Beat The Heat At The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole In Reston

The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole is located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive Reston. The park offers more than an acre of slides, flumes, sprays, showers, floatables, and interactive play features, circled by Rattlesnake River with a 2.5 mile per hour current that gently nudges tubes along.

Here you can careen off covered wagons, float on wild animals, and dash through showers tipped from water-filled ore carts. The activity pool is encircled by Rattlesnake River, a 725-foot lazy river you can enjoy a relaxing float as the current gently nudges you along.

The centerpiece is Pete’s Peak, a craggy mountain dotted with boarded-up mine shafts and tunnels. Mountain and slides are named for Pete the Prospector. According to Lake Fairfax legend, he staked his claim there in 1849, searching for gold. Sadly for Pete, his years of digging found only water. But now, with The Water Mine, the Park Authority is turning Pete’s worthless old strike into the golden fun of summer.

There is Tenderfoot Pond, with its pint-sized slide and gentle bubblers, which gives toddlers a perfect place for water play. Children will delight at the never-ending bubblers and spray fountains in Boomtown, a multi-level water playground, along with the interactive slides and additional interactive features in the tot spray pad area. The more adventurous can test their skills on Box Canyon Crossing, the log walk obstacle course. Teenagers can join a game of water volleyball or enjoy the thrill of Prospectors Plummet, and everyone will enjoy going with the flow in a tube on the Rattlesnake River.

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.