Top Texas Water Parks to Cool Off With Your Family This Summer

After last year’s hot summer of solitude, we all deserve a ride down a cool lazy river. Lucky for us – there are more than a few places not far from home where we can soak up a little sun, dip our toes in the water and surf some {chlorinated} waves. For the young and the old, a water park is guaranteed enjoyment. If you are in the market for an H2Outing, look no further than here for deets on the top Texas water parks.


Moody GardensFour teenage girls jumping in a pool at Moody Gardens. {Galveston}

  • One Hope Blvd.
  • Open :: Weekends June 4-13 // Wednesday-Sunday June 16-August 15 // Weekends August 21-September 6 May 29 – September 6
  • Hours :: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Admission :: $26 Wed-Thur, $30 Fri-Sun for adults; $20  Wed-Thur, $25 Fri-Sun for children.

Noah’s Ark {West Houston}

  • 10570 Westpark Drive
  • Open :: May 29 to August 21; Labor Day Weekend
  • Hours :: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twilight Tuesdays in June and July
  • Admission :: $8 for adults and children two and older; Children under the age of one are free // $6.50 Twilight Tuesday admission

Pirate’s Bay Waterpark {Baytown}

  • 5300 East Road, Baytown
  • Open :: Daily June through August 15; weekends August 16 to Labor Day
  • Hours :: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday
  • Admission :: $23 for adults and children 4-feet tall and over Monday through Thursday // $28 for adults and children Friday through Sunday; $18 for children less than 4-feet tall Monday through Thursday // $23 Friday through Sunday; and children younger than three are free
  • Discounts :: $12 admission after 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; Discount for online ticket purchases

Schlitterbahn {Galveston}

  • 2109 Lockheed Rd.
  • Open:: Daily through August 15
  • Hours :: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Admission :: From $37.99; reservations required

Schlitterbahn {New Braunfels}

  • 400 N. Liberty Avenue                  
  • Open :: Now through August 22                                     
  • Hours :: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Admission :: From $37.99; reservations required

Splashway {Sheridan}

  • 5211 Main Street
  • Open :: Daily beginning May 28
  • Hours :: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday & 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission :: $44.99 for guests over 42 inches; $32.99 for children under 42 inches; Children 2 and under are free.
  • Discounts :: After 2:30 p.m. Special discounts for groups, military and teachers on select days.

Typhoon Texas {Katy}

  • A young boy in front of a pool at Typhoon Texas. 555 Katy Fort Bend Road
  • Open :: Now to August 22
  • Hours :: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday-Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Admission :: Any day admission is $44.99 // children under 48 inches, military, senior citizens $32.99 // children age 2 and younger are free
  • Discounts :: Discount for online ticket purchases

Hurricane Harbor SplashTown {Spring}

  • 21300 Interstate 45 North
  • Open :: May 26 through September 12
  • Hours :: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Admission :: $29.99 any day tickets; children two and younger are free
  • Discounts :: Discounts for advance purchases

Big Rivers Waterpark {New Caney}

  • 23101 State Hwy 242
  • Open :: Through September 26
  • Hours :: Times vary seasonally
  • Admission :: $29.99 Friday-Sunday; $25 Monday-Thursday // Children 2 and under are free

Aquatica {San Antonio}

  • 10500 Sea World Drive
  • Open :: Now through September 26; weekends only in September
  • Hours :: 10 am to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends {closing times vary seasonally}
  • Admission :: $34.99 and up


Make it a getaway and a water park visit all in one! These nearby hotels include water parks as part of the amenities.

Great Wolf Lodge {Grapevine}

  • 100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine, TX 
  • Open :: Year-round
  • Hours :: 24 hours a day

Hyatt Hill Country {San Antonio}

  • A family of two in tubes on a river at Hyatt hill Country. 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
  • Hours :: 8 a.m. to midnight
  • Admission :: Included with hotel stay

Hyatt Lost Pines {Cedar Creek}

  • 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd

The Woodlands Resort {The Woodlands}

  • A family of four in a pool at The woodlands resort. 2301 North Millebend Dr.
  • Open :: Year-round; slides and lazy river are open at set seasonal times Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Hours :: Hours are posted on resort website via the weekly activity guide

JW Marriott San Antonio {San Antonio}

  • Five young children standing in a pool at J W Marriott. 23808 Resort Parkway  
  • Open :: Year-round
  • Hours :: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Don’t let the summer go by without making a big splash at one of these Texas water parks!

A smiling person in a tube at a waterpark.

Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and various business details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.  And if you know of any other great Texas water parks, include them in the comments to continue the list too!


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  1. You are missing Jellystone properties. They have everything from RV to Luxury Cottage rentals, and the North Texas location has a water park attached called Pirates Cove. Its nice and new!


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