TENNESSEE SCENIC RIVERS ASSOCIATION
Protecting clean water and free-flowing rivers in TN since 1966.
Stones River Bend Farm Access Build
November 7, 2017
photos courtesy of Lucy Garrabrants (top) and Patty Shultz (bottom)
TSRA's access build on the Stones River at Metro Nashville's new Stones River Bend Farm Park is complete. The park encompasses 600 beautiful acres and is poised to become one of Nashville's best parks for all kinds of outdoor recreation. This new access is from the water only, and is a spot where paddlers can get out and hike, fish, picnic or permit camp.
The build involves a series of steps with riprap along the side, from the river up the bank to the park land. This structure will make it easy to get onto the park from the river, prevent erosion at the site and contribute to bank stabilization.
Thanks to Metro Parks for allowing us to add to the paddling opportunities in Middle Tennessee, and to Patty Shultz for organizing the build. Funding for this project was provided by grants from REI and TWRA. TWRA's grant is in memory of TSRA leader and past president Jim Clapper, who was involved with several TWRA projects. And a big thank you to the 65 volunteers who showed up to build. They were a truly amazing group!