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Appalachian Outfitters

2084 South Chestatee/Highway 60, Dahlonega, GA
706.864.7117
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Ranked #2 of 7 shopping in Dahlonega
Type: Water sports
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We can't say enough about Appalachian Outfitters. They are a first-class operation with a knowledgeable, helpful staff. On their river kayak trips, they provide your boat, paddle, life vest, shuttle to/from the rivers, and GREAT instructions so they you have a safe, fun river float. Their Chestatee River Trip is the very BEST river trip around for beginner kayakers. We've... More

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Hurst, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I went with a group of mothers and teens and had a blast. We all used single kayaks and managed pretty well for novices. The water was cool in July making it perfect. The workers were very friendly and they even sold croakies :)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

So much fun! My partner was a first time kayaker and a little uneasy in the water. This is the perfect trip for him because the water never gets too deep and the rapids are minimal. We packed a small cooler and pulled our kayak onto a pebble beach to enjoy lunch and swim a little. It was lovely. Service... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a wide, slow river without perils... but you still need to be able to steer. You park at Kelly Bridge Landing, then AO takes you upriver to put you into the water. Go at your own pace, and arrive back at your car accordingly. There is a suitable but primitive (no running water) changing station at the end,... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a group of 4 adults and 5 children under 10 and had little to no experience kayaking or canoeing and were interested in doing the 2-3 hour ride on the Chestatee River. These people were incredibly patient as we toyed back and forth as to whether we go on the river let along take a canoe or kayak.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Called ahead to reserve boats for the group of friends I had coming. We were going to put in at 3 pm, which is the last departure of the day. The day of some of my friends had to cancel last minute, but the owner, Ben, was very accommodating. We paddled the peaceful, secluded Chestatee River. It's right about 6... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The Chestatee River is a beautiful, undeveloped river. The 6 mile stretch takes 2+ hours. It's generally wide open and slow - perfect for beginners. That said, we tacked on the Yahoola Creek portion before entering the river. This section is open dependent on water flow, but is gorgeous and, while not difficult, certainly gives you obstacles to navigate around... More

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Covington, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Took their trip on the Chestatee from their headquarters downstream to near the GA400 bridge. Had not been on the water in ages, and the other in my group never at all. We rented sit-on-tops and didn't have any trouble at all. It was so nice and peaceful floating along. The water was us to paddling really wasn't necessary. Besides,... More

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Hiram, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

A group of four young ladies (18-24) and my wife and I went on Etowah River Aug4. Our run was through Dawson Forest Wildlife Mgt Area (below Hwy53 to Kelly Bridge Rd) which is about 9 miles of water and three hours of paddling. This is a good section for people new to kayaking. Water has a steady and quick... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Awesome day on the river. Great trip for kids too! This was the second time we have rented kayaks (tandem) with them. Easy paddle, fairly clear water, lots of wildlife, and great pricing! Has a nice changing area when you return on the shuttle from the pickup area.

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