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Splash into Fun: New Jersey Water Parks with All the Details You Need to Know

Are you ready to make a splash this summer?

Whether you’re looking for thrilling water slides, relaxing lazy rivers, or a fun day out with the family, New Jersey water parks have something for everyone. Our comprehensive guide covers a variety of indoor and outdoor water parks across the Garden State, providing you with all the essential details, including ticket prices, seasonal opening dates, parking information, and more. Dive into an adventure and plan your perfect day at one of New Jersey’s fantastic water parks!

New Jersey is home to 18 local water parks both indoors and outdoors making it easy to find a place to splash within a short drive. There is nothing like splashing in a wave pool or hearing your child scream with delight as your family conquers the family raft ride or a giant water slide at their favorite water park.

Splish, splash, and have family fun at local water parks in New Jersey. We’ve sorted our NJ water park listing by region to help you answer the question, “Where are the best water parks near me?”.

Why enjoy local water parks in New Jersey?

5 Reasons to Visit Water Parks in NJ

  • It’s a fun way for your child to challenge themselves to try something new like a curvy slide, a surf simulator, or conquering a wave pool.
  • All water parks have plenty of lifeguards to make them safer.
  • You can have fun with all members of your family as there is an attraction for everyone at a water park.
  • It gives your family a chance to unplug and step away from the electronics. You are not likely to see someone floating in the lazy river with their ipad. Families are communicating and creating memories without worrying about the ding of a text or getting interrupted by the phone.
  • Indoor water parks are open all year long, so you will always have something to do.
Splash Zone Water Park 2

New Jersey Water Parks

Please keep reading for a listing of New Jersey water parks by region and county. These are all open to the public, no membership required!

New Jersey Water Parks in North Jersey

Bergen County New Jersey Water Parks

DreamWorks Water Park at American Dream

DreamWorks Water Park is a newer indoor water park located in Northern New Jersey at American Dream at 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Inspired by the kids’ favorite DreamWorks characters, there’s no lack of things to do at this water park. Admission is by daily pass or twilight admission (last 2 hours of the park day). It’s considered the largest indoor waterpark in North America. Though it’s situated inside a mall and looks smaller from the outside, the water park offers a lot of indoor fun including a wave pool, water playgrounds, 15 slides, live character entertainment, and more.

  • DreamWorks Water Park is open year-round though hours will vary during the year. One thing to note is that they are not open all day. Most days opening is between 11 am and noon and closing is typically at 7 pm.
  • Tickets for DreamWorks Water Park start at $69 when purchased online. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for DreamWorks Water Park is available in any of the American Dream parking garages.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (833) 263-7326 or visit their site at americandream.com/venue/dreamworks-water-park.
Dreamworks Water Park at American Dream in North Jersey

Morris County New Jersey Water Parks

Splashplex at The Funplex

This New Jersey outdoor water park is located in Northern New Jersey at 182 Route 10, East Hanover, New Jersey. Admission is by daily pass. Funplex offers indoor rides for even more fun! Read our Splashplex review in this article, 5 Things You Need to Know about Funplex East Hanover.

  • Splashplex opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend. They are open weekends only until June 22, 2024. Then, the waterpark will be open daily.
  • Splashplex closes for the season on Labor Day.
  • Tickets for Splashplex start at $51 when purchased online. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for Splashplex is available in their own parking lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (973) 428-1166 or visit their site at funplexeasthanover.com.
Funplex East Hanover offers a waterpark with multiple water slides in North Jersey
Funplex East Hanover offers a waterpark with multiple water slides in North Jersey

Sussex County New Jersey Water Parks

Tomahawk Lake Water Park

This New Jersey outdoor water park is located in Northern New Jersey at 155 Tomahawk Trail, Sparta.

  • Tomahawk Lake Water Park opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend.
  • Tomahawk Lake Water Park closes for the season on Labor Day.
  • Tickets for Tomahawk Lake Water Park is general admission, with rates from $14-$20. Admission to slides are by additional wristband purchase with rates from $13-$17. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for Tomahawk Lake Water Park is their own parking lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (973) 398-7777 or visit their site at tomahawklake.com.

Mountain Creek Waterpark

This New Jersey outdoor water park is located in North Jersey among the mountains in Vernon, New Jersey at at 200 Rt 94, Vernon. Read our Mountain Creek Waterpark review in this article, 5 Things You Need to Know About Mountain Creek Waterpark.

  • Mountain Creek Waterpark will open for the summer season on June 22, 2024
  • Mountain Creek Waterpark closes for the season on September 2, 2024.
  • Tickets for Mountain Creek Waterpark start at $49.99. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for Mountain Creek Waterpark is free with a day ticket or season pass and is in its own parking lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (973) 827-2000 or visit their site at mcwaterpark.com.
Mountain Creek Waterpark High Anxiety funnel ride
High Anxiety is one of the tube rides at Mountain Creek Waterpark.

Warren County New Jersey Water Parks

Land of Make Believe & Pirate’s Cove

This New Jersey outdoor water park is located in Northern New Jersey at 354 Great Meadows Road – Rt. 611, Hope.

  • Land of Make Believe & Pirate’s Cove opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend.
  • Land of Make Believe & Pirate’s Cove closes for the season on September 8, 2024.
  • Tickets for Land of Make Believe & Pirate’s Cove start at $34.70 (price is for both parks). Season passes are available.
  • Parking for Land of Make Believe & Pirate’s Cove is available for free at their parking lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (908) 459-9000 or visit their site at lomb.com.

New Jersey Water Parks in Central Jersey

Mercer County New Jersey Water Parks

Waterworks Aquatic Park

This New Jersey outdoor water park is located in Central New Jersey in West Windsor.  

  • We are still updating this section for 2024
  • The complex is open on weekends only starting Memorial Day weekend through June 23. The facility will be open every day from June 24 through Labor Day (September 2).
  • WaterWorks Pool Hours are 11:00am to 8:00pm 7 days a week.
  • Guest passes for Waterworks Aquatic Park are not available on site. They must be purchased in advance through the link here.
  • Parking for Waterworks Aquatic Park is available for free at their own parking lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (609) 799-2400 or visit their site here.

Middlesex County New Jersey Water Parks

Crystal Springs

This New Jersey outdoor water park is located in Central Jersey at 380 Dunhams Corner Rd, East Brunswick. This town-run pool complex offers daily admission to non residents. Enjoy the lazy river, water slides, and children’s play area.

  • Crystal Springs opens for the season on May 25, 2024.
  • Crystal Springs typically closes for the season on September 2, 2024
  • Tickets for Crystal Springs start at $36. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for Crystal Springs is available for free at their parking lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (732) 390-6833 or visit their site at eastbrunswick.com/crystalsprings.

Monmouth County New Jersey Water Parks

Runaway Rapids

This New Jersey outdoor water park is located in Central Jersey at 275 Beachway Ave, Keansburg. Their phone number is (732) 495-1400. This waterpark offers fun for everyone! Read our review 10 Things to Do at Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids.

  • Runaway Rapids opens for the season on May 25, 2024
  • Runaway Rapids closes for the season on September 8, 2024
  • Tickets for Runaway Rapids vary in price from $19 (cash- toddler rate) to $38 (cash – 3 hours ticket). Season passes are available.
  • Splash night tickets range from $17 (week night -cash) – $24 (weekend/holiday – cash).
  • Parking for Runaway Rapids is available in their lot for $7 on weekdays and $10 on weekends. Metered parking is also available.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call  (732) 495-1400 or visit their site at keansburgamusementpark.com.

New Jersey Water Parks in South Jersey

Atlantic County New Jersey Water Parks

Island Waterpark at Showboat

The Island Waterpark at Showboat is not only New Jersey’s newest water park, but it’s an additional indoor water park for Jersey. Meaning rain or shine, we can always have waterpark fun at the Jersey Shore. Enjoy 11 water slides for a variety of levels, a lazy river, a FlowRider, an adventure pool, and more! Cabanas are available.

  • Island Waterpark at Showboat is open yearround.
  • Tickets for Island Waterpark start at $59 when purchased online, but there are often specials available that can save you up to 50% on the ticket prices.
  • Parking for Island Waterpark is available for a fee in the Showboat parking garage or nearby parking lots. There is an entrance to this portion of the building so you do not need to walk through the entire building to get to the water park.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (609) 964-7663 or visit their site at islandwaterparkac.com.
Island Waterpark at Showboat

Burlington County New Jersey Water Parks

CoCo Key Indoor Water Park

CoCo Key Indoor Water Park is permanently closed.

This New Jersey indoor water park is located in South Jersey at 915 rt 73, Mt Laurel. This New Jersey indoor water park is located in South Jersey in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

  • CoCo Key Indoor Water Park is open year round with varying hours.
  • Tickets for CoCo Key Indoor Water Park pricing starts at $24.99 when purchased online. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for CoCo Key Indoor Water Park is free and available in their own lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (856) – 234-7300 or visit their site at mtlaurelcocokey.com.
large water play area at CoCo Key Water Resort in Mount Laurel New Jersey
CoCo Key Water Resort

Splashplex at The Funplex

This New Jersey outdoor water park is located in South Jersey in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey at 3320-24 Rt 38. Enjoy pools, splash pads, slides, and a lazy river outside, or go inside to Funplex for more attractions and games! Cabanas are available.

  • Splashplex opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend.
  • Splashplex closes for the season on Labor Day.
  • Tickets for Splashplex start at $52 when purchased online. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for Splashplex is available for free at their parking lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (856) 273-9666 or visit their site at funplexmountlaurel.com.

Camden County New Jersey Water Parks

Big Kahuna’s Indoor/Outdoor Water Park

This New Jersey water park is located in South Jersey in West Berlin, New Jersey at 535 North Rt 73. Big Kahuna’a is the only South Jersey water park to offer indoor water park activities and outdoor water park activities. 

  • Big Kahuna’s indoor waterpark is open year round with varying hours.
  • The outdoor waterpark is open Memorial Day – Labor Day.
  • Tickets for Big Kahuna’s start at $37.99 when purchased online. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for Big Kahuna’s is free, in their parking lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (856) 767-7580 or visit their site at bigkahunas.com.
Sahara Sam's Preschooler walks across lily pads

Clementon Splash World

This New Jersey outdoor water park is located in South Jersey in Clementon, New Jersey at 114 Berlin Road. Jump in the waves at the wave pool or ride the lazy river, there are slides and a large water play area also. For those who prefer to be dry you can enjoy the rides of Clementon Park as well.

  • Clementon Splash Park is open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Adult ticket prices start at $41.99 and child tickets prices start at $31.99. Season passes are available.
  • Parking is free in the Clementon Splash World parking lot.
  • For more information or to buy your tickets in advance call (856) 783-0263 or visit them online at clementonpark.com.
Shipwreck Bay at Clementon Park waterpark in Clementon NJ
Shipwreck Bay at Clementon Park

Cape May County New Jersey Water Parks

OC Waterpark

This New Jersey outdoor water park is located in Southern New Jersey at 728 Boardwalk, Ocean City. Located right on the Ocean City boardwalk, the OC Waterpark is home to summer fun for everyone. There’s a play area for the kids, tall slides and jumps for the older adventurers and even some mini golf (keep it out of the water!). Cabana rental is available.

  • OC Waterpark opens for the season Memorial Day weekend with possible opening earlier in the month.
  • OC Waterpark closes for the season September 2, 2024.
  • There are various options for OC Waterpark admission. All-Day water park passes start at $48 for adults and $43 for children when purchased online. They also offer 3 hour tickets, twilight tickets, spectator passes, and toddler tickets. These admission options range in price from $20 – $45.
  • Parking for OC Waterpark is available at an additional fee in a private lot adjacent to the property.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (609) 399-0483 or visit their site at ocwaterpark.com.

Morey’s Piers Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis

These New Jersey outdoor water parks are located on the Wildwood boardwalk in South Jersey in Wildwood, New Jersey at 3501 Boardwalk. Read our Morey’s Piers review.

  • Morey’s Piers waterparks open for the season in the beginning of June with limited hours.
  • Morey’s Piers waterparks close for the season on September 3, 2024
  • Tickets for Morey’s Piers waterparks are by single water park, or a combo ticket including both water parks and dry amusement rides. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for Morey’s Piers waterparks is available off the boardwalk near the piers. It is recommended visitors download the ParkMobile app.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (609) 522-3900 or visit their site at moreyspiers.com.
Morey's Piers Raging Waters

Splash Zone Water Park

This New Jersey outdoor water park is located in along the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey at 3500 Boardwalk. Tickets are available for full day.

  • Splash Zone Water Park opens for the season June 22, 2024.
  • Splash Zone Water Park closes for the season September 2, 2024.
  • Tickets for Splash Zone Water Park range from $26.99 for morning admission to $39.99 for any day admission. They also offer afternoon admission, all day admission and season passes.
  • Parking for Splash Zone Water Park is available near Oak Avenue and the Boardwalk for a fee.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (609) 729-5600 or visit their site at splashzonewaterpark.com.
Hurricane Island splash ground at Splash Zone Waterpark in Wildwood
Hurricane Island splash ground at Splash Zone Waterpark in Wildwood

Ocean County New Jersey Water Parks

Thundering Surf Water Park

This New Jersey outdoor water park is located in South Jersey at 300 Taylor Ave. in Beach Haven. 

  • Thundering Surf Water Park opens for the season on June 15, 2024.
  • Thundering Surf Water Park closes for the season on September 2, 2024.
  • Tickets for Thundering Surf Water Waterpark are available for a 2 or 3 hour visits. They also sell tickets for all day admission and season passes are available. Ticket prices start at $32.99 for visitors under 42 inches and $37.99 for visitors over 42 inches.
  • Parking for Thundering Surf Water Park is available on the street. There is also parking at Bay Village.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (609) 492-0869 or visit their site at thunderingsurfwaterpark.com.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

This New Jersey outdoor water park is adjacent to Six Flags Great Adventure. It’s located in South Jersey in Jackson, New Jersey at 1 Six Flags Blvd. Read our Hurricane Harbor review. 

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor opens for the season in May.
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor closes for the season on September 2, 2024.
  • Tickets for Six Flags Hurricane Harbor are $29.99 and up. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is $45/day when purchased online, in their own lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (732) 928-2000 or visit their site at sixflags.com/hurricaneharbor.
Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Great Adventure

Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach

This New Jersey water park is all outdoors. It is located just off the Seaside Heights Boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey at 800 Terrace Avenue. Tickets are available for full day. Read our review of Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach in 5 Things to Love About Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach.

  • Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach opens for the season Memorial Day weekend.
  • Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach closes for the season on September 8, 2024.
  • Tickets for Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach start at $48.95 for visitors over 42 inches and $43.95 for visitors under 42 inches when bought online. Twight tickets and early bird tickets are available for purchase in person.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (732) 793-6488 or visit their site at casinopiernj.com.
Breakwater Beach Waterpark in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Breakwater Beach Waterpark in Seaside Heights, New Jersey

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New York Water Parks

Splish Splash Water Park

2549 Splish Splash Drive, Calverton

  • Splish Splash Water Park opens for the season on June 8, 2024.
  • Splish Splash Water Park closes for the season on September 2, 2024.
  • Tickets for Splish Splash Water Park are $49.99 and up. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for Splish Splash Water Park is $30/day when purchased online, in their own lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (631) 727-3600 or visit their site at splishsplashwaterpark.com.

The Kartrite Resort Indoor Water Park

555 Resorts World Drive Monticello, NY 12701

  • The Kartrite Resort is open year-round.
  • Daily tickets for The Kartrite are only available online and prices vary by day. Water park admission is included for hotel guests.
  • Day passes are sold for full day access or half day access.
  • Each day pass has a $5 fee added to it to cover parking.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (844) 527-8748 or visit their site at thekartrite.com
  • See our articles about our 2019 visit to The Kartrite in our link here.

Pennsylvania Water Parks

Aquatopia Indoor Water Park at Camelback and Camelbeach Outdoor Water Park at Camelback

193 Resort Dr, Tannersville  *Read our Aquatopia review

  • Aquatopia is open year round. Camelbeach opens June 16th 2024.
  • Tickets for Aquatopia are $49 and up. Tickets for Camelbeach begin at $35.
  • Parking is $12 per vehicle, in their own lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (855) 515-1283 or visit their site at camelbackresort.com.
Aquatopia waterpark
Aquatopia waterpark

Split Rock H2Oooohh Indoor Waterpark

428 Moseywood Rd, Pocono Mountains

  • Split Rock H2Oooohh is open year round, days and hours of operation vary.
  • Tickets for Split Rock H2Oooohh are $55.04 and up. 
  • In the past, parking for Split Rock H2Oooohh has been free.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (570) 722-9111 or visit their site at splitrockresort.com.

Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park

1 Great Wolf Dr, Scotrun 

  • Great Wolf Lodge is open year round, from 9 AM – 8 PM (hours may vary)
  • Tickets for Great Wolf Lodge start at $40/day. Admission rate may change daily. Admission is free for hotel guests.
  • Parking for Great Wolf Lodge is $15 per vehicle per night.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (570) 688-9899 or visit their site at greatwolf.com/poconos.
Great Wolf Lodge Resort Water Park

Kalahari Indoor Water Park

250 Kalahari Blvd, Pocono Manor. Read our Kalahari Waterpark Reviews

  • Kalahari is open year round. The outdoor area opens Memorial Day – Labor Day.  
  • Tickets for Kalahari are $69.99 and up. Waterpark admission is free for hotel guests.
  • In the past parking for Kalahari has been free, in their own lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (877) 525-2427 or visit their site at kalahariresorts.com.
Our mermaid taking a break at Kalahari

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

3830 Dorney Park Rd, Allentown. Read about our visit to Dorney Park

  • Dorney Park’s Wildwater Kingdom opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend.
  • Dorney Park’s Wildwater Kingdom closes for the season on September 2.
  • Tickets for Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom are $39.99 and up. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for Dorney Park is $30.00 daily.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (610) 395-3724 or visit their site at dorneypark.com.
dorney park water park
Dorney Park

Sesame Place

100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne. Read about our visits to Sesame Place Amusement and Water Park.

  • Sesame Place opens for the season weekends beginning April, the water park section opens May 24.
  • Sesame Place water rides close September 8th, 2024.
  • Tickets for Sesame Place are $65.99 and up. Season passes are available.
  • Parking for Sesame Place is $32/day, in their own lot.
  • To buy your water park tickets in advance or learn more call (215)-702-3566 or visit their site at sesameplace.com.
Waterpark at Sesame Place in Langhorne PA
Waterpark at Sesame Place in Langhorne PA

Here’s a conclusion for your blog post:

With so many incredible water parks to choose from, New Jersey is the perfect destination for summer fun. Whether you prefer the excitement of outdoor adventures or the comfort of indoor attractions, there’s a water park for every preference and budget, and even those who want to go a little further but want to be near New Jersey. From local options to sprawling theme parks with water parks, our guide has provided all the information you need to plan an unforgettable day.

So grab your sunscreen, pack your towels, and get ready to dive into the best water parks New Jersey has to offer. Don’t forget to check our detailed tips on tickets, parking, and seasonal openings and closings to ensure a smooth and enjoyable day for everyone. Happy splashing!

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