12 Best Water Parks in North Carolina

For a day of family fun or part of a great vacation getaway, don’t miss the amazing water parks of North Carolina. Each park features something different and exciting, guaranteed to provide hours of fun for people of all ages.

Make some unforgettable memories challenging high thrill rides, swimming in cool, clear waters, riding the waves of the wave pool, floating down lazy rivers, or playing in the activity centers. Indoor, or outdoor, there’s a park for you!

1. Carowinds, Charlotte

Carowinds, Charlotte

Be sure to visit the shores of Carolina Harbour, the massive waterpark at Carowinds.

For thrill seekers there’s a host of action packed rides including Blackbeard’s Revenge, a six story tall complex featuring six different slides including a capsule launch slide! If tubing is more your thing, don’t miss Surfer’s Swell, the two hundred and sixty three foot long ride full of wild waves.

There’s the massive Dorsal Fin Drop which sends riders twirling down three hundred and fifty-one feet and includes a huge bowl.

Don’t miss the Pelican Plunge, the Southern Sidewinder of the Barracuda Blasters, which sends you down in total darkness.

Raft with the whole family down Hurricane Falls, an exciting five hundred and sixty-four foot ride.

Children of all ages will love the new Seaside Splashworks which features of hours of exciting activities and a huge dumping bucket.

For toddlers there’s the new Myrtle Turtle Beach, a giant splash pad with tons of jets and interactive activities.

The park has three other exciting kiddie areas to explore as well as a huge Tidal Wave Bay wave pool and Coastal Currents, the thousand foot long lazy river.

When you’re ready to drive off, Carowinds also offers a dryland amusement park for even more fun!

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