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Long Overdue Family Float Trip

My dad is an avid paddler but lives in WV. We wanted to have a trip together but didn’t want to... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Bethany M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Relax in nature - enjoy the ride!

We were referred by family. John and Christine are wonderful, I talked to Christine 4 xs over 3... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

My dad is an avid paddler but lives in WV. We wanted to have a trip together but didn’t want to haul stuff two states away. Solution River John’s. He provided everything. Canoe, life vests paddles (even one Kayak for my niece - age 11)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bethany M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We were referred by family. John and Christine are wonderful, I talked to Christine 4 xs over 3 days and she will return your message.The draw for us was the shuttle they offer if you have your own kayak. $20 per car. You meet John...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LSurrett
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Before I forget, do call ahead and reserve a time. This is a small family operation and can only handle a small number at a time. Mr John and his wife are very nice and friendly host. Go here if you want away from the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DeNeil B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This outing was a kayaking trip down the river. River John's staff were friendly and helpful. The water level was a bit low which kept everything calm but a few areas required careful navigation. This is an excellent, easy trip on the river. Go during...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jiedne
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Mr. John always takes extremely good care of me. I'm usually here about every other week kayaking. He is always more than happy to shuttle me up river and treats me like family.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Tommy V
Reviewed 12 July 2017

While staying near GSMNP, we wanted to find a river we could kayak (with our own equipment) with our three kids (ages 8, 10, 13). This river was perfect. We started at the dam and got out at River John's island. It took us about...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Jessica E
Reviewed 6 June 2016

My husband and I rented a canoe and padded about 7 1/2 miles down The Little River. Took about 4 hours and depends on how fast or slow you want to paddle. Calm mostly clear water with little rapids along the way. Beautiful scenery, peaceful...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank KimBeardsley
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