20th Annual Tennessee River 600

July 23 – July 30, 2016


Are you an avid Personal Watercraft (PWC) rider, or do you know someone who is? If you are interested in spending eight days cruising 600 miles on the Tennessee River and raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, then this is the place for you!

The event began in May of 1997 as participants gathered in Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan, TN and traveled towards their destination in Knoxville. But due to heavy rains, high water, and the participant’s safety in jeopardy the event ended early and the riders never made it to Knoxville. Dennis Beckley, the event’s director for the past 18 years, has always wanted to make the trip using that route, so to honor the 1st event the 20th Annual Tennessee River 600 will begin in Paris Landing State Park just as it did in 1997!

To find out what the Tennessee River 600 is really all about (and no, it is not a race), check out our About Us page. If you don’t have enough time in your schedule to join us for the entire trip, check out our 2015 itinerary and consider joining us for just a day or two. Hopefully, we’ll see you on the water!

All of these great folks make the Tennessee River 600 possible so we can raise money for such a good cause, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Thank you so much for your generous support!!

Alabama State Parks · Birdsong Marina · Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau · Saratoga Hosting · Smokey Mountain Water Sports · Tennessee State Parks · Tennessee Valley Authority · Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency · The Marinas on Fort Loudon Lake · TwiceDaily · U.S. Army Corps of Engineers · U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary