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Fly-Fishing The Soque Is Worth A Stay In Georgia Cabin Rentals

Posted by Hunter Burnette on Mon, Jul 15, 2013

Have you heard about the Soque River in North Georgia?  If you have not then do you know Ted Turner?  This is the location of many avid fly-fishermen and it is totally worth the stay in Georgia cabin rentals to visit this pristine trout stream.  I compare it very similarly to streams I have fished on the South Island of New Zealand.  There is quite a bit of foliage and monster trout waiting in the soft water ready to devour a bead head nymph drifting behind a heavy deer hair dry fly. 

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White Water Rafting In Helen, GA

Posted by Tom Telford on Wed, Jan 25, 2012

When visiting North Georgia and its surrounding areas, you'll find plenty of things to do. It seems that the Helen Geogia attractions are endless.  For those who are a bit adventurous, nothing will quite match the excitement and fun of whitewater rafting.  To make your stay more enjoyable, here are some fantastic hot spots where you can find some good old fashioned North Georgia rafting.

Chattooga River
Movie buffs will find this river very familiar.  Featured in the Burt Reynolds and John Voight film, "Deliverance," the Chattooga was designated a Wild and Scenic River only two years after filming had finished.  Don't let the depressing and sometimes frightening nature of the movie dissuade you from rafting this gorgeous river.  Be aware, however, that one accurate portrayal featured in the film is that rafting in a number of sections of this particular river should only be attempted by seasoned rafters.  While there are some areas suitable for children and families, many portions, such as an area known as "five falls" reach a class V intensity.

Chattahoochee River
Long before Alan Jackson put the Chattahoochee on the proverbial map, local residents have greatly enjoyed rafting down this river that cuts through the town of Helen.  For the majority of the time, the water is relatively calm, which makes it a relaxing experience for the entire family.  In the rare event that water spills over from the dam that empties into the river (making it a class III), an alarm will sound, providing more than ample time to return to shore.

Soque River
Also close to Helen, this river is quite calm, perfect for rafting beginners, families and children.  Most of the course is full of slow and easy waters, never getting above a class II.  Plus, no matter where you begin, the Soque will meet up with the Chattahoochee River.  Perfect for a relaxing, fun time with North Georgia rafting.

Tallulah River
This river runs the gamut of classes.  It is divided into two sections suitable for rafting: one that runs from Old Highway 441 to Tallulah Falls and another that goes from Tallulah Gorge to Lake Tugaloo.  The former features mostly classes II and III rapids, while the latter is full of classes IV and V.  However, if you can brave these rapids, the sights surrounding this area are nothing short of breathtaking.

Tiger Creek
This short rafting trip, typically around forty minutes, seems to be tailor-made for the intermediate rafter.  The class III rapids provide the perfect opportunity for a less experienced person as they work their way up to the more difficult, and dangerous, classes.  And like the Tallulah River, Tiger Creek presents a number of opportunities to enjoy the sights of the beautiful landscape.

Whether you decide to brave the monstrous rapids or partake in a more leisurely whitewater rafting adventure, you'll find that rafting in the North Georgia Mountains has something for everyone.  So grab your raft and your gear, and begin a world of adventure.
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