The Harpeth River State Park is a linear park that manages nine river access sites along 40 river miles. Sites include several natural, archaeological and historic areas. The park is popular for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and hiking. Canoe access areas are located at all sites (excluding archeological areas).
The Harpeth River is a Class I river. It is appropriate for beginners to advanced paddlers. Visitors can bring their own canoe or kayak. Rentals and trip information are available from local outfitters in and around Kingston Springs.
Access sites close for safety during high water. Much of the property around the Harpeth River is private land. Please be courteous to landowners and be aware of trespassing laws. The park and access sites are day-use only. There is no camping or overnight parking. Please observe park hours and plan your trip accordingly as the gates to access sites are locked at designated closing times. The average paddle time is 2 to 3 mph, depending on river flow.