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5 Georgia Spots to Cool Your Jets this Summer

  • Kayaking Lake Blackshear

There is no denying the summer heat, but these sensational spots for cooling off in Georgia will having you craving that sunshine!

Tubing in Helen

Lesli Peterson
Lesli Peterson

Whether you select Cool River Tubing or Helen Tubing & Waterpark, you can't go wrong hitting the Chattahoochee River in Helen! Kids as young as 3 years old can adventure, and your pups are welcome to tube, also!

Boating on Lake Blackshear

Boating on Lake Blackshear in Cordele, Georgia
Boating on Lake Blackshear in Cordele, Georgia

Lake Blackshear Resort sits on the 1,800-acre lake of the same name in Cordele. With a weekend stay under the Family Affair package, you can cool off in the water with a pontoon boat or jet ski rental included.

Splashing in the Metro

Geyser Towers at Stone Mountain
Geyser Towers at Stone Mountain

Choose from large water parks like Hurricane Harbor or Six Flags White Water…or take an intimate approach with splash pad fun like Historic 4th Ward Park in Atlanta or the Geyser Towers at Stone Mountain Park

Swimming in the Liberty Bell Pool

Liberty Bell Pool at F. D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, Georgia
Liberty Bell Pool at F. D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Open seasonally, the spring-fed pool at F. D. Roosevelt State Park has been a favorite place to cool off since it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1940s. Enjoy swimming in the bell-shaped pool made with local stones.

Kayaking to Little Tybee

Savannah Canoe and Kayak
Savannah Canoe and Kayak

With Savannah Canoe and Kayak outfitters, you’ll love a private family kayaking tour, PLUS beachcombing time on Little Tybee Island. Rates are very affordable for a half-day, and you can travel with kids as young as 2 years old.

Lesli Peterson

Lesli is the Georgia’s official Family Explorer and the owner of 365AtlantaFamily, which offers a daily dose of inspiration for metro-area families. Click here for more Family content from Lesli.

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