River Tubing In The North Georgia Mountains

There’s nothing quite like floating down the Chatahoochee River on a beautiful summer day: the cool water, gorgeous scenery and uber-relaxed feeling of being away from it all. Sound enticing? We thought so.River-Tubing-DT_34387349

Just up the road from Lucille’s, in Helen, you’ll find two places that can get you set up for a float on the river. Cool River Tubing is the biggest operation, offering trips of different lengths, from 1to 2 ½ hours. Each trip includes your tube, shuttle, life-jacket, tie straps—everything you need for a safe journey. You can purchase tickets and get outfitted at one of three locations. All rides end at the Chattahoochee Outpost where a staff person will help you exit the river.

If you want to add on more fun, opt to do the waterslide, located about halfway down the tube ride in a beautiful wooded area. You can slide to your heart’s delight, then continue tubing down the river.

Cool River Tubing
590 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen
Tubing: ages 3+ years
One trip, $5/person
All day tubing: $9/person
Water slide: must be 42” tall, $5/person
One tube trip and waterslide, $10/person
All-day tubing and waterslide, $14/person

Helen Tubing is a family-run company known for “Tubin’ the Hooch” in hot pink tubes. Visitors can choose from a short 1-hour float to the longer float which lasts 2-3 hours. The company also offers free shuttle service to the put-in just north of town and from the exit, located near Helen Tubing’s Waterpark. The park, which opens May 28 for this 2016 season, is a big draw, and this year sports a new 25-foot rock wall.
Helen Tubing
9917 Highway 75, North Helen
May 23 – September 5, 2016
Open daily, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Water Park hours:
Sunday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tubing, $3/person
Water Park, $15/person; under 42” tall, $10/person; age 2 and under, free

Lucille’s makes the perfect base for tubing and all sorts of fun mountain activities. And besides, you can’t beat out delicious breakfasts, desserts and super-comfy rooms!