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Address: 2084 S Chestatee, Dahlonega, GA 30533-5521
Phone Number: 706.864.7117

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Went kayaking

Went kayaking down the river for 6 miles. I went on my trip with my sister and boyfriend. We had a blast. The section of river was very clean, we stopped many times to enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alex M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went kayaking down the river for 6 miles. I went on my trip with my sister and boyfriend. We had a blast. The section of river was very clean, we stopped many times to enjoy the scenery. I would recommend to anyone in the area, I would love to go the creek part

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Suwanee, Georgia
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The blue youth tubes have a head rest and solid bottom so your butt isn't sitting in water the whole trip. You'll be glad for the bottom when going across shallow rocky areas. They have larger youth size that an adult can fit in. Can only get those if it's not crowded though. Has nicely manicured picnic tables and even... More 

Thank Vagabond2be
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently purchased recreational kayaks with the intent on paddling local lakes and slower moving rivers. After enjoying ourselves on several local lakes in North Georgia we were still new to river kayaking. About 45 north of Atlanta a company called Appalachian Outfitters offers self-guided floats down the Chestatee River. Paddlers that bring their own boats need... More 

Thank Jon L
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoy the simplicity of this place. Pay $5.00, sign, tube. You can tube as much as you like, for the entire day. You set in at the outfitters and take out about 1 mile and walk back through the woods (which is just a breathtaking walk). Bring the little kids too (4+) and tube slowly down the Chestatee.

Thank TheSchnecki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a great day on the water and the guys here were so nice and knowledgeable. We only needed a shuttle since we had our own kayaks. Even though they were busy, they were very happy to explain every detail of our paddle and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip.

Thank Cathy E
Atlanta, GA USA
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214 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

3 adults + 2 kids kayaking - an excellent day. The experience was very well organized with well above average customer service provided by "Forest". Highly recommended

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

7 of us reserved kayaks about a week ahead of time. We arrived at the location on time, but we're greeted with the unfortunate news that our kayaks weren't ready. We proceeded to wait for nearly an hour and a half. After an hour, the manager took us to the back and offered us watermelon to pass the time. We... More 

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Ben L, Owner at Appalachian Outfitters, responded to this review

I remember this group very well because I was checking them in myself. Despite the news that the kayaks that they had reserved were not ready yet, they were very nice. The gentleman who had the reservation was not the reviewer in this TripAdvisor review of us. I let the man with the reservation know what had happened and he... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My main complaint here is the same issue I had when I went tubing on the Chattahoochee. The water was incredibly shallow for almost 2/3 of the trip. My wife and I got stuck on multiple occasions so badly that we had to clumsily negotiate our way out of our tubes and walk parts of the river. I'm not joking... More 

Thank John W
Ben L, Owner at Appalachian Outfitters, responded to this review

I was not going to respond to this review. Obviously they had a bad experience and anything I said would not change that. I am sorry that this was their experience here. Had they brought their concerns to me directly I could have understood more of how they had such a difficult time. But the use of the word "dangerous"... More 

Stockbridge, Georgia
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This was so much fun. The customer service was excellent and a first class operation. The staff was great about giving directions and what to expect. The river is beautiful and fun (nothing scary-small easy to navigate rapids). The trip down the river is 2 to 2.5 hours but you can take as long as you like. There are places... More 

Thank B F
Decatur, Georgia
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

One of my step-daughters decided to surprise her dad, with a visit, over Father's Day Weekend. Kayaking the Chestatee is almost a Mother's Day/Father's Day tradition for us, so we decided again to spend the morning on the river. Not having a reservation for a very busy Sunday, the staff at A O was so very accommodating. They are a... More 

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