Chattanooga Amusement Park Information | Lake Winnie Amusement Park & Water Park
Lake Winnie
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Lake Winnie

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Soakya at Lake Winnepesaukah

CHATTANOOGA’S FAVORITE WATER PARK

Many thanks to our guests for your patience and support! We are excited to welcome you back with safe, clean fun for our 95th season!

We are Opening in 2 Phases

We know this time has been difficult for so many people, which is why we are ready to provide a fun escape for the whole family, while staying close to home and health safe.

Phase 1 of our opening

Only SoakYa Water Park opens on June 20.

Phase 2 of our opening will be a later date.

We do not yet have a specific date for Phase 2.

Hours & Schedule

July 1st through July 11th Hours

Calendar will be updated every Sunday

Pricing

Affordable fun for the whole family

SOAKya Unlimited Rides

(June 20 – July 4)

$25.00+ tax

per person

Children Under 1 …. Free
Guests Ages 1-2 …. $25.00 + tax
Guests Ages 60+ …. $25.00 + tax

Small Lockers…. $17.00
Large Lockers …. $25.00
Cabanas …. $89.00

Lake Winnepesaukah does not offer Gate Admission, General Admission, or Non-rider Fees.
Everyone who wishes to enter the Park must purchase a Rides Pass.

Rules & Policies

A few rules to keep everyone safe and having a good time

Guest Amenities

LOCKERS, CABANAS & PICNIC GROUNDS

Small Lockers

Available in Waterpark Only. Must be rented online.

$7.00
+ $10.00 Deposit


$17.00 Total

Large Lockers

Available in Waterpark Only. Must be rented online.

$15.00
+ $10.00 Deposit (refundable with key return)


$25.00 Total.

Cabana

Available in Waterpark Only. Must be rented online.

Includes sunscreen and 6 bottles of water.
Reserve at SOAKya gift shop.


$89.00 Total.

Directions

Don’t get lost on your way to fun

From I-75 South

Exit #1 and bear right onto Ringgold Road. Turn left at the 6th traffic light onto McBrien Road

From I 75 North

Exit #353, left onto Cloud Springs Road, first right onto Lakeview Drive.

From I-24

Take I-24 East to Chattanooga, then I-75 South. Take Exit #1 and bear right onto Ringgold Road. Turn left at the 6th traffic light onto McBrien Road.

History

Lake Winnie has a long history

1925
1941
1947
1948
1956
1960
1967
1968
1969
1996
1999
2001
2002
2005
2008
2012
2013
2017
2018

1925

In 1924 Carl O. Dixon and his wife, Minette, purchased the lake property with visions of creating a family swimming and picnicking park. They renamed the lake Winnepesaukah after a Native American word meaning “bountiful waters” or “beautiful lake of the highlands.” Opening day on June 1, 1925 attracted 5,000 guests.

1925

1941

Auto Scooters (Lusse Bumper Cars) opened on May 4, 1941. The Auto Scooter building is still standing and is now the home of Scooter’s Pizza on Kiddie Hill.

1941

1947

The thrilling “Fly-O-Plane” brings guests one step closer to actual flight.

1947

1948

The popular “Cake House” becomes home to Family Birthday Parties!

1948

1956

Lake Winnepesaukah Show Boat. Christening was held on Sunday, June 3, 1956 and held 30 passengers. It is a replica of the old Mississippi River boats. Today it serves as the “Showboat Ice Cream” stand!

1956

1960

The Mad Mouse Roller Coaster delivers thrills and spills to park visitors.

1960

1967

After 6 years of planning, the Cannon Ball Roller Coaster debuts and becomes world-famous. The Cannon Ball zips over the three-quarters of a mile track in 90 seconds, reaching speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.

1967

1968

The Antique Carrousel arrives. The Carrousel originally opened in Atlanta in 1916 and features 68 hand-carved, wooden horses.

1968

1969

Lake Winnie adds the popular “Castle” dark ride designed by industry legend Bill Tracy.

1969

1996

Travel and Leisure magazine named Lake Winnepesaukah as one of America’s favorite top ten family amusement parks.

1996

1999

Chattanooga magazine featured the park followed by articles in 2000 in both Fun World and Southern Living magazines.

1999

2001

Southern Living magazine featured the park in June 2001 and again in March 2003.

2001

2002

Wild Lightnin’ strikes and the park gains a new Steel Roller Coaster!

2002

2005

In celebration of Lake Winnepesaukah’s 80th Anniversary the “OH-Zone!” is added. This thrilling tower ride stands 140 feet tall and subjects riders to 4.3g’s of excitement!

2005

2008

2008 marked the debut of the Stay & Play Hideaway featuring Chill Down Kidtown, a refreshing area of interactive misters and water elements is perfect for keeping cool on hot summer days, along with the Runaround Playground which provides more towers and ladders than a young adventurer can maneuver in just one visit.

2008

2012

The Fire Ball, a compact looping – reversing roller coaster was introduced in 2012. Guests are thrilled with the rocking anticipation of going higher and higher until the train gathers enough momentum to go over the top. Once you experience full speed revolutions, the ride then stops upside down momentarily and reverses directions.

2012

2013

SOAKya Water Park opens and becomes the largest expansion in Lake Winnepesaukah’s history! This five-acre water park features a Crazy River, water slides, kiddie area, and so much more!

2013

2017

SOAKya Water Park welcomed a new addition, the Winnie 500. This mat racer stretches 800 ft., while guests race to the bottom from 50 ft. in the air.

2017

2018

Back by popular demand, the Genie returns to Lake Winnie!

2018

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