Any type of water feature is what locals in Georgia try to find in the summertime. Georgia has so many great summer adventure spots, but this one takes the cake. Many people count down the days for Cool River Tubing in Helen, Georgia to open for the summer months, and this is where you will want to spend many of your summer days.
If you are looking for something adventurous to do this weekend, you are in luck. Cool River Tubing will be opening up for three days this upcoming weekend. From May 17 to May 19, 2019, you can tube down the Chattahoochee before they are actually open for the summer.
Grab some friends, and even a furry friend, and head on over to the Chattahoochee! You can either spend around two hours on the long version or if you just want to go for a quick trip, you can take the shorter route for an hour ride.
It is a little like white water rafting but at a much smaller and controlled level. Some areas on the trip are smoother than others, but if you want an adrenaline rush or the full experience, take the long route.
Just a warning, Helen, Georgia is in the North Georgia mountains, so that means this water is going to be a little chilly. The mountain water is used for giving this city electricity, as well as drinking water, so you know the water is safe, according to Cool River Tubing.
The only thing that is required for your tubing trip is yourself, and some friends if you choose. The company takes care of the rest!
For $8, you get a tube, with or without a hole in the bottom (most people prefer a closed tube), a shuttle ride from the facility to the river if you so choose, a life jacket, and some hooks so you can be attached to your friends without floating apart.
Pretty good deal for an all-day adventure, right?
Fun fact, you can actually get off in the middle of the trip and slide down some of the water slides that the company has provided for just $5. This is a fun add on that will make your adventure even more enjoyable, if that is even possible.
Cool River Tubing will be officially open for the summer memorial day weekend, but make sure you go check it out this weekend before the summer crowds start to show up.
According to the Weather Channel, the weather is supposed to be beautiful and in the 80s!
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