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Tubing the Chattahoochee in Helen, Ga

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Cool River Tubing
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 29 2002  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jun 24 2002 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):

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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:40
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is a repeat of last year?s trip. We had a blast floating down the river and then meeting up for a bite of dinner in Helen before heading back to Atlanta. We?ll start the day at Cool River Tubing in Helen, Ga at 10:30 am. They will transport us to the ?drop spot? on the river and we will float approximately 3.5 miles down the river. There is a spot with a cool natural slide. We will stop there and repeat the spot as many times as people want. When we reach the pull out point, our guides will pick us up and return us to their office. There are changing rooms and showers available as well as a gift shop. You may bring beverages to drink on the river but be aware that glass and disposable containers are not allowed on the river. After tubing, we?ll journey to a restaurant in town for a bite and some refreshment. This was an awesome day last year and promises to be the same again. Check out some of the pictures on the archive site: ID=40&PHOTOS=True

Required Items to Bring:
bathing suit
Change of clothes
Old shoes or sandals for the river
Recommended Items to Bring:
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water bottles or beverage of choice
Water proof camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:590 Edelweiss Drive, Helen, GA At Cool River Tubing, 10:30 am. Go North on SR-400 to Exit 17(GA-306 to GAINESVILLE). Bear right onto off-ramp at Exit 17 to GA-306. Turn right onto Keith Bridge Rd (SR-306) and go East for 7.8 miles. Turn left onto Keith Bridge Rd (SR-306) and go North for 120 feet to Dawsonville Hwy (SR-53). Turn right onto Dawsonville Hwy (SR-53) and go East for 10.4 miles to Grove St (SR-60). Turn left onto Grove St (SR-60) and go North for 520 feet to Academy St (SR-60). Bear right onto Academy St (SR-60) and go Northeast for 0.2 miles to Green St (SR-60). Bear left onto Green St (SR-60) and go Northeast for 0.7 miles to Riverside Dr (US-129). Bear right onto Riverside Dr (US-129) and go North for 0.7 miles to Park Hill Dr (US-129). Bear left onto Park Hill Dr (US-129) and go Northeast for 21.6 miles to Kytle St (US-129). Turn right onto Kytle St (US-129) and go East for 90 feet to US-129. Turn right onto US-129 and go North for 0.3 miles to Unicoi St (SR-75). Turn right on Unicoi St (SR-75) and go Northeast for 9.2 miles to Helen, GA. Cool River Tubing is behind the welcome center. (see their website


Are Dogs Permitted? no
Will this event occur rain or shine? We will decide after arriving in Helen.
Last year, it was raining in Atlanta and cloudy when we got to Helen. It ended up being wonderful in Helen that day.

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Cost Includes:$4 for tubing, cash for meals? pay at Cool River Tubing

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.