Silver Rapids is a medium-sized indoor water park at the Silver Mountain Ski Resort. It is not as large, nor does it have the number of slides and attractions of mega parks such as the Kalahari or the Wilderness—both located in Wisconsin Dells, but the Idaho resort does offer a decent amount of fun things to do in its year-round, weatherproof water park. And the park can be a great complement to the many other features at the resort.
The most exciting attraction at Silver Rapids is its FlowRider surfing attraction. It can be a bit tough to get the hang of the boogie board ride, but once mastered, the novelty of surfing the constant wave can be exhilarating (the novelty of surfing in landlocked Idaho is especially striking). Other notable attractions include the Moose Sluice family raft ride, the Gold Rush and Prospector Plunge tube slides, the North Fork Lazy River, and Minor's Island, an interactive water play structure with a tipping bucket.
There is also an activity pool with water basketball and a lily pad walk that challenges kids' balance and agility.
Younger kids will enjoy Pollywog Pond and Cub Cove, two areas with pint-sized attractions. Older guests will enjoy the whirlpool hot tub. The water park also includes an arcade with redemption games.
The Silver Mountain Resort also features lodging, a day spa, restaurants, and function rooms, in addition to skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. In the summer, Silver Mountain offers golf, bike trails, river rafting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. The resort offers over 275 condominium accommodations, including studio, 1- and 2-room suites.
Location and Phone
610 Bunker Ave.
Directions: I-90 to Exit 49 in Kellogg
Water Park Admission Policy
The water park is open exclusively to lodging guests at the resort's Morning Star Lodge. Day passes are not available, except for groups of more than 15 guests.
Indoor Water Park Square Footage
What's to Eat?
Inside the water park, there are two options. Trestles offers a full bar as well as small plate items. The Lunch Bucket serves casual fare such as burgers and wraps as well as snacks like ice cream. Beyond the water park, Silver Mountain has a number of restaurants including the cafeteria-style Mountain House Grill and Wildcat Pizza.
Other Nearby Water Parks
- Raptor Reef Waterpark at the Holiday Inn Express in Hayden, Idaho
- Great Wolf Lodge on the Chehalis Reservation in Grand Mound, Washington