Friday, May 18, 2012

North Georgia Tubing and Kayaking with The Coosawattee River Tubing Company

Tubing down the river is a super summer fun and a wonderful way to create memories for the entire family. Floating down the river is also a simple way to reduce stress and enjoy the peace and serenity of nature. So where can you find the best place to take a tubing excursion? The Coosawattee River Tubing Company is the place! Just an hour north of Atlanta, GA and just an hour south of Chattanooga, TN, an entertaining 2-1/2 hour inner tube float down the Coosawattee River is waiting for you and your entourage.

The Coosawattee River Tubing Company furnishes the tube, life vest, and shuttle service to and from the river for an admission price of $15. In free-floating tubing, the tube riders are un-tethered and conveyed by the current of the river. Tubers paddle with their hands to steer, or groups of tubers can rope their tubes together creating a large floating group. Tubes used for free-floating were true inner tubes, but the customized tubes used at The Coosawattee River Tubing Company offer comfort and ease of use. These tubes are donut-shaped to allow the rider to sit comfortably on their back across the top of the tube while sitting into the center.

The Coosawattee River Tubing Company also offers kayak trips by reservation. Each trip lasts 1-1/2 hours and is $25.00 per trip which includes equipment and shuttle to and from the river.

Changing rooms are available, as well as tubing/meal packages and group rates. Although reservations are not mandatory, trips fill-up quickly so availability inquiry and reservation(s) are advised. Please note that children must be at least 5 years of age. A waiver must be signed and submitted prior to the tubing excursion. To save time, please read the rules and regulations and then print & sign the waiver prior to coming on the tubing trip.

The season opens May 1st and runs through October. The tubing and kayaking schedule is as follows:

·         May 1st - Memorial Day:  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
·         Memorial Day - Labor Day: seven days a week
·         Labor Day - October 1st: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

When you get done with your tubing or kayaking adventure, be sure to visit The General Store at Eagle Mountain for  breakfast (starting at 7am) and the summer menu lunch. Also The General Store features "Pickin' on the Porch" which is scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Saturday night of each month (weather permitting), with a variety of local entertainment and music from gospel to blue grass to Old Time Rock 'n' Roll. The General Store is open  for your dining and munching convenience. Bring your own lawn chair, pull up your seat next to the bon-fire, and roast some marshmallows while enjoying the entertainment and mountain ambiance!

If you are coming from out-of-town or plan to spend more than a day, The Villas at Coosawattee offers cozy and complete accommodations within close proximity to The Coosawattee River Tubing Company. The Villas at Coosawattee are the complete get-away with affordable prices, comfortable accommodations, and plenty to do for every member of your entourage. One bedroom cabins start at $85, two bedroom cabins start at $105, three bedrooms A-frames start at $125, and three bedroom villas start at $210. Accommodations may include hot tubs, peaceful river views, large decks, spectacular mountain views, and fireplaces. Throughout the property, abundant amenities are easily accessible, ranging from indoor and outdoor swimming pools, camp sites, river parks, exercise & weight room, game rooms, miniature golf, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, and basketball courts.

Come join us for a fun-filled outdoor adventure!
·         The Coosawattee River Tubing Company 706-635-1609
·         The Villas at Coosawattee 706-276-1075

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