Contact Us

9 Water Parks Within Two Hours Driving from East Texas and Their Opening Dates

Waterpark Fun in Maryland
Mark Wilson, Getty Images

The sun is starting to feel strong these days. So what do Texans do when it gets hot? We chill on the water. Any kind of water: pools, lakes, rivers and even water parks.

Water park season is here and it’s just in time as the heat starts to pick back up. A Houston Chron article mentioned that there are about 89 water parks in the lone star state – so they named there top picks. Nine of those top picks are within two hours driving from the great Tyler area in East Texas. So when it’s hot and your family wants to play, you have plenty of theme park options to choose from!

Despite the fire at Splash Kingdom in Canton earlier this season, opening day has not been delayed and is expected on May 27. None of the park was damaged in the fire.

Splash Kingdom – Canton – 14 attractions

What a fun day these two babies had! We closed the place down! ☀️ #DilworthSummer2016 #quinnandmicah #micahann #quinnriley

A post shared by L A C E Y D I L W O R T H (@dilworthtribe) on

  • Open: May 27 through August
  • Cost: $15 to $24

Splash Kingdom in Canton was the first and obvious choice for an East Texas water park to go to. It’s close and boasts more water attractions than the average water park in Texas with 14, according to Chron. This water park is also faith-based. In their About Section on Facebook it reads:

Splash Kingdom Waterpark Mission Statement: To glorify God while providing a safe and fun recreation experience for families.

Bahama Beach Waterpark – Dallas – 9 attractions

A post shared by Léa (@lea_maufrais) on

  • Open: June 2 to August 13
  • Cost: $11 to $15

Bahama Beach in Dallas is the most cost-friendly on this list, starting at $5 and maxing out at $15 – not a bad way to spend a day!

Hawaiian Falls – Mansfeld – 11 attractions

Last day of summer fun at hfalls❤️ #sun #fun #hfalls #friends

A post shared by e r i n (@_erin_maclean_) on

Deemed ‘one of the best-rated parks in Texas”, we suggest taking a look at all of their rides on their website right here.

  • Open: May through August
  • Cost: $20 to $27

Hawaiian Falls – The Colony – 12 attractions

So coooooool!!!

A post shared by Yehuda Meir (@meir.yehuda) on

  • Open: May through August
  • Cost: $20 to $27

Great Wolf Lodge – Grapevine – 15 attractions

The sun is setting on another #WaterparkWednesday. (Fan : @kathpenney) #GWLGrapevine #sunset #wednesday #GreatWolfLodge

A post shared by Great Wolf Lodge (@greatwolflodge) on

Here, you can really make a weekend out of it. Water park passes are included in your suite price along with great dining and shopping choices. Of course, the cost of the water park below will be much cheaper than staying overnight.

  • Open: All year
  • Cost: $21 to $27

Hawaiian Falls – Garland – 18 attractions

  • Open: May through August
  • Cost: $20 to $27

Hawaiian Falls – Roanoke – 22 attractions

  • Open: May through August
  • Cost: $20 to $27

NRH20 Family Water Park – Richland Hills – 14 attractions

Single digit countdown is on! See you in a week. ☀️ #nrh2ofun #waterpark #summer #texas #waterslide

A post shared by NRH2O Family Water Park (@nrh2o) on

  • Open: Late May through August
  • Cost: $21 to $27

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor – Arlington – 37 attractions

Perfect day for #sixflagshurricaneharbor #sixflags #waterpark #jackson #newjersey

A post shared by David Andrews (@daveydoodle86) on

And then you have the mother of all water parks with a whopping 37 attractions!

  • Open: May through September
  • Cost: $32 or $27 (under 48″)

Best of 101.5 KNUE

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KNUE Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KNUE Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.