Catching a Wild Elephant: Tennessee’s Piney River
There are several “Piney” River/Creeks on the Cumberland Plateau. The Piney River near Spring City, Tenn., is on the Walden’s Ridge portion of the Plateau. Its headwaters join with Moccasin Creek, Bumbee and Duskin creeks, before finding the confluence with Soak Creek and flowing through Spring City into the Tennessee River. In 1970 the Bowater Southern Paper Corporation donated the land to the State of Tennessee.
Men’s Journal Canoe & Kayak | Catching a Wild Elephant: Tennessee’s Piney RiverTennessee’s Piney River offers a difficult but sought after paddling experience. In Men’s Journal Canoe & Kayak, George Lindemann highlights the planning and experience of his kayaking trip on the Piney River after years of waiting for the perfect...
With 50th anniversary of Scenic Rivers Act, let’s double number of protected waterways
Fifty years ago this year, our political leaders codified the idea that our wild and scenic rivers should be conserved for themselves and for the future. Their efforts were modest; Congress asked each state to nominate two rivers. To accomplish this, these leaders had to be forward-thinking.