Paddling The Caney Fork River!! – Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A - Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, SC - June 18-25
B - Zooland Family Campground, Asheboro, NC - June 25-26
C - Stony Fork Campground, Wytheville, VA - June 26-July 2
D - Natural Bridge State Park, Slade, KY - July 2-13
E - Kentucky Horse Park Campground, Lexington, KY - July 13-17
F - Canal COE Campground, Grand Rivers, Ky - July 17-24
G - Texas T Campground, Cornersville, TN - July 24-28
H - Floating Mill COE Campground, Silver Point, TN - July 28-Aug 1
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – Paddling The Caney Fork River!! 
We appreciate all the nice comments from yesterday’s post about how we picked such a wonderful campground and site.  However, we didn’t really pick it.  We came here because David and Sharon, a couple we met at the Spring RV-Dreams Rally, were going to be camping here.  They had already reserved site 92, our first choice, so we were left with site 71 because it was the only other one we could fit in.  So see what great things come from making new friends at an RV-Dreams Rally. 
For those that weren’t at the 2014 Spring RV-Dreams Rally,
David and Sharon are an amazing young couple
00 - Can You Say HAPPY 
who are preparing to sell their life’s mission, Butterfly Hollow,
to start living the full-time lifestyle:o)) 
They built Butterfly Hollow from the ground up into a B & B and Wedding venue. 
Click on this link to see the beautiful place they created: 
If you know anyone who would like to buy this beautiful place,
please share this link with them:
It is so great to have personal tour guides who know the area and know where to paddle.
Our campground is the green dot on the map and our paddle is the red line.00 - Route Map Overview
The plan was to put in at the Buffalo Valley boat ramp
take out at the Happy Hollow boat ramp.
  00b - Route Map 2
Our paddle would be about 5.25 miles.
About 10am, we drove down to David and Sharon’s site.01 - David and Sharon's Site 92
We followed them in the Tahoe through some beautiful Tennessee back roads
to the take out point and they parked their truck.
01a - Drive to Takeout on Rt 141
Then the four of us drove to the put in at the Buffalo Valley boat ramp.
It is located right in front of the dam that blocks the Caney Fork River to create Center Hill Lake.
01b - David and Sharon in front of Dam01c Center Hills Dam
Today, the dam was generating which means not much paddling was required, just steering;o))
What a beautiful ride on a beautiful river!!!
.02 - heading down the Caney Fork  02a - Pretty Paddle
As we paddled, we were surrounded by the Tennessee Hills:0))02b - paddling toward a Tennessee Hill
Hey David, another one of those hills with a hole in it ;o)))02b2 -Hey David there's a hole in the hill
David and Sharon just recently got their Sea Eagle, but they sure are in sync!!!02c - David and Sharon are really in sync
We passed beautiful rocky cliffs and even an artist painting from a rock in the river!!02c - paddling past rock cliffs  02d - paddling past  an artist
We found a nice area to pull over, stretch our legs and eat our lunch.02e - our lunch spot
Then it was just a relaxing float down the river on a spectacular day:o))02f - Great paddle on a wonderful day
There was a bit of congestion and a few rather rude boaters at the take out.
They were just chatting and messing around while we waited;o((02g - Approaching the Takeout
However, if we hadn’t had to wait,
we would have missed this at the top of the ramp!!!02h - Doe and Fawn
Perfect ending to a wonderful paddle down The Caney Fork!!


  1. What a beautiful paddle with such really interesting folks. A younger even more ambitious version of us. Wishing them good luck in selling their beautiful home. Looking forward to your next adventure and meeting them someday. Reunion???

  2. Nothing better than paddling through some beautiful countryside going WITH the current! :c)

  3. It's all about the friends we make along the way :) Good luck to them!

  4. Looks like it was a great day paddling with friends!

  5. Yes one of the best perks about full timing is the people you meet and the friendships you make.