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Soggy Bottom Kayak Club

The Soggy Bottom Kayak Club is dedicated to promoting all paddle sports including kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding. Activities are planned to allow participants the opportunity to explore the natural resources of the state of Tennessee and beyond but focus on the waterways managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Membership is open to anyone having an interest in these paddle sports. Benefits of participation include meeting people of similar interests, fitness, gaining local knowledge of available natural resources and all out fun.

Trips are planned throughout the months of April through November but if the weather allows members may be found paddling in any month. Trips are planned by volunteer guides who pre paddle a selected waterway to make themselves aware of the area and any potential hazard needing attention. Most paddles include an opportunity to share a meal making conversation and sharing experiences.

Individual trips will be detailed on the TellicoLife website with directions for travel and transportation. Every effort will be made to match people without the gear to transport their vessel with people that can take an extra boat or two. Our goal is to never have a situation where an individual cannot participate because they have no way to get to the particular site of the planned activity. Anyone needing transportation should call Dave Noble at 865-657-3252. Participants should regularly check this website for any changes in itinerary caused by weather or circumstance. If you have an interest in leading a trip, let Dave Noble know. Our club is made stronger by shared leadership responsibilities.

If you are new to the sport and would like to learn, contact the Tellico Village Recreation Department or the Soggy Bottom Club. Our goal is to grow the sport and we will help those interested any way we can.

Photos will be posted here post trip to visually share each individual experience. A complete membership roster will also be posted on TellicoLife to allow members to communicate with each other. Members may also make others aware of any equipment that they may want to sell.

Soggy Bottom Kayak Club on TellicoLife 

Soggy Bottom Kayak Club uses TellicoLife in several important ways. 

  • Calendar
    • Our trips are published on the TellicoLife Calendar
      • Category: Clubs
      • Abbreviation: soggybottom
  • Join our Members Only Circle
    • Soggy Bottom uses this circle to post pictures and club member information.
      Visit / Join our Circle
      (You will be prompted to Login to TellicoLife)
  • Join our E-List (group E-Mail)
    • View/Join our E-list on TellicoLife to receive our club and trip communications
      • View our E-List: Click the grey Soggy Bottom E-List box below
        View our E-Mail History 
        (You will be prompted to Login to TellicoLife)
      • Then to Join our E-List -
        • Click the "Back to E-list" button on the soggybottom E-List page
        • Turn the soggy.bottom slider bar to green
        • If you don't see it on the 1st page, change the page to display more rows
    • Emails from [email protected] will land in your email in-basket
      • You do not need to be logged onto TellicoLife to view or find your emails from Soggy Bottom Kayak Club.  They will be sent directly to your email address. 
    • Replies will go to the sender
  • Trip Pictures
    • We maintain an OPEN circle where we post trip pictures and summaries
    • Anyone can post trip pictures to the Circle


Trip Links

  • River sports Outfitters
    Let the staff at River Sports help you gear up for your next adventure

  • Chota Canoe & Kayak Club
    Chota Canoe Club was founded in 1969 as a whitewater club in Knoxville. Today Chota welcomes all paddlers, whitewater and touring canoes, kayaks, as well as stand up boarders.

  • TVA River & Release Info
    Is today a good day for boating, fishing or swimming on your favorite TVA reservoir? Here’s where you can get all the data you need to plan your day on the water.

  • TWRA boat access points
    A map fo access sites.

  • WATer
    Our journey began in 2002 with only 250 dedicated volunteers who removed 4-tons of trash in our effort to improve and protect the areas in and around the Tellico Watershed..

  • Pellissippi Blueway
    The proposed Pellissippi Blueway provides over 50 miles of flatwater paddling along the Pellissippi/Clinch River.

  • TN waterfalls you paddle to
    A list of Tennessee waterfalls you paddle to (flatwater):

  • Tellico Blueway Map
    A map of Tellico Lake local access points

Click below to watch an introductory video on Soggy Bottom Kayak Club

To view items for sale click here

To view our photo album click here

To view David's trip album  pictures click here

To view our current schedule click here

Contact Us


Last Update: March 7, 2019
To access this page directly, bookmark: http://www.tellicolife.org/Soggy Bottom Kayak Club