Friday, June 02, 2006

Summer Water Fun on the Toccoa River

It is an amazing adventure to float down a river. Getting back to nature is the perfect way to enjoy the summer. The Toccoa River is perfect for those people who just want to relax and enjoy the gentle flow of the water. This river is actually the headwaters of Tennessee’s Ocoee River but changes its name to the Toccoa when it crosses the line into Georgia.

Colorful inner tubes, kayaks and canoes provide a cool and refreshing way to have fun and relax on a hot summer day on the Toccoa River. Our colorful vinyl inner tubes with handles are designed for your comfort. We do not use black tire tubes which can get very hot and uncomfortable in the sun. We also offer "snuggle tubes" which carry two people.

The Toccoa is a dam-controlled river and TVA releases water daily. Water levels and speed can change significantly after water is released. At low water, the river is shallower and moves at approximately 1 mile per hour. At high water (after water is released at Blue Ridge dam) the river rises 2 to 3 feet and moves at approximately 5 miles per hour. River release is controlled by TVA and is subject to change without notice.

The depth of the water changes from place to place in the river and there may be small rapids and rocks along the way. This trip is suitable for most people who can swim but there is risk associated with all water related activities and you will be required to sign a waiver of liability prior to beginning your river trip. For a great trip to North Georgia, why not enjoy a day of rafting?

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