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Field Event - Explore Rankin Bottom by Kayak

  • 05/19/2024
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Rankin Bottoms Wildlife Management Area
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  • Only SANP club members may register.

SANP Field Event

Sunday May 19, 2024 

Leader: Ron Shrieves  E-mail (pref.):  Ph. (865)922-3518  

Ass't: Julie Glibbery E-mail :  Ph. (865)963-6824    


Carpool Meeting Location: We will meet at 8:30 AM at the Cracker Barrel parking lot just off I-40 at exit 398, and carpool or caravan to Rankin Bottoms from there. The leaders will be parked on the far side of the restaurant in a silver Honda CRV. If you drive by yourself to the park entrance, please be there by 8:30 AM.

Limited to five boats plus the leader.  This trip will be repeated as necessary to accommodate additional participants.

Registration available:  Beginning today 


We’ll explore backwaters accessible only by canoe or kayak and learn about wildlife (mostly avian) that inhabits this wetland paradise. Hopefully we’ll get to see some resident raptors and perhaps migratory shorebirds returning to breeding areas in Canada and the arctic regions.

The float is suitable for paddlers with reasonable flat-water paddling skills - no currents to contend with.   You can expect about 5 miles of flatwater paddling.

You'll have to arrange your own canoe/kayak rentals if you need a boat.

One-way drive: 50 miles from Knoxville.

Level: Easy

Cost: None, unless you need to rent equipment.

Bring: Lunch/snacks, water, binoculars, cameras (hopefully insured), and personal flotation device (PFD).

Contacts:     Jerry Whaley, President       Julie Glibbery, Membership Manager       General Information

Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located near the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.
Mailing address: 1143 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Ste 107A-231, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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