Cool Down and Scream at Georgia Water Parks and Theme Parks

Fun Junction USA park in Georgia
Fun Junction USA

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.

Before we get to Georgia's parks, here are some resources to find nearby fun places and make travel plans:

Water parks and amusement parks in Georgia are listed alphabetically.

  • 01 of 09

    Outdoor water park

    A small, municipal park with a few water slides, an adventure kiddie pool, and a spring-fed lake. The facility also includes fishing, volleyball, a snack bar, soccer, softball, a bike trail, and tennis.

  • 02 of 09
    Fun Junction USA park in Georgia
    Fun Junction USA

    Indoor and outdoor amusements

    It's 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.

  • 03 of 09

    Lake Lanier Islands Beach and Water Park

    Lake Lanier Islands Beach and Water Park Georgia
    Lanier Islands

    Outdoor water park

    Medium-sized park along a lake 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.

  • 04 of 09
    Lake Winnepesaukah Georgia
    Lake Winnepesaukah

    Amusement park and outdoor water park

    While the traditional lakeside park is physically located in Rossville, Georgia, it 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.

    Continue to 5 of 9 below.
  • 05 of 09
    Batman Coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia
    Six Flags

    Amusement park and outdoor water park

    A major amusement park that is part of the popular Six Flags chain and one of its original branded locations. Among its highlights are Goliath, a great hypercoaster, the fabulous Disney-style Monster Mansion boat ride, and the inverted coaster, Batman: The Ride. 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.

  • 06 of 09
    Six Flags White Water Atlanta
    Six Flags

    Outdoor water park

    This 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

  • 07 of 09
    Stone Mountain Park Georgia
    Stone Mountain Park

    Stone Mountain
    Outdoor attractions

    It's not a traditional amusement park, but Stone Mountain has some compelling attractions including Rio: The 4D Experience, the Jump, a unique freefall experience, mini-golf, a train ride, and Duck Boat tours. In the winter, it offers attractions such as snow tubing and a Christmas festival.

  • 08 of 09
    Summer Waves Georgia
    Jekyll Island

    Jekyll Island
    Outdoor water park

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

    Continue to 9 of 9 below.
  • 09 of 09

    Wild Adventures and Splash Island

    Wild Adventures Georgia
    Wild Adventures

    Amusement park and outdoor water park

    A hybrid zoo/amusement park/water park. One admission allows entry into all three parks. 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.