1st Blueway in W. TN Opens

50 paddlers put in at the Parker Ditch boat ramp in Tigrett Wildlife Management Area Sat., June 9th and paddled 11 miles to take-out at the new boat dock in Dyersburg. It was the official opening of W. TN's first blueway and a time to celebrate!

A thank you and credit goes to several people and groups:

MS River Corridor - TN, which has been working with the National Park Service on the blueway and received a grant from the

Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation’s Recreational Trails Program to purchase and install the new dock;

Jim Stark of Dyer County who has been the chief local proponent of the Blueway and dock; UT Martin for providing 16 canoes; and Steve Guttery of the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber for providing all paddlers with lunch.