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Overnight Canoe Trip

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Where: Tims Ford State Park, 570 Tims Ford Drive,Winchester

Meet at Lakeview Marina

This will be an overnight canoe trip on Tims Ford lake. We will depart from Lakeview Marina and paddle to Goose Island where we will camp for the night then paddle the next day to Devils Step Boat Ramp where the trip will end. Paddling distance will be approximately 5 miles each day. Boats, lifejackets, paddles and campsite are included in the cost, meals are not provided. This will be open water paddling with little to no experience required. A great trip to take to get experience if you want to start canoe camping or to just have a great experience with a family member or friend. Recommended gear list below. Age Limit 13. For any questions please contact Ranger Matzkiw.

Phone: 9312794893
Email: mark.matzkiw@tn.gov
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Camp Rain Kids Camp - Ages 6-8

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Where: Camp Rain, 626 Bennett Cemetery Road, Decherd

Kids Camp Registration is now open!! Ages 6-8: June 26th - 28th Register at: Camprain.com email camprain626@gmail.com Call or Text 931.691.1777
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Overnight Backpacking Trip

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Where: Tims Ford State Park, 570 Tims Ford Drive,Winchester

We will be backpacking to one of the newest lakeside backcountry campsites at Tims Ford State Park! We will meet at 12:00pm at the Tims Ford State Park Visitors Center. We will then hike approximately 2 miles on the Old Spann House Trail to the Old Spann House backcountry campsite where we will camp for the night. The next morning, we will return to the visitor’s center by the same trail.
Dinner will be provided but guests will be responsible for any other meals/snacks. If you have any food allergies, etc. please contact the park office.
All levels of experience welcome! This is a great opportunity for beginner backpackers! For any questions, contact Ranger Kelsey.

Phone: 931-200-7265
Email: kelsey.garcia@tn.gov
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Lego Club

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Where: Franklin County Public Library, 105 S. Porter Street, Winchester

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Forged at the Ford

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Where: Tims Ford State Park, 570 Tims Ford Drive,Winchester

This 3 day survival school will teach you all the necessary skills to survive a planned or unplanned outdoor experience. This course takes place on one of the many islands within Tims Ford Lake to which participants will be shuttled by boat. The course is taught by several Tennessee State Park Rangers who are experts in their respective fields. This school will teach shelter construction from natural materials, wild edibles, friction fire, attainment and preparation of wild game, water purification and more. Participants are required to bring a certain amount of required gear, listed below and meals will be provided by participants excluding one wild game dinner. Age Limit 15. For further information please contact Ranger Matzkiw.

Phone: 9312794893
Email: mark.matzkiw@tn.gov


 

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