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. For the next 18 years the trip began in Knoxville and ended at Paris Landing State Park because it was easier to go upstream. To commemorate the first trip, the ride began in Paris Landing during the 20th annual event in 2016, and due to the overwhelming positive feedback, we’ll be taking off from Paris Landing State Park again in 2017! Riders found it easier to deal with the big lakes in the early hours of the day since that is where they were leaving from instead of arriving there late in the afternoons.
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 2016 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