Summer is now in full effect. Are you ready to have some classic summer fun? One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors and beat the heat is to go jump into the nearest body of water, so grab your towels and sunscreen and jump in to one of these 5 waterparks in South Dakota. Everything to make any summer afternoon an awesome one is right here.
1. Wild Water West Waterpark - Sioux Falls
This huge waterpark has it all: wave pool, lazy river, and slides galore. Not to mention go karting, paintball, and mini golf, too! This is the ultimate summer fun destination and you'll have a blast every time you go.
Wild Water West Waterpark is located at 26767 466th Ave in Sioux Falls.
2. Watiki Indoor Waterpark - Rapid City
This massive indoor waterpark is packed with everything fun relating to water. The super fast slides will give you a total rush, or enjoy the more relaxing lazy river and swimming pool. And when you're done swimming you can hang out pool side and order delicious burgers at the restaurant right inside the waterpark, Sliders (which is the best name for a restaurant surrounded by waterslides that serves burgers that I have ever heard). You can spend a whole day here and have an amazing time, guaranteed.
Watiki Indoor Waterpark can be found at 1314 North Elk Vale Road in Rapid City.
3. Evans Plunge Mineral Springs - Hot Springs
Do you hate how most pools and waterpark have chlorinated water and wish there was another option? How about a completely natural spring turned into a waterpark? All of the water used in this park comes from the natural hot springs that keeps the water at a comfortable temperature and is super refreshing. Float around at your leisure or feel the rush of going down a slide. Or if you're feeling adventurous, try to cross the water by jumping between hanging rings. If you let go, there will be a splash! You'll have so much fun at this natural spring.
Evans Plunge is located at 1145 N River St in Hot Springs.
4. Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center - Spearfish
Splash around in the many pools in this waterpark and recreation center in Spearfish. There is plenty to do and enjoy and it'll totally refresh and relax you during the summer heat.
To visit Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center, head to 122 Spearfish Recreational Lane in Spearfish.
5. Watertown Family Aquatic Center - Watertown
Need a place to cool off near Watertown this summer? Definitely head to the Watertown Aquatic Center. Whether you are just going for a day of fun or want to sign up for some of their many programs like fitness swims or lessons for the kids, this place is perfect for it.
Watertown Family Aquatic Center is located at US-212 & 3rd St SW in Watertown.
Maybe I’m biased because it’s hard to keep me out of the water, but the best summer past time is totally water time! Summer is great for all types of swimming, and for those of you who love to hang out in the water, check out
these great natural swimming holes in South Dakota for some more options.