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We're currently closed.11:00 am on August 15, 2020Today 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Soakya Water Park

New Health & Safety Procedures

Get Ready, Get Set, Get Wet!

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 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

Opening SoakYa Water Park only

Lake Winnepesaukah will begin a phased reopening on June 20 with the Phase 1 opening of SoakYa Water Park to the public.

The CDC has stated, “There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds. Additionally, proper operation of these aquatic venues and disinfection of the water (with chlorine or bromine) should inactivate the virus.”

In order to control capacity and offer smaller, health safe, and more enjoyable experiences, starting June 20 for SoakYa Water Park, all tickets for general admission will be sold online with reservations only and will require guests to select their date of visit on our website.

During this unprecedented time, we are implementing a number of new safety measures based on the guidance of health officials including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. The safety and well-being of our guests and employees are our top priorities and guide our decisions. Please visit our web site at lakewinnie.com for new guest guidelines and safety procedures. Note: face masks or face coverings are strongly recommended for all visitors ages 3 and up, with some exceptions. Some of the exceptions where masks are not required are while eating or on/in water park attractions.

Phase 2

PHASE 2 Starts on July 6th

Beginning July 6, a selection of kiddie, family and thrill rides that are inherently socially distanced will be open, as well as the water park. Stay turned for additional updates.

No bathing suits on rides. No outside food allowed. The picnic grounds are closed.

New Health & Safety Procedures

Important Information To Know Before You Go

Reservations are not required, and tickets may be purchased online or at the entrance gate.

  • To minimize exchanges of items between guest and staff, vouchers, coupons, discounts, etc. will not be honored at this time.
  • Guests will be encouraged to make paperless transactions. Credit/Debit cards will be accepted.
    Guests must follow all rules and posted signs throughout the facility.
  • Masks are recommended but not required.

Managing Attendance Capacity

  • In order to provide safe outdoor entertainment and maintain social distancing guidelines, we are managing our daily capacity.
    • Tickets may be pruchased online or at the entrance gate.
    • SoakYa Water Park will operate at maximum 50% of visitor capacity. This will be monitored and adjusted depending on what physical distancing rules are being maintained and enforced.

Food Safety

  • Outside food, beverages and coolers are not allowed in SoakYa Water Park.
  • We will arrange all outdoor seating to comply with current social distancing guidelines. We ask that you not move the seating.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be readily available at all Food & Beverage locations. Please use often.
  • Common areas, tables and chairs will be cleaned and sanitized regularly.
  • Utensils and condiments will be single use. Condiments will be provided to guests at the counter by request.
  • All concessions will be single use items. Refillable Souvenir Cups will not be allowed to be passed through the window to be filled again.  Staff will fill a disposable cup to give to the guest at the discounted price and the guest can pour and fill their Souvenir Cup.

Customer and Staff Health and Safety

  • For the safety of our customers and staff we are practicing all safety guidelines and protocols from the GA Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • If you are feeling sick or experiencing any symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath you will not be allowed admission.
  • All guests will be encouraged to wear masks while on premise. Bring your own or masks will be available for purchase in the Swim Shop.
  • If you begin to experience symptoms of Covid-19 while on premise, you must isolate yourself and leave the premises as quickly and safely as possible.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the facility in high traffic guest locations.

Increased Focus on Cleanliness

We have increased our rigorous cleaning and sanitation procedures. Guests will have a much higher availability of hand sanitizing locations throughout their visit to help reduce exposure to germs.

  • Additional sanitation measures have been implemented. This includes high touch point areas being cleaned more frequently and providing additional hand sanitizing locations. 
  • Water park chlorine and ph levels will continue to be constantly inspected to ensure guest safety.
  • Life jackets will be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
  • Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized regularly.

Social Distancing

  • Everyone will be required to maintain 6-foot physical distancing rules from other guests and staff throughout the facility including but not limited to; waiting in concession lines, slide towers, Crazy River, and on decks.
  • Physical distancing measures have been put in place including physically distanced queues, marked barriers and social distancing reminders.

SOAKYA ATTRACTIONS RULES AND REGULATIONS

SoakYa Water Park will operate at maximum 50% of visitor capacity. This will be monitored and adjusted depending on what physical distancing rules are being maintained and enforced.

Deck

  • Deck and lounge chairs will be sectioned in groups of 4 and spaced 6 feet apart and must maintain spacing. Additional staff will be walking through the park sanitizing high touch surfaces including deck and lounge chairs after each use.

Cabanas

  • The maximum number of 6 people will be allowed per cabana.

Slide Towers

  • Guests will maintain all 6-foot social distancing rules while waiting in line by staying 3 steps away from the next person.
  • Guests will participate 1 slider at a time.
  • Do not share or swap inner tubes while in line.

Coke Float Crossing

  • Guests will maintain all 6-foot social distancing rules while participating.
  • Lifeguards will regulate number of participants coming and going from the area.

Water Works

  • Guests will maintain all 6-foot social distancing rules while participating.
  • Lifeguards will regulate number of participants coming and going from the area.

Kiddie Area

  • Guests will maintain all 6-foot social distancing rules while participating.
  • Lifeguards will regulate number of participants coming and going from the area.

Crazy River

  • Guests will maintain all 6-foot social distancing rules while participating.
  • Guests must follow designated entrance and exits points.
  • A reduced number of people are allowed in the Crazy River at one time.
  • Once full, guests must wait until someone leaves in order to enter.
  • Lifeguards will regulate number of guests coming and going from the Crazy River.

This is a working document and may continue to get updated and is subject to change.