10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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, guided horseback trail rides on scenic wooded trails and arena rides for the youngsters. A favorite for all…Rail excursions into the Doe River Gorge on the historic tracks of the former East TN & Western NC Railroad.
Filling fast…Aug 28
NEW (AND FREE) FOR 2021 – Parrot 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.
Included with Admission
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.
Water Obstacle Course
White Sand Beach
Triple Water Zipline
Extra Cost Activities
$5 ride / Ages 4 – 11
$20 1 hr ride / Ages 12 & up
(weight limit: 225 lbs)
NOTICE: Effective 2021, 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.
Adult: $9 – Black Angus hamburger, pulled-pork barbecue, or 2 hot dogs.
Includes: chips, baked beans, coleslaw, cookie, lemonade or tea.
Kids: ( 7 & under): $5 – hot dog, chips, cookie and a beverage.
Sidetrack Café menu (at the lakeside)
– 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
– Body Armor-$2.50
– Chips (Doritos, Lays, Cheetos), Oatmeal Creme Pies, Nutty Buddy-$0.75
– Ice Cream-$2.00
Full payment must be made with reservation (see weather policy in FAQ below)
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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?
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.
Are there extra costs?
- Horseback Trail Rides – $20 per ride (1 hour) for ages 12 & up. (weight limit: 225 lbs)
- Arena Horseback Rides– $5 per ride ages 4-11.
- Snacks, DRG apparel, gifts, etc. at our Side Track Café and Outfitters Gift Shoppe.
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 ~ 8 & up
- Horseback Trail Riding ~ 12 & up
- Horseback Arena Rides ~ 4-11
- 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.
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
- Plastic Bag for Wet Clothes
- Dry Change of Clothes