11 Awesome Arkansas Splash Pads And Water Parks To Visit This Summer

Summer in Arkansas means rising temperatures. These water parks and splash pads across the Natural State are fantastic places for families to cool off, beat the summer heat, and have a great time doing it! Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and lots of energy, because these excellent locales will get the kids out of the house and entertain the whole family for hours on end. There are so many summer things to do in Arkansas, just look below.

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The usual Arkansas summer weather can seem unbearably humid, but a trip to these Arkansas splash pads and water parks for the family will certainly make it seem cooler. Have fun at these spots across the Natural State!

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Address: 7300 Zero St, Fort Smith, AR 72903, USA
Address: 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA
Address: 209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958, USA
Address: 913 E Sevier St, Benton, AR 72015, USA
Address: 2575 Twin Rivers Dr, Arkadelphia, AR 71923, USA
Address: 1506 N Church St, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA
Address: 201 W Martin St, Jacksonville, AR 72076, USA
Address: Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Address: 9801 Dollarway Rd, White Hall, AR 71602, USA
Address: 1707 S 26th St, Rogers, AR 72758, USA
Address: Magic Springs, AR 72686, USA
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Arkansas Splash Pads And Water Parks

May 04, 2021

What are some activities for summer in Arkansas?

Summer in Arkansas may be hot, but there’s plenty to enjoy! We have so many fun places to check out, from our many lakes and rivers to a drive-thru animal adventure at Wild Wilderness Safari in Gentry. Animal lovers will also want to check out Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, it’s a big cat sanctuary with plenty of tigers. Cosmic Caverns in Berryville is one of the best caves in the country to explore, and it stays a cool 64 degrees all year. Check out this list for more fun summer destinations!

Are there swimming holes in Arkansas?

We’ve got oodles of swimming holes in Arkansas that are just begging for visitors and locals alike to come get a break from the heat. Cedar Creek, located in Petit Jean State Park, is very popular, as is the Steel Creek Campground area. If you’re fond of hiking, the Mirror Lake Trail will lead you straight to a gorgeous natural swimming hole. It’s about a five-mile trail, but there are plenty of spots to stop and rest along the way, so don’t be discouraged by the length (plus, the reward is more than worth it!).

Are there places to kayak and canoe in Arkansas?

Siloam Springs Kayak Park is a bit of a hidden gem in Arkansas. It’s not nearly as well-known as some of our other kayaking and canoeing spots, but it’s so much fun! If you want a whole list of rivers to check out, make sure to click here. We particularly love the Eleven Point River; it tends to be a little less busy than some of the other rivers on the list, and the river is not too difficult even for beginners.

Address: 7300 Zero St, Fort Smith, AR 72903, USA
Address: 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA
Address: 209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958, USA
Address: 913 E Sevier St, Benton, AR 72015, USA
Address: 2575 Twin Rivers Dr, Arkadelphia, AR 71923, USA
Address: 1506 N Church St, Jonesboro, AR 72401, USA
Address: 201 W Martin St, Jacksonville, AR 72076, USA
Address: Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Address: 9801 Dollarway Rd, White Hall, AR 71602, USA
Address: 1707 S 26th St, Rogers, AR 72758, USA
Address: Magic Springs, AR 72686, USA