The Toccoa River offers crystal clear, cool flowing waters ideal for trout fishing and also serves as a kayaking and canoe trail, as well as a pathway for tubers. Horseshoe Bend Park offers easy points of access to the river. Jon Ron Toccoa River Outfitters (15 Black Ankle Creek Road, Cherry Log, Georgia 30522) and Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking (56 North River Road, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513) offer equipment rentals and shuttle service.
Need equipment or extra assistance before diving in? Cohutta Fishing Company (490 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513) offers guided wade trips and float trips on both the head waters and the tail waters of the Toccoa River, as well as private waters. The Cohutta Fishing Company carries the very best fishing gear and accessories and all of their flies are tied by local guides and retired fishing enthusiasts. The outfitter also offers fly tying and fly fishing classes. Other guide services include Appalachian Anglers, Fly Fish Blue Ridge and Fly Fishing North Georgia. Noontootla Creek Farms
Tubing is the best way to "chill." You can float the Toccoa River in a couple of different sections, these outfitters can set you up. A Rolling Thunder River Company, Shallowford Bridge Tube Rental, Toccoa Valley Campground & Tubing, Toccoa River Tubing Company, and Van Zandt's Riverwalk Grill & Grocery.
Eventually, the Toccoa River becomes the Ocoee River, crossing the Tennessee state line. Rapid lovers travel from far and wide to paddle these white waters. Choose a local guide company to help you steer the wild currents aboard a raft. Or, If you're a thrill-seeker, journey to Ocoee River where the waters come alive in the warmer months. For a printable copy of Water Sports Adventures–Guides & Outfitters, click here.
Take to the waters of beautiful Lake Blue Ridge. Rent a pontoon boat at Lake Blue Ridge Marina (335 Marina Drive) or let the experts guides you--Capt'n Joe's Lake Adventures offers tours, private and specialty charters. You can also rent kayaks and stand up paddle boards from Lake Blue Ridge Outfitters..
After a day on the water, treat taste buds to lunch or dinner on the lake at the Boat Dock Bar and Grill. Enjoy scrumptious waterfront favorites like loaded nachos, juicy cheeseburgers and shrimp tacos. Adults can wash it down with libations from the extensive beer, wine and fruity cocktail list. On the weekends, indulge all the senses as lively music fills the warm summer air. For Lake Blue Ridge Marina information, visit LakeBlueRidgeMarina.com