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2084 S Chestatee, Dahlonega, GA 30533-5521
+1 706-864-7117
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We've gone to Appalachian Outfitters at least once a year for the past 15+ years--BK and AK (before kids and after kids). The equipment is always in good condition (they sell the older stuff at the end of each season). The trips are more exciting...More

6  Thank Rob H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

7 of us reserved kayaks about a week ahead of time. We arrived at the location on time, but we're greeted with the unfortunate news that our kayaks weren't ready. We proceeded to wait for nearly an hour and a half. After an hour, the...More

2  Thank Jared B
Ben L, Owner at Appalachian Outfitters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

I remember this group very well because I was checking them in myself. Despite the news that the kayaks that they had reserved were not ready yet, they were very nice. The gentleman who had the reservation was not the reviewer in this TripAdvisor review...More

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All reviews chestatee river great employees bring a packed lunch small rapids halfway point starting point wear water shoes change of clothes lots of fun staff was friendly north georgia float canoe tubes paddling etowah boats
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The outfitter describes the difficulty of the Upper Etowah River paddle as suitable for "Experienced Beginner". As an American Canoe Association trained kayak instructor and past owner/operator of an excursion business with both kayak rentals and professionally guided tours, I strongly disagree. There were 3...More

1  Thank 1Brew1
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Tubing this river is so much fun and it's an experience most of the family can enjoy. The trip is only about 30 minutes but for 6 dollars it's worth every penny. There is a take out about mid trip that allows you to repeat...More

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This was our second Summer in a row bringing the family up to Dahlonega for a day tubing on the Chestatee to celebrate the end to our kids’ school vacation. We’ve used Appalachian Outfitters both times and would highly recommend them. The employees are friendly...More

Thank 485reedg
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We had a wonderful time kayaking down the river and enjoyed the scenery. A butterfly even landed on the side of my glasses and hitched a ride down the river for a few minutes. The staff was very nice and accommodating. I highly recommend you...More

Thank jpmorton1
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My wife and I have kayaked this river man6 times. I’m always amazed at the beautiful scenery. Great fun for all ages!

Thank 63Ramblers65
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Appalachian Outfitters. The trip down the creek was inexpensive and you had the ability to go as many times as you wished by walking back up the creek on a flat trail. Although the trip was relatively short, the small...More

Thank christieb748
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

My husband, twenty something sons and youngest son’s girlfriend did this while vacationing in Dahlonega for our 30th anniversary. It was an inexpensive, easy and relaxing way to spend an afternoon. We went twice. The walk back to do the second trip was fairly easy....More

Thank treekabird
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Very easy to find, easy to see the access points. The walking trail for the tubes is a little muddy, but it’s part of the fun. The tube ride is very short but there are a couple fun little rapids in the water to make...More

Thank 2fortheroad26
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

I have used this company several times now and am always impressed with the service and the beautiful rivers they run. The staff is friendly and professional. Dahlonega is a fun place to explore after kayaking. We kayaked both the Upper Etowah and Yahoola/Cheststee.

1  Thank vol1987
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We enjoy tubing in the warm summer months and decided that during our trip to Dahlonega we would tube the Chestatee River. There are two tubing companies near Dahlonega and after some investigation decided that the Appalachian Outfitters was the place to go. The answer...More

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