The tube route is pretty short - it only took us maybe 25 minutes to the put-out point where you can walk back, but we did it a couple of times to make it worth our while. I would've liked a longer trip down the river.
The 2018 river season has begun for Appalachian Outfitters. We will be open for Canoe and Kayak trips weekends in March. After a very wet winter the river levels are going to be great for the upcoming spring! Also there will be a new river run to introduce soon to you for this season. We look forward to seeing you on the river soon.
Greetings from Dahlonega! There is a nice fall weekend ahead. This will be our next to last weekend of the 2017 season. We still have good river levels for paddling the Chestatee River. Also this is the big Gold Rush Festival weekend on the Dahlonega Square. A lot is going on in the mountains for sure. Come to Dahlonega and have a great time!
Hey everybody. Looks like another warm weekend ahead for some great river paddling. The river level is good and the crowds are low. We will be running our Chestatee and Dawson Forest trips only. Plenty of availability for this Saturday or Sunday. Have a great weekend!!
Hello everybody. It has been quite a week!! There has been a lot of extra burdens put on many of us in the path of Irma. Appalachian Outfitters will be up and running again on Saturday 9/16. We will continue with our Thursday through Monday schedule for the rest of September. Then October will close out the season on weekends only. We hope everyone is recovering from the storm as quick as possible. Hope to see you on the river soon!
It is going to be a beautiful weekend in the mountains. We have good river levels for our Chestatee and Dawson Forest trips. We will have our tubing trips running for one more weekend. This is also Dahlonega Trailfest weekend celebrating
this designated Appalachian Trail Community in Dahlonega. The 2 day event has many exciting events to be held all around the area. The festival is hosted by R.E.I.,Troncalli Subaru and Jeykl Bewing Co. Go to dahlonegatrailfest.org and check out all the great things happening here this weekend. Oh yeah don't forget our Used Canoe and Kayak Sale is Saturday at 9 am too!!
The last big weekend of the summer is here. We still have trips available for the next three days. The weather looks awesome throughout the entire holiday. So we hope to see you in Dahlonega this weekend for a river trip at Appalachian Outfitters. Drive Safe!
Hello Fellow Paddlers. In the past few days we have had a sudden increase of inquiries about the section of the Etowah River with the mining shaft (a.k.a. Etowah River Tunnel) I suppose due to some release of a story about this oddity along the river. I have even had a television station call this week. They wanted to hire AO to guide them through the mine shaft for a local interest story! I have declined to do so. The fact is that we DO NOT run trips through the mining shaft... and never will. This is no place for a commercial outfitter. We have plenty of beautiful river sections without putting customers at a higher potential risk. Just thought I would get this info out there too. Thank you.
We are up and running this morning. There is no rain in the mountains until possibly late this afternoon. We have plenty of Canoes and Kayaks for the Chestatee River today.