Known as the ‘Mountain Biking Capital of Georgia’ Ellijay provides ample trails for hiking and mountain biking. Our rivers and lakes offer tubing, canoeing, kayaking, and boating. Anglers can find world-class trout fishing in the county and can even book a guide. Golfers will find a relaxing course winding through the North Georgia mountains.

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Cartecay River Experience, LLC

2400 Highway 52 East Ellijay, GA 30536

Located in the beautiful North Georgia mountains of Ellijay, the Cartecay River Experience offers tube, kayak, and canoe rentals as well as a shuttle for those who have their own equipment!

Member A family enjoying time on a lake in a boat

Carters Lake Marina and Resort

575 Marina Road Chatsworth, GA 30705

Carter’s Lake accepts camping reservations for over 107 campgrounds at Woodring Branch and Doll Mountain.

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Gilmer Recreation & Parks

1561 S Main Street Ellijay, GA 30540

From organized sports or nature that you love, we have something for everyone! Bring a pole and fish from the river bank, get engrossed in a good book, have a picnic, take a walk/run, we encourage you to use and enjoy our River Park facility!

Member guests white water rafting

Ocoee Rafting

1548 Highway 68 Ducktown, TN 37326

Since 1976, Ocoee Rafting has welcomed many to miles of challenging and exciting Class III and IV rapids on one of the country’s premier rivers.

Member family white water rafting

Rolling Thunder River Co.

10160 Highway 19 West, Bryson City, NC 28713

Leading whitewater rafting tours on the Ocoee River, the Nantahala River, and the Toccoa River since 1977.

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4596 Highway 64 West Ducktown, TN 37326

Wildwater offers the most whitewater rafting & ziplining fun in the southeast!