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Cartecay Water Shed

On the River & Open All Year

Why take a shuttle Bus to the river?

Looking for a place for family fun on a river in North Georgia Mountains?

Cartecay Water Shed offers camping, kayaking & tubing on the Cartecay River. Kids and adults alike will enjoy a tube or kayak trip down the river.

Only about 80 miles north of Atlanta in Ellijay GA the Apple Capital of Ga. you can experience a trip that will last lifetime.  Close enough to jump in the car after school or head up for the week end, spend the night. But whatever you do don't delay come play in the river today!
Give Christy a call today at 706-698-7655 to book your next Camping, Tubing or Kayaking trip!
Come enjoy a day of adventure tubing or kayaking on the scenic Cartecay River. We have single or double kayaks and tubes for an afternoon of river exploring. Each trip includes life vests, paddles, and shuttle service from Blackberry Falls back to Cartecay Water Shed, the put in. Reservations are recommended for large groups and discounts will apply for more information call 706-698-7655

Experience Fall season in North Georgia, Camp, Kayak or float a tube down the Cartecay River, one of the most scenic rivers in North Georgia. Fall colors all around. Fallen leaves float downstream and the reflection from the riverbank is absolutely gorgeous. Plan a picnic lunch and enjoy a peaceful fall day on the river.

 

Set your own pace...

No need to rush to take a bus !!!

RELAX... Pack a picnic, Let the kids take there time to prepare for an adventure of a lifetime or bring a tent and spend the night. Yep that's right no shuttle to hurry up and wait on just to get you to the river!

At Cartecay Water Shed you park on the River's Edge right at Cartecay Water Shed Put In. The place where others drive there shuttle's to drop you in the street. So don't be fooled by the other guys that set up shuttle rides to and from the river providing limited access to the river. With 30 acres and almost a quarter mile of river frontage there's room for everyone to enjoy their spot in paradise.

Novice and intermediate paddlers can hone their whitewater maneuvering skills on the Cartecay River meandering through hill country and residential areas near Ellijay. Winter and spring are the best time to check out these moderately technical rapids, characterized by Class II water conditions and highlighted by three sizeable rapids and small drops. The Cartecay’s natural progression from flatwater to Class III rapids, with plenty of play spots in between, makes it a great beginner river. The put-in is located at Cartecay Water Shed at the bridge on Lower Cartecay Road, and are managed by Christy the land Owner. Other options include putting in at Highway 52 and paddling the extra mile to Lower Cartecay Road or to the take out, on Stegall Mill Road, is just past the bridge downriver from Blackberry Falls, the Class II + grand finale slide

Bring you own boat/tube or rent with us, either way we look forward to serving you with...

Come One, Come All, Bring your friends or the whole family for a refreshing float on a hot summer day!

Float time by Tube: 2.5-3.5 Hours

Float time by Kayak: 1.5-2.5 Hours

Call Christy for information.


Everyday Summer Shuttle Service

Start time 10am

Last Shuttle Pick up 8pm

Shuttle Service is offered year round.

For Shuttle Pick up call 706-698-7655 ask for the GAS man.

OPEN DAILY: Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend.

Kayak and tube rentals are available for rent all year long, we live here and awaiting your call.


Minimum age requirement: 4 years old

Cost: $10.00 a Tube. Includes lifejacket and 1 shuttle.

Additional shuttles: $5.00 / person.

Play and Fish at Blackberry Falls

RESPECT THE RIVER

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING SNACKS ON THE
RIVER YOU MAY USE A SMALL PERSONAL SIZED
COOLER ONLY.
COOLERS MUST FIT ON YOUR BOAT OR IN YOUR
TUBE WITH YOU.

NO GLASS (anyone with glass bottles on the Cartecay River are
subject to
Fines. No Exceptions!)

EVERYONE MUST BRING THEIR TRASH OFF OF THE
RIVER
THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS

Stage chart of USGS site 02379500 CARTECAY RIVER NEAR ELLIJAY

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Cartecay Water Shed 1554 Lower Cartecay Road Ellijay, GA 30536 Phone:706-698-7655