Links to Businesses Owned by Our Paddle & Pig Members 

Willow Branch Upholstery
Owned by Baxter Dickinson & Deborah Silveri

Tennessee Kayak Groups

Paddle Adventures Unlimited

Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association


Oklahoma Kayak Groups

Oklahoma Flatwater Paddlers

Camping Information

Tennessee State Parks

Oklahoma State Parks
Missouri State Parks place for all your federal recreation reservations)

Recommended Reading:

Paddling Tennessee by Johnny MolloyThis guidebook offers trips covering every corner of Tennessee. The paddles are divided into the three primary regions of the state: West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and East Tennessee. Each paddle included in the book is chosen as a day trip, though overnight camping can be done where noted. With each of these waterways the author sought out a combination of scenery, paddling experiences, ease of access (including shuttling when necessary), and a reasonable length for day tripping.  Available in most Nashville area bookstores, Brentwood REI or ($12.55 paperback)

Paddling in and Around Nashville by Patty ShultzDetailed descriptions of rivers, lakes and creeks around Nashville, with direction, descriptions of the water, put in and take out info.  NOTE: This book is now out of publication ~ as a result, it is difficult to find and expensive to buy, but occassionally a used copy can be found at a reasonable price on

Quiet Water Kayaking: A Beginner's Guide by Leslie Dunn.  Interest in recreational kayaking is booming! Learn paddler lingo and river etiquette, what to do when you capsize, what to buy and money saving tips on what not to buy, how to load and unload and how to lead a paddle like a pro. Written by an American Canoe Association Kayak Instructor, over one hundred pages of the basics to help get you started. Available on ($14.95 paperback

Paddling the Ozarks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Paddling Adventures.  With gushing springs, clear-water streams, lush hardwood forests, and limestone bluffs rising hundreds of feet, the Ozarks offer enough paddling to fill a lifetime, including seven streams in the National Wild & Scenic Rivers system and three rivers protected by national parks. Paddling the Ozarks details 40 of the region's best paddling trips—classic floats, hidden gems, scenic lakes, and challenging whitewater. Waterways ranging from southern Missouri to northern Arkansas to Oklahoma’s Cookson Hills with year-round classics like the Current River, Jacks Fork, NF White, and Eleven Point make this the essential guide to paddling the Ozarks. Paddling the Ozarks reveals that what some call flyover country is better described as paddle-through.

Below are links to various resources we utilize for our kayaking needs

Kayaks, Accessories and Clothing

CafePress - Hundreds of kayak-themed t-shirts, cups, mousepads, etc:

Top Kayaker - loads of items and articles for the sit-on-top kayaker:

REI - another great resource for kayak gear and clothing:

Outdoor Play - providing all your outdoor needs:

Kayak Pro Shop - another great resource for kayak gear and clothing:

Seattle Sports Frost Pack Cooler - this is the best soft-sided cooler for kayaking
IceMule - this is the world's most portable high-performance coolers: - a paddlesport shop:

NRS - everything for the kayaker, including a large selection of wet suits, dry suits, shoes, gloves, straps, etc:

HOOK1 Kayak Fishing Gear- If you're looking for a reliable on-line store to buy kayak fishing accessories, you've found the right place! Along with an extensive line of fishing kayak gear, (Rod Holders, Fishfinder Mounts, Kayak Seats, Leashes, Fishing Accessories and more.) this site offers many information pages: links, rod holder and mount information, the elements of weather & tides, rigged kayak pictures and more.

Paddlers Cove - more than just a friendly  kayak store - you can find advice and information on a wide range of kayak topics ~ whether it's about kayak gear, boats, accessories, paddles, the difference between fishing kayaks, recreationa and touring, or how tobest fit you and your needs:

Shirt Supplier - retail shirts at wholesale prices.  This site offers blank long and short sleeve t-shirts and tank tops in almost every color and size imaginable.  If you're in to making your own kayaking designs on your computer, this is a great place to buy the shirts to put them on!

Designated Sports Outdoor Stylin' - neat kayak (and other sports) themed t-shirts.

Austin Canoe & Kayaks - they carry a large selection of kayaks (with reasonable shipping charges and a very fast turn-around), as well as all the accessories you need.

Nashville Paddle Company - SUP Instruction ~ SUP Yoga ~ Fitness Onboard ~ Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals
615-682-1787 (1SUP)

Caney Fork Outdoors / Caney Fork Outdoors Nashville
Cabin ~ Canoe ~ Kayak ~ Rentals
Life is a Journey ~ Spend it on the River
Joel Martin
931-858-5222 / 615-823-3006
866-408-2476 (Toll free)

Nashville Area Kayak & Kayak Accessories Retailers

Dick's Sporting Goods:

Providence ~ 401 S. Mount Juliet Road (Mt. Juliet)
6812 Charlotte Pike (Nashville)
Cool Springs ~ 2000 Mallory Lane (Franklin)

Academy Sports & Outdoors:

Rivergate ~ 2350 Gallatin Road North (Madison)
Cool Springs ~ 1915 Mallory Lane (Franklin)
Sam Ridley ~ 1150 Genie Lane (Smyrna)
Providence ~ Pleasant Grove Road (Mount Juliet)


261 Franklin Rd. (Brentwood)

Cumberland Transit:

2807 West End Avenue (Nashville) 

West Marine:

5566 Old Hickory Blvd (Hermitage)

Sun & Ski:

501 Opry Mills Drive (Nashville)

545 Cool Springs Blvd (Franklin)

 Bass Pro:

323 Opry Mills Drive (Nashville)

Gander Mountain:

725 Bluegrass Farms Boulevard (Bowling Green, KY)
3240 James Sanders Boulevard (Paducah, KY)
1523 Vann Drive (Jackson, TN)

The Boat Locker Boat Mart

4010 Sells Drive
Exit 221B - Old Hickory Blvd off I-40
Hermitage, TN  37076
Middle Tennessee's premier authorized Hobie Kayak dealer

HOOK1 - Kayak Fishing Gear

127 Sanders Ferry Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075 

Caney Fork Outdoors Nashville & Caney Fork Outdoors


2710 Old Lebanon Rd. #10 
Nashville, TN  37214
1193 Wolf Creek Rd. 
Silver Point, TN  38582
The Preferred Jackson Kayak Dealer in Middle Tennessee
866-408-2476 (Toll Free)