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2084 S Chestatee, Dahlonega, GA 30533-5521
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

The outfitter describes the difficulty of the Upper Etowah River paddle as suitable for "Experienced Beginner". As an American Canoe Association trained kayak instructor and past owner/operator of an excursion business with both kayak rentals and professionally guided tours, I strongly disagree. There were 3...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Tubing this river is so much fun and it's an experience most of the family can enjoy. The trip is only about 30 minutes but for 6 dollars it's worth every penny. There is a take out about mid trip that allows you to repeat...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Glenn B
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

This was our second Summer in a row bringing the family up to Dahlonega for a day tubing on the Chestatee to celebrate the end to our kids’ school vacation. We’ve used Appalachian Outfitters both times and would highly recommend them. The employees are friendly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 485reedg
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We had a wonderful time kayaking down the river and enjoyed the scenery. A butterfly even landed on the side of my glasses and hitched a ride down the river for a few minutes. The staff was very nice and accommodating. I highly recommend you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

My wife and I have kayaked this river man6 times. I’m always amazed at the beautiful scenery. Great fun for all ages!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Appalachian Outfitters. The trip down the creek was inexpensive and you had the ability to go as many times as you wished by walking back up the creek on a flat trail. Although the trip was relatively short, the small...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband, twenty something sons and youngest son’s girlfriend did this while vacationing in Dahlonega for our 30th anniversary. It was an inexpensive, easy and relaxing way to spend an afternoon. We went twice. The walk back to do the second trip was fairly easy....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Very easy to find, easy to see the access points. The walking trail for the tubes is a little muddy, but it’s part of the fun. The tube ride is very short but there are a couple fun little rapids in the water to make...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 2fortheroad26
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

I have used this company several times now and am always impressed with the service and the beautiful rivers they run. The staff is friendly and professional. Dahlonega is a fun place to explore after kayaking. We kayaked both the Upper Etowah and Yahoola/Cheststee.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank vol1987
Reviewed December 19, 2017

We enjoy tubing in the warm summer months and decided that during our trip to Dahlonega we would tube the Chestatee River. There are two tubing companies near Dahlonega and after some investigation decided that the Appalachian Outfitters was the place to go. The answer...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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