Kayaking Lake Blackshear in Cordele, Georgia
Kayaking Lake Blackshear in Cordele, Georgia

5 Georgia Spots to Cool Your Jets this Summer

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

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, some events have been canceled or postponed, and some businesses have modified their operations. This list may not reflect the most recent updates. Before you go, check social media, the venue's website or call to confirm event plans.

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Tubing in Helen, Georgia

Tubing in Helen

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!

Visit Helen

Pontoon boat on Lake Blackshear in Cordele, Georgia

Boating on Lake Blackshear

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

Visit Lake Blackshear Resort

Wahoo Racer water slide at Six Flags Whitewater in Marietta, Georgia

Splashing in the Metro

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

Savannah Canoe and Kayak group tour

Kayaking to Little Tybee

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.

Visit Savannah Canoe and Kayak

Watson Mill Bridge State Park in Comer, Georgia

Sliding Rocks in North Georgia

In the summer, visitors to Watson Mill Bridge State Park enjoy playing on the river's "sliding rocks" just below the bridge, the longest covered bridge in the state. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the shore after splashing around in the water.

Visit Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Published: May 2021
Written by: Lesli Peterson