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Cartecay River Experience

2400 Highway 52 E, Ellijay, GA 30536-4506
+1 706-531-4746
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Relaxing day

The tubing down the river was relaxing, as well as exciting times on the rapids areas. The actual... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Moorestown, New Jersey
via mobile
Tubing experience

We had a good time tubing down the river. The water was low but that was explained to us by the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
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2400 Highway 52 E, Ellijay, GA 30536-4506
+1 706-531-4746
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The tubing down the river was relaxing, as well as exciting times on the rapids areas. The actual business was just ok. The bus dropped us off at the site where the tubes were. They said take a tube and life jacket and drove away....More

1  Thank Sugarsm0m
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We had a good time tubing down the river. The water was low but that was explained to us by the staff. It was fun, I don't know why people would complain about it. They do a good job of explaining and you are doing...More

1  Thank gmpon
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Spent a few hours tubing down the river with my 16 and 6 year old. Fun with plenty of small rapid to keep it exciting. Temp out were lovely. Perfect off-the-beaten-path activity.

Thank Steph L
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We have been renting tubes and floating down the river from Woody for a few years now. Today, my 14 year old daughter fell on some rocks and split her knee open badly and fractured her patella. As soon as we got out of the...More

1  Thank Mullyman67
Reviewed 17 July 2017

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

2  Thank jillcurren
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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

3  Thank nkbrindley
Reviewed 28 June 2017 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 27 June 2017

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

3  Thank tripreview51
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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

7  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

4  Thank Captdvr
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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