Although Labor Day weekend is the end of Cool River's season, our aerial courses may be open select weekends and holidays through the fall. Please check our booking calendar or email to check availability.

A Place for Adventurers 

The Cool River Adventures building sits on the edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest near the start of the Chattahoochee RiveR. we’re proud to offer this fully-equipped adventures building to both our aerial and tubing guests. 

What's at Cool River Adventures, also called Headwaters Outpost? 

  • Aerial ticket purchases
  • Picnic areas, including deck seating, a large outdoor pavilion, and tables near the river
  • Clothing and gift shop, featuring outfitter goods and supplies 
  • Headwaters Café, serving pizza, sandwiches, and Mayfield ice cream
  • Restrooms and Dressing Rooms 

Surrounding Area

In terms of the surrounding area, outdoor adventurers will find plenty to explore. Headwaters Outpost is located at the end of a beautiful road tracing the Chattahoochee river up to its beginning. This is an unforgettable road to ride a bike or explore (slowly) by car. Excellent hiking, scenic views, and waterfalls are all nearby. Waterfalls include: 

Appalachian Trail access at Unicoi Gap is also just eight miles away. You can find out much more about the hikes and trails in our area on Atlanta Trails. 

Aside from our local towns of Helen and Sautee, we are a short drive from the beautiful North Georgia towns of Hiawassee, Clayton, and Blairsville. These towns also boast lakes, shopping, state parks, and scenic views.