In And Around Helen, GA, Tubing Is Just Your Speed

As winter begins to wind down and warmer weather is just around the corner, it’s time to start planning for your Helen, GA tubing adventure. Do you know the best places to go? A favorite pastime of both local residents and visitors to the northern Georgia mountain cabins, tubing is one of the best ways to get the full Georgia experience while cooling off and having fun with your family and friends. Regardless of how long you’d like to float down the river or how adventurous you’d like to get, there is truly a Helen GA tubing experience to fit everyone’s needs. Here’s a look at several great Helen GA tubing destinations to consider for your next vacation.

Cool River Tubing Company

Cool River Tubing Company is the closest and most popular river attraction for those visiting a Helen, GA cabins rental. Located right in the center of town, Cool River allows guests to enjoy a leisurely day “shootin’ the ‘Hooch” (exploring the Chattahoochee River). Single trip passes can be purchased which allow you to either go on a one or two hour tubing excursion. You’ll be ferried up river and put in at the starting point of your choice so that you can relax and splash in the refreshing river waters at your own pace. Worried about your group drifting apart? Cool River provides ropes to tie your tubes together. If you’d like, you can even purchase a day pass so that you can ride the Chattahoochee again and again. Of course, you may also decide to add a little extra fun in the mix by enjoying Cool River’s two dueling water slides and a slip and slide.

Toccoa River Adventures

Another popular spot for Helen GA tubing is  Toccoa River Adventures. As you may have guessed from the name, this tubing excursion will take you not down the Chattahoochee toccoa river adventuresRiver, but down the Toccoa in either a single

passenger or double passenger inter-tube. Much like Cool River Tubing Company, you’ll have the option of enjoying a nice, relaxing float (approximately 1.75 hours journey) through the waters – that is if you decide to come for a ride during the morning. In the later part of the day, adventurous souls can experience a swift water ride after the waters from the Blue Ridge Dam have been released. Depending on the depth and speed of the current, your journey down the river could be cut to just 20 minutes – now that’s a rush!

Rolling Thunder River Company

This Helen GA tubing adventure will also take you down the dam controlled Toccoa River. Once again, during the morning, the river’s water levels are lower and the current is slower. Because of this, Rolling Thunder offers its guests a paddle to help them control the speed of their excursion. Another great perk of visiting Rolling Thunder is that they give you the option of extending your tubing journey from one mile to three miles during times of swift water. This means that if you’d like to experience the fast waters of the Toccoa for more than twenty minutes, you’ll be able to get a thrill for up to an hour.

Coosawattee River Tubing

Yet another river that you can choose to explore on your Helen GA tubing vacation is the Coosawatte. The tubing company is located not far from our cabin rentals, in the town of Ellijay. The breathtaking scenery along this town is enough to make the hour and a half drive to the launching point worth your while. Nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains, you’ll float past spectacular mountain views, forests, and quaint villages. Don’t forget your water-proof camera! There’s no better opportunity to look out for native plant and animal wildlife and coosawattee river tubingenjoy the sights and sounds of northern Georgia with your family than while you’re out on the water. Because this spot is such a popular destination for Helen GA tubing excursions, it is recommended that you make advance reservations.

Southeastern Adventures

If you are planning on making a day trip down to the southeastern part of Georgia, you will still be able to continue on with your Helen GA tubing adventure. Southeastern Expeditions will set you lose on the very waters filmed during the classic horror movie “Deliverance” – the Chattooga River. Don’t worry – no crazy backwoods folks will be lurking to tip you out of your inter-tube. Although Southeastern Adventures largely caters to adrenaline junkies who are looking to battle the wild rapids throughout the Chatooga, there are still plenty of opportunities for your to have fun on a more tame way. Area 2  of the river available for tubing with some mild class II rapids so that you can get some adventure and excitement in without compromising your safety.

What Helen GA tubing style suits you best?