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 (rocks, limbs). The river is an easy float; the creek gives you something to do. This adds another hour to the trip, and the river seemed a bit boring afterwards in comparison.
We saw one young deer at the river, a bunch of turtles and what we think was a muskrat. That said, the vendor warns against taking cameras that are not waterproof. I got wetter in an open top kayak than I have in more enclosed ones, so it's a wise caution.
They make it simple. Show up, they provide the equipment, they handle transportation back to your car. Take a bottle of water and clothes/shoes you don't mind getting wet.
Great trip, friendly people, reasonable prices. Highly recommended!
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