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Upper Duck River : Yanahli Wildlife Management Area

  • Cracker Barrel

    I65S - Exit 46, Columbia, TN (map)

    35.642490 -86.899670

  • blue Ford pickup w/orange kayak
  •   This river trip on the upper Duck River will take us through the 12,800 acre Yanahli Wildlife Management Area. Yanahli is a Chickasaw word meaning "flows like a river". Historically, this was Chickasaw land as they held claim to all land south of the Duck River Ridge to the great bend of the Tennessee River in Alabama until ceded by treaty of 1805.

      The section of the river we will be traveling is part of the 37 mile stretch that has been designated as a State Scenic River. Our put in will be at the Leftwhich Bridge and we will take out at Fountain Creek for a distance of about 10.4 river miles. Along the way, we will pass 2 spring caves one of which has an old rock cystern at it's mouth. We'll also pass by the Cheek Bend Caves where archaeological work documented climate change for this area from Canadian forest to near desert to prarieland and finally to the current mix of cedar/hardwoods. These caves were also utilized by the prehistoric inhabitants of the area. Due to the current situation with the White Nose Syndrome and our decreasing bat population, we will not enter these caves.

      Farther down the river, we'll come to Stillhouse Hole supposedly the deepest spot in the Duck River.In this same area, an old legend from the 1800's said that an escaped slave from the Spanish mines buried silver in the caves near the bluffs.. This story inspired some early settlers to dig and search for the treasure which was never found.

      We'll leave from Cracker Barrel for the put in at 9 am. If you want breakfast before the trip, be there by 8 am.

     

    REMINDERS:

    No alcohol on the river please

    PFD's manditory

    Please print, sign and bring PAU Waiver

    Bring fluids, lunch, sunblock and safety gear

     

                          

     " Moving water has a fascinating vitality.

    It has power and grace and associations.

    It has a thousand colours and a thousand shapes,

    yet it follows laws so definite

    that the tiniest stream is an exact replica

    of a great river."

      Roderick Haig-Brown

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  • Wayne C

    ok ,got it. didnt show on my phone.

    May 12, 2012

  • Wayne C

    So the lines through it means it canceled?

    May 12, 2012

  • Kathy R.

    Thanks, Frank. [masked]

    May 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kathy, weather permitting, i will pick u up.

    May 12, 2012

  • Kathy R.

    Frank, I just got on this paddle, weather permitting. Do you and Rich still have room t o pick me up? If not, easy enough for me to throw mine up on my car

    May 12, 2012

  • Kevin M

    Weather now calling for 70% chance rain for sunday. If we need to cancel the trip it will be posted by 9pm Saturday. Please check the posting.

    May 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rich - probably easier if I just pick you up at your house. Call me. [masked]

    May 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rich - O.K. Choose a convenient spot. We'll decide on a good time, depending on how many others hitch a ride...

    May 6, 2012

  • rich

    Frank, I would like to catch a ride with ya ! at exit#112........Crossplains

    May 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving from Portland, and have room for 3 more (and their kayaks).

    May 6, 2012

  • Kevin M

    Allie, This section is beginner friendly. However, if one has never paddled before, it's always a good and safe idea to go to the lake a few times and get a feel for the kayak before getting on moving water.

    May 6, 2012

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