Shoot the 'Hooch!

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Through our professional services and facilities, we make it simple for families and friends to Shoot the ‘Hooch, relax, and enjoy being outside together. Our adventures showcase the beauty of the Southern Appalachian outdoors within the storybook charm of ‘Georgia’s Alpine Village.’

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Tubers on the river

Tubing Options


  • $12 M-F, $16 Sat-Sun
  • Ages 3 and up 
  • 1 or 2 hours

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Rain or Shine!

Weather Conditions


  • We are open rain or shine!  

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Faq


Read guests' most frequently asked questions. 

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Rules & Safety


Know the rules for your river trip and tips for staying safe.

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1 or 2 hour Trips!
Tubes and jackets in storage

Our long ride takes 2 to 2.5 hours. Our short ride takes 1 to 1.5 hours. We are the only tubing company in Helen offering a shorter tubing trip. We have tubes with and without bottoms. All kid-sized tubes, recommended for ages 12 and under, have bottoms. Each tube accommodates one person.

Dogs Welcome!

Pooch on the hooch

Check out that pooch on the hooch! 

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Bavarian charm in the heart of the blue ridge mountains

Cool River is located in Helen, Georgia, a Bavarian-themed town in Southern Appalachia & in the heart of Georgia’s wine country. We strive to offer our guests top-notch facilities for their outdoor adventures. We offer three outposts for tubing:

Chattahoochee OutposT

Headwaters Outpost

Mainstreet Booth 

Cool River Tubing in Helen, GA

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Chattahoochee Outpost

Mainstreet Booth

Headwaters Outpost

Drucilla C. 

The Best Place in Helen to Tube! 

The prices are more than reasonable and the experience was great. My family and I went this past weekend and we all had a blast. My daughter is 3 years old and was able to sit for the 2 hour stretch and have a good time, although I would recommend bringing some sunglasses for the parts of the river that are in the sun, especially if you have little ones. Like every once else is saying, you should opt for the stick, it helps a lot!

DeeDee Y. 

What a great little adventure. 

This was my first time tubing. Honestly it was so fun. One little bit of advice... get the stick! My husband and I sprung for the $5 and it was worth it! So many others were frustrating because they didn't have the stick. It really makes it so much better and easier.

Michael M.

Best Experience I Ever Had 

I have been tubing all over TN and NC and must say this was the best experience I have ever had. 100% going to bring my kids back here so they can enjoy this as well.

Marcel J. 

Sooooo Awesome! 

1 or 2 hrs tubing down long riverstream... It's best if you purchase a long stick and water shoes from them or bring your own because you will get caught on big rocks and will need the stick to push yourself away from them or you'll have to step into the cold water and free yourself.. There's also zip-lining and half dozen other things to do.

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