Tubing on the Chattahoochee River in Helen, Georgia. Photo by @supersimplesaltylife
Tubing in Georgia: A Must-Have Summer Adventure
Up for adventure but in a lazy kind of way? Tubing in Georgia is just the thing!
A must-have summer adventure, tubing is a great way to beat the heat and explore some of Georgia's most scenic places. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, friends and family come together on our rivers.
Tubing is an activity the whole family can enjoy. It's as simple as it sounds; just change into swimwear, rent a tube and lifejacket, and then float down the river. From Blue Ridge and Helen to Columbus, a number of outfitters rent tubes and offer transportation to the best stretches of water to enjoy.
Blue Ridge & McCaysville
Tube the gentle waters of the Toccoa River near Blue Ridge for an easy-going adventure suitable for the whole family. Tubing the calm waters of the Toccoa River is perfect for a relaxing day on the river with children. Toccoa River Tubing Company offers Ocoee River rafting, zipline canopy tours, and fun floats down the scenic Toccoa River. Toccoa Valley Campground also offers shuttle service for a fun day of tubing the Toccoa River. Also known for guiding whitewater rafting trips, Rolling Thunder River Company offers 1.5-mile to 3-mile tubing trips. Tubing the Toccoa River is perfect for folks with small children or those who are nervous about whitewater rafting.
In addition to wild whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Chattahoochee River, Whitewater Express offers flatwater tubing during the summer. Pair a trip down the river with ziplines, aerial obstacle course or bike rentals to explore Columbus. The two-hour tube rentals allow for plenty of time to explore and float down a one-mile stretch of flat water. Rentals are available on weekends — weather permitting.
Find fun with friends and family floating down the Cartecay River in Ellijay! Ride in the Cartecay River Experience's little yellow school bus and head out for a day on the water. Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, and off-season hours may vary, so call before your trip. They even offer shuttle service year-round with advance notice, so you can go tubing any time of year.
Alpine Helen is home to some of the coolest and most popular tubing adventures in the state. Surround yourself with refreshing forest scenery on a lively tubing trip down the Chattahoochee River. The hours-long trips, offered by Cool River Tubing and Helen Tubing and Waterpark, even take a turn through the middle of Helen and have optional waterslides along the way!
Just minutes from downtown Atlanta, this summertime tradition is a must-have Atlanta adventure that explores our treasured Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Nantahala Outdoor Center offers the majesty of the Chattahoochee on a 3.5-hour tubing trip highlighting wildlife, colorful granite outcrops and scenic forest. Tube the gentle current from the Johnson Ferry outpost to Powers Island, or enjoy class I-II whitewater from the Powers Island outpost to Paces Mill!