Make Your Summer Epic With A Visit To This Hidden Ohio Water Park

The summer season in Ohio means it’s water park season—and there’s truly nothing better than a water park in Ohio on a hot summer day.

Here in Ohio, we are fortunate to have several large water parks that are perfect for some fun in the sun. But sometimes it’s the little-known, hidden gems that offer the best experience—because you feel like you’re uncovering one of Ohio’s best-kept secrets. That’s exactly how it feels when you visit the family owned and operated Baylor Beach Park in Navarre, Ohio. Check it out:

Have you ever been to Baylor Beach Park in Ohio before? If so, we want to know what your experience was like. Share your thoughts and photos with us!

For more water park fun in Ohio, check out our previous article: 14 Epic Waterparks In Ohio To Take Your Summer To A Whole New Level.

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June 10, 2019

What should I bring to a water park?

When visiting a water park such as Baylor Beach Park in Ohio, you’ll want to be sure to bring your own swimwear, swim gear, sunscreen, sunglasses, beach towels and possibly beach chairs. Some water parks in Ohio will have beach chairs available to use or rent, but many do not. Food and drinks are often not permitted in water parks near Ohio or in Ohio, but concessions are usually available nearby or on-site. 

What are the best water parks in Ohio?

Depending on your preferences, there are several water parks in Ohio that could be considered the best. America’s largest indoor water park is located in Ohio. The Africa-themed Kalahari Resort in Sandusky is massive and features rooms you can rent for overnight getaways. Water parks connected to zoos are especially fun for children, such as Zoombezi Bay in Columbus and Monsoon Lagoon Waterpark in Port Clinton. Campgrounds with water parks are also popular options, because you can stay as long as you like. Some popular campgrounds with water parks include Clay’s Park Resort in North Lawerence and Long’s Retreat Family Resort in Latham. 

What are the best summer attractions in Ohio?

In addition to campgrounds with water parks and indoor resort water parks, water parks with inflatable obstacle courses are increasing in popularity, such as Land of Illusion’s Aqua Adventures in Middletown. Little-known beaches are also fun to visit because you can usually avoid larger crowds. Some of these beaches include Nickel Plate Beach in Huron, Walnut Beach in Ashtabula and Overlook Beach Park at Mentor-on-the-Lake. Visiting the quarries tucked away in parks and forests is another way to go swimming in Ohio in the summer. Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville is a beautiful place to swim, complete with a sandy beach and deep blue water.