When the Texas heat cranks up in the summertime, there is no better fun than hitting one of the best Texas waterparks. 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.

Here are some of the best waterparks in Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and other Texas cities.

Best Central Texas, Hill Country, and Austin Area Waterparks

Shore Club Volente Beach Waterpark

Lake Travis / Volente

Volente Beach Waterpark

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

Camp Fimfo

New Braunfels, TX

Volente Beach Waterpark

Camp Fimfo is a brand new river-front camp resort with a pool and waterpark. Kids can spend the day splashing around at the water park, while parents can hang in the pool by the swim up bar and have an equally fun time. The camp truly has something for everyone, plus a little more.

Camp Fimfo is true family-fun. While kids revel in the interactive playground, take on the four waterslides, and take part in the scheduled activities and workshops, parents and bigger kids can enjoy the water park from a private cabana with comfortable seating, a mini fridge, and a fan for extra comfort. You can even access the shady river for tubing!

Some of the rides include:

  • 4 Waterslides
  • Private Cabanas
  • River Access
  • Pool
  • Swim-Up Bar

Waterloo Adventures

Austin, TX

Waterloo Adventure Park in Austin

Waterloo Adventures is a perfect destination for your next group outing and a perfect choice for a unique experience and challenge your group will not soon forget. Adventure Island offers challenge combined with all day activities and/or relaxation. The massive floating Challenge Course and Water Park offers something for everyone. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Travis this unique destination offers challenge and thrills to create fun and lasting memories for your family, friends, or colleagues.

Some of the rides include:

  • 600 ft State-of-the-Art Challenge Course
  • Climbing Walls
  • Monkey Bars
  • Slides
  • Hurdles
  • Beams
  • Aqua Park

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Resort Hill Country

Canyon Lake, TX

Jellystone Hill Country Water Park

Jellystone Resort is one of Texas Outside’s Favorite RV Resorts because it is loaded with fun things to do. In addition to a waterpark, Jellystone Hill Country has a variety of cabins that sleep 4 to 14, excellent RV sites, two pools, volleyball and basketball courts, go cart and pedal cart rentals, laser tag, a jumping pillow, gem mining, an arcade, disc golf, and more! You won’t get bored during a stay here!

Some of the rides include:

  • Water cannons
  • Two slides
  • Pool
  • Blasters
  • Hydrostorm
  • Wading pool
  • Snack bar


New Braunfels, TX

Schlitterban 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 enjoying the 3600′ long whitewater river, boggie board surfing, lots of slides, and more.

Some of the rides include:

  • Congo River Expedition
  • Blacknight Tunner Slides
  • Speed Slides
  • Double Loop Body Slide
  • Cliffhanger Tube Chute

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Resort Guadalupe River

Kerrville, TX

Jellystone Guadalupe Water Park

Texas Hill Country has a lot to offer, and Jellystone Resort is no exception! One of our favorite RV resorts is loaded with fun things to do. In addition to a waterpark, Jellystone Park has a variety of cabins, camping, RV sites, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam room, hot tub, volleyball and basketball courts, a jumping pillow, mini golf, pedal cart rentals, laser tag, an arcade, disc golf, and more! There is endless fun for visitors of all ages.

Some of the rides include:

  • Guadaloop-de-loop Slide
  • River Racers Slide
  • Kerrville Korkscrew Slide
  • Indoor & Outdoor Pools
  • Hot Tub
  • Yogi Bear’s Water Zone

Best North Texas and Dallas / Fort Worth Area Waterparks

Epic Waters

Grand Prairie, TX

Slide at Epic Waters

Epic Waters opened to rave reviews in 2018 and was quickly named to the Travel Channel’s “Eight of the Most Incredible Indoor Waterparks” lists. 80,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor fun with the tallest indoor Aqualoop in the US, North America’s very first 2-person inner tube AquaSphere, and the first fusion inner tube slide that combines the Boomerango slide with a Constrictor element – and lots more fun stuff.

Read about our fun visit to Epic Waters.

Some of the rides include:

  • 659′ lazy river
  • Flow Rider
  • two seater inner tube slide
  • two traditional body slides
  • 4 side by side eRacer mat slide

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Arlington, TX

Six Flags 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
  • Boogie Beach
  • Geronimo
  • Dive Bomber
  • Shotgun Falls
  • Surf Lagoon

Castaway Cove Waterpark

Wichita Falls, TX

Castaway Cove in 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
  • Bucaneer Bay
  • Shipwrech Beach
  • Lazy River

Great Wolf Lodge

Grapevine, TX

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 water fort. Read about our stay and review of Great Wolf.

Some of the rides include:

  • Fort Mackenzie
  • Coyote Canyon
  • Howlin’ Tornado
  • River Canyon Run
  • Slap Tail Pond

Best South East Texas & Houston Area Waterparks and Games

Splashway Waterpark & Campground

Sheridan, TX

Splashway Waterpark
Splashway Waterpark

Come find out why Kids Out and About Magazine voted Splashway the number 1 place for families. The motto at Splashway is “We Are Family” and this is something you can feel the moment you walk in. Just one hour West of Houston, Splashway is centrally located between Austin, San Antonio and Houston. With some of the best customer service around, you will be wanting to make this waterpark a tradition.

Splashway offers the tallest mat racer in Texas, several epic thrill slides, zip lines, a lazy river, lagoon style pool, a Texas sized wave pool and amazing kiddie areas as well. Splashway Waterpark has something for everyone. Don’t forget you can turn your “daycation” into an awesome “staycation” in the campgrounds. There are even cabin and cottage options in addition to the RV sites and tent sites. Come and create memories that last a lifetime at Splashway Waterpark & Campgrounds. Read about our fun visit to Splashway.

Some of the rides include:

  • Mat Racer
  • Lazy river
  • Lagoon pool
  • Wave pool
  • Young kids area
  • Floating lily pads
  • 20′ tall body slide
  • 2 tail slides
  • 45′ free fall slide
  • 2 enclosed body slides


Galveston, TX

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. Make sure you try the Cliffhanger Speed Slides and the Faust & Furious.

Some of the rides include:

  • Blastenhoff Heated Pool
  • Boogie Board Bahn
  • F5 Twin Twisters
  • Loopy Luge Tube Chutes

Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Waller

Waller, TX

Jellystone Park Waller

Open year round, the water park attractions at Jellystone Park in Waller, Texas are available for free with your stay in the park. From water slides to swimming pools, splash pads and the Lazy River, there’s fun in the water for all ages!

Some of the rides include:

  • Serpent Slide
  • Jelly Roll Slide
  • Lazy River
  • Splash Pad

Paradise Waterpark

Beaumont, TX

Lubbocks's own Paradise

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 Twister
  • The Cliffhanger
  • Kahuna Lagoon

Best South Texas and San Antonio Area Waterparks

Splash Town

San Antonio, TX


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

SeaWorld’s Aquatica

San Antonio, TX


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


South Padre Island

Schlitterbahn 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.

Some of the rides include:

  • Agua Blanca Tube Chute
  • Boggie Bahn
  • Gale Force
  • Pirates Plunge
  • Rio Beach
  • Sand Castle Cove

Best East Texas Waterparks

The Waterpark At The Villages

Flint, TX

The Waterpark At The Villages

Opening in 2008, this park features a lazy river, waterslides, a wave pool and many other attractions. The Waterpark at Villages Resort offers 25,000 square feet of fun for the entire family, making it one of the largest in Texas. And the 19,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed recreational area is is perfect rain or shine, with a retractable roof that allows for open-air excitement in the summer. This family playground is a great Texas vacation destination, featuring spacious villas and fun-filled amenities and spanning nearly 3,000 acres among the woods along Lake Palestine.

Some of the rides include:

  • Wave Pool
  • Tube Slides
  • Slides Water Play Area
  • Lazy River
  • Body Slides

Best West Texas & El Paso Waterparks

Wet-n-Wild Waterworld

El Paso, TX

Wet and Wild 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! The Alien Vortex and Corkscrew are a blast.

Some of the rides include:

  • Amazon
  • The Blaster
  • The Old Lady & The Shoe
  • Volcano River & Peak
  • The Screamer

Lubbock Water Rampage

Lubbock, TX

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

Amarillo, TX

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

If you are ready to have some splashing fun in the Texas sun, check out our map of Texas waterparks and Texas wave pools!

Mike Sharp
Author: Mike Sharp

I have a passion for travel and outdoor activities, and now I'm enjoying retired life. I will continue my traveling, golfing, boating, and enjoying life all across the great state of Texas.

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