Dayquest Saturdays

Bring your family, group, or business for a day of fun and adventure!

Ride the 700-foot water-landing zipline … get blasted by the BLOB … Swim in the LAKE with a white-sand beach, water volleyball and basketball, water slides, the LILY PAD crossing and WATER OBSTACLE COURSE. See it all from the giant CLIMBING TOWER  overlooking the lake!

If your adrenaline still needs charging, jump on the UNIMOG 4×4 vehicle for a wild ride up the mountain, and into the river … Unforgettable! Also, guided horseback rides on scenic wooded trails … and, a favorite for all, rail excursions on the historic tracks of the former ET & WNC Railroad into the beautiful Doe River Gorge.

At only $20 per person (age 7 and under-free) for the entire day (10:00 – 4:30) Day Quest is the best bargain around for your family or group.

Included with Admission

Water Basketball

Water Volleyball

Sand Volleyball

Climbing Tower

Water Obstacle Course


Log Roll

Lily Pads

Train Rides

White Sand Beach

The Blob

Triple Water Zipline

Extra Cost Activities

Unimog Rides

$12 per ride  Ages 6 & up
(weight limit: 225 lbs)

Horse Riding

$20 1 hr ride / Ages 12 & up
(weight limit: 225 lbs)

LUNCH … adult $9 (kids ages 7 & under: $5) Black Angus hamburger, pulled-pork barbecue, or chicken sandwich.
Includes: potato salad or chips, baked beans, Coleslaw, cookie, lemonade or tea.
MUST be ordered by midnight the Thursday immediately before selected date. We are unable to accept meal reservations after that time.

All persons whether minor or adult must have a signed Release Indemnification form
Minors (under age of 18) must have their parent’s prior written consent on the Release Indemnification form
Pre-Arrival information (click here).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it necessary to pre-register?

Yes, you need to buy Day Quest tickets in advance. Day Quest is becoming more and more popular widely known. As popularity grows, so do Day Quest numbers. Ensure your space at by pre-registering.

How much advance notice is required?

Due to increasing popularity of Day Quest, it is suggested to purchase your tickets as soon as possible to ensure you receive the date you would like to visit; especially if you are coming with a sizable group. Tickets are available to purchase until the Friday before each Day Quest unless a particular Day Quest date becomes full. If a date becomes full it will show as “FULL” on the Day Quest calendar on the website.

Is there a group discount?

We offer the lowest possible rates to everyone so that it is affordable to all.

What is the weather policy?

In the event of lightning, the lake and activities will close 30 minutes after the storm has passed. If the lake and activities remain closed for more than 2 hours in a given day, a refund of $1 per person per hour will be made. If the lake and activities are closed all day due to weather, a pass for a future Day Quest or a full refund will be given at the time at the request of the attendee.

What about minors under 18?

Yes, all minors must have a parent or guardian present with them at Day Quest. Be sure to have prior parental or legal guardian consent on our Hold Harmless Agreement Form before arrival. Minors must be accompanied by adult supervision while at Day Quest. Adults must also fill in and sign the Hold Harmless Agreement Form.

Can we bring our own food?

Yes, you may bring your own food to Day Quest; however glass containers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises.

Are there extra costs?
  • Horseback Riding – $20 per ride (1 hour) for ages 12 & up. (weight limit: 225 lbs)
  • UNIMOG 4×4 – $12 per ride ages 6 & up. (weight limit: 225 lbs)
  • You may want to bring extra cash for our lunch package, drinks, ice cream, snacks, DRG apparel, gifts, etc. at our Side Track Café and Doe River Gorge Outfitters stores.
Are there storage lockers?

We do not have locker facilities. Bathroom facilities are available for changing.

What activities have age restrictions?
  • The Blob ~ 8 & up
  • Lake inflatables ~ 6 & up
  • Horseback Riding ~ 12 & up
  • UNIMOG Rides ~ 6 & up
  • Triple Zipline ~ 8 & up
  • Climbing Tower ~ 8 & up
What is the program for the day?

Day Quest is simply a day for people in the community to come out and enjoy the beauty of the Gorge, the fun activities that Doe River Gorge provides, and spend time relaxing with family and friends. There is no set program; you are free to choose from the activities available throughout the day!

May we bring a picnic awning and beach/lawn chairs?

Yes, there is a large lawn area adjacent to the beach and is suitable for awnings and beach/lawn chairs.

Should we bring beach toys, floaties, and PFDs (life jackets):

You are welcome to bring beach and water toys, floaties, and PFDs. However, where PFDs are required, we supply them.

Is it necessary to pre-order meals?

Yes, meals MUST be ordered by midnight on the Thursday immediately before your selected date. We are unable to accept meal reservations after that time. Snacks are available at the Sidetrack Café.

What should I bring?
  • Modest swimsuit; for ladies – no bare midriff, no high-cut legs, and please be mindful of excessive cleavage
  • Beach Towel
  • T-Shirt (required for Zipline)
  • Modest Shorts (required for Zipline)
  • Old Lace-Up Sneakers (closed-toed shoes are required for Zipline)
  • Jeans/Long Pants – (required for Horseback Riding)
  • Closed-toed Shoes – (required for Horseback Riding)
  • Sweatshirt or Windbreaker
  • Rain Jacket or Poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Plastic Bag for Wet Clothes
  • Dry Change of Clothes