Every year my church youth group takes a trip to Lake Winnepesaukah. If you’re not from Northeast Alabama, Northwest Georgia, or Southeast Tennessee you might not know what I’m talking about. But rest assured in my part of the country it’s a very big deal. It’s an amusement park in Rossville, Georgia just right outside of Chattanooga. Think of it as a baby Six Flags. It’s not real big but it has plenty of stuff to do to keep you entertained without being overwhelming.
We normally take our trip in July, but the weather didn’t work with us this year. So, we ended up going last weekend. Needless to say, this Halloween lover was super excited because every October they have a Lake WinnepeSPOOKah festival that is filled with all of the best parts of fall. This was my first time experiencing it, so I thought I’d take a moment to share all of the spooky fun.
They opened the park at 6:00 so it was right around sunset. And let me tell you the sunset over the park was gorgeous.
All of the rides were lit up and decorated. But the carousel really caught my eye. There was just something so nostalgic about it. I will say it was a little chilly that night. My favorite ride in the whole park was The Orbiter but I was shivering when we got off of it.
The cold did make it a perfect time to grab some warm snacks. The concession stand was selling Zombie funnel cake that had been dyed green and fried cheesecake. They also had hot chocolate and cappuccinos to warm you up.
I also really loved the lights and decorations around the carnival area. And every hour they would have a costume parade. It was a lot of fun to watch.
Finally, to end the night we visited one of the haunted houses that they had. It was quite a long wait, but it ended up being worth it the end. We made a lot of good memories and we laughed about it the whole ride home. And I may or may not have used my brother-in-law as a human shield at one point. It’s fine. We all made it out in one piece.
If you’re from this area I would seriously recommend visiting Lake WinnepeSPOOKah this Halloween. Or really Lake Winnepesaukah is worth the trip anytime.