If you’re searching for a great destination spot, look no further than the waterparks of South Carolina. These parks have something for everyone including crystal clear pools, heart pounding rides, and huge kiddie areas.
Many of the parks come complete with dry land adventures like amusement park rides or mini golf. If you want to experience pristine lakes and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, South Carolina has just the park for you. Bring the whole family for a getaway that’s sure to be both fantastically fun and memorable.
Lets explore the best water parks in South Carolina:
1. Myrtle Waves Water Park, Myrtle Beach
Extending over twenty acres, Myrtle Waves Water Park is a must see destination. Adventure awaits on the multitude of rides. Zoom down the crazy Turbo Twisters, make a splash off the Super Chute, race down the Thunderbolt Speed Slides or Snake Mountain. Brave the exhilarating rush of the Riptide Rockets or the darkness of the Night Flight. Whirl around and around the huge bowl slide, Arooba Tooba. Challenge the huge halfpipe slide Rockin’ Ray. Brand new to the park, the Tsunami FlowRider lets you experience surfing. Children will love the Bubble Bay as well as the giant Saturation Station which comes complete with a huge aqua play structure and dumping bucket. The park has a lazy river and a Racin’ River as well as a wave pool for hours of cool, splashing fun.
2. Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark, North Charleston
Grab the family and head on down to Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark where over fifteen acres of wet and wild fun await. A whole host of rides ensure that you’ll stay wet and have a blast. Whoosh down the three hundred feet of the three slides of the Tubular Twister. Grab a mat and race your friends on the Rip Tide Run. Kids will love the Otter Bay kiddie pool with a six lane mat slide, sprayers and tons of interactive features. The Big Splash Treehouse is equally as exciting. Slides, jets, a huge interactive play structure and a dumping bucket are sure to please. Enjoy the swells of the twenty-seven thousand square foot wave pool or relax on the lazy river; Whirlin’ Waters has it all.
3. Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Myrtle Beach
For a full day of wet and dryland fun, visit Family Kingdom. The Oceanfront Water Park has tons of rides, cool waters, and exciting kiddie areas. Children will love the clear waters of the kiddie pool as well as the water mushrooms and other exciting features. From tube slides to speed slides and intermediate slides, there’s sure to be a ride for everyone. The lazy river is guaranteed to help you kick back and stay cool and wet with the interactive water features. When you’re ready to dry off, head on over to the Amusement Park. With over thirty-five rides, you may want to come back again to experience it all.
4. Wild Water & Wheels, Surfside Beach
Days of wet and wild splashes as well as dryland adventure await at Wild Water. There’s a ton of rides sure to get your heart pounding. Brave the plunge of the Free Fall Cliff Dive. Grab a mat and race your friends on the Wild H2O Racer. Raft down the exciting White Water Express. Challenge the curves of the Serpentine and face the blackness of the Dark Hole. The Side Winder and Twin Twister slides are sure to thrill. Children will have a blast at Wally’s Lagoon and the Wee Kids Water World. Visit the Wipe Out Wave Pool or kick back in the Lounge Pool where you can submerge a chair and just sit and relax. Dry off and spend the rest of the day racing around on the go-karts or sinking a putt at the mini-golf course. There are bumper boats, speeds racers, two seater racers, and tons of kiddie rides as well. With so many things to do you’ll want to come back for another day!
5. The Orangeburg County YMCA, Orangeburg
Open seasonally, the YMCA boasts an impressive park, sure to delight people of all ages. There’s a host of exciting rides and slides including the giant bowl slide. Children will love the kiddie areas which feature a boat, sprayers, slides, interactive features and of course, water. The lazy river is the perfect place to kick back and the pools are just right for splashing and swimming. The park also offers swimming lessons, aquatic fitness classes, and dryland fitness classes as well.
6. Otter Creek Waterpark, Greenville
People of all ages will delight in Otter Creek. The brightly coloured, twisting, turning slides will have you screaming in delight. Children will love the Splashpad complete with geysers and jets and tons of interactive features. The kiddie part of the pool has a low depth entry and a great slide. The waters of the main pool are always clear and cool and great for hours of swimming and splashing.
7. Splash Zone Waterpark at James Island County Park, Charleston
Open seasonally, Splash Zone is sure to entertain and keep you cooled down all day. The park has two, two hundred feet long, twisting, turning slides sure to get your heart racing. Children will love the exciting play structure complete with slides, sprayers, and a ton of interactive activities. The five hundred foot lazy river is perfect for kicking back, or for getting soaked if you venture down the adventure channel full of sprayers and soakers. Everyone will love the Leisure Pool. There’s so much to do you’ll want to come back again and again.
8. Splash Island Waterpark, Mt Pleasant
Open seasonally, Splash Island is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy. Ride the exciting two hundred foot body flume slide over and over again for tons of heart pounding adventure. Just for the kids there’s a sixteen foot otter slide. The sprayers, geysers, waterfalls, and other interactive features at the kiddie areas are sure to delight. Cool down in the clear waters of the Activity Pool. There are tons of great things to do or you can just kick back and swim. The park comes complete with concession and also offers birthday party and private rental options.
9. Palmetto Falls Water Park, Columbia
The picturesque Palmetto Falls Water Park offers unique ways to keep cool and have a blast this summer. The park has a huge, ten thousand square foot pool where the entire family can make a splash and swim. Two thrilling slides make for hours of wet and wild fun. The kiddie pool is huge. Twenty-five thousand square feet of cool waters and fun activities await. The eight hundred foot lazy river lets you kick back and soak up the sun.
10. Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark, Myrtle Beach
For family fun all year round, visit the Crown Reef Resort Waterpark, where the weather is always just right. The huge indoor park boasts a two hundred and seventy-eight foot slide as well as a three hundred foot slide. There’s even a twenty foot long slide for small riders as well. The kiddie areas are great and there’s a huge deck or sunbathing and lounging. There’s plenty of fun to be had out of doors in the summer months including the resort’s lazy river. The resort is located close to more than sixty miles of beautiful beaches, so if you’re coming in the warmer months, be sure to get out and take advantage of the scenic area.
11. 7th Inning Splash Park, Piedmont
Welcome to 7th Inning Splash where the waters are crystal clear and the slides and rides are super exciting. Whoosh down the huge bowl shaped slide before making a big splashdown in the cool waters below. There are three brightly coloured slides sure to please younger riders. The splashpad area is complete with tons of sprayers, squirters, and a host of interactive activities that will keep the kiddies soaking wet and having a blast. The huge pool is great for swimming and splashing the day away. If you love the water, 7th Inning is a must visit.
12. Discovery Island, Simpsonville
If you’re looking for a day packed with laughter, adventure and all the splashes you can handle, look no further than Discovery Island. The rides and slides are always exciting. Brave the twists and turns of the two huge slides or take the kids over to the huge kiddie area where the slides are just the right size for them. The kiddie areas are jam packed with play structures and exciting features. Try your surfing skills on the surf simulator. Float down the tranquil waters of the lazy river. If you’re at the park for the sun, there are tons of lawn chairs and a large deck area for relaxing.
13. Shipwreck Cove, Duncan
Take in one of Duncan’s most exciting attractions; Shipwreck Cove. People of all ages will love the exciting slides as well as the many pirate ship features including a giant boat as well as spraying cannons and rocky little islands. Spend the day floating down the lazy river, zipping down the slides Children will enjoy the interactive ship play structures in the kiddie areas complete with palm trees, bridges, slides and tons of clear water. There’s always tons of things to do at Shipwreck Cove.
14. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort
It’s not a waterpark, but the park is on the water. Take a stroll down the beautiful sidewalks and enjoy the splendor of nature and the breathtaking views of the water. If you venture down far enough, there’s the marina. The park is dog friendly and is supposed to be a great place for watching the sunset. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and check it out!