In this Georgia heat, finding some type of water to relax and cool off in is key. Swimming pools can be fun, but heading to a local river will be sure to add a little more adventure to your day. These lazy rivers in Georgia are all-natural and affordable. 

These six spots are sure to bring you a relaxing afternoon with your closest friends. You can rent a tube and float all your worries away.

Many of these rivers only cost $10-$25 to rent a tube for two to four hours. Most of the rental companies allow you to bring along a cooler with your favorite alcoholic beverages for an even better time. 

Helen Water Park & Tubing 

Price: $10+

Address: 222 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA

Why You Need To Go: This North Georgia river stays at a cool 50-degrees year-round. The hot pink tube company even allows your furry friends to join in on the adventure. 

$10 River Tubing 

Price: $10+

Address: 4349 Abbotts Bridge Rd., Duluth, GA

Why You Need To Go: You can choose to take a 2-hour trip or a 4-hour trip depending on how long you want to relax on the river. There are even four-person rafts you can rent if your group wants to conquer the river together. 


Blackwater Preserve 

Price: $20 to $35 depending on which admission or membership option you choose.

Address: Call ahead to reserve your spot and get directions from your location at (912) 682-9521./

Why You Need To Go: Take a trip down this mossy preserve that's surrounded by Cypress trees. You can either kayak or canoe down the river. 


Shoot the Hooch 

Price: $25 to tube + $7 shuttle fee 

Address: Meet at Paces Mill NPS 3444 Cobb PKWY., Atlanta, GA

Why You Need To Go: For two to four hours, you can float down the Chattahoochee River in a tube, kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard. 


Toccoa Wilderness Tubing

Price: $10 

Address: 8436 B Aska Rd., Blue Ridge, GA

Why You Need To Go: Right down the road from beautiful Blue Ridge, you can float down this North Georgia river and even it a few water rushing spots to give you a thrill. 


Lazy River of West Georgia 

Price: $10+

Address: 131 Doe Valley Dr., Tallapoosa, GA 

Why You Need To Go: You have the option to take a kayak, a canoe or a tube down this lazy river. You'll be surrounded by huge trees that make your journey magical. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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