Nickajack Bat Cave Sunset Kayak Tour

7:00pm9:00pm

$65 for REI Members

$75 for non-members

Registration closed

Overview

  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Group size 7 people

Every year on the Tennessee River at Nickajack Bat Cave and Wildlife Refuge, an estimated 100,000 endangered Grey bats roost from late April to early October. In April the Tennessee Valley Authority begins filling the Nickajack Reservoir to summer levels of water. In doing so it also fills the empty Nickajack Cave with warm water. The warm water of the river heats the temperature of the bat cave slightly, creating the ideal environment for bats to raise their young. Join us at sunset as we paddle kayaks over to watch these bats dramatically take flight each night in search of insects. Perfect for paddlers of any level, we'll bring all the necessary gear and go over kayaking basics before getting started.We hope you'll join us!

  • View an amazing array of bats at dusk
  • Kayak a local treasure at sunset
  • Meet like-minded individuals

What to bring with you

Map image of Nickajack Wildlife Refuge and Bat Cave TVA

More directions and information

If you have any issues, please contact us: Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm @ (423) 485-1249; or Friday-Saturday-Sunday on our after-hours phone @ (423) 708-4754. Our email is monitored Monday-Friday: Chattanooga-OS@rei.com. This event operates in Eastern Standard Time.