Drones are not allowed on our Kayaking Adventures.
For area regulations and more information on why see below!
Drones were once a thing of the future but with lower cost for nicer drones, they are popping up a lot more. We work closely with the State Park and Army Corps to ensure that we are always following guidelines/regulations and doing our best to give information to the kayaking community that might not be known. If you’re going to Burgess Falls by kayak you will be on Army Corps property (Cane Hollow Launch and Center Hill Lake) & State Park property (bottom of Burgess) during your journey. These two links below have drone rules/regulations for the area and further information on who to contact with questions. We don’t want to be a party pooper but we don’t want our kayaking family finding themselves in trouble either!!
State Park (Drone regulations listed under #2):
“The use of drones in state parks, and state natural areas, is prohibited except in rare circumstances.”
Army Corps (Nashville District*):
“The guidance has designated approved locations to fly drones for hobbyists, while at the same time prohibiting drones where people are camping and recreating such as designated swim beaches. The policy also prohibits UAS flights near critical infrastructure such as locks, dams, power plants and switch yards.”
*Drones are only approved at Johnson’s Chapel Rec Area for Center Hill Lake.*
We want everyone to have a fantastic time at Burgess Falls so leave the drone at home and just enjoy an incredible day on the water!