Local Area Attractions
Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River
Only 30 minutes from the Campground, Nantahala Outdoor Center Rafting offers river rafting through family friendly rapids that are mild but exciting. It features 8 miles on easy Class 2 rapids before splashing through the exciting Class 3 whitewater. There is no age limit so even people in their 60's can enjoy it. There is a minimum weight for children of 60 lbs.
Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tour
Book your canopy tour through us and get DISCOUNTED RATES! Call for details.. The Nantahala Canopy Tour is an exhilarating 3 1/2 mile adventure with 11 zip line sections. It takes you through multiple ecosystems, past hemlocks, and into hardwood treetops. Enjoy a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by a gradual elevation change. It takes limited energy to participate and it is not designed to scare with big drops as much as excite with smooth gliding. All flyers must be in good physical condition. Flyers must be at least 10 years old and between 70 and 250 lbs. Closed-toe shoes required, modest clothing recommended. Rack Rates: $79.00 Our Rate: $75.00 http://www.nantahalagorgecanopytours.com
Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River
Wildwater Outfitters, 30 miles from the Campground on the Ocoee River, offers big closely spaced rapids which makes it one of the most popular whitewater rivers in the nation. No other river in the East offers the degree of challenge, variety, and consistent water flow that is found here. It has been named one of the 10 best whitewater rivers in the country by Canoe Magazine. Minimum 10 years, weight must be between 70-250 lbs.
Ocoee River Basin Canopy Tour
Also 30 minutes from the Park, The Ocoee River Basin Canopy Tour is the only treetop and deep woods canopy experience in the Ocoee Region. Fly over ravines and learn about the environmental devastation and the subsequent reforestation of the region. Zip 50 feet above a bold mountain stream as you wind your way through the trees and enjoy the scene from a birds-eye-view. Rack Rate: $79.00 Our Rate: $75.00 www.ocoeeriverbasincanopytours.com
Mercier Apple Orchard
/Mercier Orchards nestled in the North Georgia Mountains is a family owned and operated apple orchard. Started back in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier, Mercier Orchards is now celebrating 66 years of fruitful harvests. One stop at Mercier Orchards sends your senses into overdrive. Bushels of apples, fresh from the surrounding orchard, invite you to taste. Bottles of fresh cider, jams, jellies and other gourmet treats are ready for you to take home. Share the harvest with fortunate friends and family. Also while visiting, stop by our bakery and try a famous fried apple pie or at the deli and grab a Pecan Chicken Salad sandwich, or maybe even one of our delicious wraps made with Premium Boar's Head meat.