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Cartecay River Experience

2400 Highway 52 E, Ellijay, GA 30536-4506
+1 706-531-4746
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Possibly giving away your life and definitely loss of peace of mind for $13

Only thing pleasant about the trip is the person taking the money upfront and the person who... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Near Death experience on a tube

Once you pay your money your on your own. You pick your tube pick you put in point and hang for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“on the rocks” (4 reviews)
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2400 Highway 52 E, Ellijay, GA 30536-4506
+1 706-531-4746
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank BaKinJaNa
Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Captdvr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

2  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

2  Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The river has a lot of rocks and we kept getting stuck. We turned over a few times . The scenery was nice but we prefer tubing in the mountains.

Thank Rabbitlady255
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Blackberry Falls make it all worth it. The guys at Cartecay River Experience are nice and they run a good show. The river was low and slow so we had to watch our rumps with the rocks. It took us three hours to make our...More

2  Thank trivial_matter
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Would have been more fun and exciting if there was more water in the river arms are sore and knees hurt but we had a great time

1  Thank AprilRodman
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Wow! Not your lazy river experience. So fun! Luckily there had been a couple of days of rain before we went. If not, there would have been loads of stuck time. A couple of really good rapids on this trip. It is a longer stretch...More

3  Thank volsgirl5
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Hi we are renting a cabin this next week and were wanting to tube outside of cabin which is on the ellijay river. can we rent tubes for a day to take to our cabin tubing?
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
Hello James, I read your review and would like to take my family for a trip on the river. I've tried to call these people for two days and can never get anyone. They did try to call me back at 8:00pm last night but only let it ring three times, the phone was across the room so I didn't get there before they hung up. I immediately tried to call them back and went straight to VM again. Can you go there without any prior reservations and get everything needed to take a family guided tour of the river? Thanks, Keith Hatfield
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