FAQs

What is the temperature inside the water park?

We maintain the Gold Rush at 84°F.

Is the Waterpark connected to my room?

The Gold Rush Waterpark is not directly connected to our hotel rooms right now; however the Thoroughbred Suites are the closest accommodations, and are connected via a covered walkway through the Sundance.

For your convenience, we have a complimentary shuttle bus that provides door-to-door service from all our accommodations to the waterpark (and back again) Just dial “0” to ask for a shuttle bus, or stop at the front desk.

Do I need to bring towels?

No. We provide towels to our Gold Rush guests.

Are there lockers available?

Yes, we rent lockers for a one-day use only, $6 for a large locker or $3 for a small locker, plus a $20 deposit which will be refunded to you when you return the key at the end of the day. We have lockers in our men’s and women’s locker rooms as well outside of the locker rooms for family use. Space is limited though! Please keep in mind that luggage cannot be stored in the lockers. We recommend that you bring a small bag to place your water park necessities in.

What about life jackets?

We provide Coast Guard approved life jackets at both pools. Our life jackets are free to use, but there are a limited amount. Guests may bring their own life jackets, but they must be Coast Guard approved. No other flotation devices, such as a baby floaty, are not allowed.

Is there wireless internet available?

Yes. The entire Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark, including the lobby and restaurants, has free wireless internet access.

Can I buy a bathing suit there?

Yes, we have bathing suits for sale in the General Store that is located in the Gold Rush Lobby.

Do I have to pay if I am not going to swim?

Yes, however the spectator rate for those who don’t want to swim is less expensive than the full admission price and may be purchased for $10.

Can my baby get in the water?

Yes, however all babies must wear a swim diaper.

What time is check-in and check-out?

Check-in is at 4:00 pm and check-out is at 11:00 am. Guests on packages that include admission to the Gold Rush have full access to the water park on day of arrival and day of departure as long as the Gold Rush is open.

Can I bring a cooler into the water park?

No outside food or beverage will be allowed in the water park. This is not to be confused with food that is sold on the lobby level of the water park. You may certainly order food from Rustler’s Roost (for example) and take it down into the water park to enjoy it.

Are flip-flops or aqua-socks required?

We recommend, but do not require that footwear be worn in all spaces outside the water park for your safety. Aqua-socks are advisable as our water park floor is coated in a non-slip formula that can irritate sensitive skin. Footwear is required in all of our restaurant establishments.

What is the age requirement for children to be in the water park by themselves?

We recommend that all children are accompanied by a parent or guardian, however, children that are 14 years of age or older may be in the park by themselves.

Can other people use the water park?

Yes. Public guests are welcome to buy a ticket for the use of the water park for the day.

Things to bring to make your stay with us more comfortable:

  • Bathing Suit
  • Cover Up
  • Swim Goggles
  • Ear Plugs
  • Nose Plugs
  • Life Jackets
  • Swim Diapers (if needed)
  • Reading Materials
  • Aqua Shoes/Flip Flops
  • Warm clothes to wear when you’re ready to leave the water park
  • Plastic bags to put your wet swimsuit in when you’re done swimming
  • A Camera to capture all of the fun
  • For our guests that don’t want to swim, but would like to enjoy the Gold Rush Waterpark experience with their families – remember to pack a cool T-shirt and shorts to wear while in the water park.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to give us a call 231.894.4444