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Photo Galleries Photos from the 1983-2009 trips. Galleries have been reworked for quick loading. Captions added to most pics.

Message Board Check out our NEW Message Board, for sharing stories, suggestions and memories of partying by the river.

Souvenir T Shirts We are printing special commemorative 25th anniversary tshirts for this big event. Tshirts should be pre-orderd by May 5. Order form and design will available soon.

Paddling Instruction These articles can help anyone be a more efficient paddler.

The Flood of '91 Memories of the worst flood to hit the area in 100 years.

Fishing the Buffalo Known to be one of the best fishing streams in Tennessee, the Buffalo River is famous for its fighting smallmouth.

The Lost Kids Four teens from the Baptist Youth Camp swamp and get lost on the river.

Trip Planner Canoe the Buffalo River - Direction, Supply Checklists, Canoe Rentals, and a Virtual Tour of the Slink Shoals Primitive Campground

Local Outdoors Recreation Outdoor Recreation near middle Tennessee.

Canoe Tennessee A guide to Tennessee's rivers, with listings of canoe liveries and outfitters serving each.

Wayne County Attractions Besides canoeing the scenic Buffalo river, several other recreation opportunities are available in the Wayne County area.

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WELCOME -- to our Buffalo River Canoe Camping site! We have been making an annual canoe and camping trip to the Buffalo River in Tennessee every Memorial Day weekend since 1983. The first trip we packed all our gear in the boats and found a place on the river bank to camp. Now we camp at a primitive site with road access, so we can bring all our goodies.

We had four people that first trip in 1983; we had about 25 last year, down from a high of about 35 in our group in 1994. But we don't mind, we still have a great time. Slink Shoals is large enough to hold several (10-15) groups of campers.

The Buffalo River is a beautiful place for anyone who likes nature. Just a word of warning though - on holidays the stream is packed with boats and rowdy partiers. It is a great time if you like a good time crowd. If you would rather canoe in a peaceful, serene environment, try any other weekend of the year or another part of the river away from the commercial Flatwoods area. The river is always quiet and peaceful then and it is a beautiful place to get away. Click here for an aerial view of the river from Slink Shoals to the Bell Bridge.

Check out the photos taken at our previous years river parties, all the way back to 1983. The photos are separated by year and are thumbnailed for quick loading.

Read the hilarious adventures of a young man's First Whitewater canoe trip. This story will sure give you some pointers on what NOT to do.

Paddlers can learn new paddling skills by reading the Paddling Instruction Subjects include The J Stroke (written by a TSRA instructor,), River Reading and Hydraulics and Paddle Strokes. These article can help anyone be a more efficient paddler.

Known to many to be one of the best fishing streams in Tennessee, the Buffalo River is famous for its fighting smallmouth.

Plan a canoe and camping trip on Tennessee's Buffalo River with our Trip Planner You'll find driving directions, a supply checklists, canoe rentals, and a virtual tour of the Slink Shoals Primitive Campground area.

Join our new Yahoo Online Club Tennessee Outdoors We'll be exploring middle Tennessee's natural wonders, state parks, Corp of Engineer Lakes, camping areas and other outdoor recreation locations. We'll also be looking at Tennessee's rivers, lakes and streams, discovering what each has to offer for canoe trips, camping areas, fishing and day use. Join our active message board and toss your ideas and experience into the mix.

Please don't forget to sign our guestbook. We love to hear from people from all over the world.

Check out the other local camping and canoe and outdoor recreation related links I have compiled. You are sure to find something interesting.

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