Wildwater Chattooga Adventure Center – Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours

Chatooga River whitwater raftingLocated in Upstate South Carolina, the Chattooga is where Wildwater first opened their doors in 1971 and remains Wildwater’s premier rafting trip in the Southeast.  Our highly trained guides and self-bailing raft fleet will make your Chattooga River Trip one to remember!

Our park-like Chattooga facility is incomparable, with canopy tours, low & high ropes and multiple lodging options located on the picturesque Wildwater Chattooga campus.  Stay here and be steps away from several days worth of activities.  We can book your adventure to include lodging (cottages, group yurts and deluxe cabin), rafting (half day, full day, multi-day), zipline canopy tours,kayak tours, whitewater kayak clinics, Stand-up Paddleboarding and overnight camping.  On campus you will find snacks at The Well House (summer only), volleyball, horseshoes and Corn Hole.  Join us for a family-friendly adventure and the best whitewater rafting in the Carolina’s!

The Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River begins at the base of Whitesides Mountain in North Carolina and flows in a southwesterly direction to form the border between South Carolina and Georgia.  One of the wildest and most beautiful whitewater rivers in the country, the Chattooga was the first river in the Southeast to be designated “Wild & Scenic” in 1974 by Congress and was used as the location for the movie Deliverance.  The Chattooga is surrounded by the Sumter and Chattahoochee National Forests.**

As a free flowing river, water levels on the Chattooga vary with the amount of rainfall each season.  The highest water levels and the most high adventure trips are usually in the Spring and early Summer or after a heavy rain.  By late Summer and Fall the water level is usually lower, and trips are more relaxed and slower paced.

Business Information

1251 Academy Road
Long Creek, SC 29658
(864) 647-0165


Golf at Sky Valley

Sky Valley Country Club

Located in a classic Mountain setting, the Sky Valley golf course opened in the mid 70’s. Bill Watts, course architect, capitalized his design using the natural features in the valley which were present long before a golf course was envisioned. With the elevation of this course the highest in Georgia, it is significantly cooler than courses elsewhere in the state.

In 2007, a major renovation and redesign was completed when noted course designer, Bill Bergin, transformed Sky Valley into a championship course. The first thing visitors notice is the lush texture of the fairways and greens of the current course. Bergin was able to utilize previously unused parcels of land to lengthen the course by 500 yards. The current length is over 6,900 yards which allows for each hole to have 7 sets of tees providing distances enjoyable by every level of player.

The semi-private Sky Valley Country Club course has a golf learning center which includes a practice range and a large putting green. Instruction is available from our PGA Professional and Golf Manager, Steve Heher. Contact Steve to schedule individual play, group play, and tournaments.

Sky Valley

Course Information

  • Par – 36-36-72
  • Elevation – 3500 feet
  • Course Architect – Bill Watts
  • Redesign by Bill Bergin in 2007
  • Play – Semi-Private, open for members, guests and the general public
  • Facility Hours – Year round weather permitting, 7 days a week
  • Grass – Bent grass from tee to green
  • Course Record – 61 by James Mason, Sky Valley resident, Member of Senior PGA Tour
  • Practice Facility – Complete practice facility with driving range, target greens, grass, all weather tees, putting and chipping greens. Lessons via utilizing “state of the art Full Swing Golf Simulator”.

Business Information

Sky Valley Country Club
568 Sky Valley Way
Sky Valley, GA 30537
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Hightrout Guide Service

troutOur guide service is custom tailored to each client’s individual’s needs. Whether you’re a well seasoned angler or it’s the first time you’ve held a fly rod in your hand we’re here to provide the best experience possible. It is our goal to accommodate each angler according to their ability. We will teach you skill-sets from basic to advanced depending on what each angler is trying to accomplish.

Fly Fishing Instruction

European nymphing, learn techniques used in competitive fly fishing worldwide.
Streamer fishing, learn various techniques including strip set and catching fish on the swing.
Dry fly fishing, learn how to perfectly present dry flies to rising trout.

Half & Full Day Wade Trip Rates Apply.

Half Day

Our half day guided trips are approx. 4 hours on the water.

1 person- $250
2 person- $350

Full Day

Our full day guided trips are approx. 8 hours on the water. At the client’s leisure we will break for lunch.
1 person – $325
2 person – $450

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Please Call Us at (828) 547-0231

Nantahala Outdoor Center – Chatooga Outpost

The Chattooga River is without a doubt the Southeast’s premier whitewater rafting adventure. In fact,Southern Living called rafting the Chattooga “The #1 Thing Every Southerner Ought to Do.” The Chattooga was federally protected in 1974 by the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, forever preserving its rugged river gorge from development. Thus, the Chattooga delivers breathtaking scenery and treasured whitewater in an unmatched wilderness setting.

Perhaps most recognized for its depiction in the film Deliverance, there are two very distinct whitewater rafting sections on the Chattooga. Section III is what we call “Mild & Scenic.” With numerous swimming holes, Class II-III rapids, and a Class IV grand finale at the famous Bull Sluice rapid, Section III is perfect for families and children eight years-old and up.

Just downstream on Section IV, the Chattooga picks up the pace. The action begins with Seven Foot Falls and culminates with the infamous Five Falls, where five adrenaline-pumping Class IV rapids follow in quick succession. Both trips are full-day trips and feature a delicious and freshly-prepared riverside lunch.

Nantahala Outdoor Center

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Nantahala Outdoor Center
851A Chattooga Ridge Road
Mountain Rest, SC 296641-888-905-7238


Southeastern Expeditions

Chattooga River Rafting; There’s Nothing Like it.

Whitewater Rafting

Your destination, the river called crown jewel of the southeast, which is undammed and remains the only river East of the Mississippi that hosts commercial rafting while bearing the national designation of a Wild and Scenic River. Your guide, Southeastern Expeditions, will bring you on a wild adventure along one of the southeast’s premier rivers for whitewater rafting. Your challenge, to raft the roaring Chattooga whitewater in Georgia and South Carolina; it’s a thrilling departure from your humdrum vacation. In addition to an invigorating adventure, you’ll enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery found anywhere in the United States. And there’s no better way to experience the fun and explosive power of the Chattooga than with your guides at Southeastern Expeditions. Call now and reserve your spot on the raft you’ve been waiting for!

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Southeastern Expeditions
7350 Hwy 76 East
Clayton, GA
Reservations: (706)782-4331 or (800)868-7238



Tallulah Gorge State Park

Hurricane FallsHurricane Falls is a nearly 100 foot waterfall on the Tallulah River. The waterfall is in the Tallulah Gorge State Park and is one of five waterfalls along the river as it flows through the gorge. There are breathtaking views and the hike to get there is just as gorgeous. This waterfall is best viewed by hiking to the floor of the Tallulah Gorge. You must get a permit to hike to the floor so get to the park early as they only give out 100 permits per day (weather permitting).
Park at the Tallulah Gorge State Park ($5 parking fee per car) and enter the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. At the information desk the rangers will give you maps and information about trail length and difficulty.

About the Tallulah Gorge State Park

One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not available during water releases). A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see towers used by Karl Wallenda. A paved path follows an on old railroad bed, perfect for strollers and bicycles, while mountain bikers can test their skills on a challenging 10 mile trail.

Exhibits in the park’s Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center highlight the rich history of this Victorian resort town, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area. The persistent trillium, monkey-face orchid and green salamander are protected species found within the gorge. An award-winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge, including footage of rock climbers and kayakers. A gift shop offers snacks, jewelry, toys, books, walking sticks, clothing and more.

For a complete listing of Rabun County’s spectacular waterfalls, please visit

Rabun County – GEORGIA WATERFALLS (gawaterfalls.com)

Black Hawk Fly Fishing

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If you like tangling with 3-15 lb class fish you will love the action at Blackhawk Flyfishing! Blackhawk Trophy Trout Stream provides private fly fishing along approximately two miles of the spring creek fed waters of the Soque River in Batesville, Georgia-just 90 miles north of Atlanta Georgia. The Soque River, a small winding river that runs down from the Blue Ridge mountains past the northern Georgia town of Clarkesville, is perhaps one of the best kept secrets in the angling world today. Over the years, under personal management it has become an amazing fishery with trout easily reaching proportions expected only of fish native to trout fishing Mecca’s like Alaska, Canada, Chile, and Argentina. Blackhawk Fly Fishing and owner Abby Jackson can get you “hooked” up with some of the best fishing in the southeast, no matter your experience level!
Abby J on the Soque
Blackhawk Fly Fishing
P.O. Box 2555, Clarkesville, GA 30523
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For Availability and Reservations Call:
706-947-FISH (3474)

Highlands Aerial Park

Thank you for considering Highlands Aerial Park for your outing, we would be Happy to have you and your crew as our guests! Whether simply joining us for fun, or for an objective based team building experience, we will be glad to create a custom itinerary to suit your goals. We have a variety of different options to build the perfect package for any group, large or small!

We welcome corporate outings, team building, church groups, camps, wedding parties, family reunions, and large groups!  If you have a party of 8 or more people interested in ziplining, team bonding, team building, or just want to plan a fun group outing, download our Team Building Brochure, or contact Kurt Damron for information about group rates and custom packages at 828-266-0449, or by emailing info@highlandscanopytour.com.

Highlands Zip Line Tour Details

  • World-Class Canopy Tour consists of eight zip lines spanning 44 acres and includes the 1,550′ long, 210′ high Squealing Mare!
  • Mountain Top Canopy Tour consists of the first four zip line rides of the World-Class Canopy Tour. This Highlands zip line tour is designed for the “first-timer” who may not be ready for the more thrilling zips that are longer, higher, and faster than the first four on the course. A little lower, and a little slower, you experience zip lines from just over 100 ft. long to just under 400 ft. You work your way up from 10′ to 45′ off the ground!
  • Two of our experienced and highly trained guides take care of you and ensure your safety during your entire journey!

Please Note: All Mountain Top canopy tour guests have the option to continue on the World-Class portion of the canopy tour.
Minimum Age: 8 | Weight Limits: Min. 70 lbs., Max 250 lbs. | Closed-toed shoes are required.

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8 Lines | 44 Acres | Starting at $49!
Take the time to enjoy all our beautiful scenery from a unique perspective as you zip. Our experienced guides take you on a fantastic journey across 17 elements, including 8 zip lines, among the many different trees and species of flora and fauna that only grow in North Carolina’s eastern temperate rainforest.

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Highlands Aerial Park
9625 Dillard Road
Scaly Mountain, NC 28775

Black Rock Mountain State Park

Black Rock Mountain State Park, named for its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss, encompasses some of the most outstanding country in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Located astride the Eastern Continental Divide at an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Numerous scenic overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas of the Southern Appalachians, and several hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, cascading streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. The summit visitor center and picnic tables are popular with travelers in northeast Georgia. Rental cottages and a campground make this a great mountain getaway.

Black Rock Mountain State Park is Georgia’s highest state park and offers 10 mountain-top cabins with fully equipped kitchens and rocking chair porches. Two are dog friendly and advance reservations are required. You’ll be surrounded by Blue Ridge Mountains scenery, 11 miles of hiking trails, spectacular overlooks and a small fishing pond.

Mountain top cottages surround a small playground, while campsites are nestled under rhododendron and gnarled oaks. Tent campers will appreciate the walk-in sites that allow extra privacy. The park’s small lake is popular with anglers and circled by an easy walking trail. At an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is often cooler than other Georgia parks and may close during icy weather. RVers should be comfortable driving on steep, winding roads.

Located on Black Rock Mountain Parkway, 3 miles north of Clayton off U.S. Hwy. 441. Look for brown directional signs in Mountain City.

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Black Rock Mountain State Park

3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City , GA 30562
(706) 746-2141

Dillard House Stables

Many things have changed since the 1930’s, when Dillard House Stables offered trail rides for fifty cents.  However, the beauty and tranquility of the mountains remains the same.  Another thing that remains unchanged is the famous Dillard House tradition of southern hospitality.

Pam Thompson, owner-operator of Dillard House Stables since 1989, along with her crew of experienced trail guides strive to keep the tradition alive. Pam’s lifetime of experience with horses and 25 years in the “Trail Riding” business allows her the opportunity to offer a safe and enjoyable horseback ride for every level rider.

We have rides to fit the beginner to the experienced.  There are trail rides and the river rides.  Dillard House Stables is one of the only stables where you will be able to actually ride down the middle of a river.  It is exhilarating and thrilling as you and your horse take that first step into the river.  You’ll be hooked for life and want to come back time and time again.

All persons taking rides need to be aware of certain requirements to create a safe riding environment for all involved.  Call the stables or go to the website for more information.

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768 Franklin St

Dillard,GA 30537