Fly high, get dirty, and make a splash at Thomas Falls

When it comes time to beat that Texas heat, we are all looking for the most fun way to keep cool, especially when we have to keep the little ones entertained as well. There is a place tucked between Diana and Ore City that is bringing you a unique way to make a splash and have a great COOL time outdoors!

Thomas Falls Outdoor Adventure & Event Center provides some of the most unique ways to keep cool that provides the perfect venue for events or even for small groups looking for fun. Thomas Falls was built and designed by owner William Thomas, starting with Thomas and his wife, Debbie, clearing brush out by hand and describing it as a “labor of love.”

“Back in the day, there was not much to do in East Texas,” said Thomas. “So we had originally done a product called “A Raging River Raft Race” on the Sabine River in Longview. Once I did that and saw how much people were really starving for something to do in East Texas, well I said ‘If I ever get older and quit what I’m doing as a job, I’m gonna try to build something for people to come and do’ and that’s how this all began.”

Visitors that stop on by can take a ride on their zip line course, speeding (or bouncing!) their way through the Piney Woods of East Texas, take a plunge into their 7-acre lake with a twin water zipline, or try their best to complete one of their many challenges.

Throughout the year, there are special themed events you can also take part in, such as their March Madness Mud Run, Zip-line with the Zombies, or a Zip-line thru the lights come Christmas time!

“We’ve had people here from Germany, Italy, Spain, France, all over the world,” said Thomas. “We’ve been very blessed... our stuff is a little bit unique. All of this stuff is basically my original idea.”

As for the future, they’re not quite done yet. Already in progress is a swimming hole with a 50 foot waterfall visitors will be able to swim up to and around. Thomas shows no signs of slowing down, and as long as people keep coming, they’re going to keep providing new and exciting ways for you, your family, and your friends to have fun, get dirty, make a splash, and create some life long memories.


Thomas Falls Outdoor Adventures & Event Center is located at 5543 US Highway 259 North, Diana TX.

Reservations are made by phone call only, you may click here to visit their contact page for questions about dates and pricing.

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Jade Allen

Jade Allen

Jade Allen explores East Texas to bring the most exciting activities and locations to The East Texas Weekend. Jade came to Texas in 2018, where it has steadily become a home and a place to explore.