Ghost River, TN
June weekend trip/ fun at a swamp
By now, everyone in Memphis has probably heard of the Ghost River Brewing company. So, when my family found out that there really is a section of the Wolf River that looks just like the mysterious picture on the brewery’s labels, we decided, why not check it out?!
Now, I don’t want anyone to think this isn’t a fascinating place to visit, but I’ve added some some travel advice to this little vacation post that other websites didn’t let me know before I visited.
1. Canoeing and kayaking are decidedly the best options for experiencing this natural area.You can follow the driving directions on the few websites that offer them.
from Bateman Rd, again:
2. Even with directions, the park isn’t exactly user friendly.
After stopping at a few muddy, river landings, we followed locals’ advice & drove down a random road, through what I’m sure was someone’s back yard, across a temporary bridge, and into the woods to find the only visitors’ info board we saw all day.Here’s the info, just in case you don’t want to traipse through other people’s property.
3. Ghost River is, in fact, a swamp, not a river. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.