Idaho July 24, 2016
These 8 Waterparks In Idaho Are Pure Bliss For Anyone Who Goes There
Nothing tames the searing heat of a hot summer day in Idaho quite like a dip in the pool. But if ye olde swimming hole isn’t cutting it or you’d like a little more excitement than your backyard kiddie pool and pool noodles are offering, we have the answer. Across the state, exciting water parks and unique water attractions offer family-friendly fun with something perfect for everyone. From water slides and wave pools to family-sized rapids, check out what’s on tap this summer at Idaho’s favorite water parks and aquatic centers.
1. Boulder Beach, Athol
With multiple wave pools and family rides, this low-key waterpark is made extra special by being a part of the larger Silverwood Theme Park near Coeur d'Alene.
2. Silver Rapids, Kellogg
As the largest indoor waterpark in Idaho, Kellogg's Silver Rapids at the Silver Mountain Resort is perfect for cooling off on a summer day. The endless "Flow Rider" wave will take you straight to the beach, while the North Fork lazy river, waterslides, and more will keep the kids entertained for hours.
3. Lava Hot Springs, Lava Hot Springs
Lava Hot Springs is renowned for their relaxing hot pools, but summertime also means the water slides and Olympic pool are open, while the indoor aquatic center is open year-round.
4. Ross Park Acquatic Complex, Pocatello
The Ross Park area is filled with plenty of awesome, family-friendly things to do, but aquatic center at its core is more than a step above your average community pool. A lazy river, zero-entry splash pad and playground, along with a separate activity pool means your family will have plenty to do to keep occupied!
5. Roaring Springs, Meridian
There's plenty to love about this massive waterpark just outside Boise! Often labeled as the "largest waterpark in the Northwest," Roaring Springs has enough adrenaline rides to give you a rush, with plenty of lounge time available in the wave pool, multiple kiddie areas, and endless river. Plus... Dippin' Dots and fried candy bars, anyone?
6. Raptor Reef, Hayden
Triple Play Family Fun Zone is aptly named for its three main components: an arcade and bowling center, the central hotel, and the indoor Raptor Reef Water Park. This 25,000 square-foot facility features a wave pool, children’s lagoon, water slides, squirt gun zones, and even jacuzzis for the adults.
7. Hamilton-Lowe Aquatic Center, Moscow
Moscow's outdoor pool is THE place to play during the hot summer months. With two main pools, a zero-depth entry point, lazy river, water slides, and multiple spray areas mean you'll never run out of places to play! Large grassy areas also allow for resting in between dips in the pool.
8. Boise Natatorium and Hydrotube, Boise
Perhaps Boise's best-kept secret, this massive community pool is also home to a water slide, splash pads, play fountains, and pool recreation zones.
Wish you were there, yet? Idaho’s waterparks have something to offer all ages — and a little splashing goes a long way towards beating the summer heat!