Canoe and Kayak the Little River - River Johns Outfitters near Townsend, Tennessee





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Island Rules

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Island Rules

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Regular office hours are 9am-5pm, 7 days a week, but may vary because of COVID-19.
At this time, River Johns is not renting canoes or providing shuttle services.
If you have your own canoe or kayak, there is parking and portage for a fee.
Please call for an appointment to view the island.

Peace!... It's getting down right hard to find on this earth.
Well, River John's can help you find, not only peace but also a whole lot of beauty, fun and relaxation. Learn the true meaning of "quiet" where the only sound you might hear may be the dipping of a paddle in the water alongside your canoe.
You'll see Great Blue Herons soaring among stately Sycamore trees. See fish flash beneath you... watch turtles sunbathing on ancient craggy stumps... swim or wade a little, or maybe throw in a line or two.

An Exciting River Experience for Any Age or Age Group!


Top your adventure by camping (2-night minimum) on River John's 3 acre island surrounded by the Little River flowing into the Great Smoky Mountains.
So test your spirit of adventure! There is nothing like some sunshine and fresh air mingled with Mother Nature to soothe your outlook on life and actually experience that "Peace" we are always looking for!
Come on and explore with us... and at reasonable rates at that!

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very special moment in your life...
Your Wedding at the Island at
River Johns