We offer 5-mile and 9-mile self-guided class I trips that are perfect for families. There is no time limit on the trips; however you must be off the river before 6:00 pm. Walk-ins are welcome although reservations are strongly encouraged as we do book up fast on the weekends. If you would like to make a reservation, please call (931) 381-2278 or visit our contact page.
Every rental includes paddles, life jackets and transportation to the river.
Before you head out to the river, you will be required to sign a Release Form. We will provide one for you at check-in, or you can click the link below to print one and bring with you.
Our 5-mile trip is the most popular. It takes 3-4 hours on average to complete. The latest you can start this trip is 1:00 pm. You will be shuttled to the put-in spot at Milltown Dam and will float back to River Rat's.
Our 9-mile trip is a little longer. It takes 5-6 hours on average to complete. The latest you can start this trip is 10:00 am. You will put-in at River Rat's and float to Carpenter's Bridge where you will be picked up.
On Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can come out and enjoy a lazy float down the beautiful Duck River! Your float begins at the Horton boat ramp and ends at the ever-popular campground.
Rentals are from 10am to 2pm and everyone must be off the river by 6pm. Life jacket are provided.
We offer shuttle service for those who bring their own canoe, kayak or tube. Expect to load and unload your own boat, but if you need assistance just let us know.
*Our canoes have 2 seats however you can add a 3rd or 4th person for only $10 ($5 for kids 12 & under). This option is only recommended for small children.