9 Ridiculously Cool Waterparks To Visit This Summer


Hip, hip, hooray! After months of cool weather, head colds and indoor activities, it’s FINALLY pool season. And nothing screams summer quite like a trip to the waterpark. Get ready to round up the kids, load up your RV rental and hit the road to tour these ridiculously cool waterparks. 

Cowabunga Bay Water Park: Draper, Utah

Take a trip down memory lane with this 1960s-inspired waterpark. Cowabunga Bay is a summertime favorite for locals and tourists alike, and has something for every age. The park has everything from the Kid’s Cove play area and Cowabunga Beach wave pool to a 1,000-foot-long waterslide. Start making your plans to visit by reserving your camper rental in Utah

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Sandcastle Waterpark: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Once a railroad yard, this family-friendly waterpark is a much-need oasis in a big city. Surrounded by wooded hills, the city almost unrecognizable as you overlook the Monongahela River. This park is ideal for lounging on the lazy river and indulging in local specialties like Potato Patch Fries (trust us – they are TOTALLY worth the cheat day!). Afterwards, sleep the night away in your RV rental in Pittsburgh

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Noah’s Ark Water Park: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Dells is known as the Waterpark Capital of the World. It’s Noah’s Ark park spans 70 acres and features more than 50 attractions. The highlight? The Raja – a snake-themed tube race that sends guests down a 37-foot drop, right into a king cobra’s mouth. 

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Water World: Federal Heights, Colorado

This waterpark is conveniently located just 10 miles north of Denver and claims to be one of the largest waterparks in the U.S. Water World features a full water play land just for your little ones and has the most family tube rides at one park. The older kids (and adults) can test their fears on the Zommerang or boogie board at Cowabunga Beach (a popular name for water park attractions). You can recover from all the fun in the sun in your RV rental in Colorado

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Legoland Water Park: Carlsbad, California

Legoland Water Park is not your traditional summer experience. The Lego-themed park features the Pirate Reef water ride, an interactive kids area known as the Imagination Station, the Riptide Racers water slide and more. You can pick up your RV rental in Oceanside, just a hop, skip and a jump away. 

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach: Orlando, Florida

No one does it quite like Disney. Decked out in snow-capped mountains and ski resort-like décor, Blizzard Beach is just plain cool. Thrill seekers will want to tackle the Summit Plummet – one of the tallest and fastest free-body water slides in the world. Experience the magic of Disney in your RV rental in Orlando

Photo Credit: Danielle DePaolis and Walt Disney World

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor: Jackson, New Jersey

Six Flags runs some of the most exciting amusement parks in the world and their waterparks are just as thrilling. Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey boasts a million-gallon wave pool and one of the world’s longest lazy rivers. 

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Wilderness at the Smokies: Sevierville, Tennessee 

Wilderness at the Smokies is Tennessee’s largest waterpark resort. Featuring three distinct waterparks, everyone in your group will find something they love. With two outdoor parks, an indoor park and lodging, this resort could be the ultimate summer destination. #BeThereNow in your RV rental in Tennessee.

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Cool Zoo: New Orleans, Louisiana

While this waterpark may not be the biggest one on our list, it packs a ton of fun. Located inside the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, kids can visit some of their favorite animals from across the globe before cooling off in the water. Experience all New Orleans has to offer in your RV rental in Louisiana

Photo Credit: Audubon Institute

RV Summer Vacations

RV trips are more than just camping and exploring the great outdoors – they can include anything you want, like visiting the country’s most spectacular waterparks! Design your next family RV adventure with Cruise America.