May 29, 2018
Have an Exciting Time at Helen Waterpark
By: Ginevra Boyes
When the weather heats up in Georgia, you may find yourself looking for fun ways to cool off. How about hitting a waterpark to float down a lazy river or slide down a water slide at top speeds? Or, perhaps you’d like to Shoot the Hooch, aka float in an inner tube down the Chattahoochee River? Don’t worry, these activities aren’t just for kids! Grab a friend and head to the Helen Waterpark for some warm-weather fun during your next trip to the North Georgia mountains.
You’ll quickly come to understand that our area of North Georgia is full of thrilling things to do and see, like spending the day at the Helen Waterpark. Don’t miss on the area’s top activities. Download our free Vacation Guide for our top suggestions for ways to explore the great outdoors, as well as local shops, restaurants, and more.
Discover Helen Waterpark
The Helen Waterpark opens each year Memorial Weekend and offers a variety of attractions. If you are looking for something exciting, climb the new 25-foot rock wall! Or, brave the heights and plunge down one of four waterslides that are over 50 feet high.
If you are looking to relax, lay back and soak up some sunshine while drifting down their tranquil 1,000-foot lazy river at the park. If you purchase a Waterpark Pass, it includes unlimited tubing on the Chattahoochee River. People say that everything moves slower in the South, and it would seem that applies to the Chattahoochee River, too. In fact, tubing is so popular, that it has gained its own nickname: Shoot the Hooch. A free shuttle bus is available to take you back and forth from the river to the park. Some of the trips can take about 2.5 hours, depending on the height of the river. Before making your reservation, check the water levels, and visit the Helen Waterpark FAQ page for additional information.
In addition to waterslides, rock walls, and tubing, Helen Tubing offers accessories for purchase like water shoes, a push-off stick, and a water park neckbox for storing objects that are sensitive to water damage. They also have a shop that stocks sunscreen, towels, clothing, and snacks.
Helen Waterpark is open seven days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day, so plan your trip accordingly.
Stay Near All the Best Attractions With Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars
After an exciting day at the Helen Waterpark, escape to Sylvan Valley Lodge for a relaxing Georgia getaway. Each our rooms offers all manner of amenities, including spa-quality bath products and soft microfiber linens. We also have several packages — some centered on pairing the thriving wine culture of North Georgia with its breathtaking views, others on incorporating music into your wine getaway.
For the full experience, book a rustic, charming cabin. Forest Glen features its own fireplace, wet bar, and whirlpool tub. Step onto your private deck and enjoy expansive views of the verdant forest while breathing in the fresh, fragrant air. Come home from a day of waterslides and tubing to further relax with a glass of wine in front of a cozy fireplace.