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. We’ve done our best to collect every water park and aquatic center in Georgia. Did we miss one you know about? Let us know! (PS. Don’t miss these indoor favorites too!)
Where: 9917 Hwy 75, Helen, GA 30545
When: Open 7 days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day. 10am – 6pm. (Tubing at 9am…tubing times may close early on the weekends due to a high volume of people.)
Prices: Tubing is only $5; Waterpark is $20 and comes with unlimited tubing; under 42” is $10; 2 yrs and younger free;
411: Tube the Chattahoochee (A MUST, as far as we are concerned!), climb the 25-foot rock wall and play att he water park. Tubing takes 2-3 hours. Tubes with and without bottoms are available. Ube shuttles run every 15 minutes. No age limits, no coolers, no restrooms, dogs OK, lockers available. In waterpark, kids must be 42” to ride slides, anyone can ride the 1000-ft lazy river with or without a tube.
Where: 250 Cobb Parkway N #100; Marietta, GA 30062
When: Weekends in May; 7 days a week Memorial Day through July; Weekends in August and September; all for Labor Day Week. Times vary but it is generally 10:30am – 7pm. May close at 6pm or 6:30 pm some days.
Prices: Daily tickets start at $38 ($37 for kids.) Three different season passes and three different memberships available. Parking is $15 for daily ticket holders; cheaper for members or season pass holders. Meal Deals, Cabanas and Flash Passes available.
411: 23 different rides available. Thrill rides include the Dive Bomber and the Tornado. Family Rides includeBlack River Falls and the Bahama Bob Slide. Visit Buccaneer Bay, Lilypad Crossing and Captain Kid’s Cove for the young ones. Don’t miss summer and holiday events. Read about what else to do in Helen with kids.
Where: 275 Riverside Parkway, SW, Austell, Georgia 30168
When: Open during amusement park hours through Sept 18.
Prices: Hurricane Harbor is included FREE with your Six Flags Over Georgia admission, 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 rental and more. Read more here.
Where: 7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518
When: Open 7 days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day at 10am.
Prices: Children 2 and under are free. Regular admission is $42 for adults and kids over 42”; $31 for shorter kids and seniors. Come after 4pm to save. FastPass is $15. Cheaper tickets available for beach-only access. Dining 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. 42” for most rides; 48” for a handful of thrill rides. Tubes and lockers available for a charge.
Where: 210 S Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
When: Open 7 days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day, and select days in May, August and September. Hours are generally 10am – 6pm, with earlier and later times on special occasions and weekends.
Prices: Children 3 and under are free. Regular admission is $20 for adults and kids over 48”; $16 for shorter kids and $11 for seniors. Come after 3pm weekdays and after 4pm weekends to save. Concessions and lockers available.
411: Young children will love the splash zone and kiddie pool area. There’s a lazy river (with tubes,) a 5-story eenclosed 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: 1388 State Route 24, Statesboro, GA 30461
When: Open 7 days a week until August 7, then weekends only until Labor Day. Opens at 10pm; closing varies throughout the year.
Prices: Adults and kids 48” or taller: $13.99; Kinds under 48”: $10.99; Seniors (60+): $7.00; 2 & under: FREE. Discounts for military, county residents and GSU/OTech students. Save when you come later in the day. Season Passes available.
411: Young children will love the small water play area. There are multiple slides and a lazy river. The indoor pool also is home to classes and swim leagues. Cabana and pavilion rental available.
When: May 23 – Sept 7. Mondays – Saturdays 10am – 8pm; Sundays 1 – 7pm
Prices: Adults are $7 for county residents; $7 for DeKalb city residents and $10 for non-residents. Kids 17 and under are $5 for county residents; $9 for DeKalb city residents and $12 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.
Indoor Waterparks in Ga
Although Georgia doesn’t have an indoor water park like 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.
What: South Cobb Aquatic Center
Where: 875 Six Flags Dr. Austell, GA | 770-739-3180
The South Cobb Aquatic Center is moments off I-20, just 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 real swimmers. In addition, a lazy river, three 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. There is also a family bathroom. The facility also offers a birthday party room.
What: Bethesda Park Aquatic Center
Where: 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville | 678-924-6334
Bethesda Park Aquatic Center features an indoor leisure/water park pool with beach entry, giant waterslide that exits and then reenters the building, river channel, hydrotherapy benches, water play structures, vortex, ceiling spray, and a four-lane instructional pool and wet classroom; plus water basketball and volleyball. They do 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.
What: Bogan Park Aquatic Center
Where: 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford 30519 | 770.614.2063
Although we haven’t been to Bogan Park Aquatic Center, this looks like another fabulous indoor waterpark in Ga.
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 even alumni. The pool area features the leisure pool which is comprised of six-25 yard lanes, a 184′ water slide, current channel (or what I call a lazy river), free form play area, 16-person spa. Garage doors open to make this an indoor/outdoor pool in the summer.
A few more…
Where: 3766 Old Clyattville Road, Valdosta, GA 31601
Where: 1730 Lakeview Dr, Rossville, GA 30741
Where: 4488 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross, GA 30071
Where: 6550 Psalmond Rd, Midland, GA 31820
Where: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Where: 130 Towne Center Dr, Pooler, Georgia 31322
Where: 2300 Highway 138 South East, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Where: 1545 Community Way, Gainesville, GA 30501
Where: 1200 Gresham Mill Parkway, Canton, GA 30114
Where: 3820 Macedonia Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Where: 301 Herb Bauer Dr, St Marys, GA 31558
Where: 6880 Moseley Dixon Road, Macon, GA 31220
Where: High Falls Road, Jackson, GA
Where: 201 Aquatic Circle, Cumming, GA 30040
Where: 1063 Rockbridge Rd, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Where: Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Where: 1946 Starvine Way, Decatur, GA 30033
Where: 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338
Where: 4515 Lenora Church Rd, Snellville, GA 30039
Where: 2200 Collins Hill Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024
Coming in 2018: Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, Ga
GreatWolf Lodge announced that it will open a 500,000-square-foot, multi-faceted resort in LaGrange-Troup County in 2018. In the meantime, see our post about Atlanta’s (currently) closest GWL location in North Carolina.