Grimes Canoe Base

767 Boy Scout Rd
Linden, TN 37096

Phone: (931) 589-5150

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photo of a boy scout.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.

Age Requirement: To participate in canoeing activities you must be at least 8 years of age and be partnered in a canoe with adult, preferably parent/guardian.

Rates for Middle Tennessee Council Scout Units:

  • $22.00 per day per canoe.
  • $5.00 additional fee for an extra person in the canoe. (This covers the extra paddle and life jacket.)
  • $18.00 Kayak per day per kayak for Scouts and Leaders if paid prior to arrival.
  • $6.00 per night for a tent on a platform.
  • $2.00 per person per night to use own tents
  • A $13 per canoe, $10 per kayak charge applies for shuttling private canoes/kayaks.

Rates for Non Scout Groups and Out of Council Scout Units:

  • $25.00 per day per canoe.
  • $5.00 additional fee for an extra person in the canoe. (This covers the extra paddle and life jacket.)
  • Group rate of $23.00 per canoe for ten canoes.
  • $18.00 per day per kayak.
  • $7.00 per night for a tent on a platform.
  • $2.00 per person per night to use own tents
  • A $13 per canoe, $10 per kayak charge applies for shuttling private canoes/kayaks.

Test your tubing skills down the Buffalo River on a 3 mile float this summer! Tubes are available for boy scout age youth and up. Trips by tube usually take about 3-4 hours.

Please call Grimes Canoe Base to reserve your tube! The cost is $6 per tube.

High Adventure Canoe Week

July 13 - 18, 2014

Merit Badges to work toward: FISHING, CAMPING, CANOEING. Must be classified as a swimmer by BSA to be eligible for camp.

Activities will include: Trot line Fishing, Cast Fishing, Week-Long Canoe Trip, Steak Supper on Wednesday night, and Fish Fry on Thursday night.

Cost: The cost for this camp is $130.00 per Scout and $80.00 per Adult. That includes all meals, canoes, camping, and a patch. A patch will be awarded upon completion.

Download your application for High Adventure Canoe Week Click here.

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