Shootin' the Hooch in Georgia is a popular spring and summer activity. The Chattahoochee River stays nice and cold while offering plenty of tubing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting activities along with it. This park in Georgia lets you raft down challenging rapids with friends for both a fun time and an exciting, adrenaline-pumping experience.
The RushSouth Whitewater Park at Whitewater Express on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus is the longest urban whitewater rafting run in the world, according to their official website.
This is one adventure that's sure to give you some thrills, and maybe even a few small-scale scares as the rapids pick up, but it's a whole lot of fun.
There are four different trip options to choose from depending on your experience level and needs.
Going from beginner experiences to more challenging trips for the white water rapid experts, you'll have your choice between the Classic Trip, the Challenge Trip, the Carnage Trip, and the Solo Inflatable Kayak Trip.
The Classic Trip is one of their most popular options, taking you on about a two-hour-long roll down the river; it's also perfect for those who are beginners or don't feel too keen on taking on the more massive rapids.
The rapids you'll experience include classes 1 through 3+, each rating will tell you how strong the river waves are and how difficult they are to traverse. The lower the number, the smoother the ride.
There's also a ziplining tour and treetop obstacle course at this destination so you could have a full day of adventure if you wanted. There's even a Groupon deal that cuts half off the zipline tour price running right now, July 30, and includes a few extras.
You'll zip 40 MPH over the river and into Alabama where the challenging obstacle course is.
You could easily spend all day soaking up all the outdoor adventures at this location and it's just a quick hour and a half drive from Atlanta. Spontaneous day trip, anyone?
Address: 1000 Bay Ave., Columbus, GA
Why You Need To Go: You can take a trip on the wild side and conquer extreme rapids on the Chattahoochee River.
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