New- Our canopy tours will now accommodate kids 8 yrs. old and up with a minimum weight of 60 lbs. (1 adult/kid under 12 yrs. old).
More than just a zipline, Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours takes you through multiple ecosystems and into grand old white oak and maple treetops. Take flight above the forest floor blanketed with mountain laurel, rhododendron, flame azalea and other native plants. While in flight, watch for wildlife while rangers share the cultural history of the Long Creek Academy and the National Wild & Scenic Chattooga River region.
Each participant is provided with the equipment to safely navigate the course, including full body harnesses, trolley, helmets, gloves and tether lines. Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours also provides two Canopy Rangers trained to Association Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) standards for each group to give insight on the wildlife and to guide you confidently down the ziplines.
This zipline canopy experience gives you over 1/2 mile of air time with:
All participating groups are advised to arrive wearing t-shirts and longer shorts or pants in order to have a more comfortable flight. Harness seats will wrap around your upper thigh, shoulders and waist, so collared shirts and long pants will be more comfortable. Closed toed shoes are required for those that wish to enjoy the zipline experience. Long hair must be tied back and secured. We also ask to please leave your cell phones in the car to be courteous to other Guests and to prevent possible loss of the phone.
All participating groups must be in reasonably good physical condition. Please do not participate if you are pregnant. Those with chronic back or shoulder injuries should consult a physician before considering zipping. Flyers must be able to raise their arms over their head to self-regulate speed and braking. Canopy Rangers will provide safety instruction and back- up systems. All Canopy Tour Rangers are trained by an accredited ACCT Vendor and all courses are built and inspected to ACCT standards to provide the utmost in safety and fun. Allow three hours for your tour.
Stay right on the property at the Wildwater Cottages, Chattooga Group Yurts, Jawbone Cabin or Corkscrew Cabin! Combine your lodging and canopy tour with a Chattooga River rafting trip, a whitewater kayak clinic, lake kayaking or SUP tour for a multi-day adventure getaway.
A three-season experience, daily March- Thanksgiving weekend (weather permitting). Located 14 miles east of Clayton, GA and 15 miles west of Westminster, SC at Wildwater’s Historic Long Creek Academy campus. Only 2.5 hours from Atlanta in Western South Carolina and near North Georgia.
8 years old or older and 60 lbs to 250 lbs. Weight variations effect momentum when zipping.
Reservations are recommended and can be made by booking online or contacting Wildwater at 866-699-2402.Book It Now! Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours Waiver
1251 Academy Road
Long Creek, SC 29658
GPS Coordinates: 34 47′ 36 N, 083 14′ 47 W
Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours are 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.