Apply the sunscreen, grab your swimsuit and head out to Oklahoma’s water parks, where you can bask in the sun, splash around in millions of gallons of water and have a great time with family and friends, all in one place!
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When the summer heat has reached its peak, grab the family and head to Oklahoma for a refreshing escape at one of Oklahoma’s spectacular water parks. Dive into an oasis of summertime fun and beat the heat with everything from tall speed slides to tranquil floats down lazy rivers. Conveniently located in each corner of the state, Oklahoma water parks will whisk you away on a water-themed getaway, no matter where your destination lies. Browse through our picks for Oklahoma’s top water parks and plan your cool Oklahoma water retreat today!
The biggest water park in the Oklahoma City metro area, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is your one-stop destination for never-ending water activities for kids and adults alike. Exhilarating slides like the high-speed Acapulco Cliff Dive take your breath away before plunging you into the water below, while the long, winding Castaway Creek gently pulls you along its steady current. Cool off with a swim in the gigantic wave pool, take a slow tube ride through the rocky waterfalls of Keelhaul Falls, or dive from high, rocky ledges into a deep pool. Kid’s Kove lets you splash around with the little ones, where larger-than-life sea creatures and slides keep them in action for hours.
Safari Joe's H2O Water & Adventure Park, located in the heart of Tulsa, offers an escape from the summer heat and activities for the whole family. Grab a tube and head into the wave pool to soak up the sun in the cool waves, then hop in the lazy river to kick back and relax. For more action, climb up to the top of the colorful, twisting water slides that tower over the park and wind around the tubes on rushing water. A shallow pool in the park invites even the smallest children to splash amidst spraying water, travel down mini-slides and enjoy the day.
The Comanche Nation Water Park in Lawton is a 15-acre oasis in southwestern Oklahoma that provides endless hours of fun in the sun. Swim and splash around in the wave pool or float aimlessly down the slow-flowing river on a tube. Nine slides in the park offer exciting rides for a variety of swimmers; simply choose your adventure level and go speeding down adrenaline-pumping rides, or take it easy and peacefully wind your way around to the base of a gentler slide. Don’t miss the chance to take an exhilarating spin around a water bowl before being shot into a pool during a trip down one of the larger slides in the park. Kids will love the shallow pool, complete with mini-slides and spraying water features.
Wild West Water Works, a unique water activity structure on the grounds of Oklahoma’s largest theme park, Frontier City, offers visitors to Oklahoma City nonstop fun-in-the-sun action. Cowboys, faux storefronts, windmills and oversized cacti decorate this Western-themed water attraction. From a 1,000-gallon bucket of water that tips over and pours out to eight colorful slides in a variety of sizes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this five-story-tall structure. Water comes at you from all directions, so you’ll stay cool while you’re in the hot sun. When you get tired, just head over to the lounging deck to recharge.
A visit to the River Country Family Water Park in Muskogee guarantees you’ll stay cool and still have tons of fun this summer. Here you can swim, splash and slide all day long. Rush down the park’s two tube slides as many times as you want, then chill out as you drift down Willow Creek. Take the smaller kids over to Tugboat Beach, a sand playground, and Crawdad Corner, an interactive area complete with slides and spraying water. Cool off in the Frog Pond, filled with over 100,000 gallons of water, and if you get hungry, head over to the Bait Shop for a snack.
Have fun in the water all year round at the Water-Zoo Indoor Water Park in Clinton. This unique indoor structure has 28,000 square feet of aquatic fun. Gather up your courage to slide down the enclosed tube of the Tornado Bowl where you’ll spin around a bowl until you shoot out another twisty slide into a landing pool. Afterwards float leisurely around the park in the Lazy & Crazy River. Get soaked by a 600-gallon bucket of tipping water as you explore the multi-level playground. Then when you’re hungry, grab a snack at the concession stand. Toddlers will also love the animal shaped mini-slide, fountains and the zero depth entry pool perfect for the tiniest swimmers in your family.
Water equals fun at Crystal Beach Aquatics Center in Woodward, where you can jump, slide and run through water at every turn. Glide down two tall, winding water slides, then make your way to the swimming lanes for a few laps. Hands-on equipment in an interactive play area and pint-sized slides keep the little ones delighted for hours. This is the place to be on a hot summer day, where water falls from buckets overhead and shoots up from the ground. Shaded areas offer a place to get away from the hot sun, and concessions are available when you’re ready for a snack. Bring a beach ball and get ready for a day of fun in the sun.
During your stay at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, spend some time in the outdoor pool area and you will be transported to another place. Only available to resort guests, the Oasis Tropical Pool features landscaped waterways that converge in a central pool surrounded by flowing fountains, waterfalls and tropical plants that take you away to an island paradise. Relax in one of the three spa tubs, or chill out in one of the cabanas. A water slide, dive-in movies and a pool just for kids are also featured, so all ages can have a great time. Conveniently located near the pool, The Cabana Grill offers food, and along with drinks from the beverage area, you may never have a reason to leave.
Spend a day enjoying a variety of water activities for all ages at the Pelican Bay Aquatic Center in Edmond. This park offers water-related fun as far as the eye can see. Plummet down winding, 150-foot-long water slides, then test your skills on the climbing wall. Feel the channel current pull you along in the water, then visit the diving board at the deep end of the pool to show off your cannonball skills. A lap pool with six lanes offers a great place to practice swimming. Take the kids over to the shallow pool and mini-slide, where they can splash and play in an endless water supply.
Head out to enjoy 20,000 square feet of water at the City of Miami Municipal Pool, Oklahoma’s largest municipal pool. This is not your ordinary swimming pool though; multiple slides and unique aquatic equipment make this an exciting water park. Speed down a 45-ft straight slide, or wind your way down a twisty slide. Kids will love the playground areas, small slides and colorful water fixture in the pool that dumps and shoots water every which way. At this Miami park, concessions are offered and lockers are available, so it’s easy to spend the whole day playing in the water.