This Old-School Water Park In North Carolina Is The Most Fun You’ve Had In Ages

North Carolinians know the lake with the clearest, most pristine water is found near Elizabethtown (an hour from the coast). White Lake is a continuously spring-fed body of water with a natural white sand bottom. (You can read more about the lake here.) For decades, both locals and visitors have enjoyed gathering at White Lake – so much so, that it’s now a hopping little resort. As such, many attractions are located near White Lake, including an old-school water park that the entire family will love.

Ready to check it out? White Lake Water Park opens each year on Memorial Day Weekend and is open weekends only for the first two weeks. By the second week in June, it’s open seven days a week all summer long. Admission is charged by height and not age. Guests over four feet are $16.55; guests under four feet tall are $10.14. Arrive after 3 p.m. for half-price admission. (Note: kids under four feet tall are not permitted on the twisted slide.) The park is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more on the official website and follow the Facebook page here!

Note: water shoes may be recommended for small kids simply because all of the colorful pool decks are concrete and small children are more prone to stubbing a toe.

Address:192 NC Highway 53 East, Elizabethtown, NC, 28337

If you’re more in the mood for a beach than a water park, then check out this hidden beach in North Carolina!