Summer Waves water park on Jekyll Island, Georgia
Make a Splash at these Georgia Water Parks
Escaping Georgia's heat takes a thrilling twist on one of the giant water roller coasters around the state. No matter what part of the state you are visiting, you'll find a refreshing place to take a dip. In addition to the coasters, these parks have lazy rivers, wave pools, and even splash pads for those that don't swim. Here are three favorite water parks in Georgia.
Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Over Georgia
Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Over Georgia includes a 38,000-square-foot wave pool, a multi-slide tower, and a "world's first" single slide tower combining two extreme slide thrills, plus an interactive children's water play area. A tropical island theme includes food locations, shopping, cabanas and expansive deck, lounge and shade amenities.
Summer Waves Water Park on Jekyll Island
Take a break from the sandy beaches on Jekyll Island and fly down the water slides with exciting names like Pirate's Passage, Nature's Revenge, and Force 3. My boys like to mix the coasters with a lazy lap around Turtle Creek at Summer Waves Water Park. Little ones will love getting doused by giant water buckets in the Splash Zone and braving the much tamer slides at Shark Tooth Cove.
Splash Island at Wild Adventures in Valdosta
This southwest Georgia theme park includes Splash Island Water Park. Ride the waves in the 20,000-square-foot wave pool, or take a thrilling spill down the water slides at Bonzai Pipelines. Share the fun on a multi-person raft on Kona Cliffs, and relax on a lazy float on Paradise River. To avoid the longer lines, hit the water park in the morning before the heat of the day, and treat the family to a private cabana, where you can take a break in the shade.