Do It: Adventure

Georgia Adrenaline Adventures: Be Bold. Be Daring.

Adventure seekers of all types are rushing to Georgia. In the Peach State they can do
anything from whitewater rafting to zip lining through the treetops.

Power splash through the ‘Wild & Scenic’ beauty of the mighty Chattooga River on a thrilling Georgia whitewater rafting trip. Or play at Columbus, Georgia’s section of the Chattahoochee River where you can raft the longest urban whitewater course in the world. Follow that thrill with a 35mph zip line ride 100 feet above the river from Columbus to Phenix City, Alabama.

Zip lines, canopy tours and ropes courses can be found all over the state including those at the Adventure Lodges within Amicalola Falls and Unicoi state parks. Feel your excitement build as the air whistles past you at up to 60 mph. Or try the hair-raising freefall on a giant swing at Nacoochee Adventures near Helen, Georgia. What a rush!

Lake Lanier offers all sorts of water sport thrills with the Wake the Lake Cable Park. You can wakeboard, waterski, wakeskate, kneeboard or tube while being pulled by a cable (no boat required). And on Georgia’s coast, plenty of outfitters can teach you to surf, windsurf and kiteboard in the breaking waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Climbers and cavers flock to Georgia’s rappelling and climbing locations. Push your personal and lofty limits from the heights of LaFayette’s Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Area or from Talullah Gorge’s steep cliffs above its raging river. Or go ‘down under’ into the state’s subterranean paradises.

Release your inner daredevil during one of the internationally recognized motorcycle rider training classes at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation in Alpharetta. Take a basic training class, learn to maneuver an ATV, or dive into the elements of dirt bike riding.

Soar with the eagles from Lookout Mountain with a hang-gliding rush or parasail on ocean breezes on the coast. For a different kind of aerial excitement, check out a falconry course at Sea Island, Historic Banning Mills, or in the North Georgia Mountains. Enjoy the thrill of having a raptor fly to your gloved fist.

If you’re more of a water sprite, Georgia has plenty of opportunities for SCUBA diving and snorkeling. At Kraken Springs in White, Georgia, dive into a 20-acre spring-fed lake. Or head to the coast to explore the many natural and artificial reefs and shipwrecks of southeast Georgia. You can even swim with whale sharks and manta rays in the Ocean Voyager exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium!

Many residents and visitors satisfy their passion for extreme sports by combining adventure disciplines and skills. Georgia’s varied topography challenges adventurous types to compete by hiking, biking, running, paddling, traversing, rappelling and climbing, whether against themselves, or against teams in a “down and dirty” adventure race.

Whether you prefer pitting yourself against your own strength, stamina and fearlessness, or vying
against others in a race to win, Georgia has thrilling adventures to satisfy any level of daredevil.

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Adventure - Locations

Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area

Historic Heartland
6600 Mosely Dixon Rd.
Macon, GA 31220

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Lake Walter F. George

Plantation Trace
Off Hwy. 82
Fort Gaines, GA 39851

Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area

Northeast Georgia Mountains
GA Hwy. 180
Suches, GA 30572

LakePoint Sporting Community

Northwest Georgia Mountains
755 Georgia 293
Emerson, GA 30137

Lawrence Shoals Recreation Area

Historic Heartland
123 Wallace Dam Rd.
Eatonton, GA 31024

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Lookout Mountain Flight Park and Training Center

Northwest Georgia Mountains
7201 Scenic Hwy.
Rising Fawn, GA 30750

McIntosh Trail Recreation Complex

Atlanta Metro
200 McIntosh Trail
Peachtree City, GA 30269

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Mistletoe State Park

Classic South
3723 Mistletoe Rd.
Appling, GA 30802

Moccasin Creek Off Road Park

Georgia Coast
7055 Wilton Rd.
Blackshear, GA 31518

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Morganton Point Recreation Area

Northwest Georgia Mountains
Lake Dr.
Morganton, GA 30560

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Campus

Atlanta Metro
1450 Morrison Pkwy.
Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Mountain Park Park

Atlanta Metro
5050 Five Forks Trickum Rd.
Lilburn, GA 30047

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Nantahala Outdoor Center – Chattooga

Northeast Georgia Mountains
Off U.S. Hwy. 76 E.
Clayton, GA 29664

North Island Surf and Kayak

Georgia Coast
1-C Old Tybee Rd.
Tybee Island, GA 31328

North Oconee River Greenway and Heritage Trail

Historic Heartland
205 Old Commerce Rd.
Athens, GA 30607

Northside Trail- Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
Tanyard Creek Park
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Oconee District of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Historic Heartland
1199 Madison Rd.
Eatonton, GA 31024

Oconee National Forest

Historic Heartland
1199 Madison Rd.
Monticello, GA 31024

Panola Mountain State Park – Conyers

Historic Heartland
2600 Hwy. 155 SW
Conyers, GA 30281

Panola Mountain State Park – Stockbridge

Atlanta Metro
2600 Hwy. 155 S W
Stockbridge, GA 30281

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