Barren Fork River Paddle. McMinnville. The Barren Fork River is a tributary of the Collins River. We will paddle about 6 miles from the Barren Fork River Dam at Pepper Branch Park (120 Old Morrison Road) and take out at the old VFW building on Highway 70 in McMinnville. Meet at the Pepper Branch Park at 9:00 am CT. We will have to shuttle vehicles to the VFW building and there is a $5 parking fee. Bring snacks, lunch and plenty of water. For more information or to sign up, contact Wayne Yancey at 615-887-0212 or email@example.com.