The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-246-5929
TTY 711

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Eric Nielsen,
Watermine Manager

Water Mine Rentals

We are closed for the season. We are no longer accepting reservations for the 2020 season.

Site Rentals

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 100 people, our rentals fit every event need.

Rental benefits include accelerated entry into the waterpark through a dedicated reservation line, guaranteed admission despite reached daily capacity with payment of admission, and exclusive shade with seating.

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.

Directions to Reserve Areas Online

Full-day Bunkhouse Cabana, Ace-High Awning, Pete’s Bungalow, and Big Auger or Top Railer canopy tents are now available to reserve online through credit card transactions. Availability for FUNbrella, half-day, and ¼ canopy tent rentals will also be viewed through the online rental calendar, but processed through the submission of a web-request form and finalized with over-the-phone payment.  If assistance is needed, follow the steps defined below:

Once clicking the “Check Availability” button below, you will be redirected to the general Parktakes Reservation Portal.

  1. Utilize the facility search bar and type “Water Mine.”
  2. Click “Reserve” under that specified location.
  3. Utilize the calendar to find the desired date. The units or rental areas will be listed on the left-hand column.

Full-Day Rental Payment Process:

  1. After clicking the date, a “reserve Unit” pop up window will appear.
  2. To reserve and purchase, you will be prompted to login to an existing Parktakes account or create a new one.
  3. Within the Booking Details screen, fill in all necessary information identified by an asterisk (*) and click “Book Site.”
  4. Review you shopping cart and press “Go to checkout” in order to complete payment. An email confirming your reservation will be sent directly from the system upon completion.

Half-Day/Quarter Tent Request Process:

  1. Click the walking man icon on an available date for the desired rental type.
  2. In the special remarks box, click the provided link.
  3. Complete the online form and click “send.” A representative will follow-up with your request through phone or email.

Check Availability

Water Mine Canopy Tent Rentals

We begin accepting reservation requests on March 2.

The Big Auger image
The Big Auger

The Top Rialer image
The Top Railer

The Top Railer and the Big Auger are available April 26 through September 30. The canopy tents are not available weekdays when the water park is open. These areas may be isolated from the water park on weekends when the water park is open. Capacities for shelters are made in collaboration of the Health Department and the Office of the Fire Marshal and are not negotiable. Electricity may be available with reservation of the Big Auger location. Amplified sound, glass, and alcohol are not permitted. Reserve a full tent at least 7 days in advance. Quarter canopy tents are available to reserve from 14 to 2 days in advance.

If you would like to have direct and guaranteed Water Mine access* when the Water Mine is open, then you must pay a partial admission payment of $240 for the first 20 admissions in addition to the rental fee. The partial admission payment is due at the time of reservation. A guest list is due five days prior to the reservation date and the remaining admission total will be paid for upon arrival at the $12/person reduced rate.

*No access will be granted prior to opening or after closing due to safety policies.

Rental Areas Max Capacity Rental Fee
The Big Auger

Full Tent

100 people

Full-Day Prime1 $350.00*
Full-Day Non-Prime2 $250.00*
Half-Day Prime1 $250**
Half-Day Non-Prime2 $175**

Quarter (1/4) Tent

25 people Full-Day $99
Half-Day Non-Prime2 Fee $49**
Half-Day Prime1 $59**
The Top Railer

Full Tent

max 100 people

Full-Day Prime1 $350.00*
Full-Day Non-Prime2 $250.00*
Half-Day Prime1 $250**
Half-Day Non-Prime2 $175**

Quarter (1/4) Tent**

Max for quarter (1/4) 25 people Full-Day $99
Half-Day Non-Prime2 Fee $49*
Half-Day Prime1 $59**

*Rental Fee is a per day, single use rate.
**Half day reservations available from Opening-2:30 p.m. or 3:30-Closing. Rental Fee is a per half day, single use rate.
1Prime rates apply Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays.
2Non-Prime rates apply Non-holiday Monday through Thursday.

Water Mine Funbrella Rentals

We begin accepting reservation requests on April 1.

FUNbrellas are great for parties of 32 people or less*. FUNbrellas are large umbrella-shaped shaded structures with 5 picnic tables that are located in different areas of the Water Mine. They are available for a 3-hour preset time block on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. No electricity is available. Amplified sound, glass, and alcohol are not permitted. Download map to view the locations of the different Funbrellas within the Water Mine. Reserve at least 2 days in advance.

*Minimum of 10 people.

Available Days Available Times
Friday, Saturday, or Sunday 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.*
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.*

*Afternoon times can be reserved upon request, pending availability.

Funbrella Area Max Capacity Rental Fee and Admission Rate
Blossom Rock max 32 people* Rental Fee: $105 for three hour minimum
Additional hours: $35 per hour
Admissions: $12 per person for everyone age three and above
Coyote Hole max 32 people*
River Bottom max 32 people*

*Minimum of 10 people

Blossom Rock FUNbrella Blossom Rock FUNbrella

Coyote Hole FUNbrella Coyote Hole FUNbrella
River Bottom FUNbrella River Bottom FUNbrella

Private Family Rentals

We begin accepting reservation requests on April 1. 

Add some exclusivity, privacy, and relaxation to your day with the rental of one of The Water Mine's bungalow, cabanas or awnings. Included in the reservation are a table, chairs, and personal inner-tubes for the lazy river. Reservations are available on a first-come first-serve basis, pending availability, and for parties of 10 people or fewer.

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. General admission is paid for upon arrival for everyone utilizing the rental area. Reserve a full-day at least 2 days prior to visit or at the park when you arrive. Half-day rentals are available to reserve from 2 days before to the day of arrival. 

Ace-high Awnings, Bunkhouse Cabanas and Pete's Bungalow are only available during The Water Mine operating hours. Awnings, Cabanas and Bungalow rentals require an admissions fee for everyone using the shelter because they are inside of the water park.

Rentable Areas Capacity Rental Fees
Ace-High Awning 6 people

Full-Day Prime1 $85
Full-Day Non-Prime2 $59
Half-Day Prime1 $39*
Half-Day Non-Prime2 $34*

Bunkhouse Cabana 8 people

Full-Day Prime1 $99
Full-Day Non-Prime2 $69
Half-Day Prime1 $59*
Half-Day Non-Prime2 $49*

Pete's Bungalow 10 people

Full-Day Prime1 $109
Full-Day Non-Prime2 $84
Half-Day Prime1 $69*
Half-Day Non-Prime2 $64*

*Half day reservations available from Opening-2:30 p.m. or 3:30-Closing, excluding holidays.
1Prime rates apply Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays.
2Non-Prime rates apply Non-holiday Monday through Thursday.

Ace-High Awning
Ace-High Awning

Bunkhouse Cabana
Bunkhouse Cabana

Pete's Bungalow
Pete's Bungalow

Watermine Map

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