River

The Harpeth River originates in Eagleville, Tennessee and flows nearly 125 miles to the confluence of the Cumberland River near Ashland City. In 2012 removal of a low head dam made it the second longest un-impounded river in middle Tennessee.  The scenic river stretch provides recreational, cultural and historic features including a blueway that connects areas of the Harpeth River State Park to surrounding local communities. The river’s diverse landscape is characterized by mixed hardwood forests, majestic bluffs, farmland and developed communities. These attribute to its ecological diversity and scenic beauty. Local outfitters rent canoes and kayaks and coordinate trips, including over-night camping trips. Personal craft can be launched at Blueway access points and TWRA boat launch ramps. 

Rutherford & Davidson  Counties

Class II Pastoral River Area legislative action excluded all but the entire section of the Harpeth River in Rutherford County and Davidson County and re-classified the section of river in Davidson County a Class III Partially Developed River Area from Highway 100 to interstate 40 (see Acts 1972, ch. 536, § 1,2; T.C.A., 11-1404). Designated in 1968.

Attractions

Harpeth River State Park & Blueway
Hwy. 70
Kingston Springs , TN 37887
(615) 952-2099

Harpeth River Blueway
http://www.connectwithtn.com

Activities

Paddling, Fishing, Swimming, Sightseeing, Bird Watching