More than just a zipline, Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours takes you through multiple ecosystems and into grand old white oak and maple treetops. Take flight above the forest floor blanketed with mountain laurel, rhododendron, flame azalea and other native plants. While in flight, watch for our hawks, deer and other wildlife while rangers share the cultural history of the Long Creek Academy and the Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River region.
Each participant is provided with the equipment to safely navigate the course, including full body harnesses, trolley, helmets, gloves and tether lines. Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours also provides two Canopy Rangers for each group to give insight on wildlife and area history while guiding you through the trees.
This zipline canopy experience gives you over 1/2 mile of air time with:
- 1100 ft. Bell Tower Express! Launch yourself off of the 50 ft. Bell Tower with 360 degree mountain views.
- Ground school to learn how to safely zip line and practice these safety techniques on a practice zip
- Four sky bridges
- Twelve ziplines between trees and elevated platforms
- Six zips across the beautiful Academy Lake
- Over nineteen scenic and historic acres of flying area with the Wildwater Chattooga property and Academy Lake.
All participating groups are advised to arrive wearing shirts and longer shorts or pants in order to have a more comfortable flight. Harness seats will wrap around your upper thigh, shoulders and waist, so collared shirts and long pants will be more comfortable. Closed toed shoes are required for those that wish to enjoy the zipline experience. Long hair must be tied back and secured. We also ask to please leave your cell phones in the car to be courteous to other Guests and to prevent possible loss of the phone.
All participating groups must be in reasonably good physical condition. Please do not participate if you are pregnant. Those with chronic back or shoulder injuries should consult a physician before considering zipping. Flyers must be able to raise their arms over their head to self-regulate speed and braking. Canopy Rangers will provide safety instruction and back- up systems. All Canopy Tour Rangers are trained by an accredited ACCT Vendor and all courses are built and inspected to ACCT standards to provide safety and fun. Allow three hours for your tour, smaller groups travel faster.
Facilities: On campus you will find food at The Well House, as well as volleyball, horseshoes and Corn Hole. Enjoy our facilities before and/or after your trip!
Minimum Age / Weight: 10 years & 70 lbs., max. 250 lbs.
Intensity Level: No previous experience needed. Fully guided trip
Trip Length: Approximately 3 hours
Equipment Furnished: Helmet, safety harness, gloves
Season: Early March – Late November
Clothing: Closed Toe Shoes Required
Wildwater Chattooga Lodging
Jawbone Deluxe Cabin- 3 bdrm w/loft, full kitchen, sleeps 8
Cottages- Futon & loft w/twin beds, full kitchen, sleeps 4
Group Yurts- Bunk lodging, group kitchen & bath house, great for groups
Dillard House Dillard, GA (800) 541-0671
Kingwood Resort Clayton, GA (866) KINGWOOD
Noel’s Horseshoe Lake Cabin, Long Creek, SC (864) 710-2926
Chattooga Belle Farm- Events Center, Long Creek, SC (864) 972-1026
Chattooga River Resort & Campground- Long Creek, SC (864) 873-7310
1251 Academy Road
Long Creek, SC 29658
GPS Coordinates: 34 47′ 36 N, 083 14′ 47 W
Wildwater Chattooga and Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours are housed on the grounds of the Historic Long Creek Academy, two miles north of US 76 between Westminster, SC and Clayton, GA in the community of Long Creek, South Carolina.
***Internet mapping and some car GPS systems do not give the correct directions to some of our rural locations. Please have a copy of our directions as your primary source or as a backup.