Chill Out at New Jersey Water Parks

Outdoor and Indoor Fun

Mountain Creek water park New Jersey
••• Mountain Creek Resort

With miles of beaches lining its famed shoreline, New Jersey may seem like an unlikely place to have a bunch of water parks. However, many of the parks are actually located along the state's boardwalks and boast ocean views. Sure, folks seeking relief from summer's heat could head to a beach. But if they want to enjoy some water slide thrills as they cool down, only a water park will do.

Most of the parks are outdoors and are open seasonally. But a couple are indoor water parks and are open year-round. You wouldn't be able to romp in the ocean during the colder months (unless you have an unusually high tolerance for chilly water), but you can still have some bathing suit-clad fun at indoor water parks.

Before we get to the water parks in New Jersey, here are some resources to find nearby fun places and make travel plans:

The following parks are arranged alphabetically.

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    Breakwater Beach at Casino Pier New Jersey
    ••• Casino Pier

    Seaside Heights
    Outdoor water park

    Medium-sized park with New England theme located at Casino Pier along the Jersey Shore. Attractions include a lazy river, an interactive water play center, a mat-racing slide, speed slides with launch chambers, and a wave pool.

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    CoCo Key Water Resort New Jersey
    ••• The Hotel ML

    Mount Laurel
    Indoor water park resort

    Medium-sized park with Key West theme located at The Hotel ML. The water park is open to registered hotel guests, and day passes are also available to the general public. Attractions include body slides, raft slides, a lazy river, an indoor/outdoor spa, and an interactive water play center with smaller slides and a tipping bucket.

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    Jurahnimo Falls at Six Flags NJ
    ••• Six Flags

    Jackson
    Outdoor water park

    Huge park. Requires separate admission from Six Flags Great Adventure. Attractions include a halfpipe slide, a funnel ride, speed slides, body slides, tube slides, a mat-racing slide, two family raft rides, a wave pool, and an interactive water play center.

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    Mountain Creek water park New Jersey
    ••• Mountain Creek Resort

    Vernon
    Outdoor water park

    Huge park located at Mountain Creek resort, which features skiing in the winter. It has alternately been known as Action Park. Attractions include the High Anxiety funnel ride, speed slides, enclosed slides, a wave pool, lots of activities for small children and an interactive water play area.

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    OC Waterpark New Jersey
    ••• OC Waterpark

    Ocean City
    Outdoor water park

    Small park located on the boardwalk. Attractions include water slides, a lazy river, and a children's splash area. Also includes a climbing wall, a jumping attraction, and mini-golf.

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    Pirates Cove New Jersey Water Park
    ••• Land of Make Believe

    Hope
    Outdoor water park

    Medium-sized park included with admission to the Land of Make Believe theme park. Attractions include a bowl slide, a halfpipe slide, a lazy river, an interactive kids' area, and other water slides.

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    Raging Waters Morey's Piers New Jersey
    ••• Morey's Piers

    Wildwood
    Outdoor water park

    Huge park located at Morey's Piers along the Jersey Shore. Over 50 slides and attractions including Hydroworks and Shipwreck Shoals water play areas, body slides, lazy river, and tube slides.

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    Runaway Rapids water park in New Jersey at Keansburg
    ••• Keansburg Amusement Park

    Keansburg
    Outdoor water park

    Large park located adjacent to Keansburg Amusement Park on the Jersey Shore. Attractions include Castaway's Creek lazy river, Volcanic Revenge uphill water coaster, and Splash, Rattle & Roll interactive play area.

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    Sahara Sam's Oasis

    Sahara Sam's Oasis New Jersey
    ••• Sahara Sam's Oasis

    West Berlin
    Indoor water park

    Good-szied park with a family raft ride, tube slides, a wave pool, an activity pool, a FlowRider surfing attraction, an interactive water play structure with tipping bucket, a lazy river, and body slides.

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    Splashplex New Jersey
    ••• The Funplex

    Mt. Laurel
    Outdoor water park

    Small park located at The Funplex. Attractions include speed slides, tube slides, an activity pool, an interactive water play structure, and a lazy river. Indoor and outdoor dry rides and attractions are also available. 

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    Splashplex at Funplex East Hanover
    ••• Funplex

    East Hanover
    Outdoor water park

    Small park located at The Funplex. Attractions include speed slides, a splash pad, tube slides, an activity pool, an interactive water play structure, and a lazy river. Indoor dry rides and attractions are also available. 

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    Splash World at Clementon Park New Jersey
    ••• Clementon Park

    Clementon
    Outdoor water park

    Medium-sized park that is located adjacent to Clementon Park and included with admission to the amusement park. Attractions include Caribbean Cove interactive kids' area, Endless River, Sky River Rapids, and the Black Viper enclosed slide.

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    Splash Zone New Jersey
    ••• Splash Zone

    Wildwood
    Outdoor water park

    Good-sized park along the Jersey shore. Attractions include a Tree House interactive play area, body flumes, speed slides, family raft ride, Adventure River, and kiddie area.

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    Thundering Surf New Jersey
    ••• Thundering Surf

    Beach Haven
    Outdoor water park

    Small park on the Jersey shore. Attractions include a lazy river, water slides, and a water play area for young kids. Also includes mini-golf.

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    Tomahawk Lake
    ••• Tomahawk Lake

    Garfield
    Outdoor water park

    Small picnic park with water slides, beach swimming, and Kiddie Waterworld area. Also offers mini-golf.