Summer Waves water park on Jekyll Island, Georgia

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.

Overhead view of water rides at Six Flags Over Georgia in Atlanta, Georgia

Brave the Tsunami Surge on a four-person raft at Hurricane Harbor water park at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia opened Hurricane Harbor in summer 2014. It 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.

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Overhead view of water rides at Summer Waves on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Spiral down the Nature's Revenge water slides at Summer Waves Water Park on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

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.

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Two girls in the water at Splash Island at Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Georgia

Float the day away in Catch-A-Wave Bay at Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Georgia.

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.

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Find more places to cool off this summer at Georgia's water parks, splash pads and aquatic centers.

Published: May 2022
Written by: Sue Rodman