Cool River's mission is to provide safe and memorable outdoor experiences. Our adventures showcase the beauty of the Southern Appalachian outdoors within the storybook charm of ‘Georgia’s Alpine Village.’ Through our professional services and facilities, we make it simple for families and friends to Shoot the ‘Hooch, relax, and enjoy being outside together. Our aerial adventure park offers zip lines, three aerial adventure courses, and a climbing wall. All ages can find an adventure here.
Planning a trip? We’re located at 112 Poplar Stump Road, 1.5 miles north of Helen, Georgia, a Bavarian-themed town in Southern Appalachia. We encourage reservations but walk-ins are welcome. We are within driving distance of Athens, GA, Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, Asheville, NC, and Chattanooga, TN.
Our history: We are a small, family-owned and operated recreation company, which started with Cool River Tubing in 1990. Although in the recreation business for nearly 30 years, our family has homestead farmed just north of Helen for many generations. We’ve seen a lot of change in Helen — from all-Appalachia days to the Alpine tourist destination it is today. We strive to continue to contribute positively to the town, to visitors’ experiences, and to the surrounding area.