Chattanooga, TN – According to the state officials, the classes are being offered at a discount, costing $15 per person, with the revenue going to Tennessee State Parks.

Officials have announced that all instructors are Tennessee volunteers who are nationally certified to give paddling and rescue training.

Ladies and gentlemen, a limited number of kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are available at no additional charge at most of the parks if participants reserve the equipment during registration.

Each participating park is offering instruction in either introductory flatwater kayaking or introductory river kayaking.

Participants choose which curriculum they want and select one of the parks offering that class.

The classes begin at 9 a.m. on May 21.

Registration is here and in-person spaces are limited, so an alternative, free online class is available.

Participating Tennessee State Parks include:

  • Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
  • Chickasaw State Park
  • Harpeth River State Park
  • Long Hunter State Park
  • Fall Creek Falls State Park
  • Seven Islands State Birding Park
  • Big Ridge State Park
  • Harrison Bay State Park
  • Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
  • Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
  • Cove Lake State Park
  • Warriors’ Path State Park