Summer is here, and some families in the Pine Belt are relying on tradition to beat the heat on Memorial Day.
"It's a family tradition. It's been here since I was a little kid, literally," says local school teacher Jessica Knight.
Pep's Point was opened to the public in 1949.
It recently underwent renovations, making it a nice alternative to shade and air conditioning.
"Oh it's a great way to beat the heat. The water is typically 58 to 62 degrees so it's always cool. It's refreshing, so it's a great place to come and enjoy a hot summer day," says Quinn Bullock.
Bullock has been a partner at Pep's Point since 2012.
He says young children enjoy the cold water the most.
"The small kids really enjoy it. They love the cold water. It doesn't affect them as much as it does the older people, but all kids enjoy it. It doesn't matter, young or old."
The children tend to agree.
"Cold water and the water slide. It's awesome."
In addition staying cool, the water park also gives parents a way to keep their kids active during the summer months.
"The kids don't have a lot to do unless they're involved in other extracurricular activities," says Knight.
"They come out here and I promise you, after a full day at Pep's Point they are tired," says Bullock.