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Cartecay River Experience

2400 Highway 52 E, Ellijay, GA 30536-4506
+1 706-531-4746
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Ninety five percent fun--five percent extreme danger

My adult kids and I recently did this tubing trip. It was a little sketchy with the equipment and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
Night mare

Terrible equipment which made tubing almost impossible and brutal on the body. Not my idea of a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ellijay, Georgia
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  • Very good24%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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2400 Highway 52 E, Ellijay, GA 30536-4506
+1 706-531-4746
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My adult kids and I recently did this tubing trip. It was a little sketchy with the equipment and instructions. The first part of the trip was fun despite the rocks we kept hitting. The last rapids we went through we're very dangerous for tubers....More

Thank jillcurren
Reviewed 6 days ago

Terrible equipment which made tubing almost impossible and brutal on the body. Not my idea of a fun day let alone enjoyable.

1  Thank nkbrindley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading several of the reviews, we were Leary. We drove to the actual put in spot off of Aaron rd at the closed bridge. We spoke to owner and decided it would be fine for us and boys 14, 15 and 20. We found...More

Thank Holly K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please be aware as your adventure could be a nightmare. No proper instructions were given, nobody at the starting point to guide you, lack of air filled tubes, no signs. Once you were picked up from the parking lot, you were taken into a smelly...More

2  Thank tripreview51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only thing pleasant about the trip is the person taking the money upfront and the person who receives you at the end, rest is definitely almost about giving away your life and peach of mind for $13.00 DO NOT DO THIS TRIP IF YOU ARE...More

6  Thank BaKinJaNa
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Once you pay your money your on your own. You pick your tube pick you put in point and hang for dear life. Once you hit the first set of rapids the rest is a blur. The last two sets are not designed for a...More

2  Thank Captdvr
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The owner knows this river well, listen to his advice, but also use your judgement based on your experience. This is a very exciting river when the water is up after a rain! We had older teens with little to no whitewater experience who handled...More

Thank RaBaBro
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We opted for 3 Kayaks at the start of Memorial Day Weekend and were greeted by Woody and his cute son. Helmets and life jackets were provided and off we went down the landslide into the river (it had rained plenty so water levels were...More

Thank Isabelle C
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This trip is definitely worth it! There are Rapids and the river is not packed out like in Helen. Only two changing stalls, which makes the wait to change to dry clothes a while, but the trip is worth it

3  Thank epurcel1
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The water level was very low as the area has not had any recent rains (as people from out of state we had no way to know this) and as the locals know (yet the owner failed to share) is that the river is "sticky"...More

5  Thank Michelle N
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7 September 2015|
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Response from Aric D | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can rent tubes and take back to your cabin, but most cabin rentals have tubes there that the owners leave for the guest to use. You may want to ask the owner. Also, tube at the WalMart in town are only... More
1 July 2015|
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Response from Sherry W | Reviewed this property |
I've always gone without reservations. Their service is very basic and based on the assumption that people will show up and have fun. It is very casual- to the point that they may not have the best service, but when you get... More