BEST IN THE STATE
The spring-fed Buffalo River is a world away from Tennessee's urban areas. It meanders through several rural middle Tennessee counties 1Ω hours south of west Nashville. In Perry County near Flatwoods you will find Grimes Canoe Base. Showers and bathrooms are available along with a Trading Post for snacks, t-shirts and patches. Cub Scout participants must be at least 8 years old to canoe from the Canoe Base on the Buffalo River. Cub/adult ratio for outing is one-to-one with an adult in each canoe. No overnight trips on the river are allowed, but camping facilities are available at the base.
With access to over 110 miles of water, Grimes Canoe Base allows Scouts over the age of eight to canoe and camp along the Buffalo River. Located on Highway 13 in Perry County near the town of Flatwoods, Grimes offers campsites with two-person tents including cots. Showers and bathrooms are also available, along with a Trading Post for snacks, T-shirts, and patches.Grimes is open yearly from March 27 through November 1. Nearly 300 Scouts, leaders and family members can be accommodated on the river each day.