We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 2084 S Chestatee, Dahlonega, GA 30533-5521
Phone Number:
+1 706-864-7117

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 49 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 36
  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
  • 1
  • 1
More relaxing than other streams.

If you want Helen type amounts of people this is not for you. However if you want relaxation and peaceful experience then check this out. I'd just like to fish it too.

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Brian H
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 49: English reviews
Level Contributor
128 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

If you want Helen type amounts of people this is not for you. However if you want relaxation and peaceful experience then check this out. I'd just like to fish it too.

Thank Brian H
Lexington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Nice place - nothing fancy, but just what you need. They support a number of kayaking routes. We chose the most basic: a nominally 3 hour trip down the Chestatee river. They quickly and efficiently got us fitted out and launched down the river. Beautiful setting - very quiet and tranquil. No intrusions from the outside world. The only problem... More 

Thank Mike K
Dallas, Georgia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We did the Chestatee River trip. It's a 6mi paddle that our pre-teens found to be a bit challenging but not too challenging. There were about 5-6 places we got hung up on and only proved to build confidence and self esteem in our kids. Best to go early in the season when the river is high. I love they... More 

Thank Michelle H
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Went kayaking down the river for 6 miles. I went on my trip with my sister and boyfriend. We had a blast. The section of river was very clean, we stopped many times to enjoy the scenery. I would recommend to anyone in the area, I would love to go the creek part

Thank Alex M
Suwanee, Georgia
Level Contributor
249 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The blue youth tubes have a head rest and solid bottom so your butt isn't sitting in water the whole trip. You'll be glad for the bottom when going across shallow rocky areas. They have larger youth size that an adult can fit in. Can only get those if it's not crowded though. Has nicely manicured picnic tables and even... More 

Thank Vagabond2be
1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My wife and I recently purchased recreational kayaks with the intent on paddling local lakes and slower moving rivers. After enjoying ourselves on several local lakes in North Georgia we were still new to river kayaking. About 45 north of Atlanta a company called Appalachian Outfitters offers self-guided floats down the Chestatee River. Paddlers that bring their own boats need... More 

Thank Jon L
Level Contributor
34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We enjoy the simplicity of this place. Pay $5.00, sign, tube. You can tube as much as you like, for the entire day. You set in at the outfitters and take out about 1 mile and walk back through the woods (which is just a breathtaking walk). Bring the little kids too (4+) and tube slowly down the Chestatee.

Thank TheSchnecki
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great day on the water and the guys here were so nice and knowledgeable. We only needed a shuttle since we had our own kayaks. Even though they were busy, they were very happy to explain every detail of our paddle and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip.

Thank Cathy E
Atlanta, GA USA
Level Contributor
245 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

3 adults + 2 kids kayaking - an excellent day. The experience was very well organized with well above average customer service provided by "Forest". Highly recommended

Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

7 of us reserved kayaks about a week ahead of time. We arrived at the location on time, but we're greeted with the unfortunate news that our kayaks weren't ready. We proceeded to wait for nearly an hour and a half. After an hour, the manager took us to the back and offered us watermelon to pass the time. We... More 

2 Thank Jared B
Ben L, Owner at Appalachian Outfitters, responded to this review

I remember this group very well because I was checking them in myself. Despite the news that the kayaks that they had reserved were not ready yet, they were very nice. The gentleman who had the reservation was not the reviewer in this TripAdvisor review of us. I let the man with the reservation know what had happened and he... More 

Travellers who viewed Appalachian Outfitters also viewed


Been to Appalachian Outfitters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Appalachian Outfitters and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Appalachian Outfitters staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?