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Lake Winnepesaukah

Rossville, Georgia, USA

Set around a large lake, Lake Winnepesaukah - or Lake Winnie as it is more commonly known - is a small amusement park south of Chattanooga near the Georgia/Tennessee border, with a classic American midway feel.

Opened1 June 1925
SeasonMay to December
OwnerThe Dixon family
Websitelakewinnie.com
NearbySix Flags Over Georgia (92 miles)
Dollywood (112 miles)
Alabama Splash Adventure (149 miles)
Kentucky Kingdom (224 miles)
Holiday World (236 miles)
Lake Winnie features some classic old-time amusement rides

Lake Winnie features some classic old-time amusement rides

Named after the Native American word meaning "beautiful lake", Lake Winnepesaukah has been entertaining generations of visitors since it first opened in 1925 as a boating lake and picnic spot.

The park offers several flat rides and rollercoasters, including the 1967 Cannon Ball rollercoaster from PTC and a psychedelic dark ride appropriately named Wacky Factory. Lake Winnie (as its affectionately known) got its first ride in 1927, a mill chute water ride designed in house and now the oldest operating ride of its type in the United States. There's also a train which transports visitors around Lake Winnepesaukah, passing many of the park's sights along the way.

Lake Winnie has the feel of an old time amusement park, with plenty of traditional amusement rides and the old fashioned wooden rollercoaster adding to its appeal. The lakeside setting is beautiful, and its the kind of place in which it is easy to while away a lazy summer afternoon filled with a dose of both adrenaline and relaxation.

Attractions

Cannon Ball

Cannon Ball

Classic wooden rollercoaster built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company

Boat Chute

Boat Chute

The park's first ride and the oldest mill chute ride in the USA

Alpine Way

Alpine Way

Chairlift across Lake Winnepesaukah

White Lightnin'

White Lightnin'

Wild mouse rollercoaster

Matterhorn

Matterhorn

High speed spinning bobsled thrill ride

Orbiter

Orbiter

Spinning, twisting thrill ride

Wave Swinger

Wave Swinger

Take a flight and soar through the air on this chair-o-plane ride

Wacky Factory

Wacky Factory

Dark ride

Wacky Worm

Wacky Worm

Kiddie coaster

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel

Traditional ferris wheel

Paddle Boats

Paddle Boats

Pedal powered boats on the Lake

Tour Train

Tour Train

Ten minute train journey around Lake Winnie

Videos

USA Road Trip 2016: Day 14 at Lake Winnie video

USA Road Trip 2016: Day 14 at Lake Winnie

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