While there are kayak, canoe and boat rentals that let you explore the five nearby mountain lakes at a leisurely pace, it’s the whitewater rafting trips that draw more than 20,000 tourists each year with the promise of fun and adventure. The Chattooga River, classified as a national wild and scenic river in 1974, is one of the few remaining free-flowing streams in the Southeast. Group rafting trips or individual canoe or kayaking trips promise wet thrills along the river’s class III, IV and V rapids.
Find the outfitter to guide you through your whitewater adventure or just find the gear to create your own. Either way, memories of your paddling adventure will last a lifetime.