Cool Down and Scream at Georgia Water Parks and Theme Parks

Wahoo racer slide at Six Flags White Water Atlanta
Wahoo racer slide at Six Flags White Water Atlanta water park. Six Flags

While there are no major destination theme parks in Georgia (for those you could head south to Florida and visit places like Universal Orlando or Disney World), there are some big regional amusement parks (and smaller ones as well). There are also plenty of water parks, which is a great thing since it can get mighty hot and humid in the state.

Water parks and amusement parks in Georgia are listed alphabetically.

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Andretti Indoor Karting & Games in Buford and Marietta

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Go-karts are the main attraction at the two family entertainment centers. They also offer laser tag, 7-D interactive theaters, bowling, motion simulators, virtual reality, arcade games, and full-service restaurants. The Buford location opened in 2021.

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The Beach at International Park in Jonesboro

The Beach water park in Georgia

Clayton County Parks and Recreation

Outdoor water park

Located at Clayton County International park, The Beach is a medium-sized, municipal park with a few water slides, an adventure kiddie pool, and a spring-fed lake. In 2021, it expanded and added new pools, a splash pad, a lazy river, and a kiddie pool. The featured addition is a FlowRider wave-making surf attraction. The facility also includes fishing, volleyball, a snack bar, soccer, softball, a bike trail, and tennis. The 2021 expansion is also adding an indoor recreation center with a saltwater pool.

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Fun Spot America in Fayetteville

Fun Junction USA park in Georgia
Fun Junction USA

Indoor and outdoor amusements

Fun Spot America is more of a family entertainment center than an amusement park. Among its attractions are the Screaming Eagle steel coaster, a Giant Swing pendulum ride, a small drop tower ride, kiddie rides, mini golf, go-karts, and a zip line.

The park has announced that it will be opening a major new roller coaster in 2022. While no details have been revealed, Fun Spot America did say that the ride will be manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, a designer known for its innovative coasters. It will likely be a single-rail “Raptor” coaster, similar to Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.

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Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange

Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange Georgia

Great Wolf Lodge

Indoor water park resort

Part of the Great Wolf Lodge chain, the Georgia location includes a high-thrill slide with a launch chamber, a lazy river, an activity pool, a family raft ride, and activities for younger visitors. Admission is available only to registered overnight guests of the hotel and is included in room rates.

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Helen Tubing & Waterpark in Helen

Helen Water Park in Georgia

Helen Tubing & Waterpark

This small, outdoor water park includes tube slides, speed slides, and a lazy river. Separately, the park also offers tubing in the Chattahoochee river, which is about a two-hour experience.

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High Falls Water Park in Jackson

High Falls Water Park in Georgia

High Falls Water Park

A small, outdoor water park, High Falls offers a pirate-themed play area for younger children with a splash pad and small slides, two larger water slides for older kids, and a family pool.

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Margaritaville at Lanier Islands in Buford

Lake Lanier Islands Beach and Water Park Georgia
Lanier Islands

Outdoor water park

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands includes a medium-sized water park along a lake. It features water slides, a mat-racing slide, a swimming lake, a wave pool, a bowl slide, an interactive water play structure with dump bucket, and a water play area for young children. In addition to the park, the resort includes a restaurant and bar, marina, docks, cruises, a hotel, a year-round campground, golf, horseback riding, and winter activities such as tubing, and ice skating.

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Lake Winnepesaukah and Soakya Water Park in Rossville

Lake Winnepesaukah Georgia
Lake Winnepesaukah

Amusement park and outdoor water park

While the traditional lakeside park is physically located in Rossville, Georgia, Lake Winnepesaukah is on the state border near Tennessee. (The park advertises itself as being in Chattanooga.) Attractions include the Cannon Ball wooden coaster, which dates back to 1967, the Wild Lightnin' Wild Mouse coaster, lots of spinning rides, and kiddie rides. The small Soakya Water Park is included with admission to Lake Winnie.

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Six Flags Over Georgia and Hurricane Harbor Water Park in Austell

Batman Coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags

Amusement park and outdoor water park

Six Flags Over Georgia is a major amusement park. It is part of the popular Six Flags chain and is one of its original branded locations. Among the park’s highlights are Goliath, a great hypercoaster, and the inverted coaster, Batman: The Ride. It also offers the fabulous Disney-style dark rides, Monster Mansion and Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. In 2020, it added two spinning rides, Catwoman Whip and Poison ivy Toxic Twister. The park has a nice collection of rides for younger kids at DC Super Friends and Bugs Bunny Boomtown. The Hurricane Harbor water park is included with admission.

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Six Flags White Water in Marietta

Six Flags White Water Atlanta
Six Flags

Outdoor water park

Six Flags White Water is a standalone water park and is not part of Six Flags Over Georgia. The enormous outdoor water park includes all kinds of slides and rides, including a funnel ride, an interactive kids' water play area, a wave pool, tube slides, body slides, speed slides, and a family raft ride

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Splash in the Boro in Statesboro

Splash in the Boro water park in Georgia

Splash in the Boro

Outdoor water park

Splash in the Boro is a medium-sized water park with water slides, a FlowRider surfing attraction, a lazy river, a wave pool, and activities for younger children.

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Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Park Georgia
Stone Mountain Park

Outdoor attractions

It's not a traditional amusement park, but Stone Mountain has some compelling attractions including the Lost World 4D,  SkyHike, one of the largest treetop adventure courses in the country, mini-golf, a train ride, and the Summit Skyride, a gondola that takes passengers to the top of Stone Mountain. In the winter, the park offers attractions such as snow tubing and a Christmas festival.

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Summer Waves in Jekyll Island

Summer Waves Georgia
Jekyll Island

Outdoor water park

Summer Waves is a medium-sized park with a wave pool, body slides, tube slides, a speed slide, a kiddie pool, a splash pad, and a lazy river.

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Wild Adventures and Splash Island in Valdosta

Wild Adventures Georgia
Wild Adventures

Amusement park and outdoor water park

A hybrid zoo/amusement park/water park, Wild Adventures allows entry into all three parks with one admission. Attractions include the inverted Hangman coaster and the wooden coaster, Cheetah. It also offers a nice series of live concerts, which are included with admission to the park.

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More Parks

Looking for more fun? Here are some resources in nearby states to find additional parks.