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.
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.
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.
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.
The thrilling “Fly-O-Plane” brings guests one step closer to actual flight.
The popular “Cake House” becomes home to Family Birthday Parties!
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!
The Mad Mouse Roller Coaster delivers thrills and spills to park visitors.
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.
The Antique Carrousel arrives. The Carrousel originally opened in Atlanta in 1916 and features 68 hand-carved, wooden horses.
Lake Winnie adds the popular “Castle” dark ride designed by industry legend Bill Tracy.
Travel and Leisure magazine named Lake Winnepesaukah as one of America’s favorite top ten family amusement parks.
Chattanooga magazine featured the park followed by articles in 2000 in both Fun World and Southern Living magazines.
Southern Living magazine featured the park in June 2001 and again in March 2003.
Wild Lightnin’ strikes and the park gains a new Steel Roller Coaster!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Back by popular demand, the Genie returns to Lake Winnie!