wildwater Chattooga – SC & GA


Explore the perfect mix of white water rafting, ziplining and other outdoor adventures, matched with unique luxury cabin or group lodging and plenty of connection time with family & friends. We've been helping guests enjoy fantastic adventures on the Georgia and South Carolina border since 1971.

Chattooga Adventures Start in Long Creek SC

The Chattooga River is where it all begins for Wildwater. We were the first commercial outfitter to run the river in 1971, and this trip remains “the Number One Thing Every Southerner Ought To Do”  according to Southern Living Magazine. But there’s so much more than just rafting available at our Chattooga Adventure Center!

A National Wild and Scenic River since 1974, you’ll experience rafting in a truly natural setting on the undeveloped Chattooga. On all our trips, the river’s deep gorge rises above you, remote and beautiful. Whether you choose the family-friendly Mini Trip & Section 3, or take on Section 4, probably the most famous stretch of white water in the Southeast, the Chattooga river provides an unparalleled river experience. Or if you prefer quieter water sports, explore the beautiful Lake Tugaloo in a touring kayak or SUP.

After experiencing the Chattooga from the river, you’ll want to take on the beauty of the Blue Ridge from the air on our Canopy Tour. Explore the forest ecosystem from our sky bridges, tree platforms and zip lines. Our guides will assure your safety, inform you about the nature and history of the site, and coach you on how to have the most fun possible!

Make a vacation of your visit to the Chattooga Adventure Center by staying in one of our lodging options. Whether you want a modern and luxurious vacation cabin, a cozy and charming cottage, or yurts big enough for your entire group, Wildwater has a lodging option for you. Be sure to take advantage of our package discounts when you combine two or more activities!

Atlanta127 mi
Jacksonville389 mi
Charlotte167 mi
Greenville, SC60 mi
1251 Academy Road S-37-14
Long Creek, South Carolina 29658
Reservations #: 866-319-8870
Local #: 864-647-9587

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Chattooga Rafting

Come join us on the crown jewel of Southeastern Rafting! With twenty-six miles of the best and most challenging white water in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain region, this wild and scenic river is an experience you won’t want to miss. Famed as the location of the movie Deliverance, the Chattooga offers something for everyone from bouncy class rapids on Section 3, to the epic challenge of Section 4’s famed Five Falls.

Section 4

Are you an adventurous rafter, ready to tackle the challenge of the Chattooga’s class III and IV rapids? Be prepared to be an active participant and have fun!

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Section 3

Family fun starts here, with rapids that progress from easy class I and II and end with the option to run the biggest rapid of the trip, Bull Sluice!

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This half-day trip is a great introduction to the Chattooga for visitors with limited time. Raft part of Section 3, run Bull Sluice, with time for a swim and a snack.

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Combine your raft trip with a fully-catered overnight camping trip. All you need to bring is your sleeping bag and a pillow, we take care of the rest!

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Chattooga Ziplining

See the Blue Ridge forests in a whole new way from our Chattooga Adventure Center Canopy Tour or Ropes Course. Challenge yourself on our 4 sky bridges, 12 ziplines in the trees and our 6 ziplines over Academy Lake. Finish with a daring 1100 foot zip off our 50 foot Bell Tower! Or bring a group and test yourselves on our Ropes Course. A terrific way to bring together your church, youth or corporate group!

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Canopy Tours

Our canopy tour is an exciting and informative way to explore the ecosystems of the wild and scenic Chattooga River area, all while zipping between treetop platforms, and over our lake!

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Ropes Course

Bring a group and explore our High and Low Ropes Challenge course. Learn new skills while bonding as a group. An excellent activity for teens, Scout troops, or corporate teams.

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Chattooga SUP & Kayak

Lake Tugaloo is the perfect spot to enjoy the fun of SUPs and touring kayaks. Surrounded by the Sumter and Chattahoochee National Forests, peaceful Lake Tugaloo is part of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River system, and is closed to large boat motorized traffic. Wildwater also offers canoe and kayak instruction on the Chattooga River itself. Expert instructors will teach you river safety and paddling skills!

Lake Kayak Touring

A touring kayak is the ideal way to explore the peaceful scenery of Lake Tugaloo. These guided trips will introduce you to this fun sport, as well as the natural history of the area!

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Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Wildwater offers 1- to 3-day clinics on the Chattooga River. Whether you’re a new boater or seeking to improve, our instructors will help you fulfill your goals!

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Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a terrific way to enjoy beautiful Lake Tugaloo. Our fully-guided trips will have you up and paddling in no time!

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Chattooga Lodging

Stay overnight and make a vacation out of your Chattooga rafting or zip adventure! Wildwater has several lodging options within walking distance of our Chattooga Adventure Center. The Corkscrew and Jawbone cabins offer vacation luxury for families and small groups, while our Duplex Cottages offer a more affordable, yet charming lodging option. Bring your youth, camp or church group and rent our Group Yurts for a  unique camping experience!

Corkscrew Cabin

Featuring 3 bedrooms, a tower, and a loft, this gorgeous cabin sleeps 12, with a full kitchen, deck, and many amenities. A wonderful base camp for your Chattooga holiday.

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Jawbone cabin

Slightly smaller than Corkscrew, Jawbone sleeps 8 people in 3 bedrooms and a loft. Relax after a day of fun in this elegant cabin featuring a full kitchen, deck, and other amenities.

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Duplex Cottages

Each Duplex Cottage unit sleeps 4 on a queen futon and 2 twins in the loft. Fire up the grill on the deck, and enjoy a post-adventure barbecue!

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Group Yurts

Our 5 group yurts sleep from 4 to 10 people each in bunk beds. Complete with ceiling fans, lights and power, surrounded by spacious decks, it’s an enjoyable alternative to camping!

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