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02/22/20
"18 Georgia Spring Break Destinations" Explore Georgia

"Beaches or mountains, museums or hikes, Georgia is bursting with spring break adventures for the entire family!" ...


12/01/19
"Guide to Helen" Explore Georgia

"Visit this Bavarian-style town in Northeast Georgia for outdoor adventures, fantastic festivals and tons of family fun. Here are some quick tips for things to do and places to see in Helen." ...


08/13/19
"8 Great American Tubing Adventures with Fido" BringFido

"Tubing⁠ is the delicate art of sitting in a rubber ring and allowing the river’s current to guide you. It’s one of the most relaxing and serene activities you can do on the water..." ...


08/08/19
"Float Down the Chattahoochee River in this Bavarian Village 2 Hours from Greenville" Kidding Around Greenville

"When I finally got the chance to visit Helen, tubing was absolutely on my mind. So I gathered my two young kids and decided to try out Cool River Tubing. It. Was. Awesome." ...


05/21/19
"A Family Friendly Guide to Getting the most out of an Atlanta Summer" Atlanta Journal Constitution

"If you can't take another summer of whiny "I'm bored" sentiments, browse below for some suggestions of fun things to do with your family in and around our beloved home, Atlanta." ...


02/05/19
Governor Celebrates Georgia Tourism Industry, Unveils 2019 Travel Guide

"The cover of the 2019 Explore Georgia Travel Guide features tubing down the Chattahoochee River in Helen, an iconic Georgia pastime that has been enjoyed by visitors and locals for decades." ...


01/01/19
"Hungry for Adventure in Alpine Helen" Explore Georgia

"The scenic trips showcase the beauty of Helen as tubers drift through the shady forest toward the middle of town!" ...


07/03/18
"What it means to 'Shoot the 'Hooch' in Helen, Georgia" Trips to Discover

"Literally, nothing beats the heat in Georgia quite like going tubing down the Chattahoochee River. One of the best places to do it is in Helen, thanks to a guide company called Cool River Tubing. The company has been around since 1990" ...


01/04/18
"9 Best Cheap Things to Do with Kids in Georgia" Trips to Discover

"On a hot day in Georgia, there’s no better way to cool off with kids than river tubing. The big local guide company here is Cool River Tubing, which runs Chattahoochee River trips from Helen." ...


04/05/17
"5 Georgia Spots to Cool Your Jets this Summer" Explore Georgia

"There is no denying the summer heat, but these sensational spots for cooling off in Georgia will having you craving that sunshine!" ...


01/31/17
"On your bark, get set, go! Traveling with your dog in Georgia" Georgia Magazine

"At Cool River Tubing in Helen, dogs can join their people on a float down the Chattahoochee River — and may be featured later in the company's online 'Pooch on the Hooch' photo gallery." ...


05/22/15
Cool River featured in Explore Georgia's Tourism Campaign

Explore Georgia's Tourism Campaign was played throughout Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport ...


05/21/15
Good Day Atlanta at Cool River

Fox 5's Paul Milliken tries out our aerial adventures ...


05/21/15
Named #1 Thing to do around Atlanta with Tweens

"They’re too big to take to the playground. They’re too young to allow out to find their own fun with friends. What do you do with your tweens this summer?" ...


02/03/15
Tube Parade Covered by Fox 5 Atlanta

Helen's 2015 Mardi Gras tube parade made headlines in Atlanta and Gainesville. ...


06/01/13
New Video on the Visitors' Information Channel

Our zipline is now featured on the Visitors' Information Channel ...


06/01/10
Throwback to 2010 VIC Video

A 2010 video for the Visitor's Information Channel ...


05/10/10
CNN iReport Video

Over at CNN's iReport website one of our visitors has posted a video he took while floating down the Chattahoochee here in Helen. ...