The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-246-5929
TTY 711

1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Tammy Yelmgren,
Watermine Manager

Water Mine Rentals

Department Resources


We are now accepting reservations for the 2022 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 or canopies, our rentals fit every event need. All reservations have guaranteed shade.

Rental purchase does not include admission for every member in your group. You MUST purchase admission tickets to enter the facility. Rental payment should be made with the purchase of admission tickets to ensure availability since there is a limited capacity. To receive the group rate with eligible rental sites, you must reserve tickets in advance with the reservation team at 703-246-5929.

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Directions to Reserve Areas Online

Bunkhouse Cabanas, Ace-High Awnings, River Bottom FUNbrellas and Coyote Hole FUNbrellas are now available to reserve online through credit card transaction. 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 used by various Fairfax County parks.

  1. To find our specific location, use the facility search bar and type “Water Mine.”
  2. Click “Reserve” under that specified location.
  3. Use 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 log in 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 Funbrella Rentals

Our Funbrella locations are great for parties of 10 to 22 people. 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.

 

Funbrella Area Max Capacity Rental Fee and Admission Rate Available Times  
Coyote Hole 22 people

Full Days:
Prime $250

Half Days:
Prime $130
Non-Prime $99

Group Rate 
$12/person
 

Full Day 
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Half Day
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
OR 
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
 

Reserve
River Bottom
*Non-Prime includes non-holiday weekdays, which are only available for a half-day from 3 - 6 p.m.
*Prime includes holidays and weekends
*Rental prices do not include the price of admission and are sold separately. All guests must have a ticket to enter the park regardless of whether they intend to swim.
River Bottom FUNbrella River Bottom (2 Separate Rental Areas)
Coyote Hole FUNbrella Coyote Hole (2 Separate Rental Areas)

Water Mine Canopy Tent Rentals

Top Railer, Big Auger, and Shoofly have a maximum capacity of 100 people. All sites are available May 28th through September 5th but are not available on weekdays while the water park is open, except for half-days between 3pm-6pm. Electricity is available only at the Big Auger canopy tent location. Amplified sound, glass, and alcohol are not permitted. Full tents must be reserved at least 7 days in advance. Shoofly must be reserved at least 2 days in advance.

Rental Areas Max Capacity Rental Fee
Top Railer 100 people

Full Days:
Prime $400

Half Days:
Prime $275
Non-Prime $200

Group Rate
$12/person

Full Day
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Half Day
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
OR
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Reserve

Big Auger

Shoofly A

50 people each

Full Days:
Prime $250

Half Days: 
Prime $150

Group Rate $12/Person

Full Day
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Half Day
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
OR
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Shoofly B

*Non-Prime includes non-holiday weekdays, which are only available for a half-day from 3 - 6 p.m.
*Prime includes holidays and weekends
*Rental prices do not include the price of admission and are sold separately. All guests must have a ticket to enter the park regardless of whether they intend to swim.
*With shoofly, another party may reserve the other side of the pavilion.

The Big Auger image
Big Auger

The Top Railer image
Top Railer

Shoofly
Shoofly

Private Family Rentals

Add some exclusivity, privacy, and relaxation to your day with the rental of one of the Water Mine's cabanas, awnings, or bungalow. 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.

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

Reserve

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

Full Days:
Prime $79
Non-Prime $54

Half Days:
Prime $39
Non-Prime $34

Under 48”: $13.25
Over 48” (Weekday): $16.25
Over 48” (Weekends): $17.25
2 and Under: FREE

Full Day 
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Half Day
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
OR 
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
 

Bunkhouse Cabana 8 people

Full Days:
Prime $94
Non-Prime $69

Half Days:
Prime $59
Non-Prime $49

Pete’s Bungalow 10 people

Full Days:
Prime $109
Non-Prime $84

Half Days:
Prime $69
Non-Prime $64

*Non-Prime includes non-holiday weekdays
*Prime includes holidays and weekends
*Rental prices do not include the price of admission and are sold separately. All guests must have a ticket to enter the park regardless of whether they intend to swim.
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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