Best Texas Waterparks

Here are some of the best waterparks in Texas. Texas Waterparks offer a great way for kids and family to cool off and have a lot of fun on a hot summer Texas day. There are a wide variety of waterparks in Texas that have a huge range of slides, lazy rivers, wave pools, concessions, and lots more. It's hard to beat a Texas waterpark - fun, refreshing, thrilling, and enjoyable for all ages.

Holiday Inn Galveston Seaside Resort

Best Central Texas, Hill Country, and Austin Area Waterparks

Volente Beach Waterpark

Lake Travis/Volente

Located on the shore of Lake Travis with a sandy beach, this is small family waterpark with a beach bar and grill, picnic areas, 3 volleyball courts, and 4 big slides/rides plus the lake and some pools to enjoy.

Some of the rides include:

  • Kids splash area and pirate ship
  • Gator Crossing & pool area
  • Sidewinder double tube ride
  • An open and a closed water slide
  • Texas twister
Schlitterban New Braunfels


New Braunfels

One of the best known and first waterparks in Texas, Schlitterbahn is huge. This park takes advantage of the clear cool water of the Guadalupe river and you can enjoy Worlds Longest Waterpark Ride. Plan on spending several hours here.

Some of the rides include:

  • 3600' long whitewater river
  • Master Blaster
  • Dragon's Revenge
  • Boggie Bahn Surfing
  • Congo River Expedition
  • Blacknight Tunner Slides
  • Der Bahn Speed Slides
  • Double Loop Body Slide
  • Cliffhanger Tube Chute
Hawaiian Falls Reef Racer

Hawaiian Water Park & Adventure Park


Hawaiian Falls Water Park is filled with several slides and twisting tube chutes, a lazy river, arcade, food, and more. Plus within the Park is a new Adventure Park with a ropes course, climbing wall, robe bridges, and more.

Read our article about a visit to Hawaiian Falls Water Park.

Some of the rides include:

  • Lazy River
  • Wave pool
  • Pflyin’ Hawaiian
  • Reef Racer
  • Several open & enclosed tubes
  • Splashwater Harbor for kids

Best North Texas and Dallas & Fort Worth Area Waterparks

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Grand Prarie

Just walking distance from The Epic (opening in 2018), Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is an incredible 80,000 square foot indoor/outdoor, open year-round waterpark with a beautiful curved, retractable roof. Referred to as a "cruise ship on land," there will be something for every member of your family. Eleven waterslides are featured on the waterpark's slide tower, and three of these slides are 'first of their kind' within the waterpark industry. An outdoor wave pool will be sure to excite, as well as birthday parties, private rentals, and events that will be held year-round.

Photo courtesy of Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Some of the rides include:

  • Nations Tallest Aquatoop
  • Yellow Jacket Drop
  • Aquanaut
  • Texas Twist
  • E-Racers
  • Prairie Plunge
  • Flowrider
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Six Flag's Hurricane Harbor


With 3,000,000 gallons of water, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington is famous for its heart-pounding rides plus lots of bigger, better, wetter excitement! They have everything from slippery slides to splashy play areas for tots and rides are rated from mild to max - go for it!

Some of the rides include:

  • Dive Bomber Plummet
  • Bonzai Boggans
  • Boogie Beach
  • Geronimo
  • Dive Bomber
  • Shotgun Falls
  • Surf Lagoon
  • The Black Hole
  • Tornado
  • Kamikaze
Castaway Cove in Wichita Falls

Castaway Cove Waterpark

Wichita Falls

Parrot's Perch is a 40-foot-high tower with two open flume slides and one thrilling U-shaped water thrill ride, take a thrill of free falling with the Cliffhanger, or you can take a leisurely ride on the lazy river, or play some water volleyball, basketball and and walk on a rolling log. What Fun!

Some of the rides include:

  • Parrot's Perch
  • Cliffhanger
  • Tommy's Torch
  • Annie's Quest
  • Storm Watch Tower
  • Bucaneer Bay
  • Shipwrech Beach
  • Lazy River
  • Hideaway Harbor


Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Waterpark


This family resort has 402 all-suite guest rooms, two family restaurants and best of all an 80,000 square-foot indoor waterpark. Great Wolf Lodge's Bear Track Landing is Texas' largest indoor waterpark with 11 water slides, seven pools and a four-story treehouse waterfort.

Some of the rides include:

  • Fort Mackenzie
  • Coyote Canyon
  • Howlin' Tornado
  • River Canyon Run
  • Alberta Falls
  • Slap Tail Pond
  • Chinook Cove
  • Big Foot Pass
  • Totem Towers
  • Whooping Hollow

Best South East Texas & Houston Area Waterparks and Games

Schlitterbahn Galveston


Open from March thru December because a large part of the park is covered in the winter. One of the newest Schlitterbahn parks features uphill water coasters, water slides, kid's playgrounds, whitewater rapids, wave pool, hot tubs, plus the Boogie Bahn surf ride. Read our fun day at Schlitterbahn Galveston.

Some of the rides include:

  • Bahnzai Pipeline
  • Blastenhoff Heated Pool
  • Boogie Board Bahn
  • F5 Twin Twisters
  • Dragon Blaster
  • Faust & Furious
  • Guada-Loopy Tube Chutes
  • Kristal River
  • Rohr Slied
  • Loopy Luge Tube Chutes
  • Cliffhanger Speed Slides
Lubbocks's own Paradise

Paradise Waterpark


A tropical themed Paradise for the entire family. The Slide Complex includes 40-foot-high tower with two body slides. The Cliffhanger plunges you 200' and the Kahuna Lagoon Tropical is packed with activities.

Some of the rides include:

  • Body Slide Complex
  • The Hawaiian Twiste
  • The Cliffhanger
  • Kahuna Lagoon

Best South Texas and San Antonio Area Waterparks


San Antonio

Splashtown has over 20 landscaped acres of cool, clean water excitement. There are over 50 rides and attractions plus other fun stuff to see and do including basketball, sand volleyball, restaurants, souvenir shop, "Dive-in Movies," and more.

Some of the rides include:

  • Wave Pool
  • Kids Kove
  • The Wedgie
  • Crystal Falls
  • Serpentines
  • Volley Ball & Basketball
  • The Luge
  • Star Flight

SeaWorld's Aquatica

San Antonio

Aquatica is located inside of SeaWorld and has acres of sand, surf, slides, and palms swaying in the breeze. It is a perfect spot to spent a little time in the tropics without ever leaving the Alamo City. Read about our Fun Day at Aquatica.

Some of the rides include:

  • HooRoo Run
  • WooHoo Falls
  • Walhalla Wave
  • Tassie's Twisters
  • Kiwi Curl
  • Stingray Falls
Schlitterbahn South Padre Island


South Padre Island

Schlitterbahn in South Padre Island has a wide variety of slides, pools, rides, and is located right on the Gulf of Mexico beach. There is also a good restaurant (Shrimp Haus) with a sports bar, lodging, an indoor winter waterpark, and live entertainment during the summer season. Read about our fun day at Schlitterbahn Indoor Waterpark.

Some of the rides include:

  • Agua Blanca Tube Chute
  • Boggie Bahn
  • Gale Force
  • Lily Pad
  • Pirates Plunge
  • Rio Beach
  • Sand Castle Cove
  • Storm Chaser
  • Sea Blaster

Best West Texas & El Paso Waterparks

Wet & Wild El Paso

Wet-n-Wild Waterworld

El Paso

Waterworld has been around for 25 years and has 20 pools, waterslides, and rides plus more than 200 trees to keep you cool and ensure a fun day in the water. Lots of kids rides and a 16' climbing wall that hangs over the Lagoon!

Some of the rides include:

  • Amazon
  • Alien Vortex
  • The Corkscrew
  • The Blaster
  • The Old Lady & The Shoe
  • The Shotgun
  • Monkey Ladder
  • Volcano River & Peak
  • The Screamer
Lubbock's Water Rampage in business for 25 years


Lubbock's best waterpark for 25 years. The main attractions at Lubbock Water Rampage are the 700-foot Rio Rampage lazy river, Tidal Wave wave pool with four-foot man made waves and Twin Twisters, two 400-foot long body slides.

Some of the rides include:

  • Tidal Waves
  • Rio Rampage Lazy River
  • Giant Water Slides
  • Kiddie Pool
Splash Amarillo

All Splash Amarillo rides with pools are monitored closely by certified lifeguards. While you're at the park, you can relax in several shaded areas to take a break from the sun. Other popular areas of the park include the air conditioned arcade and sand volleyball courts.

Some of the rides include:

  • High Speed Slides
  • Giant Wave Pool
  • Lazy River
  • Sidewinder
  • Serpentine
  • Kiddie Pool



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