The Lone Star State of Texas has many activities and attractions to offer its visitors. If you’re visiting during the warmer months — you’re going to want to cool off! That’s where Texas water parks come in!
Texas does not disappoint when it comes to splish-splashing fun, and has an array of water parks for all ages. In Texas you’ll find indoor waterparks, massive outdoor water parks, heated pools, and more, ensuring you have access to water fun year-round.
Whether you’re looking for relaxing fun, or more thrilling options — you’ll find the perfect water park for you and your crew in Texas.
Here are 33+ water parks in Texas that guarantee lots of water fun.
SCHLITTERBAHN GALVESTON ISLAND WATERPARK (GALVESTON)
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark extends over 70 acres and is full of fun. With over 33 rides and water slides, this amazing outdoor water park is full of awesome choices the whole family will enjoy.
Younger children will love the kiddie pools and water playgrounds found here. For older kids and teens, the park offers a large collection of thrilling slides featuring twists and turns and more. (You’ve got to try the immersive Screaming Serpents body slide!) Try the wave pool for surfing fun, or take a spin on the white water rapids.
There are also hot hot tubs, and a swim-up bar for adults. The lazy river is always a hit, and the one at Schlitterbahn Waterpark connects for a mile of fun through three sections of the park.
Day passes and season passes are available.
Stay Here: Inn at the Waterpark
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KALAHARI RESORT (ROUND ROCK)
The Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, TX lays claim to being the largest indoor water park in America. The park features 223,000 square feet of wet and wild indoor fun.
Choose from 20 pools, whirlpools, outdoor pools traversing 3 acres, and 30 water slides. Adults will love the swim-up grotto bar, cabanas, and waterfalls. Kids will have a blast at Coral Cove and Tiko’s Watering Hole.
Try the launch chambers, the Barreling Baboon, and more. Enjoy the family raft ride, tube rides, wave pool, bowl slides, and much more.
Stay Here: Round Rock Condo
SCHLITTERBAHN NEW BRAUNFELS (NEW BRAUNFELS)
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is Texas’ original waterpark. It has consistently been voted “best waterpark in the world” for many years.
You will have the beautiful Comal River as your background as you float on the lazy river, followed by rapid rivers to spice things up. Any of the 17 slides will thrill and excite you, and there are also several beach areas here that smaller kids will love.
At Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, you’ll find four distinct sections, and every section features a swim-up bar, a not-so-lazy river, a children’s area, and unique attractions.
You can also stay at this water park resort! They offer a variety of accommodations — from condos and lofts to cabins, vacation homes, and their Treehaus Luxury Suites.
Stay Here: The Resort at Schlitterbahn
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LUBBOCK WATER RAMPAGE (LUBBOCK)
Water Rampage in Lubbock is a great, family-friendly outdoor water park that you’re not going to want to miss. This family water park has a wave pool, lazy river, kiddie pool, water slides, and a picnic area too.
The Pirate Ship Playground is super popular with the little ones, and everyone loves the water slides in the Caribbean Adventure Section.
In the summer, the water park hosts events — like their popular movie nights!
Stay Here: Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lubbock
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AQUATICA (SEAWORLD SAN ANTONIO)
Aquatica is an amazing water park in San Antonio and is SeaWorld San Antonio’s water park. This tropical paradise has many surprises for you.
Prepare to take a raft down to a grotto where you will come face to face with stingrays! No other place in the world will afford you this. The Tonga Twister is also another first in Texas — and an absolute must-do.
Try the huge wave pool or slow down the pace with a relaxing soak in any of the pools. Kids will love the outdoor farmhouse with its dumping buckets, geysers, and more.
Stay Here: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott SeaWorld
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SIX FLAGS FIESTA TEXAS (SAN ANTONIO)
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is an amusement park found in San Antonio. Within it is a water park called White Water Bay.
White Water Bay has many pools for you to soak in and water slides everyone in the family will love. The Lone Star Lagoon, which is shaped like Texas, is a great way to start.
Gather your courage and try the world’s tallest waterslide called Bahama Blaster, then take the Texas Tumble that will take your raft through many rapids.
Stay Here: La Quinta by Wyndham San Antonio
JW MARRIOTT SAN ANTONIO HILL
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa gives you a little more luxury with its private water park that sits on nine acres.
Enjoy tube slides, body slides, and more for a thrilling afternoon. There is also an 1,100-foot lazy river that winds around all the pools that everyone will enjoy. There’s a kiddie pool area, that features a zero-entry pool and their own, smaller water slides.
You’ll also find a Sand Beach Pool for enjoying sand castles and swimming, an Adults Only pool, and the large Activity Pool.
Stay Here: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa
HYATT REGENCY HILL COUNTRY RESORT AND SPA (SAN ANTONIO)
The beautiful Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa near SeaWorld San Antonio gives you access to a water park, a world-class spa, and a magnificent 27-hole golf course.
There is an activity pool with slides, an adults-only pool, a whirlpool, a wading pool, and a lazy river for you to choose from. Take a ride on their 2-story water slide, or — for an additional fee — test your surfing skills on the FlowRider Wave Machine.
The pools at this water park are heated and open year-round.
Stay Here: Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
SHORE CLUB VOLENTE BEACH WATERPARK (LAKE TRAVIS)
Shore Club Volente Beach Waterpark is the only lakeside beach and boutique waterpark in Texas.
Located on 4 acres on Lake Travis, you’ll find four slide attractions, a private beach and swimming area, two pools, a pool bar, dining, bungalows for overnight stays, and more.
Younger children will love the Pirate Ship, while older ones will have the Gators Crossing area.
Play volleyball or beanbag toss and in the evening, watch a classic Jaws movie on the big screen as you float on a tube on Lake Travis.
Stay Here: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
YOGI BEAR’S JELLYSTONE RESORT HILL COUNTRY (CANYON LAKE)
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Resort is every camper’s dream destination.
You will have access to a water playground with a swimming pool, and a splash pad will also help you cool down as you compete in cannonball and Marco Polo.
Try the inflatable slides, jumping pillows, ramps, ladders, runways, and more in their inflatable obstacle course.
Stay Here: Jellystone Resort
YOGI BEAR’S JELLYSTONE RESORT GUADALUPE RIVER (KERRVILLE)
Deep in the Texas Hill Country is Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Resort sitting on 65 acres along the Guadalupe River.
Yogi Bear has a Water Zone with two water slides, a powerful hydro storm, appropriate kiddie slides, water cannons, playful spray components, and much more!
Stay Here: Jellystone Resort
SIX FLAGS HURRICANE HARBOR (ARLINGTON)
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Arlington will challenge your nerves on the 80-foot tall Black Hole, or you can race everyone on the Wahoo Racer.
Enjoy a movie as you float in the wave pool, or keep things tame on the smaller water slides or in the kiddie play area.
Stay Here: Live! by Loews
SPLASH KINGDOM WATERPARK (CANTON)
Splash Kingdom is a family-friendly water park in Canton, TX. Enjoy the humongous wave pool, the long lazy river, a cannon-bowl body slide, and other high-speed body slides.
Your kids will also love the 7,000-square foot fun pool with its many play structures and seven water slides.
Stay Here: Best Western Canton Inn
TYPHOON TEXAS (HOUSTON-FORMERLY KATY)
Typhoon Texas is among the newest water parks in Texas, and it’s located in the town of Katy.
Along with a lazy river and wave pool, you’ll also find awesome water slides, a kid-friendly water playground, racing slides, and even a play area for the tiniest members of your group. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Typhoon Texas.
Stay Here: Best Western Premier Energy Corridor
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WET’N’WILD WATER WORLD (ANTHONY)
Wet’n’Wild Water World in Anthony, TX boasts the biggest wave pool in Texas and the most shade of any waterpark in the world!
Home to thrilling slides aptly named Blaster and Corkscrew, there is also a climbing wall, a wave pool, and a spray tank for kids. Rent a cabana for some extra fun.
Stay Here: Best Western Anthony
TYPHOON TEXAS (AUSTIN-FORMERLY PFLUGERVILLE)
Located just 15 minutes outside Austin, the Typhoon Texas Waterpark has a massive wave pool, an activity pool with different water features, and a lazy river waiting for you.
Try the multi-slide towers headlining speed slides for the thrill-seekers, tube slides, and a six-lane racer slide.
The Gully Washer is a dream playland with seven slides, 100 spray areas, a cool splash pad, and an 800-gallon water bucket that splashes the whole play area.
Stay Here: Courtyard by Marriott Austin Pflugerville
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YOGI BEAR JELLYSTONE PARK WALLER (WALLER)
Yogi Bear Jellystone Park in Waller is a great camping destination.
Swim and splash in the outdoor pools before making your way to the Water Zone. Experience the Pine Tree Plunge, the Jelly Roll Slide, and the lazy river.
Stay Here: Jellystone Park Waller
NRH2O FAMILY WATER PARK (NORTH RICHLAND HILLS)
NRH2O Family Water Park has everything for your family to enjoy tons of water park fun.
The Viper, which was the first in the world, is a family waterslide you’ll love. While on The Viper, you’ll enjoy high-banking turns and a drop into a 20-foot MEGAtube!
The Sidewinder will drop you 60 feet, while the Purple Palooza will put you in total darkness, with many surprises along the way.
Stay Here: The Harmony Designer Home
SPLASHWAY WATERPARK (SHERIDAN)
Splashway Waterpark is a family-oriented park loved by campers, and features zip lining and a water park too!
Try the speed slides, the racers, and tube slides — and don’t forget the wave pool. There is also a kiddie park and a lazy river. There’s plenty of fun for the whole family to enjoy at this water park.
Stay Here: Splashway Campground
HAWAIIAN WATERS & HAWAIIAN FALLS
HAWAIIAN FALLS ROANOKE (ROANOKE)
Hawaiian Falls, Roanoke calls attention to Tsunami Soaker, where you will kick water balloons.
Race your friend on the Beach Blasters, which was the first dueling multi-tube racer in the world. Try the free-fall slide that is 65 feet tall, load up on a raft of six, and go down following many turns and drops.
This water park is also home to Mega WaterWorld, the world’s largest aqua play structure! It includes a three-lane racer, a family raft ride, body slides, dump buckets, numerous interactive games and fun water features.
With its dumping bucket, lazy river, and many play structures, there is something for everyone.
Stay Here: Comfort Suites Roanoke
HAWAIIAN WATERS GARLAND (GARLAND)
Hawaiian Waters Garland sits on 12 acres and offers something for everyone.
Relax in the splash pool or go down slides offering different thrills. There are body slides, racing slides, and thrilling slides too. You’ll also find a watery ropes course here, an area for little ones, and a lazy river.
Stay Here: Hyatt Place Dallas Garland
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HAWAIIAN FALLS MANSFIELD (MANSFIELD)
Hawaiian Falls Mansfield sits on 16 acres and has a lot to offer you.
Slide down any of the 14 slides that will leave you exhilarated or feeling like a human torpedo. The lazy river awaits you, as does the splash park for you and your little ones. Private cabanas are available.
Stay Here: Fairfield Inn and Suites
HAWAIIAN WATERS THE COLONY (THE COLONY)
Fly down 65 feet on the Flyin’ Hawaiian, try The Torpedo, or tackle The Waikiki Wipeout for a heart-pounding thrill at Hawaiian Waters in The Colony, TX.
Keiki Kove is for the kids with rope ladders, multiple slides, and a thousand-gallon dumping bucket.
The lazy river and the wave pool are also great options that everyone will enjoy.
Stay Here: Homewood Suites by Hilton
HAWAIIAN FALLS WACO (WACO)
This is the largest Hawaiian Falls waterpark in Texas, and it covers 10 acres in Waco.
There is a wave pool the size of a football field, a spray park for the kids, and a lazy river that is 800 feet long. Thrill seekers will love the freefalling and body slides offered here. You’ve got to try the six-story Tempest Tower slide while you’re here!
Stay Here: Pivovar Hotel
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BEACH PARK (FORMERLY SCHLITTERBAHN) (SOUTH PADRE ISLAND)
Beach Park is a family-friendly location sitting on 25 acres. It promises water activities and an unforgettable family adventure.
Slip down the slides, take a cooling water ride, or tube down the lazy river with a stunning beach view from the resort. Head for the water roller coasters and surf some waves on the wave simulator.
Little ones will love the Sand Castle Cove water playground, and adults will love the swim-up bar. There’s something for all ages at Beach Park.
Stay Here: Holiday Inn Resort South Padre Island
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WATERPARK AT THE VILLAGES (FLINT)
Waterpark at the Villages is found in Flint at the Holiday Inn Club. The resort sits on 3,000 acres overlooking Lake Palestine.
The indoor water park spans 25,000 square feet and is packed with fun activities for the whole family.
Try the winding tubes and slides, the lazy river, the wave pool, and a challenging rope bridge. You’ll also find a water playground for the kids, along with three kid-friendly slides for them to enjoy.
Stay Here: Holiday Inn Club Vacations Villages Resort
WATERLOO ADVENTURES (AUSTIN)
Waterloo Adventures is a floating water park! Take a day trip from Austin to this beautiful Lake Travis location where you will enjoy a Hill Country view, a fantastic shoreline, and a unique lake experience!
This floating water park has an obstacle course and a private island. Take a saddle float or try the floating picnic tables. Relax in the hammocks or lounge chairs as you sip on a cold drink. This floating water park cannot be missed!
Stay Here: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin NW – Four Points
EPIC WATERS INDOOR WATERPARK (GRAND PRAIRIE)
Epic Waters Water Park in Grand Prairie is the largest indoor water park in North Texas. The park offers a wide array of fun water activities over 80,000 square feet.
You can play indoors or outside, but your first stop should be the Slide Tower with its 11 slides. Jump into the wave pool or relax at the calm beach or the lazy river. The kids will love their own special play area.
Stay Here: La Quinta by Wyndham Dallas Grand Prairie
BAHAMA BEACH WATERPARK (DALLAS-FORT WORTH)
Bahama Beach Waterpark in Dallas has thrills and chills for everyone.
Kids will love Coconut Cove, with its thousand-gallon dumping bucket. Older kids and adults will love racing their friends to the bottom of the 300-foot Tortuga Express slide. Try Riptide Slide and Bahama Bullet, which are the two high speed slides you can try in your own tube, or in a double tube with a friend.
Relax in the lazy river, a private cabana, or the zero-depth beach.
Stay Here: Best Western Plus Duncanville
HILTON ANATOLE (DALLAS-FORT WORTH)
The Hilton Anatole Dallas hotel features an urban waterpark on its property called JadeWaters.
The resort pool complex here features a lazy river, two water slides, a swim-up bar, a cove for adults only, a kid’s splash pad, games and activities, and more. You can also rent a luxury cabana, a daybed, or a family alcove here.
Stay Here: Hilton Anatole Dallas
PIRATE’S BAY WATER PARK (BAYTOWN)
Pirate’s Bay Water Park in Baytown, TX is a pirate-themed water park your kids will love.
The Colorado Drop Slide is a 2-person raft ride with a 40-foot drop that is full of thrilling fun. If you’re looking for a more intense thrill, try the Space Bowl that will have you reaching speeds of 40 MPH!
Kids will love the pirate ship water playgrounds, and the rope ladders. Take a shot at surfing the waves on the Flow River, or relax on the lazy river.
Stay Here: SpringHill Suites by Marriott
CASTAWAY COVE WATERPARK (WICHITA FALLS)
Castaway Cove offers something for guests of all ages.
Visit Shipwreck Beach — a tidal wave pool with multiple water geysers. The Parrot’s Perch slide complex features a 40-foot-high tower with two open flume slides and a U-shaped water thrill ride. Relax on the lazy river, and let the little ones enjoy the Buccaneer Bay water play area that features slides, crawl-through tunnels and interactive water features.
There is so much to do here, you’ll never run out of exciting things to try.
Stay Here: Home2Suites by Hilton
GREAT WOLF LODGE (GRAPEVINE)
Great Wolf Lodge is a family-friendly indoor waterpark located in Grapevine, TX. Experience 80,000 square feet of unforgettable fun here.
Choose from the many pools and slides, that everyone will love. There is also a large treehouse with a thousand-gallon tipping water bucket.
Try the rafts, wave pool, open ropes course, and clock tower. Little ones also have their very own water play area.
Stay Here: Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine
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GAYLORD TEXAN RESORT (GRAPEVINE)
The Gaylord Texan is an upscale resort in Grapevine with an outdoor family water park.
Enjoy the walk-in beach, wade into any of the pools, or try the private cabanas available. The 600-foot-long lazy river and the four water slides are always a good idea. The kids have their own splash area with smaller slides for them to enjoy.
Stay Here: Gaylord Texan Resort
WATER PARKS IN TEXAS FAQ
What is the most popular water park in Texas?
One of the most popular water park chains in Texas is Schlitterbahn, with locations in both Galveston and New Braunfels. The largest water park in Texas is Schlitterbahn Galveston, and it’s one of the most visited parks in the state.
What is the biggest indoor water park in Texas?
Kalahari Resort indoor water park in Round Rock, TX is not only the biggest indoor water park in Texas, but it’s also the biggest indoor water park in the United States.
Where is the biggest water slide in Texas?
The tallest drop slide in Texas is located at Aquatica San Antonio. Ihu’s Breakaway Fallsu003cbru003eincludes a ring of tubes that encircle an almost 80° plunge into the abyss.
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