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.
|Opened||1 June 1925|
|Season||May to December|
|Owner||The Dixon family|
|Nearby||Six Flags Over Georgia (92 miles)|
Dollywood (112 miles)
Alabama Splash Adventure (149 miles)
Kentucky Kingdom (224 miles)
Holiday World (236 miles)
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.
Classic wooden rollercoaster built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company
The park's first ride and the oldest mill chute ride in the USA
Chairlift across Lake Winnepesaukah
Wild mouse rollercoaster
High speed spinning bobsled thrill ride
Spinning, twisting thrill ride
Take a flight and soar through the air on this chair-o-plane ride
Traditional ferris wheel
Pedal powered boats on the Lake
Ten minute train journey around Lake Winnie