Splashway Waterpark & Campground Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 9.6

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Splashway Waterpark & Campground Overview:

Review and Rating of Splashway Waterpark & Campground in Sheridan Texas

If you're looking for a unique and fun family camping experience then you need to head to Splashway Waterpark & Campground in Sheridan, Texas. Just one hour West of Houston, Splashway is centrally located between Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.  Splashway has 177 full hookup RV sites, tent sites, and glamping sites.   The roads are paved and the sites are long and RVs shouldn't have a problem getting into any of the sites.

Splashway also has a variety of cabins and cottages.  The cabins will sleep up to 12 guests and some have fully furnished kitchens!  The bunkhouses are great for multiple families vacationing together.

In addition to great campsites and cabins, what separates Splashway from other campgrounds and RV parks are all of the family-friendly amenities ranging from basketball to laser tag to paddleboarding including a huge waterpark with lots of attractions!  With all of that, it's not surprising that Splashway Campground made Texas Outside's list of the Best Campgrounds and RV Parks in Texas!

Family is at the core of everything that Splashway Waterpark & Campground has to offer. With s’more nights, movie nights, arts and crafts, and live music plus all of the kid-friendly amenities, Splashway Waterpark & Campground will help your family create memories that last a lifetime.

The waterpark, campground, and cabins and all of the facilities are well maintained and clean.  The staff is very helpful and seems committed to making sure you have an enjoyable stay.

Read about our fun stay at Splashway.

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

Splashway Waterpark and Campground has 177 RV sites that are all full hook-up with 30 and 50 AMP, water, and sewer plus a picnic table and fire pit.  All of the sites are level and a mixture of grass and dirt.  Most of the sites are long enough for an RV and another vehicle.  The hookups are toward the rear of the sites which makes for easy hook-ups.

The campsites are broken into four different sections.  E Section is the newest addition to Splashway and it has 50 very nice shaded back-in sites plus 6 great tent sites with water and electric, two group tent sites, and glamping sites.  There are also private restrooms and showers.  The sites in this section are the most spacious and they have a State Park like feel about it!  E Section is on the eastern side of Splashway, close to the pond and laser tag but the farthest from the waterpark. 

C Section has 20 back-in sites all of which are shaded.  10 of the sites face east with a nice view of the pond and with trees that will block the afternoon sun.  These sites have easy access to the game area, playground, putt-putt, stage, activity center, and pond. 

Section A has 48 back-in sites all of which are shaded.  If you want to be close to the Camper's Entrance to the waterpark, this is the section to stay in. 

Section B and D are on the north end of the park and home to 59 sites that are a mixture of long pull-throughs and several back-ins.  These sites are the least shaded of all of the sites. 

In addition to RV and tent sites, Splashway Waterpark and Campground has 37 cabins and 15 cottages for rent.  The 37 cabins are perfect for a larger family or a group of up to 10.  The cabins have a master bedroom with a queen bed, bathroom with a tub and shower, full kitchen (microwave, oven and range, full-sized refrigerator, pots and pans, coffee maker, toaster, and more), loft with 2 queen mattresses and 2 twin mattresses, a living area with a bar-type table and 4 stools, couch, and a flat-screen TV.  There is also a great screened in patio with a table and 4 chairs plus a picnic table and fire pit. 

The 15 cottages are smaller one-room wooden cottages with twin bunk beds and a twin bunk over a double bed.  The kitchen has a microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffee pot, and sink.  Each of the cottages also has a flat-screen, bathroom and shower, small patio, picnic table, and firepit

The front doors and porches of the cabins and cottages face an open area with games, picnic tables, and BBQ grills - much better than looking at the street!  It's a two to three minute walk to the entrance to the waterpark.

Also new to Splashway are the Bunkhouses - fully furnished with private showers, restrooms, a kitchenette, queen bed and bunk beds plus a huge shareable porch.  The Bunkhouses are perfect for 2 to 5 families to share.

The cabin we stayed in during a visit a couple of years ago seemed new and was very clean and well maintained.  Linens are not provided but they can be rented from the office. The cabins and cottages are perfect for a couple or small family for a fun weekend getaway.

In addition to the RV sites, tent sites, cabins, and cottages, some of the other amenities you can enjoy during your stay include:

  • two lakes for catch and release fishing, swimming, or enjoying kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and pedal boats - all of which can be rented for a small fee
  • a laser tag field with several obstacles
  • 2 sand volleyball courts and a basketball court
  • a large fenced-in dog park
  • putt-putt, laser tag, and pedal carts
  • outdoor games, like tetherball, gaga ball, corn hole, and more
  • two playscapes and several picnic areas
  • lifesize chess and checker boards
  • clean and well maintained private restrooms and showers plus laundry facilities

Golf Carts seem to be the most common mode of getting the Park and 4 seater and 6 seater golf carts are available for rent.  There is also a gift shop, activity center, business center, plus a camp store with souvenirs, food staples, Blue Bell ice cream, RV supplies, and more

In addition to all of the above fun things to do, Splashway is home to a fantastic waterpark with lots of fun rides, a lazy river, pool, wave pool, and plenty of things for the younger kids.  There are three different places to order food (pizza, dogs, chicken strips, burgers, and more) and treats and drinks and the gift shop has plenty of souvenirs for you to take home.  There are lots of lounge chairs and picnic tables plus BBQ grills and cabanas (with wait service) that you can rent.  Click on this link to learn more about the Splashway Waterpark.

On the weekends the campground is always alive with some type of activity sponsored by Splashway - s'mores to movies to cooking contests to arts and crafts to live music, food and beverage, and lots more.

Pricing is reasonable and there are a wide variety of packages and specials.  If you're going to enjoy the waterpark for a couple of days, the Season Pass is a good deal and includes a lot of extras and additional discounts (ie, on camping, or cabana rentals)

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A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

On our first visit to Splashway, we brought our five grandkids and stayed in one of the cabins.  They loved sleeping together in the loft!  After arriving, it only took them a couple of minutes to get into their bathing suits and start running toward the entrance of the water park where we spent the entire day enjoying all of the rides.  Part of what makes Splashway special is that the vast majority of the rides can be enjoyed by all ages and there are lots of slides and things for the very young kids. 

We rented a cabana - a great way to go! - which had a table and chairs, lounge beach chairs, a safe, a call box to order food and drinks, and a wait staff that was very attentive!  A really fun day at Splashway Waterpark and Campground

After the park closed we drove 20 minutes to Columbus and enjoyed a great meal at Nancy's Steakhouse - good steaks, a salad bar, and reasonable prices.

The following day, the kids ran us ragged going from one activity to the next - I should have rented a golf cart.  We played volleyball, shot some hoops, rented a kayak, played 18 holes of putt-putt, and while they played laser tag, I took a short nap.  Following that we all enjoyed some Blue Bell ice cream and sleep like a log.

On a more recent visit, we camped in site C14 - well shaded and a great view of the lake.  Enjoyed the waterpark for one day and played two different nine-hole golf courses.  Read our review of Weimar Golf Club and Eagle Lake Golf Course - both about 15 minutes away.

Read our article on A Fun Day at Splashway Waterpark and Campground.

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Cool Nearby Activities:

Sheridan is kind of out in the middle of nowhere - but that doesn't matter, you came here to camp and enjoy the waterpark!  The waterpark and all of the fun amenities at Splashway are enough to keep you busy for several days.

Columbus and Hallettsville are each about 20 minutes away but neither is loaded with lots of fun things to see and do.  There are a few 9 hole golf courses around - see this golf map to find one. 

Shiner and the Shiner Bock Brewery are only 30 minutes away.  Within an hour's drive you can find lots to see and do.

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Campground Information

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Texas Outside Favorite Sites: The A sites (A-6, 7, 39, and 40 specifically) have trees and are closest to the camper's entrance to the waterpark. C-12 to C-20 are also shaded and they face the pond and are close to lots of fun things to do.

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Texas Outside Campground Rating System

Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”.  Each park is rated on:

  • Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
  • Park Condition:  the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
  • Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
  • Campsites:  low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
  • Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more