Relaxing in a tube as you float down one of the many Georgia mountain rivers is yet another great way to experience the beautiful sights and sounds of the North Georgia Mountains. It’s something the entire family can enjoy; even the little bitty ones can sit on parents’ laps as the easy flowing rivers let them drift mindlessly away for an hour or two.The only thing you need is your bathing suit, some sunscreen, and a bottle of water. Here are some of our favorite North Georgia tubing outfitters.
Shallowford Bridge Tubing
Open seasonally, May through September, Shallowford Bridge Tubing allows you to kick back and enjoy a 1.5 hour trip down the upper Toccoa River in Blue Ridge as you float in the water and refresh your mountain spirit with the soothing flow of the river. Small children may ride in same tube with a parent (recommended for children two and under). Coolers and drinks are allowed!
$9 per tube rental.
Coosawattee River Tubing
An alternative to rafting, tubing down the Coosawattee River in Ellijay is a lot of fun for the low price of just $10 per person. They will lend you a tube and a life vest, and they offer shuttle service to and from the river. Kayak trips are also available by reservation. Each trip lasts 1.5 hours down the river.
The season opens May 1 and runs through October.
Inquire about Float Trips at:
25 Eagle Mountain Drive
Ellijay, GA 30540
Cartecay River Experience
For a more vamped-up experience, you can rent a tube or kayak to take down the flowing waters of the Cartecay. A shuttle bus will take you and your friends down to the drop off of the river where you can soak in the brilliant Georgia Mountain sun and enjoy an exciting trip down the river.
Hwy 52 East