Looking for some summertime fun? These top water parks and aquatic centers made the list as the best rated in Washington State. Here are the picks:
Surf and Slide Water Park
Located in Moses Lake, Washington, this aquatic center has plenty of fun things to do and more! Admission fees are reasonably inexpensive, and the employees are said to be friendly as well. Features include an artificial surfing simulator, a 300 foot lazy river, a children’s splash pad, two large water slides, volleyball courts, a baby octopus slide, an Olympic sized pool, tube slides, concession stands and patio areas. It’s usually fairly hot in Moses Lake, so bring your sunscreen! For more info visit Surf ‘n Slide Water Park.
Asotin County Aquatic Center
This water park is situated right on the border of Washington and Idaho in Clarkson, Washington. The pirate themed attraction features two high speed body water slides, a giant tube slide, a lazy river, a zero depth wave pool, a 25 yard lap pool, play features and a giant hot tub! The park also has concession stands, a pro shop and family night options. The city rests along the winding Snake River. For directions or more information visit Asotin County Family Aquatic Center.
Lake Chelan offers a larger water slide park located on the Chelan Butte, actually overlooking the lake. There are ten various body and tube slides, for users with different speeds and skill levels. A huge hot tub is available for taking it easy, and a children’s pool for the kiddos. Newer features include a 500 foot long lazy river tube ride. The water is heated, and park amenities include a picnic area, gift shop, arcade and of course a concession stand. Air brush tattoos are also offered, and Slidewaterswaterpark.com should be able to answer all of your questions along with providing directions for your trip.
Birch Bay Waterslides is located just 40 miles south of Vancouver BC, and 100 miles north of Seattle. Boasting a 60 foot “hydro-cliff drop slide,” thrill seekers won’t be disappointed. There is also a high speed free fall body slide, and river rides with rapids descending down single, double or triple tubes. The four waterslides with a six story speed slide and a black hole enclosed tube slide aren’t for the faint at heart! Bring your courage and leave your apprehensions at home! There is also a landing pool, hot tub and kiddie pool for the little ones.
This park is a theme park with separate non-water rides, along with water feature rides and slides as well. Water features are included in the Pirate’s Cove section of the park, with items such as the wave pool, warming tubs, several types of lagoon slides, the Riptide ride, and the Raging River Ride. There is plenty to do here, and even those who want to stay dry can opt to have fun in the other sections of the park. It’s conveniently located just off the freeway in Federal Way. Visit Wild Waves to get in on the fun!
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
Included within are 26 feet high water slides, a leisure pool, and a six lane lap pool. There is a zero depth entry in the leisure pool, a wave machine, water spray play area, a water play structure, a lazy river and an island lagoon. Eat a snack at the Shark Bites Café, or take some swim lessons and relax in the shade area. Open swim times for the lap pool are offered for the fitness minded. Directions to the park and more detailed information can be found here at the Renton, Washington Aquatic Center website.
Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Washington is an entirely indoor water park, for year round excitement. There’s a four story interactive tree house, and a six story funnel ride for adrenaline junkies. The River Canyon Run packs the whole family onto one raft for a fun slide, or you can take the plunge into the plunge pool on the Alberta Falls ride. There are activity pools for the wee ones, and hot springs for adults who just want to relax. This is a fairly large park, with loads of fun and interesting activities for everyone. Visit their website for info and facts.
This is Spokane Valley ‘s water slide park, containing several water slides, including a freefall slide with a radar gun to measure your speed! Compete at the water balloon battle stations, or slide on a giant inner tube ride. Choose from a translucent spiral tube speed slide, and a four story vortex bowl ride, the first of it’s kind in Washington. Other expansions and improvements are on the way. Located just minutes East of Spokane, Washington.
Meribeth Phipps has been a Washington resident her entire life. These waterparks made the list as the best of Washington State.