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Even though it was a warm sunny afternoon, in December it is just too cold for tubing. Still, it... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2018
Dawsonville, Georgia

The water was clear and pristine. I don't know about the summertime when they do tubing on it but... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Conway, South Carolina
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

Even though it was a warm sunny afternoon, in December it is just too cold for tubing. Still, it was nice to just take a few minutes and watch the Chattahoochee River wind its way through Helen. With the recent rains, there was plenty of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

The water was clear and pristine. I don't know about the summertime when they do tubing on it but the fall color around the banks was beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank cabeza14
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Can float down river with family and friends for miles. Relaxing on the river talking with friends and enjoying pretty views as you go.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

My grandsons, ages 12 and 14, floated the tubes in early October 2018. It was occasionally a bit challenging when we got stuck on a rock, but overall totally easy, lovely and peaceful. Strongly suggest that EVERY person in your group purchase the $4 "stick"...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melissa H
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Beautiful quiet river to enjoy nature and fish for trout. We were able to fish along the river and enjoy nature from the benches placed along the river in the park.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

enjoyed the float down the river on a hot afternoon--places a little difficut to float because of rocks and depth of water but not dangerous in any way--Enjoy

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Very nice! Only $5 per person all day that's just for tubing on the Chattahoochee River! Can be relaxing and we try to go at least once a year. Highly recommended for all ages!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Fay B
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

The Chattahoochee river is an Awesome sight that flows through Helen and provides a huge amount of fun for tourists and locals alike.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dascamp48
Reviewed October 2, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed the 2 hr. tube experience. There were places along the river where you could receive sunlight, but there were probably more places in the shade. Beautiful river.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jason A
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We are visiting after Labor Day so the tubing excursions are only available on weekends now. We walked from our condo to Cool River Adventures only to be told that no lockers were available for our towels and belongings. We walked over to Helen Tubing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rdsalley
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August 31, 2018|
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Response from spookie0078 | Reviewed this property |
Saw no coolers.
August 31, 2018|
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Response from Lifelong_Traveller99 | Reviewed this property |
Rules posted on Cool River Tubing website: These rules are enforced by the CITY OF HELEN. 1. It is unlawful for any person to use or possess any cooler or drink container, either in or upon the Chattahoochee River within... More
July 14, 2018|
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Response from MimsJoe | Reviewed this property |
I was concerned about it being cold, too, but it was comfortable. The tube keeps you out of the water until it dips and fills with some, but it is refreshing as others have answered. Even when you have to get unstuck, you... More
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Donna C
Chicago, Illinois
off the beaten path (10 Replies)
I have been to Atlanta and have done all the top tourist attractions, now when I come in July I am looking for water based activities within a couple of hours drive. What are some of the favorite hidden gems in the area? I found snorkeling in the Conasauga river, tubing the Chattahoochee river , the tallullah Gorge slide. What are your recommendations? Are these three activities worth the time? Or is there something better? I will be traveling with an 8 and 11 year old, plus a 70 + person. We...More
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Response fromLola|
You can also go up to the Ocoee river in Tennessee (about a 2 hour or less drive) for an exciting white water rafting experience. Lake Lanier also has several water activities that may interest you and your travel companions. For good scenery, Amicalola falls state park in Dawsonville, GA and Tallulah falls in Habersham are great hikes with beautiful views. They are both roughly about 1.5hours from Duluth