Lake Kayaking

Kayak Touring with Wildwater on Lake Tugaloo

Kayak Touring with Wildwater on Lake Tugaloo

Lake Kayak Touring - Wildwater

Lake Kayaking On Scenic Lake Tugaloo – Fun For All Ages

For a relaxing and scenic paddling experience in beautiful Upstate SC, try leisurely kayak touring on beautiful Lake Tugaloo.  Join a professional guide to experience this gem of a lake formed by the National Wild & Scenic Chattooga River and the Tallulah River Gorge.  Surrounded by Sumter National Forest in SC and Chattahoochee National Forest in GA, this is truly a spectacular way to enjoy the serenity of nature and water.

Your experience includes instruction, informative interpretation of the cultural and natural history in the area, scenic waterfalls, swimming and four miles of lake, mountain & Chattooga River scenery.  Wildwater provides a professional guide, all necessary equipment, tandem (two-person) or solo (one-person) kayaks and a snack.  Great for individuals, small groups and families with younger children.  All Lake Tugaloo Kayaking launches at the Lake Tugaloo boat ramp and do not require the 1/4 mile hike associated with Chattooga rafting trips.

Facilities: Changing rooms and shower, river store, picnic area, horseshoes, volleyball, free Wi-Fi, deluxe cabin, group yurts and rental cottages.  Canopy tours and rafting trips available as well.

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Details & Requirements

Minimum Age: 5 years (under 12 must be with adult)

Intensity Level: Mild to moderate. No previous experience needed.  Fully guided trip

Trip Length: Approximately 4 hours

Equipment Furnished:  Kayak, paddle, life jacket,  paddling jacket

Rental Equipment: Wet suit (Free during March, April, October and November), and rental booties

Season:  March 1- November 15


Individual  $49.95*

Visit our Chattooga Pricing page to find prices for every Chattooga activity.

*Plus taxes and fees


Combine 2 or more adventure activities and SAVE 10% or more!  Add any Wildwater Lodging to your package and save 10% on lodging, too. Choose from Wildwater Packages or make your own.


Wildwater Chattooga Lodging
Jawbone Deluxe Cabin– 3 bdrm w/loft, full kitchen, sleeps 8
Corkscrew Deluxe Cabin– 4 bdrm w/loft, full kitchen, sleeps 12
Cottages– Futon & loft w/twin beds, full kitchen, sleeps 4
Group Yurts– Bunk lodging, group kitchen & bath house, great for groups

Lodging Partners
Dillard House Dillard, GA (800) 541-0671
Kingwood Resort Clayton, GA (866) KINGWOOD
Chattooga Belle Farm– Events Center, Long Creek, SC (864) 972-1026
Chattooga River Resort & Campground– Long Creek, SC (864) 873-7310

Other Chattooga Area Lodging

Location & Directions

Wildwater Chattooga
1251 Academy Road
Long Creek, SC 29658
GPS Coordinates: 34 47′ 36 N, 083 14′ 47 W

Wildwater Chattooga is 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.

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