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!  Also, GEM MINING ($10 a bag).  A favorite for all…RAIL EXCURSIONS into the Doe River Gorge on the historic tracks of the former East TN & Western NC Railroad.

white parrotParrot Path! Take a stroll along the Parrot Path and meet some beautiful exotic birds. Our Outdoor Education director will tell you all about them, as well as feature other animal friends throughout the day for a brief appearance.

Please Note

The terrain at Day Quest involves hills and gravel pathways. If you depend upon a mobility device for getting around, you may find that this is not the event for you.

Included with Admission

At only $25 per person ages 7 and up (age 6 and under-free) for the entire day (10:00 – 4:30)
Day Quest is the best bargain around for your family or group.

Water Basketball

Water Volleyball

kids on bouldering wall


Climbing Tower

Water Obstacle Course


Log Roll

Lily Pads

Train Rides

White Sand Beach

The Blob

Triple Water Zipline

NOTICE:  Outside food, drink, and large coolers are not permitted. A variety of foods is offered at a reasonable cost, including a-la-carte meal items at the Sidetrack Café.


Adults (age 13 and over): $9 – Black Angus hamburger, pulled-pork barbecue, or 2 hot dogs.
Includes: chips, baked beans, coleslaw, cookie, lemonade or tea.

Kids: ( 12 & under): $6 – hot dog or chicken strips, chips, cookie and a beverage. Parents of kids with larger appetites may purchase adult meal, or purchase items a la carte at Sidetrack Café.

Sidetrack Café menu (at the lakeside)

– Nachos-$3.00
– Hawaiian Ice/Shaved Ice-$3.00
– Hot Dogs (with chili, cheese, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise)-$3.00 or 2/$5.00
– Large BBQ Sandwiches (with cole slaw)-$7.00
– Fountain Drinks (Coke Products)-$1.75
– Water-$1.00
– Powerade-$1.75
– Body Armor-$2.50
– Chips (Doritos, Lays, Cheetos), Oatmeal Creme Pies, Nutty Buddy-$0.75
– Ice Cream-$2.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it necessary to pre-register?

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

What are the hours?

10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

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?

Organized groups of 25 or more paying participants can receive a discounted price of $22 per person.

What is the weather policy?

In the event of lightning, the lake and activities will close for 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.

Are there extra costs?
  • Snacks, DRG apparel, gifts, etc. at our Side Track Café and Outfitters Gift Shoppe.
  • Gem Mining– $10 a bag
Are there storage lockers?

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

What activities have age restrictions?
  • The Blob ~ 7 & up
  • Lake inflatables ~ 7 & up
  • Triple Zipline ~ 7 & up
  • Climbing Tower ~ 7 & 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. (Bringing your own PFDs is advisable as our supply occasionally isn’t sufficient for high-attendance days).

What should I bring?
  • Modest swimsuit for all. Please keep in mind that we are a Christian, family-oriented organization and dress accordingly.
  • 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
What about meals and snacks?

Effective 2021, outside food, drink, and large coolers are not permitted. A  variety of foods is available at a reasonable cost, including a-la-carte meal items at the Sidetrack Café. Comfortable, shady seating for those purchasing these items will be available near the Sidetrack.

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