Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole
This family water park captures the excitement of the Old West's Gold Rush with attractions tailored for all ages. The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole offers more than an acre of slides, flumes, sprays, showers, floatables, and an interactive water playground. Careen off covered wagons, float on wild animals and dash through showers tipped from water-filled ore carts. The activity pool is encircled by Rattlesnake River, a 725 foot lazy river you can enjoy a relaxing float as the current gently nudges you along.
The centerpiece is Pete's Peak, a craggy mountain dotted with boarded up mine shafts and tunnels. Several slides of various size and intensity jut from the mountain, giving a variety of thrills you'll return to again and again. Enjoy a slide down Big Pete and Little Pete, or experience the thrills of Prospectors Plummet with one of three 3-story waterslides!
The mountain and slides are named for Pete the Prospector. According to Lake Fairfax legend, he staked his claim there in 1849, searching for gold. Sadly for Pete, his years of digging found only water. But now, with The Water Mine, the Park Authority is turning Pete's worthless old strike into the golden fun of summer.
There's something here for everyone. Tenderfoot Pond, with its pint-sized slide and gentle bubblers, gives toddlers a perfect place for water play. Children will delight at the never-ending bubblers and spray fountains in Boomtown, a multi-level water playground, along with the interactive slides and additional interactive features in the tot spray pad area! The more adventurous can test their skills on Box Canyon Crossing, the log walk obstacle course. Teenagers can join a game of water volleyball or enjoy the thrill of Prospectors Plummet, and everyone will enjoy going with the flow in a tube on Rattlesnake River.
GOLD RUSH SEASON PASS SALE
April 1 - May 30, 2016
GOLD RUSH DISCOUNT
Family of two $156
Each additional person $52
Receive four (4) free guest passes with purchase of a Gold Rush family season pass.
Season Pass Reqular Rates
Family of two $184
Each additional household member $58
Why buy a season pass?
- Save more than 60% on daily admission prices (based on 1x per week visit). The more you visit, the more you save.
- Experience quicker entry.
- Enjoy unlimited rides on the carousel and tourboat.
- Get exclusive passholder access on select Wednesday evenings.
- Purchase guest passes for daily admission at a discounted rate.
Weekday Group Rates
The Water Mine is a great place to bring your summer camp or day care for a weekday visit, Monday through Friday (except Holidays).
Plan your next group outing at The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole! The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole is the perfect venue for schools, camps, churches, youth and other group outings on weekday visit, Monday through Friday (except Holidays). We offer everything you need for an exciting and memorable group outing!
Discounted admission rates are available for scheduled groups of 20 or more persons. Groups must make a reservation at least 2 weeks in advance. A partial payment for the first 20 people in the group is required when making a reservation. When making multiple reservations a partial payment is required to reserve each reservation date. Reserve your space early as there is a maximum number of groups allowed in the park per day. Saturday and Sunday discount tickets require a site rental inside the Water Mine.
The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole offers a variety of rental space. From private shaded areas for families or small groups, to canopies that can accommodate up to 40, 80, or even 150 people, our rentals fit every event need.
Pavilion rentals are available inside the waterpark as well as at Lake Fairfax Park which is located adjacent to The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole.
All rentals inside the waterpark require paid admission for everyone who will enter the waterpark. Discounted admission rates are available for scheduled groups of 20 or more with advance reservation and partial payment for the first 20 people in the group in order to secure the discounted group admission rate for the entire group.
Private Family Cabanas and Awnings
We begin accepting reservation requests for private family cabanas and awnings May 1. Included in the reservation are a table, chairs, and personal inner-tubes for the lazy river.
Add some exclusivity, privacy, and relaxation to your day with the rental of one of The Water Mine's cabanas or awnings. Reservations are available on a first-come first-serve basis, and for parties of less than 8 people. These shaded areas sell out regularly and pre-booked reservations are not required, but recommended. Full payment of rental fee is required to reserve. Rental fee does not include admission, admission tickets must be purchased at the park when you arrive. Reserve at least 48 hours prior or at the park when you arrive.
|Ace-High Awnings||max 6 people||All Day Rental: Non-Holiday Weekday (M-Th) $59|
|All Day Rental: Non-Holiday Weekend (F-Su) $69|
|Day-of if available after 3pm $39|
|Bunkhouse Cabanas||max 8 people||All Day Rental: Non-Holiday Weekday (M-Th) $69|
|All Day Rental: Non-Holiday Weekend (F-Su) $79|
|Day-of if available after 3pm $49|
Water Mine Canopy Tent Rentals
We begin accepting reservation requests for canopy tents April 1.
These areas have a maximum capacity of 150 people depending on the canopy location. These areas are available only on non-holiday weekends. Electricity may be available depending on the canopy location. Amplified sound, glass, and alcohol are not permitted.
In addition to the rental fee for the space, a partial admission payment is required when making a reservation for a canopy tent. Admission to the Water Mine will be charged for all persons in the group.
|The Big Auger||max 150 people||$300 plus $220 for first 20 admissions|
|The Top Railer*||max 150 people||$300 plus $220 for first 20 admissions|
*The Top Railer is available for rent beginning April
because it can be isolated from the water park.
Water Mine Funbrella Rental
We begin accepting reservation requests for FUNbrellas May 1.
FUNbrellas, located in different areas of the Water Mine, are large umbrella-shaped shade structures with 5 picnic tables. Each Funbrella area has a maximum capacity of 40 people. Funbrella area rentals are available for a 4-hour minimum time block on non-holiday weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and a minimum 3-hour time block on non-holiday weekday evenings (Monday-Friday), excluding season pass holder nights. No electricity is available. Amplified sound, glass, and alcohol are not permitted.
|Blossom Rock||max 40 people||Weekend (Sa-Su) $39 per hr|
|Coyote Hole||max 40 people*||Weekday (M-Th) $33 per hr|
|Weekend (F-Su) $39 per hr|
|River Bottom||max 40 people*||Weekend (F-Su) $39 per hr|
|*Two adjacent canopies can be reserved to double the capacity, pending availability|
A partial payment of $220 in addition to the rental fee is due at the time the reservation is made if you want to secure the group rate of $11.00 per person for your entire party. This partial payment covers admission for the first 20 people in your group and ensures the rest of your group will also receive the group rate of admission on the day of the rental. If you elect not to make the partial payment at the time the reservation is made, your entire group will be charged general admission rates.