The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Marc Barton,
Watermine Manager

Water Mine Rentals

We Are Now Accepting Reservations for the 2021 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 larger FUNbrellas, our rentals fit every event need.

Reservations will be allowed for the summer, but with limited capacities. Only certain areas will be available for reservation this summer to promote social distancing, including the Bunkhouse Cabana, Ace-High Awnings, Top Railer, River Bottom FUNbrellas, and Coyote Hole FUNbrellas. All reservations have guaranteed shade.

Rental purchase does not include general admission for every member in your group. You MUST purchase general admission tickets to enter the facility. Rental payment should be made with the purchase of general admission tickets to ensure availability since there is a limited capacity. General admission tickets are released two weeks in advance on a Wednesday.

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Directions to Reserve Areas Online

Bunkhouse Cabanas, Ace-High Awnings, Top Railer, River Bottom FUNbrellas, and Coyote Hole FUNbrellas are now available to reserve online through credit card transactions.  If assistance is needed, follow the steps defined below:

Once clicking to reserve one of our rentable areas, you will be redirected to the general Parktakes Reservation Portal utilized by various Fairfax County parks.

  1. To find our specific location, 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.
  4. After clicking the date, a “Reserve Unit” pop up window will appear.
  5. To reserve and purchase, you will be prompted to login to your Parktakes account if you are an existing customer or create a new one.
  6. Within the Booking Details screen, fill in all necessary information identified by an asterisk (*) and click “Book Site.”
  7. Review your 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.

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Water Mine Canopy Tent Rentals

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The Big Auger

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The Top Railer

Water Mine Funbrella Rentals

Our Coyote Hole and River Bottom locations are great for parties of 6 to 22 people. Our Top Railer location is great for larger parties of up to 50 people and include about 10 picnic tables. Funbrellas, located in different areas of the Water Mine, are large umbrella-shaped structures with 5 picnic tables. 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.


Funbrella Area Max Capacity Rental Fee and Admission Rate Available Times  
Top Railer max 50 people*

Rental Fee: $105

Under 48”: $13

Over 48” (Weekday): $16

Over 48” (Weekends): $17

2 and Under: FREE

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Coyote Hole max 22 people
River Bottom


Blossom Rock FUNbrella Top Railer (2 Separate Rental Areas)

Coyote Hole FUNbrella Coyote Hole (2 Separate Rental Areas)
River Bottom FUNbrella River Bottom (2 Separate Rental Areas)

Private Family Rentals

Add some exclusivity, privacy, and relaxation to your day with the rental of one of the Water Mine's 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 6 people or fewer.

Full payment of rental fee is required to reserve. Rental fee does not include admission that must be purchased online. Reserve at least 2 days prior to the reservation date.

Ace-high Awnings and Bunkhouse Cabana are only available during Water Mine operating hours. These rentals require an admissions fee for everyone using the shelter because they are inside of the water park. Download map to view the locations of the cabanas and awnings within the Water Mine.


Rentable Areas Capacity Rental Fees General Admission Timeslots
Ace-High Awning max 6 people

Weekdays $35
Weekends $39

Under 48”: $13

Over 48” (Weekday): $16

Over 48” (Weekends): $17

2 and Under: FREE

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Bunkhouse Cabana max 6 people

Weekdays $49
Weekends $59

Pete's Bungalow 10 people

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

Ace-High Awning
Ace-High Awning

Bunkhouse Cabana
Bunkhouse Cabana

Pete's Bungalow
Pete's Bungalow

Watermine Map

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