Are you ready for some splish splash fun?! Most of the water parks in Georgia are open Memorial Day to Labor Day, and they include everything from full-fledged water parks to county-run aquatic centers. These parks offer some of the best ways to beat the Georgia heat!
We’ve done our best to collect all the water parks and aquatic centers in Georgia. Did we miss one you know about? Let us know! (PS. Don’t miss these indoor favorites too!) And don’t miss our complete list of other awesome things to do in Atlanta.
These are the best of the best, our tried and true favorites! We promise you’ll have a great time at these fun water parks.
Where: 1815 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Prices: General Admission $8/person daily; Alpharetta residents $5/person daily; ages 3 and under free; General adults 50+ $2/daily; Alpharetta adults 50+ $1/daily. Family passes are available for both residents and non-residents.
411: This Alpharetta City Pool had a grand reopening in 2018, and it has everything you need for fun in the sun! Features here include a leisure pool with zero-depth entry, interactive play stations, open play area, class space, a water slide…and so much more!
Where: 9917 Hwy 75, Helen, GA 30545
Prices: Tubing is $10/person Mon-Fri, $12/person Saturday-Sunday, $14/person on holiday weekends; The Waterpark is $25/person Mon-Fri, $30/person Sat-Sun and holidays; Children under 42” are $20/person Mon-Fri, $24/person Sat-Sun and holidays
411: Tube the Chattahoochee — A MUST, as far as we are concerned — and then play at the water park. Tubing takes 2-3 hours. Tubes with and without bottoms are available. Tube shuttles run every 15 minutes. No age limits, no coolers, no restrooms, dogs OK, lockers available.
At the waterpark kids must be 42” to ride slides, but anyone can ride the 1000-ft long lazy river with or without a tube. There’s also a playground for the little ones. Read about what else to do in Helen with kids.
Where: 250 Cobb Parkway N #100; Marietta, GA 30062
Prices: Daily tickets start at $38 if you visit in May. June and July 1-day tickets start at $48. Buying tickets online in advance saves you $5. Three different season passes and three different memberships available. Parking is $20 for daily ticket holders; cheaper for members or season pass holders. Meal Deals, Cabanas, and Flash Passes available.
411: There are 23 different rides here! Thrilling rides include the Dive Bomber and the Tornado. Family Rides include Black River Falls and the Bahama Bob Slide. Visit Buccaneer Bay, Lilypad Crossing, and Captain Kid’s Cove for the young ones. Don’t miss the special events in the summer and during holidays!
Where: 275 Riverside Parkway, SW, Austell, Georgia 30168
Prices: Hurricane Harbor is located at one of the best amusement parks –Six Flags Over Georgia — and a visit here is included FREE with your admission to the park, which begin at about $45.
411: Ride the giant wave pool or slide down the zero-gravity wave slide. There is also a large children’s area, cabana rentals, and more. Read more here.
Where: 171 LakePoint Pkwy, Cartersville, GA 30121 | (470) 315-0155
Prices: $20/ session M-F, and $25/ session Sat-Sun!
411: This inflatable water playground is the newest addition to the Terminus Wake Park, and is perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day! If you’ve ever wanted to be on the show “Wipe Out,” this will make it feel like you’re there.
Where: 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518
Prices: Children under 2 are FREE. Regular admission is $48 for adults and kids over 48”; $34 for kids under 48″, military and seniors 62+. Come after 4 p.m. to save on tickets. Cheaper tickets available for beach-only access. Season passes available.
411: Enjoy movies on the beach, beach access, live entertainment, over a dozen wet rides, slides, and attractions, including Wild Waves- Georgia’s largest wave pool, several amusement rides, interactive games, shows and more! The kids must be 42” for most rides; 48” for a handful of thrill rides. Tubes and lockers available for an extra charge.
Where: 2001 Karl Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088
Prices: Children 2 and under are FREE. Kids under 42″ are $20, everyone over 42″ is $26, and those 60+ are $13. Come for the last 2 hours of the day and enjoy a Twilight discount price of $13. Season passes and group rates are available, along with cabana and locker rentals.
411: This family friendly water park is one of the newest in the state! Young children will love the Little Surfer’s Cove kid area with its slides, pool, and jumbo slide. Challenge your friends to a race on the Riptide Racers racing slides, or get dizzy on the Whirlpool Winder — a slide that launches you into a giant whirlpool bowl. Or if you’re feeling extra brave, try not to wipe out on the Wipe Out — a slide that propels you up a wall, traveling at nearly 20 mph!
Where: 210 S Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Prices: Children 3 and under are free (must have a swim diaper). Regular admission is $22 for adults and kids over 48”; $19 for shorter kids, and $11 for seniors 60+. Come after 3pm weekdays and after 4pm weekends to save. (Call to confirm times and rates.) Concessions and lockers available.
411: Young children will love the new splash zone and kiddie pool area. There’s a lazy river (with tubes), a 5-story enclosed water plunge, a wave pool, and two slide sections. Force 3 includes a 350-ft family slide, and a 150-ft spiral slide for taller kiddos and adults. Nature’s Revenge includes The Hurricane and Tornado slides with twists, turns and spirals for guests at least 42″ tall.
Where: 3820 Macedonia Road Powder Springs 30127
Prices: For Cobb Residents children 2-17 are $4, Adults are $6, Seniors (55+) $3; For Non-Residents children 2-17 $6, Adults $9, Seniors (55+) $4.50. Quarterly passes are available, see website for details.
411: Enjoy 2 water slides, a lazy river, and a splash pad area with zero depth entry.
Where: 1388 State Route 24, Statesboro, GA 30461
Prices: Adults and kids 48” or taller: $19; Kids under 48”: $14; Seniors (60+): $8; 2 & under: FREE. Discounts for military, county residents and GSU/OTech/East Georgia State students and staff. Save when you come later in the day. Season Passes available. Save on adult tickets by ordering online.
411: The new wave pool here is fun for the whole family, because it features its own spray playground. Young children will love the small water play area, that features water slides just for them. There are multiple slides for big kids and adults, and a lazy river. For an extra fee, try to hang ten on the Flow Rider. Cabana and pavilion rentals available.
Prices: Adults are $7 for county residents, $9 for DeKalb city residents, and $12 for non-residents. Kids 17 and under are $5 for county residents; $7 for DeKalb city residents, and $10 for non-residents. Season Passes available.
411: We adore the bright and cheerful children’s play area with slides and spray. It also includes twisty slides, a lazy river, a log-crossing challenge. There is also a zero-entry area and a lap pool.
Where: 3766 Old Clyattville Road, Valdosta, GA 31601
Prices: Splash Island is located at Wild Adventures Theme Park, and a visit to the seasonal water park is included FREE with your admission to the theme park — which begins at about $40.
411: Ready for a wild adventure? Take a trip down south to Wild Adventures Theme Park where you’ll find thrill rides, animals, and Splash Island Waterpark too! The water park features massive water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, and a section just for kids. Cabana rentals and concessions are located on site. Season passes are available.
Indoor Water Parks in Georgia
Although Georgia has only one indoor water park – Great Wolf Lodge – we do have indoor pools that offer more than just water to splash around in.
Here are a couple of indoor swimming pools that are more like mini-water parks than just the standard swimming pool. If you know others, leave us a comment and let us know!
Where: 150 Tom Hall Parkway, LaGrange, GA
411: The mega waterpark and hotel opened in LaGrange in 2018, and it is still as amazing as it was opening day. This place is filled with awesome slides, a kids play area, a wave pool, an outdoor pool and hot tub, and a lazy river ride that isn’t too lazy. Read all about it here! We’ve also visited the GWL in Concord, NC, and you can read about that in this post.
Where: 875 Six Flags Dr. Austell, GA | 770-739-3180
411: The South Cobb Aquatic Center is located just off I-20, a few miles from Six Flags Over Georgia.
There is a zero-entry portion for the little ones, a free swim area, and diving board for the brave swimmers. In addition you’ll find a lazy river, a 3-story slide, and play structure including silly shower, dump tank, small slide, and waterfall.
The facility is nicely kept, locker rooms are clean and include showers, bathrooms, and lockers. A birthday party room is also available.
Where: 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville | 678-924-6334
411: Bethesda Park Aquatic Center features an indoor leisure/water park pool with beach entry, a giant waterslide that exits and then reenters the building, a river channel, hydrotherapy benches, water play structures, vortex, ceiling spray, and a four-lane instructional pool and wet classroom — plus water basketball and volleyball! Whew!
They require parents to be in a bathing suit in the water with young children and everyone needs to pay regardless of whether or not you are swimming, but the price isn’t bad — especially for a day of fun that will wear everyone out.
I was told last year that admission is half price one hour before closing, but have not been able to confirm that – so if you go late, might want to ask.
Where: 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford 30519 | 770.614.2063
411: The Bogan Park Aquatic Center has an indoor competition pool, an indoor leisure pool with zero-depth entry, a giant water slide, and water play structures.
Same rules apply as with Bethesda Park Aquatic Center.
Where: 750 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 | (404)385-7529
411: This pool offers swimming lessons to the public, but otherwise, you must be a member or guest to enjoy this pool, which was constructed for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Memberships are available to anyone with an affiliation to Georgia Tech, student, faculty, or alumni.
The pool area features the leisure pool (which is comprised of six, 25-yard lanes), a 184′ water slide, a lazy river, free play area, and a 16-person spa.
Garage doors open to make this an indoor/outdoor pool in the summer.
A Few More…
Where: 1730 Lakeview Dr, Rossville, GA 30741
411: Part amusement park, part water park. This place will remind you of the good ole days!
Where: 4488 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross, GA 30071
411: Fun for the kids, 2 water slides, a lazy river, and more!
Where: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
411: Putt-putt, a wading pool, and a water gym for the kids!
Where: 2300 Highway 138 South East, Jonesboro, GA 30236
411: Opening the summer of 2021, this place will be amazing!
Where: 1545 Community Way, Gainesville, GA 30501
411: Two waterslides, a kiddie slide, a lazy river, and so much more.
Where: 1200 Gresham Mill Parkway, Canton, GA 30114
411: Two indoor pools, and one outdoor pool.
Where: 301 Herb Bauer Dr, St Marys, GA 31558
411: A lazy river, a waterslide, and a kiddie splash area.
Where: 6880 Moseley Dixon Road, Macon, GA 31220
411: Waterslides, a kiddie area, a wave pool, and a slide tower.
Where: High Falls Road, Jackson, GA
411: Waterslides, a family pool, and a play area for kids.
Where: 201 Aquatic Circle, Cumming, GA 30040
411: A pool with a play structure for kids, and a lazy river.
Where: 1063 Rockbridge Rd, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
411: Pools, waterslides, and a lazy river.
Where: Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
411: Beach entry to the lazy river, and four lap lanes.
Where: 1946 Starvine Way, Decatur, GA 30033
411: You’ll find an Olympic pool, a teaching pool, and a kiddie pool here!
Where: 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338
411: An outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a splash park for the kids.
Where: 4515 Lenora Church Rd, Snellville, GA 30039
411: A giant waterslide, a lazy river, and water play structures the kids will love.
Where: 2200 Collins Hill Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024
411: Competition and leisure pools, water slides, a play structure, and a lazy river.
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After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.
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