When is Flatwoods Canoe Base Open?

We are open 7 days a week May till October. Our hours of operation are Sunday – Friday open at 8am and Saturday open at 7am. For early morning floats, call ahead. Our last pick-up of the day is 7:00pm. To set up Floats before May 1 and after October 31 call and reserve in advance.


  • Try not to tip over-but if you do, don’t panic.
  • Plan two people to a canoe for the most fun and comfort.
  • No more than two children per canoe.
  • ALWAYS wear your shoes.
  • Landings are not always clearly marked.
  • Know where you are getting out. Wear your life jackets.
  • Grip your paddle with one hand on the shaft to guide the direction and the other hand on top of the shaft handle to push.
  • Put the strongest person in the back of your canoe.
  • Secure eyeglasses, coolers, etc. with string. Take care of your keys.
  • Keep dry items in a waterproof container.
  • Bring a change of clothes.
  • Please don’t litter the river. Keep trash with you.  It will be collected at the end of your trip.
  • You may also want to remember to bring a camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent or anything to add to your enjoyment of the day.
  • Come and enjoy the fun of a relaxing trip on the river. Flatwoods Canoe Base has all the essentials you need. Just be sure to bring your sense of adventure and a big desire for a good time!