Ernie Stewart purchased his first canoe in 1972. Out of his passion for canoeing, he started The River Rat’s Canoe Rental in 1979, one year before his son Bill was born. In 2005, Bill took over the family business.
Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Recreation from MTSU. He also spent two summers raft guiding on some of the Southeastern United States classic whitewater runs.
We are proud to say that The River Rat’s Canoe Rental has been owned and operated by the same family for over 30 years.