DATE: April 4-8, 2018      LOCATION: CROSSVILLE, TN

What is Rendezvous?

Rendezvous is a celebration of paddling and the annual fundraiser for Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA).  This happens once a year and is held at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville, TN on the Cumberland Plateau.  This area provides so many adventure possibilities for paddlers of all levels.  

The escarpment known as The Appalachian Plateau extends from Maine all the way to central Alabama. Somewhere in the middle is our own Cumberland Plateau, spanning from the brow of Kentucky to just south of Birmingham. As individuals, we are very fortunate to have this paddling treasure just 80 or so miles from Nashville, and we as an organization are blessed by our relationship with the fine folks at Camp Nakanawa.  At an elevation of 2,000 feet Nakanawa enjoys clean, fresh, mountain air.  We can’t think of a better place to hold a paddling event, and come spring we will once again descend upon the area for Rendezvous 2018.

Saturday is FUNdraiser night with the highly anticipated, outrageous auction. The Live Auction will be held in the Wigwam preceded by the Silent Auction held in the Dining Hall.

There is no set schedule for the remaining activities and trips. You can choose to attend the entire event Wednesday thru Sunday, drop in for a day or two, or simply join us for the auction. Every night trip leaders post the paddle trips available on the following day so you can choose which river you want to conquer next! Rendezvous trip leaders will take paddlers down rivers of all levels – from flatwater and easy Class I to a classic Cumberland Plateau Class IV creek. Just steps away from your cabin, beautiful Mayland Lake is available for a relaxing flatwater paddle or roll practice and there  are many additional opportunities for hikers, bikers and walkers. Scenic areas abound if you prefer a driving tour or just hanging out at camp.

It is wonderful to see familiar faces each year and we love seeing new faces! We try every year to make Rendezvous memorable and a favorite future destination for all of us.

Please contact Jack Lyle to lead a trip. We need trip leaders for paddling trips of all levels, from Class I to Class IV.

Please contact John Schneider if you would like to donate to the auction or bring your item to the registration desk.


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