Two Great Overnighters Planned for June

By Dian Lawhon.



Overnighters for June include a beautiful paddle and camping experience in the Buffalo River National Preserve and paddling the Nantahala River with camping at Smoky Mt Meadows.  Be sure and check out the TVCC website, Events tab, for all the specifics on these trips.



 Buffalo River National Preserve Camp and Paddle, June 11-18th.

This will be a very kid friendly trip. Ben Johnson’s sister will be bringing her two kids ages 12 and 14, and they are hoping others will join them.  This trip is like a 6-day pool party floating down the river.  The scenery is beautiful with huge rock cliffs to camp in the shade of and large rock bars for clean easy camping.  Don’t forget to stop at the Walmart in Conway and get a fishing license when you get there.  The river is loaded with wide mouth bass.  Call Buddy Wise at 205 908-1511 and let him know if you are interested. He can answer any questions.  Leave him your cell phone # and email so you will stay in the loop.  His email is


Paddling the Nantahala River with camping at Smoky Mountain Meadows, Sat, Jun 24th through Sun, Jun 25th.

The trip starts with some whitewater training as part of the paddle on Saturday, June 24th, with the option of paddling the Nantahala the next day (Sun, Jun 25th)  You must contact the trip leader prior to attending this trip to confirm the scheduled time and of course, all trips are weather and water dependent!  Contact: Gail Lyons, 706-889-5357