Frequently Asked Questions

How deep is the water?

It varies. Most of the river is fairly shallow but there are some parts that will be over your head.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, dogs are welcome to tube.

Is there a weight limit?

There is no weight restriction but keep in mind some places in the river are very shallow and physical exertion may be required and/or you may have to get out of your tube and walk some.

Do you need to be physically fit to go tubing?

Tubing is not considered to be strenuous by most people. It will involve some work on your end depending on the water level. The lower the water level is more work is required.

Do you have to be able to swim?

Many non swimmers go tubing with us and do fine. The biggest danger for a non swimmer is the fear of water. We supply coast guard approved person flotation devices you can wear to support you should you end up in the river.

What can I do with my personal items while I am tubing?

We have lockers you can purchase for your personal items.

Can I take a cooler?

Each tuber is allowed one 32oz plastic drink container per tube.

Can we tie our tubes together?

Yes. We have tie straps available to connect tubes together. However, we do not recommend connecting more than two tubes due to safety concerns.

Can I bring my own personal floatation device?

Yes, as long as it is US Coast Guard approved.

Do you have a life guard on duty?

No, there is no life guard.

Do you have a picnic area available?

Yes, we do offer picnic areas and grills but they are on a first come first serve basis.

Do you have restrooms and changing rooms?

Yes, restrooms, changing rooms and showers are available.

Can you get out of the river?

If you purchased a waterslide ticket, you may get out at Alpine Crest for the waterslides. Otherwise, no. Please remember property along the Chattahoochee River is private property.

Do I need a waiver if I'm under 18?

Yes, a waiver is required if no one in your group is over the age of 18.  Visit our tubing page to print a waiver to be signed by a parent or guardian.

What are your hours?

We are open 9am to 6 pm.

Can I bring a camera?

We do not recommend it unless it is waterproof because it will get wet. We have waterproof cameras available for purchase in our outpost.

Are there bathrooms along the river?

No. You should make sure to use Cool River’s facilities before getting in the river.

Is the 2014 tubing season open?

We will open the 2014 tubing season the weekend before Memorial Day. We will be open Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 from 9AM-6PM. We will open 7 days a week from Friday, May 23 - Monday, September 2 9AM-6PM. We hope to see you soon.

Does Cool River have a zip line?

We will be opening a zip line Friday, May 23, at our Headwaters Outpost location North of Helen. We will be open from Friday, May 23 - Monday, September 2 from 9AM-6PM. Visit for more information.

Is there a minimum age for tubing?

The minimum age for tubing is 3 years old.

What is the tubing season?

Our opening weekend is the weekend prior to Memorial Day weekend from 9 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday. Beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day we are open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.

What are your prices?

Individual pricing begins at $5 a person and group pricing is as low as $4 per person.  Visit our Tubing and Slides page for more details.

Can I take alcohol?

No alcohol is allowed on the Chattahoochee River.

Goofy Rooster Corn Maze?? We have opened a Corn Maze. The Goofy Rooster Corn Maze is open the weekend after Labor Day - the weekend before Thanksgiving, Thursday - Sunday. Please come visit us and get lost in our Corn Maze. Visit out site for more information. We are also on facebook

What should I wear?

Shorts and T-shirts or swimsuit, securely fitting shoes, Flip Flops or sandals are not recommended.

Will I get wet?


What happens if it rains?

We go tubing rain or shine unless it is thundering and lightning.

Is there an age limit or height requirement for tubing?

The minimum age for tubing is 3 years old. There is no height requirement for tubing. However, there is a 42" height requirement for the waterslide.

How many people do you have to have to get the discount rate?

10 or more gets the group rate discount.


  • Hours of operation
  • May 17 & 18
  • 9am - 6pm
  • May 23 - September 3
  • 7 Days a Week: 9am - 6pm
  • After September 3
  • Weekends Only
  • Weather Permitting

Cool River Tubing Company

590 Edelweiss Strasse
P.O. Box 817
Helen, GA 30545

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