Summer Isn’t Over Yet! Check Out These 4 Michigan Water parks For You And Your Family
As we come to the back end of summer 2019, it may seem like the novelty has worn off. You have been able to travel all over the state to see concerts, festivals, and scenery. You’ve been able to climb the dunes on the lake shores, and hike the trails throughout the state. All of this adventuring may have you wanting to cool off with a dip in the water. Check out these Michigan water parks that you can try out!
Michigan’s Adventure is located in Muskegon County, Michigan, about halfway between Muskegon and Whitehall. Being a 250-acre amusement park, it is the largest amusement park in the state. Michigan’s Adventure and has been owned and operated by Cedar Fair since 2001. As of 2018, Michigan’s Adventure has 53 rides, which is more than any other park in Michigan. The park also includes a massive outdoor waterpark called Wild Water Adventure. Michigan’s Adventure headlines seven main roller coasters. The two most well known are Shivering Timbers, which is a wooden coaster, and a suspended looping coaster, Thunderhawk. The park is normally open to the public from May through September.
Come splash with us at Surfari Joe’s Indoor Wilderness Waterpark! Enjoy the entirety of 18,000 square feet of indoor water park fun at Surfari Joe’s in SW Michigan. Make sure you try out both of our two extreme slides that funnel you outside of the park before coming all the way back inside with a big splash. Not feeling like riding the more extreme attractions? Relax with your loved ones and family on the Zambezi River Run or swim in Lino’s Lagoon activity pool. The kids will love our Pygmy Pond Play Place! It is perfect for the young ones, featuring an adventurous play land with slides, the Surfari Joe dumping bucket and more.
Too much water fun? Feel free to come inside and take a break and play in the radical Rip Curl Arcade with over thirty games keeping everyone busy for hours. For our adult swimmers and spectators, the Water Hole is a full service bar offering domestic and import beer, wine by the glass featuring local vineyards, specialty cocktails and spirits. Located on the upper deck of Surfari Joe’s, the Water Hole Grill and Bar features a variety of our themed Hippo-Tizers, Parker Pirhana’s Perfect Pizzas, Boogie Baskets and more! The Water Hole offers a tasty treat and beverage for all during your visit to Surfari Joe’s.
Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark
Located at the Double JJ Resort, the Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark boasts 60,000 square feet of pure water park excitement. Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark has the tallest indoor waterslide you can find in Western Michigan. Feeling adventurous? Jump on one of our thrill slides! Miner’s plunge takes two people down a slide and drops them into a large bowl, spinning them around until they continue into the pool below! Or try Thunder Canyon! This four-person, family white-water raft ride has so much excitement for the daredevil in you, with steep turns drops and splashes!
Are you feeling like you want to relax? Feel free to float down the lazy/crazy river, or relax in the hot tubs! Your kids will love being able to splash in the wave pool, climb around in the water fort, or kick around in the toddler pool. Other unique games and attractions dot the amusement park, and we even have water basketball. So what are you waiting for when there are many ways to get wet all year round!
Red Oaks Waterpark
This very family-friendly waterpark has enough attractions to keep you and your family fully entertained! Take a ride in the wave pool! Shoot down our popular triple-flume waterslide! Children can enjoy our expansive water playground that boasts 68 features. There are zero depth water play area for toddlers as well. If you want to be health minded on your pool day, there is a 990-foot long moving river with fitness walking program available. The wave pool, river ride, and children’s water playground are heated for your comfort. Blue Water Grill provides delicious snacks and concessions to patrons as well.
You can play with your family and friends in full confidence that they are safe. All Oakland County Parks and Recreation lifeguards are trained through the Jeff Ellis and Associates International Lifeguard Training Program and are licensed by Ellis to work at OCPR facilities. Lifeguards take part in an initial 24 hours of training, 10 hours of orientation, on-site training and 10 hours of shadowing a veteran lifeguard on duty at the pool. Lifeguards attend one hour of in-service training per week throughout the summer to ensure their lifeguard skills continue to be top-notch. Management staff oversees the lifeguards daily to ensure optimal service and safety for our patrons.