Metro Parks and the Army Corps of Engineers require you to wear one AT ALL TIMES on the Cumberland River.
Our employees are First Aid / CPR certified. The van is also equipped with an AED.
We strongly recommend you know how to swim before taking this trip.
Pay Attention to Signs
Pay attention to all safety warnings. Stay to the right when paddling unless crossing.
Tell others about your travel plans.
Avoid fallen trees, undercut rocks or anything else that allows the current to flow through it while holding you.
Do not stand up and avoid weight shifts that may cause the boat to capsize.
We welcome pets if they have a leash and pet PFD (life jacket).
Cans and plastic bottles are a-ok. Remember to pack out anything you bring!
There is very little shade on the river so stay hydrated!
This could be sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, an umbrella, or all of the above!
Small coolers will fit on the back of the kayaks. Bring plenty of water and/or snacks. No glass containers allowed.
Leave valuables at home. You can leave your stuff in the van but RQV is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Children between 7-10 must ride in a tandem with an adult. Children under 7 will not be admitted.
We run rain or shine. We are required to cancel for severe weather (lightning, above 100℉).