There’s nothing better than spending a hot summer day in the water, and the Chattahoochee River in Helen, Georgia, is the perfect place to cool off. From gentle waves to tumbling whitewater, this 430-mile river offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, especially refreshing and relaxing tubing adventures. Just a 30-minute drive from Glen-Ella Springs Inn, guests can spend a day floating down the ‘Hooch with lush forests and mountain peaks as a backdrop. If you’re planning your next summer vacation in Georgia, bring the whole family to the river for a day of awesome Helen, GA tubing!
Cool River Tubing is the only company in the area that offers two different trips of varying lengths. Guests can choose from either a 2.5 or 1.5-hour ride which includes a single-person tube, shuttle service, life jacket, and tie straps. Or, for even more fun on the river, guests can purchase a water slide bracelet that will give you access to the slides in Alpine Crest Resort. You can slide down as many times as you want before finishing your float, but be sure to carry your tubes all the way to the slide so people can’t steal them from the bank!
For those looking for an all-day adventure, a trip to the Helen Tubing & Water Park is ideal. Here, guests can enjoy free tubing all day long with the purchase of a water park pass, or take a 2-3 hour single ride which includes tubes, hook-ups, and a shuttle ride to and from the river. You can also purchase other tubing necessities at the gift shop, including push-off sticks and water shoes. After your tubing trip, be sure to check out the Helen Waterpark, which features the area’s largest water slide, a 1000-foot lazy river, a 25-foot rock wall, children’s area, and more. It’s the perfect way to spend a summer day!
The picturesque mountain town of Helen, Georgia, is home to over 200 specialty shops, a scenic State Park, and even a variety of wineries and vineyards. The town is a re-creation of a Bavarian Alpine village and features cobblestone streets and a rustic atmosphere that will transport you to another world. When it’s time for lunch, be sure to try some classic German fare at one of the area’s local restaurants. Yum!
Now that you know about some of the best tubing in Georgia, it’s time to start planning your trip! After a fantastic day on the water, come back and relax at our Clarkesville bed and breakfast. You can rest up in one of our beautiful rooms or suites, then join us for a delicious gourmet dinner at our acclaimed restaurant. We can’t wait to hear about where the river takes you!
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