The Powell River Kayak & Canoe Regatta is a 12 mile race (or leisurely paddle) on the scenic, Class 1 Powell River in Claiborne County about 90 minutes north of Knoxville. This year, the Regatta will be held May 2, 2020. There nine race categories. First and 2nd place winners in each category will receive $150 and $50 cash prize money respectively. More information HERE.
Best Access Points
A Map of the race course which also shows how to get to the Starting Line is here: The Regatta begins at Well Being Retreat Center (for GPS address use: 557 Narrows Road, Tazewell, TN 37879) and ends at Riverside (kayak) Rentals.
The Powell River flows through the Cumberland Mountain forest and pasture lands. This 12-mile stretch has fewer than a dozen cabins visible over the race course. The river boasts blue heron rookeries, wood ducks, kingfishers, osprey, beaver, river otter, and over 100 species of fish. The Powell River has been described by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as "one of the most biologically diverse rivers in a temperate zone anywhere in the world."
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