Ohio's Outdoor and Indoor Water Parks

Where to Find Water Slides and Get Wet

There are plenty of water parks throughout Ohio. They include standalone outdoor water parks, such as The Beach in Mason, as well as outdoor water parks attached to amusement parks, such as Cedar Point Shores at the enormous Cedar Point. For year-round water slide fun, the state also boasts plenty of wonderful indoor water park resorts such as the Kalahari in Sandusky.

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

Water parks in Ohio are listed alphabetically:

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The Beach in Mason

The Beach water park Ohio
Courtesy of The Beach Waterpark

The Beach is a huge park that is located near Kings Island amusement park (but is not part of Kings Island). It includes an uphill water coaster, a mat racing slide, a speed slide, a wave pool, plenty of other body and tube slides, an activity pool, sand volleyball, an interactive water play structure, a zip line, and an arcade.

  • Outdoor water park
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Castaway Bay in Sandusky

Castaway Bay

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Part of Cedar Point's vast complex, Castaway Bay is open all year long. The park is medium-sized, but is packed with a surprising number of attractions, including the Rendezvous Run uphill water coaster, a wave pool, water slides, an interactive water play structure, an activity pool, indoor/outdoor whirlpool spas, and a toddler's play area. The park is open to registered hotel guests as well as the general public.

  • Indoor water park resort
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Comfort Inn & Suites in Kent

The Comfort Inn & Suites offers an unnamed water park that is quite small and is only open for registered guests. It includes a small lazy river, a small slide, a wading pool, and a few spraying elements. The hotel also includes a game room and a putting green.

  • Indoor water park resort
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Cedar Point Shores in Sandusky

Cedar Point Shores

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

This huge outdoor water park is also part of Cedar Point. It requires separate admission from the amusement park. Attractions include a wave pool, lazy river, a family raft ride, launch chamber water slides, play areas for small children, body slides, tube slides, and mat racing slides.

  • Outdoor water park at Cedar Point
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Coney Island in Cincinnati

Coney Island water park Ohio
Courtesy of Coney Island

No, not that Coney Island. This Cincinnati park boasts the famous Sunlite Pool, which was built in 1925 and is billed as the world's largest recirculating pool. There are water slides and other wet attractions as well. The park used to include amusement rides, but they have since been removed. Coney Island does offer mini-golf and paddle boats on Lake Como.

  • Outdoor water park
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Geuaga Lake, Wildwater Kingdom, and Six Flags World of Adventure in Aurora

None of the parks, which were located near Cleveland, are open any longer. You can read about their rise and fall in our overview.

  • Closed outdoor water park and other attractions
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Great Wolf Lodge at Kings Island in Mason

Great Wolf Lodge at Kings Island
Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

As with the rest of the locations in the chain, the park is only open to Great Wolf Lodge resort guests. Attractions include 11 water slides, an uphill water coaster, a bowl ride, a family raft ride, a wave pool, a lazy river, an interactive water play center with a tipping bucket, and two whirlpool spas. It is located adjacent to the Kings Island amusement park. When the park is open, guests can walk to its front gate from the hotel.

  • Indoor water park resort
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Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky

Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky
Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

The park is open to Great Wolf Lodge resort guests and day visitors. Features include tube slides, body slides, activity pools, two whirlpool spas, a lazy river, kids' play areas, an interactive play structure with a tipping bucket, and an aqua rock-climbing wall.

  • Indoor water park resort
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Hiawatha Water Park

Hiawatha Water Park

City of Mount Vernon

A small municipal facility, Hiawatha Water Park pool includes two water slides, a play structure for young children with a small slide, and a pool for general swimming and laps.

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Kalahari Ohio in Sandusky

Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio
Courtesy of Kalahari Resort

The Kalahari in Sandusky is one of the world's largest indoor water parks. It features virtually every kind of water park slide and attraction, including two surfing simulator rides, a water coaster, a lazy river, a bowl ride, a wave pool, body slides, tube slides, raft rides, a mat-racing slide, an interactive water play structure, activity pools, and indoor/outdoor whirlpool saunas. Day passes are offered to visitors not staying at the hotel.

  • Indoor water park resort
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Pioneer Waterland in Chardon

Pioneer Waterland Ohio
Courtesy of Pioneer Waterland

A small outdoor water park and family entertainment center, Pioneer Waterland includes water slides, tube slide, lazy river, activity pool, and paddleboats as well as go-karts and an arcade.

  • Outdoor water park
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Soak City in Mason

Soak City water park at Kings Island

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Soak City is a huge park that is included with admission to Kings Island. Rides include 36 water slides, a wave-making surfing ride, a wave pool, a funnel ride, a lazy river, and an interactive water play structure with a dump bucket.

  • Outdoor water park at Kings Island
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Splash Zone

Splash Zone Ohio water park

National Trails Parks & Recreation District

Splash Zone is a small community water park with water slides, a lazy river, a bowl ride, a sprayground, and a zero-depth entry pool.

  • Outdoor water park
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Watering Hole in Port Clinton

Watering Hole Ohio water park
Watering Hole

A small park, Watering Hole offers water slides, tube slides, pools, water bumper boats, and an interactive play area along with go-karts, mini golf, and an arcade. There is also an adjacent drive-through safari and zoo.

  • Outdoor water park
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Zoombezi Bay in Powell

Zoombezi Bay
Courtesy of Columbus Zoo

Zoombezi Bay is a large park that is included with admission to the Columbus Zoo. Attractions include a bowl ride, a funnel ride, body slides, tube slides, a lazy river, an action river, an interactive water play structure, and attractions for younger children.

  • Outdoor water park at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
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