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Ellijay River Outfitters

41 reviews
Ellijay, GA, USA
About Ellijay River Outfitters
We offer kayak and tube rentals. We have two different trips,to satisfy your urge to spend time on the river. We allow coolers, so bring your beverages (in cans or plastic bottles) and drink away! We have lots of picnic tables in the shade for your very own picnic, or we can arrange for lunch for you. We have lots of space on the river for your event, whether it be a birthday, graduation, concert, family reunion, or anything you can think of! Come visit us!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome and close to Jasper and Big Canoe. The river is right behind the out fitter home base and there super nice and well priced. We did the 3 mile run which took us 5 hours but the river was running slow...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jeff W
Reviewed July 3, 2019

We had an amazing and relaxing time kayaking. The owners were helpful, kind, and extremely accommodating. In fact, how we were treated by the family owners motivated this review. We opted for the three mile trip which was just perfect. As soon as we were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mary H
Reviewed July 1, 2019

I've been tubing in North Georgia many times but this has been the best experience so far. The Cartecay River is clean with lots of fun rapids but also has lazy spots that are deep enough to soak in. You also don't have to worry...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed June 30, 2019

We had an awesome experience at ERO yesterday! We were greeted immediately by a friendly man who just spent some time getting to know us and our family. We felt like old friends within minutes! Then the check in process was easy and fast -...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JenW328
Reviewed June 25, 2019

This is a nice place with great people! Max (the owner) and his family and employees went out of their way to make our visit enjoyable. We had a great time. They were so friendly and we talked and laughed and even got a history...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 148christopherw
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

We just did the one-hour trip, and it was very calm and peaceful, easy to maneuver the kayak. If I were gonna do the 3-hour trip, I’d tube instead since there are rapids. Very nice owners. Very pleasant experience. Bathroom situation is pretty nasty though....More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank GinaOliver
Reviewed February 12, 2019

They have everything you need. Tubes for floating, a ride to the drop off and from the pick up location.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank boobug2017
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Tired of tubing in Helen with 300 of your closest friends? Try tubing the Cartecay River in Ellijay. So much closer to Atlanta and peaceful. No traffic, no loud music, just your group on the river. We saw no one - just us. We did...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank busyatlantamom
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We had a perfect time tubing here!! There was 10 in our group and we were offered a group discount, ya! The staff member was incredibly friendly and helpful. The one-hour river path was really great - just the right amount of rapids to make...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank abthom
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Cathy E. Sounds like you need to take your kayaks and stay in a swimming pool. I think it would be much safe for you there. Those rapids are nothing to an experienced rafter/kayaker. We have been over the rapids you speak of hundreds of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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August 31, 2016|
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Response from Mominator15 | Property representative |
It's actually on the Cartecay River.
September 6, 2015|
Response from LIJriveroutfitters | Property representative |
Yes, for $20 each tube. With a $35 deposit on each tube. Rental time is from 10-6.