Can you survive Jaws on the Lake?

Hamilton County Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a new fundraiser that is a local spin on a challenge taking off at parks around the country: watching a shark movie at night while your legs are dangling in the water.

That's the challenge on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Chester Frost Park beach. Are you brave enough to watch "Jaws 2" while floating on Chickamauga Lake? Floaters who stay in the water for the entire two-hour movie will receive an "I Survived Jaws" T-shirt.

Gates open at 7 p.m., the movie will begin about 9 p.m., rain or shine. Only in the event of heavy storms will the event be rescheduled.


What to Know Before You Go

* Participants must provide their own flotation device and wear a Coast Guard-approved (Type 3 or higher) life jacket. These will not be provided, guests are responsible for bringing their own. All floats are subject to approval on-site; no oversized floats will be allowed.

* Participants must check in before being allowed in the water. At check-in, participants will receive a wristband in exchange for a completed waiver. Nobody will be permitted in the water without a life jacket.

* Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Youth under 18 must have a signed waiver from their parent/legal guardian to attend.

* Adult and youth waivers for Jaws on the Lake are available in the Quick Links section at, as well as when tickets are purchased online. Waivers may also be picked up and completed at the Chester Frost Park Ranger Station prior to the event.

* Concessions will be sold during the event.

* Only 500 tickets will be sold, so advance purchase is encouraged. Tickets will be sold online until Friday, Aug. 2, for $10. Tickets on event day are $15, cash only.

Bring your chums and get ready for a fun night on the water.


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