Hitting The Hooch At Cool River Tubing Company In Helen GA

Are you ready for some summer fun?

Vacationers from near and far enjoy making the trip to Helen, GA each summer, and it’s easy to see why – the fresh mountain air, the charming Alpine Village, tons of shops and attractions, and of course, front-row seats to enjoying the Chattahoochee River. “Shootin’ the ‘Hooch” on a tubing adventure in Helen, GA has become somewhat of a tradition for those who stay in the Helen cabins. Located right in the center of town, Cool River Tubing Company is one of the best local Helen attractions to enjoy a lazy day on the water with your family and friends. You’ll keep cool, take in the sights, and make many happy memories. So, come on in – the water’s fine!

Cool River Tubing Company | 590 Edelweiss Strasse 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Tubing Overview

No matter how much or how little time you have to enjoy on the river, you’ll find a trip that’s right for you at Cool River Tubing Company. You’ll have a few different options to choose from. Many riders prefer the longer tubing adventure that takes 2 hours to complete. If you’re on a bit of a time crunch, though, you might prefer to be put in the river a bit further down than the main starting point. This journey will only take about an hour and a half. Can’t get enough of the water? You should consider buying an all day tubing pass so that you can take advantage of the cool, refreshing, and relaxing waters for hours on end.Pure Gold Cabin

Throughout your trip, you’ll be able to look up at the clear blue skies above, and enjoy incredible views of the forests, and plant and animal life along the banks of the river. It’s one of the best ways to get an up-close look at the spectacular nature of northern Georgia, and it’s an experience unlike any other. You can break up your visit a bit by getting out at Alpine Crest in order to race one another down the dual water slides, or to have a little fun playing on the slip ‘n slide. And all new for Cool River Tubing Company is its own zipline tour located at the headwaters outpost in Helen. With so much to do and experience, you may even want to come back for a second day!

Family Friendliness

Cool River Tubing Company is one of the most popular Helen attractions, offering a day of fun for the whole family. Although there are some deeper areas of the river, the majority of your tubing journey will take place in relatively shallow waters which makes it possible even for non-swimmers to shoot the ‘Hooch. The minimum age for tubers is 3 years old, and life jackets are definitely recommended. For Mom & Dad’s peace of mind, tubes can actually be tied together so that you can ensure that your little ones will remain by your side, however, Cool River doesn’t recommend that you tie more than 2 tubes together at a time.

When we say that Cool River Tubing Company is accommodating of the whole family, we mean it! Even dogs are welcome to jump in the river and cool off on a hot summer day. No one gets left behind!

Planning Ahead

As far as Helen attractions go, Cool River Tubing Company is extremely budget friendly. Admission includes the trip, the tube, and shuttle service. One trip is $5/person, or a day pass is only $9/person. Additional fees may be applied for those who wish to enjoy the dual water slides. Sliders must be at least 42″ tall.

Cool River Tubing Company can actually be accessed from 2 different locations. In addition to the main headquarters on Edelweiss Strasse, you’ll find another location at the intersection of Chattahoochee River Road and Highway 75. In either case, you’ll be shuttled to the correct “put in” point for the tubing tour that you desire.

Keep in mind that you will be exposed to the sun throughout the day, and that the reflective properties of the water will only enhance this effect. As a result, it’s very important to remember to wear adequate, waterproof sunscreen in order to protect your skin against UV rays. If you’re planning on taking pictures of your group, or of the scenery throughout your tubing adventure, you’ll want to make sure that your camera is waterproof so that no damage is sustained to your property. Any valuable property can be stored in the facility’s lockers.

And don’t forget to stay hydrated! Each tuber is allowed to bring a 32 ounce beverage cooler. Alcohol, however, is not permitted.

Got any other questions about Cool River Tubing Company or other local Helen attractions? Let us know and we’ll be happy to help you find the answer.