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    This may be WISHFUL thinking, but

    here goes.

    Does anyone know where one might go to go swimming if the weather allows us such frivolties while we are at the rally?

    Water parks are the preferred venue for the Mrs and I.

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    Just ride north of the rally site approx. 300 miles to Kings Island(near Cinn,OH) for a great water park...

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    http://www.wetlandsjonesborough.com/
    http://www.johnsoncitytn.org/index.php?page=538
    http://www.state.tn.us/environment/p...shtml#swimming
    This place looks like it should have a beach
    http://www.archivesandtourism.com/observationknob.htm

    I was thinking the same thing and your post made me do an internet search. I was really looking for a lake or river with a free beach or a city park with a kiddie pool.
    Maybe one of the locals will respond with information.

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    Water Park Near the Rally

    Despite what many Yankees may think, we are not devoid of culture in the South.

    Is this along the lines of what you were thinking about:

    http://www.dollywoodssplashcountry.com/

    No need to go to Ohio.

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    There is one in Jonesborough, TN about 20 miles or so from the rally. Jonesborough is located on hwy. 11E and the water park is a few miles south of town directly off 11E.
    keep it light enough to travel.....
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    Remember Fredricksburg:)

    That National Rally, we had our OWN giant size pool on the grounds. I think its the only time we had this. Boy, was that nice'96 I think. Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdpc2 View Post
    here goes.

    Does anyone know where one might go to go swimming if the weather allows us such frivolties while we are at the rally?

    Water parks are the preferred venue for the Mrs and I.

    TIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by ima4nr View Post
    Our hotel has a pool....and a Jacuzzi...
    The bad thing about hotel pools is that everyone pees in the pool.
    keep it light enough to travel.....
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    Thanks Mike,

    That sounds more like the ticket....


    Quote Originally Posted by 2BikeMike View Post
    There is one in Jonesborough, TN about 20 miles or so from the rally. Jonesborough is located on hwy. 11E and the water park is a few miles south of town directly off 11E.
    Somers, NY

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    You both could volunteer for the Dunk Tank!!!

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    Yikes, the dollywood water park is not cheap
    one day pass Regular (Ages 12 - 59) $43.60 so for two adults it nearly $100 to swim.
    Is there anywhere that you can swim for free? Public beach at the river maybe?
    Just wondering.
    The Wetlands at Jonesborough is reasonable at Adults (13 years and up) $11.
    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by ima4nr View Post
    Oh, and in a public pool, nobody does??????
    Isn't a hotel pool a public pool?
    keep it light enough to travel.....
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    Thanks Jason!
    I had done some searching but was not having much luck. You got me pointed to the right place and I found the Boone Reservoir. About a mile or so from the rally site. Appears to be a free beach! Which is just my style.
    Go approximately 1 mile, cross the Holston River and turn right at the Reservoir sign.

    Thanks again.
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