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Kayaking on From Cane Hollow to Burgess Falls on Center Hill Lake

Cane Hollow is a rural access area to Center Hill lake located near the border of Putnam and white Counties. Cane Hollow's large gravel parking area and close proximity to Burgess Falls State Natural Area make it a great starting point for a short paddle trip to the base of Burgess Falls. 

Cane Hollow
Latitude: N 361'58"
Longitude: W 8537'18"
Elevation: ?
Maps: Center Hill Lake

Burgess Falls

Latitude: N 362'38"
Longitude: W 8535'54"
Elevation: ?
Height: 130 feet

This paddle trip covers about 4 miles round trip. Depending on the time of year you are visiting you can expect to see a variety of birds and wildlife such as Great Blue Heron, Belted King Fisher, ducks, we also have seen Turkey Vultures, Whitetail deer, Yellow Billed Cockoo, and alligator Gar.

Kayaking near Burgess Falls - Center Hill Lake, Tennessee
Photo by Todd Ratermann

Trout LilyDirections to Cane Hollow:
From I-40 Knoxville/Nashville take exit #286 (Burgess Falls Rd/Willow Ave) in Cookeville and go South, following signs to Burgess Falls State Natural Area. Just before you get to Burgess Falls you cross a concrete bridge and you turn right just after crossing bridge to get to Burgess Falls. After turning right you travel maybe 100 yards and come to a stop sign, Burgess Falls is to the right, to get to Cane Hollow turn left at this stop sign. Continue down this road for several miles and pass an old cinder block country store and the road splits again with one fork going sharply to the right, take the right fork here. travel another mile and the road forks again, this time go to the right (straight) again. Go approximately 3 miles and you will see a gravel road that turns right. This road goes through a small creek and dead ends after about 1.5 at a large gravel parking area on the shores of Center Hill Lake. 


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