One goal of summer is to try and stay cool while also taking advantage of outdoor activities in the hot weather! Which is why we naturally combine these two factors for summer fun. One of those fun activities being water parks! With so many diverse, ‘cool’ water parks found in our state, it’s easy to make a summer t0-do list that the kiddos will love. Time to get your splash on at these eight water parks.
1. Wet 'n' Wild Emerald Pointe, Greensboro
Emerald Pointe is one of the best water parks in the state. Get your adrenaline pumping by riding down a super tall water slide, or just chill in the lazy river. There's a wave pool and smaller pools for young children. It's a guaranteed day of fun for the whole family.
2. Boomerang Bay, Carowinds
Emerald Pointe's biggest competition is Boomerang Bay. From tall, winding water slides to a large wave pool perfect for cooling off, this place has water fun covered. Ride some coasters in the morning and take a dip by noon!
3. Great Wolf Lodge, Concord
This indoor water park is just one of many fun options the 'lodge' offers year-round to guests.
4. Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park, Wilmington
Take a break from the beach and visit jungle rapids. Kids will love the water slides; not to mention go-kart course, laser tag, and mini-golf.
5. Fantasy Lake Water Park, Hope Mills
Fantasy Lake isn't your average water park. This 10-acre, man made lake serves as the area to splash and chill. Sunbathe on the white sand beach while the kids enjoy something different!
6. White Lake Water Park, Elizabethtown
Quite the opposite of above, take a break from the lake and spend an afternoon at White Lake Water Park. There are slides, a wading pool, plus snacks and gift shops. Bonus-the 50 ft. tall, 200 ft. double turbo twister slide!
7. Water Boggan, Emerald Isle
On a day where the tide is particularly rough, take the kids to Water Boggan. They will love the slides, wading pools, and special Kids Zone!
8. Lake Lure Beach and Water Park, Rutherford County
This fun water park just adds awesomeness to the already gorgeous Lake Lure. The kids are sure to love it!
Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments.