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Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions are below. If you have any questions not listed below, please feel free to Contact Us.
HOW FAR ARE YOU FROM DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE?
Nashville Shores is conveniently located off I-40 just two exits east of Nashville International Airport; approximately 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. Click here for directions.
CAN I SHARE MY SEASON PASS WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
All of our season passes include a photo ID, so sharing your season pass with anyone else is not permitted.
DOES NASHVILLE SHORES OFFER A MILITARY DISCOUNT?
Yes! The military discount rate is $34.99 plus tax. You must present a valid military ID.
DO YOU ACCEPT CASH OR CHECKS?
Nashville Shores is 100% Cash-Free for the 2023 season. With our new Cash-to-Card system, we are able to conduct contactless transactions, and it’s faster, safer, and always secure. All ticket booths, concession stands, retail locations, and bars require the use of card or mobile payment, i.e., Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc.
It’s easy to convert your cash to a debit card that’s good for all purchases (inside the park and out!). Simply visit a kiosk at the front entrance of the park or at Beachcomber Lockers. Minimum upload amount is $5. Up to $500 can be loaded on a card. The gift cards can be used anywhere at Nashville Shores and at any outside business that accepts Visa cards. We do not accept personal checks.
I DO NOT WANT TO SWIM. DO I STILL NEED TO PAY ADMISSION?
Yes; Nashville Shores offers many dry activities, and everyone entering the park who is 3-years-old and older must pay admission.
ARE THERE LOCKERS AVAILABLE FOR RENT?
Yes! We have three different size lockers available. Credit card and mobile pay are accepted.
Locker Size and Rental Rates
Standard ($14 rental price) – 12″ wide x 18″ deep x 15″ tall
Large ($18 rental price) – 15″ wide x 18″ deep x 18″ tall
Jumbo ($20 rental price) – 18″ wide x 27.2″ deep x 24.5″ tall
There are also season locker passes available for just $49.99 plus tax. Enjoy unlimited locker rentals for the 2023 season. Please note: A season locker pass provides access to a standard locker (12″ wide x 18″ deep x 15″ tall). It does not include a Large or Jumbo Locker. You can purchase a season locker pass online or at the ticket booth. Locker availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will only be a limited number of season locker passes sold.
ARE THERE TUBES AVAILABLE FOR RENT?
Tubes at Nashville Shores for the attractions are provided free of charge and are located at the attractions. Several attractions including the wave pool and lazy river do not require tubes. There are a limited number of tubes, and they are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
ARE THERE STROLLERS AVAILABLE FOR RENT?
There are a limited number of strollers, wheelchairs, and ScooterBugs for rent. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis upon presentation of a valid ID and signed rental agreement. Strollers, wheelchairs, and ScooterBugs can be reserved at the Retail Cart near the front entrance and cannot be reserved or taken outside of the park.
- Single Stroller – $10
- Double Stroller – $15
- Wheelchair – $20
- ScooterBug (electric scooter) – $45
*Pricing above does not include tax.
ARE THERE LIFE JACKETS AVAILABLE?
Nashville Shores does provide life jackets free of charge. Outside life jackets, puddle jumpers, and flotation devices must be coast guard approved to bring into the park.
IS THERE A CHARGE FOR PARKING?
Daily parking is $15 at the gate and $12 if you purchase online. A season parking pass can be purchased for $39.99 plus tax. Season parking pass is for passenger car/trucks only. Season parking pass may not be used for an RV, trailer, or bus.
DO YOUR PRICES INCLUDE TAX?
No. Tennessee sales tax, 9.25%, is added to your purchases. Gate admission, concessions, and gift shop items are subject to tax.
IS THERE DISABILITY PARKING AVAILABLE?
Yes. We have disability parking spaces available near the entrance of the park. Disability license plate or hang tag must be visible. Standard parking fees apply. We also have disability parking and offer a shuttle service to the outlying parking areas at the park.
IS THE PARK WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
A majority of our park is level to gently-rolling and is thus wheelchair accessible. We also offer electric scooter rental at the park. ScooterBug (electric scooter) rental is $40 plus tax a day. There are a limited number of ScooterBugs, and they are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
IS NASHVILLE SHORES A SMOKE-FREE FACILITY?
Smoking, vaping, and the use of e-cigarettes is permitted only in designated smoking areas. It is not allowed outside the designated areas.
CAN I BRING FOOD, A COOLER, OR MY GRILL TO NASHVILLE SHORES?
You can bring in one unopened water bottle per person. Bottle may not exceed 20 ounces. Other outside food, beverages, and coolers are not allowed anywhere in the park. Souvenir bottles and other personal cups must be empty prior to park entry.* We do offer a wide array of food in our concession stands, including pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken. Grills and glass containers are prohibited on our property.
*Bottles may be required to be emptied prior to entry.
CAN I BRING MY OWN RE-USABLE CUP TO USE AT NASHVILLE SHORES?
Absolutely! For security reasons those cups must be empty prior to entering the park. This includes but is not limited to any type of re-usable cup such as a tumbler, yeti cup, and even the Nashville Shores souvenir cups. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
WHAT IF I HAVE ALLERGIES?
As much as we would like to accommodate guests with food allergies, we are not the food manufacturers/suppliers (we get all food and beverage products from third parties), and as such, we regret to inform you that THE PARK CANNOT, AND DOES NOT, MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTIES WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE ALLERGY-FREE CONTENTS OF ANY FOOD OR BEVERAGES. At a minimum, guests with allergy concerns should avoid any foods or beverages unless they are packaged, and you are 100% confident in the manufacturer/supplier which has provided the Park with such food or beverage. Foods that are in any way unpackaged, prepared or handled by the Park (as opposed to packaged goods, provided to you in a sealed package), have a higher risk of contamination with other products containing allergens, so in the interests of your safety, we strongly urge you to avoid all such unpackaged products provided by the Park.
DO YOU SERVE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES?
Yes. Nashville Shores has three bar areas where alcohol is served.
WHAT SWIMMING ATTIRE IS ACCEPTABLE?
Swimsuits or appropriate swim attire are required on all water attractions. You may also wear athletic shorts, tank tops, swim shirts, coverups/dresses, and bike shorts.
Cutoffs, thong bikinis, bikinis with chain straps, denim shorts, or shorts with metal brads or buttons are NOT allowed.
ARE GOGGLES ALLOWED?
Face goggles or goggles that cover your eyes and nose are permitted, but our aquatics team encourages guests to use goggles that only cover your eyes.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
Nashville Shores remains open during periods of rain. However, operations will be suspended if there is any threat of lightning in the area. Nashville Shores will re-open as soon as the threat has passed. Click here for the latest weather forecast!
Rain Policy: During rain or storms some and/or all rides and/or slides may be shut down temporarily for your safety. Rain checks will be issued only when Nashville Shores closes for the day. Absolutely no refunds will be issued. By paying admission you have agreed to this policy and no exceptions will be made.
DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?
Nashville Shores does not offer refunds for ticket purchases.
ARE THERE ANY HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS ON YOUR SLIDES?
There are 10 water slides. The Mega Mayhem and Tennessee Twisters require that you are 48″ tall. The Twin Cyclones requires that riders are at least 36″ tall. Riptide Racer, Big Kahuna, the Big Scream, and Thunder and Lightning require that you are 42″ tall. Click here for a list of all the attractions.
CAN I DROP MY CHILD OFF FOR THE DAY?
Yes, but children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
HOW DO I OBTAIN AN APPLICATION FOR SUMMER EMPLOYMENT?
There are several ways! Stop by the Guest Relations building at Nashville Shores any time during operating hours or click here to complete an application online.
ARE PETS ALLOWED IN THE WATERPARK?
Pets are not allowed in the waterpark. Pets are only permitted in the RV park and are the responsibility of the owner.
ARE BOATS AVAILABLE FOR RENT?
ARE YOUR LIFEGUARDS CERTIFIED?
Yes! All Nashville Shores lifeguards are certified and trained in CPR and first aid. Many Nashville Shores’ lifeguards have been recognized internationally by Ellis & Associates for their excellence. Recently, our lifeguards received “Exceeds” on their audits from Ellis. This is the highest designation a park can receive.
IS THERE AN EMT ON SITE?
We have an EMT in our First Aid station every day to assist with any of your medical needs. The First Aid station is located near the park entrance.
IS THIS TICKET I FOUND ONLINE VALID?
The Park cannot guarantee tickets purchased on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and other 3rd party selling sites. These tickets may not be valid or have been purchased with stolen credit cards and you will not be able to enter the park. Tickets or Season Passes NOT purchased from Nashville Shores’ Website or other approved partners in person, may be counterfeit and are NOT valid for admission. We apologize for any confusion, but we cannot control invalid information posted on other websites. The park’s correct information and offers are posted on this website.
CAN I BRING MY OWN SHADE?
Yes, small umbrellas or pop-up structures are allowed. However, there are restrictions where these items can be placed. Restrictions include:
- Shade structure cannot interfere with other guests’ ability to see or move.
- Shade structure must be secured at all times to avoid injury.
- Shade structure can be placed in grass areas not marked as restricted or not completely surrounded by a barrier, fence, or post and rope.
IS THERE CAMPING AVAILABLE AT NASHVILLE SHORES?
Nashville Shores has 95 RV sites, 24 lakeside cabins and 8 hillside cabins. Tent camping is not permitted. Check out Lodging for more details.
CAN YOU LEAVE THE PARK AND COME BACK THE SAME DAY?
Yes, you can leave the park and re-enter on the same day. You will receive a handstamp when you exit.