|1050 Kentucky 92, Williamsburg, KY 40769, USA
The general staff was very friendly and attentive, and worked very hard all day, especially at the concession stand, but the lifeguards let the park go into chaos on the day we were there. Some of them, literally, looked sleepy. Middle school age kids were sprinting through the park all day, while the lifeguards seemed uninterested in their jobs. I was hit in a very bad area of my body by a boy running across a pedestrian bridge, my tiny daughter was trampled by a boy running from his friend carrying a squirt-gun, and a woman that was sitting on the ground at the wave pool had her hand stepped on and bent back by a boy chasing his group of friends. Through all of this, the lifeguards did nothing. It was so bad that I had to walk in front of my daughter all day long just to keep her from getting hurt. Lifeguards would see these huge kids, mostly boys, running down the crowded sidewalks, weaving in and out of the crowds, and many times, would say nothing. It was crazy. By the time the afternoon rolled around, If you had a little one, it became dangerous to let them walk from one place to another. When the waves turned on in the wave pool, the kids went crazy. It got to the point where the wave pool was no longer safe, and I got my daughter out. As I was walking out with her, a huge middle school-aged boy sprinted into the waves with his friends and jumped on top of a little girl in a tube, and she started crying, obviously shaken up. The lifeguard just stood there. I was furious. I asked the lifeguard, "Are you just going to keep standing there, or are you going to say something to that group of boys?" He had no clue what I was talking about, and it happened right in front of him. My wife rescued one boy that was trapped beneath floats screaming for help. He finally went completely under, and she was able to pull him out. She said he was totally panicked. The lifeguard never saw it, even though it happened right in front of him. At the main group of slides, a lifeguard started talking to his friend and accidentally let two people go down the slide at once. The crash at the bottom could have been deadly. Of course this was the same lifeguard that, during a thirty minute delay that the slide was shut down for cleaning, had laid down on three tubes at the bottom of the steps that went up to the slide tower and attempted to take a nap while we waited. I guess he was tired. There werent nearly enough tubes that were required for the slides, mainly because, in the chaos, kids kept carrying them to the lazy river, and it was just too much to ask, I guess, for one of the lifeguards that wasnt on duty to gather them up and take them back to the slides. Thus, the line to get a tube for the slides was long. Bottom line? Many of the lifeguards werent much more than teenagers themselves and they just didnt seem to care what was going on. It made the day miserable, and it has happened the last two times we have been there. The restrooms/changing areas are tiny. My wife ended up having to change in the car because of the line. Pay the extra few dollars at another water park, and you will be glad you did.
The staff is so nice and there are at least 5 lifeguards at every attraction. The campground host stays on-site, so you dont have to worry about walking (or driving) all the way to the park entrance. You can hear the traffic from the road, but its more white noise than a nuisance. There arent many sites, and theres only one pull-through, so reserve a spot early. The bathhouse is designed like a little cottage and you need the code to get in. You can hear the music from the park from about 10 am to 7:30 pm. Its per friendly and very spacious. Every site has a patio, picnic bench, and a brick fire pit. The fire pit is a little too deep for pan cooking, so plan accordingly. Over all a great place to stay, and you can come and go from the park as long as you have your wristband.
Took the family (2 adults and 2 girls under 10y/o) today from Knoxville about 1-1.5 hours away. The ticket price was very reasonable at $10 each for all day admission. They had a wave pool, a small play area in a shallow pool, 3 good size water slides, and a relaxing "River". The food prices were not horrible, but nor were they fantastic for the amount you get for that price. If you feel so inclined, I am sure you may also leave the park and eat at one of the restaurants in the area, then return to the park after lunch. The staff was friendly and most of the life guards seemed to be observant to the swimmers (rather than daydreaming or socializing with each other). I am sure the family and I will be making return trips in the future.
Five stars because it was only $10. I had a fun time because I love waterparks but there wasnt much to do after you ride a whopping five of their slides which were nearly identical. Almost all of the lifeguards were jerks and we werent the only ones to notice but dont let them ruin your trip! The wave pool and lazy river were also nice to chill in if you dont mind sitting in pee haha, but no i really do recommend trying this place out if you are nearby.
Me and my girlfriend live right outside of Knoxville and we love taking day trips to this place, for $10 a person its just so much more affordable then Splash Country though not quite as fun either this park is a blast for how small it is. My only real complaint is they dont seem to be staffed well enough on buisier days. Still very deserving of 4 stars Id definitely recommend it if you live in East Tennessee or Kentucky.
During our visit it was packed and they only had one concession stand open. The other stand had a sign reading, closed for inspection which made me feel uneasy. It took 2.5 hours to get 2 hamburgers and 2 drinks. The park sold out of water and personally i think the water needed to be cleaned but i will spare the details of what was in it. For 10 bucks thou i would probably go back to give them a second chance.
This is one of the nicest campgrounds Ive seen. Pictures dont do it justice. Not very many sites so book early, but lots of space and very well kept, and the bathhouse is gorgeous. The camp hosts are super friendly and helpful. Oh, and theres a really nice water park! Very close to a Walmart so all your supplies can be picked up locally Highly recommend!!!
Dont waste your money on a locker. They dont stay open. So if you gave your hands full dont count on being able to use it. You will have to go back to the machine and reopen it over and over. We walked in and I couldnt get it to stay open so we left. Paid $26 and left. Staff stood there and watched me struggle and nobody offered to help me. Will never come back