Best outdoor Water Parks in the USA

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Are you looking for outdoor water parks for an amazing time with family and friends?

We offer you a hand-picked selection so you can spend the best day of family fun with your loved ones. Organized by state and city, we provide you with the best outdoor water parks featuring lazy rivers, thrilling slides, games, and much more!

Keep scrolling and find the perfect water park for you.

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Below you can find the lists of outdoor water parks organized by region. In every region there’s a list of states, in alphabetical order. Just click on your preferred destination and you’re almost ready to start packing for your fun-filled vacation!

What you should know before going to an outdoor Water Park

If you’re visiting a water park as a part of a vacation (away from home), we encourage you to make an itinerary and take into account that you will spend one entire day at the water park. Don’t forget to pack waterproof sunscreen, extra clothes (you don’t want to spend an entire day in a wet swimsuit), a waterproof bag for the wet clothes, and a water-safe camera for capturing family moments.

Also, we suggest taking lots of water and snacks with you to the water park – so you don’t have to leave before trying out all available slides and games. Nevertheless, check the restrictions beforehand to avoid any uncomfortable situations with the staff. Water park rules are especially important if you’re there with kids as some places require kids to wear a safety vest or have some other rules for keeping them safe.


  • Are water parks only for families with kids?

    Although many outdoor water parks in the USA are family-oriented, that does not mean that they are not for adult friends or couples. If you're the type of person who likes the thrill of high slides, waveriders or simply chillin' on the lazy river, you can have a grand time at a number of water parks all over the country

    We try to include as many outdoor water parks on our pages as possible to provide our users with as many choices as we can because we understand that not all our users are traveling with families. There's something for everyone on each of our pages. 

  • What is the best outdoor water park in the USA?

    There are many huge and amazing outdoor water parks in different states, but the Noah's Ark in Wisconsin Dells is the largest outdoor water park in the USA. It comes as no surprise since Wisconsin Dells boasts a nickname of the "Waterpark Capital of the World".

    Nevertheless, the biggest US water park does not hold the title of the #1. According to our sources, the reputation of the best outdoor water park in the USA belong to the Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas.

  • How do I find the best outdoor water park for me and my family?

    This depends on your family's interests and the age of every member. In general, water parks provide great fun for all ages, but your priorities may differ if you have very small children or teenagers. One would require a zero-entry pool, the other thrilling slides, for example. Of course, everybody's different and looks for different facilities and rides, so trust your gut when it comes to choosing the right place for you!

    And we are here to help you. Just click on the desired destination and you will be redirected to our list of best outdoor water parks in the area. Read the descriptions and check out the images to get an idea what every water park has to offer, and visit the one you like most.


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