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Address: 2400 hwy 52 east, Ellijay, GA
Phone Number:
+1 706-531-4746
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00

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So much better than Helen!

This trip is definitely worth it! There are Rapids and the river is not packed out like in Helen. Only two changing stalls, which makes the wait to change to dry clothes a while... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Smyrna, Georgia
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Smyrna, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This trip is definitely worth it! There are Rapids and the river is not packed out like in Helen. Only two changing stalls, which makes the wait to change to dry clothes a while, but the trip is worth it

Thank epurcel1
Jacksonville, Florida
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48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The water level was very low as the area has not had any recent rains (as people from out of state we had no way to know this) and as the locals know (yet the owner failed to share) is that the river is "sticky" when the level is low. Meaning you get stuck on almost every rock on the... More 

1 Thank Michelle N
Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The river has a lot of rocks and we kept getting stuck. We turned over a few times . The scenery was nice but we prefer tubing in the mountains.

Thank Rabbitlady255
Smyrna, GA
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201 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Blackberry Falls make it all worth it. The guys at Cartecay River Experience are nice and they run a good show. The river was low and slow so we had to watch our rumps with the rocks. It took us three hours to make our way down. The temp was too hot and we had a fun time spending time... More 

Thank trivial_matter
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Would have been more fun and exciting if there was more water in the river arms are sore and knees hurt but we had a great time

Thank AprilRodman
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Wow! Not your lazy river experience. So fun! Luckily there had been a couple of days of rain before we went. If not, there would have been loads of stuck time. A couple of really good rapids on this trip. It is a longer stretch of river than some of the other places we have gone tubing. We went early... More 

1 Thank volsgirl5
Clearwater, Florida
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was our second time tubing. The first time was in June which was an enjoyable experience and the second time in August. What we were not told is that the river was very low and it was a very strenuous trip. Everyone of us got stuck constantly on the rocks and had to either rescue each other or expend... More 

1 Thank katiagal
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Today we decided to take our teenage girls and are little one on an adventure with a Groupon special we had found. We drove approximately one hour and 40 minutes to a quaint little shack beside the river. We had great instructions given to us by one of the employees on what to look for and what not. We were... More 

1 Thank BillyandJulie G
Cartersville, Georgia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

They have 2 different address so we got lost at first. We arrived and went to sign in was told there was a group of 6 in front of us and it wouldn't be to long. We waited about 30 mins my daughter who is 12 and I went to look at there shirts and the head guy yelled at... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Do not go! It was truly the worst experience we have ever had. The men working there were extremely rude and abrasive and our kids were scared of them and wanted to leave. The tubes we saw were moldy and the wait was over two hours. We left and went to the Toccoa and had a great afternoon with a... More 

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