Tubing on the Toccoa River
The happy days of summer are here, and tubing down the Toccoa River is a refreshing and exhilarating activity while staying in our luxury Blue Ridge, Georgia vacation rentals. Tubing in Blue Ridge, GA and the surrounding area is a fun way to cool down, enjoy the beauty of Blue Ridge and the North Georgia mountains, and have a great time with friends and family.
The Toccoa River is a dam-controlled river and water is released daily, so be sure to stay alert or check the TVA website for water releases. Water levels and speed can change significantly after water is released. At low water, the river is shallow and moves at a slower pace, wonderful for leisurely tubing. At high water, the river rises 2 to 3 feet and picks up considerable speed.
When tubing down the Toccoa River you can enjoy the river in a number of ways. If you're staying at any of our Toccoa River cabin rentals, like Riverview Lodge, Outlaw Ridge, Fallen Timber Lodge, A Rolling River Cabin, or The River's Edge, be sure to bring your own tube ($5 at Walmart) and put in on the river. You will experience an awesome 2-hour float into Horseshoe Bend Park, which is outside of McCaysville. Have someone in your party pick you up, which is a short 10-minute drive from those cabins. This is one of our most favorite summertime activities from your own cabin!
The Toccoa Valley Campground: operates a popular tubing operation during the summer months. Their trip is 6 miles long and last around 2-3 hours depending on the water level. The tubes are custom designed with a bottom and handles to make the trip more relaxing and pleasant, especially for children. Weather permitting they are open Mon-Sat with launch hours 10:00-3:00.
This is a convenient outfitter to those staying in Serendipity on Noontootla Creek, Cherokee Sunrise on Noontootla Creek, Above the Timberline, and Blue Ridge Lake Sanctuary.
11481 Aska Road
Van Zandt's Grill & Grocery/Tubing & Kayaking - less than 5 minutes from Serendipity on Noontootla Creek, and Cherokee Sunrise on Noontootla Creek
103 NEWPORT ROAD
Toccoa River Adventures: offers two different types of tubing trips. The Swift Water Tub Trip takes about 30-45 minutes depending on the water level. A paddle is provided with tube for this trip. This trip runs in the later part of the day when water is released from the Blue Ridge Dam. The second trip is the 1 1/2 hour relaxing tube trip down the Toccoa River. Weather permitting their hours are: Mon thru Sat 10 am to 8 pm & Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm.
340 Toccoa Ave.
Rolling Thunder: offers the best scenario on the river. Their experience has taught them that there are some basics that newcomers should know when planning a tubing trip. They are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
Toccoa Tubing Center
JonRon Toccoa River Outfitters: Book a trip for the upper Toccoa which is generally two hours, but can be adapted to the amount of time you want to spend on the river. A full day adventure! OR you can canoe on the Toccoa River - This canoe trail is ideal for beginners and those who enjoy a less than vigorous float in a north Georgia Mountain River. This is the only designated canoe trail in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Length: 13.8 miles Use: Moderate Rating: Easy River Flow 3-4 MPH.
JonRon Toccoa River Outfitters