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4 Fun Filled Water Parks in the Charleston, SC Area

Updated: Apr 22

Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina's ultimate water park guide for the 2024 waterpark season! Get ready to splash, slide, and soak up the sun as we explore the best aquatic destinations in the area. Let's dive in!

* The below images are not from the actual place but rather a representation of the place or its description. *

Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark


Address: 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29406

Various colored water slides

2024 Hours of Operation 


Weekends Only and Memorial Day, May 18 - 26 and 27: 10 am - 6 pm
Daily, June 1 - August 11: Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm and Sat - Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Weekends Only and Labor Day, August 17 - September 1 and 2: 10 am - 6 pm

Park Admission Fees


General Admission: $24.99 per person ($15.99 per person after 3:00 pm Mon - Fri only (not including Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day))
Under 48”: $19.99 per person
Seniors 60+: $14.99 per person
Children 2 and under: Free
Groups: $19.99 per person (must have a group size of 20 or more people)

Are Locker Rentals available?


Yes, they have full-day locker rentals at $10 for regular size, $12 for large, and $15 for jumbo.

About the Park


An aerial view of a lazy river and leisure pool

Overflowing with excitement for visitors of every age, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located in North Charleston Wannamaker County Park. This seasonal destination boasts an island-style water play experience sprawled across over 15-acres, promising a day filled with aquatic thrills and relaxation!

Guests can catch waves of excitement in the expansive 27,000-square-foot Big Kahuna wave pool, where both shallow areas and deeper ends provide endless thrills. For those looking for relaxation, the Rollin’ River lazy river winds through lush, green scenery, offering 870 feet of pure serenity.

Colorful water slides

The Big Splash Tree House is a paradise for interactive water features, featuring 66 interactive play elements and a giant bucket that releases 1,000 gallons of water. Moreover, thrill-seekers can brave The Washout's towering slides, while the Rip Tide Run mat racer provides exhilarating head-to-head competition. 

Meanwhile, the Tubular Twister offers a variety of thrilling slides, and the Otter Bay kiddie pool area ensures endless fun for younger visitors. Do not miss the enchanting Lily Pad Lagoon, where toddlers can frolic in a shallow pool amidst spray geysers.

With its diverse attractions and amenities, Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark is the perfect destination for families to make the most of their Lowcountry weekend!

Splash Zone Waterpark At James Island County Park


Address: 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC 29412

Red, yellow, and blue water slides with people coming down them

2024 Hours of Operation


Weekends Only and Memorial Day, May 18 - June 2: Sat and Memorial Day (5/27) 10 am - 6 pm and Sun: 1 pm - 6 pm
Daily, June 8 - August 4: Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, and Sun 1 pm - 6 pm

Park Admission Fees


General Admission: $15.99 per person ($11.99 per person after 3 pm Mon - Fri only (not including Memorial Day or 4th of July)) 
Under 48”: $13.99 per person
Seniors 60+: $10.99 per person
Children 2 and under: Free
Groups: $13.99 per person (must have a group size of 20 or more people)

A $2 per person James Island County Park gate admission is also required.

About the Park


5 water slides - blue, green, yellow, red, and another blue

As temperatures rise in the Charleston area, families flock to Splash Zone Waterpark, situated within the scenic James Island County Park, for a quintessential summer retreat.

This seasonal destination offers plenty of attractions to entertain visitors of all ages. From the thrilling 200-foot tube slide to the leisurely 500-foot lazy river adorned with sprays and water walls, there is something for everyone to enjoy! 

The rainforest play structure beckons little ones with its slides, buckets, and sprays, while the large leisure pool provides a relaxing oasis for those seeking a break from the excitement.

With convenient amenities like concessions, lockers, lounge chairs, and restrooms, Splash Zone ensures a comfortable and memorable day out for the whole family. Whether you are zooming down slides or lazily drifting along the lazy river, Splash Zone Waterpark promises hours of aquatic fun in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry. 

Splash Island Waterpark


Address: 444 Needlerush Parkway, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Small kid area with a few water slides at a water park

2024 Hours of Operation


Weekends Only and Memorial Day, May 18 - June 2: Sat and Memorial Day (5/27) 10 am - 6 pm and Sun: 1 pm - 6 pm
Daily, June 8 - August 4: Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, and Sun 1 pm - 6 pm

Park Admission Fees


General Admission: $10.99 per person ($8.99 per person after 3:00 pm Mon - Fri only (not including Memorial Day or 4th of July))
Under 48”: $9.99 per person
Seniors 60: $7.99 per person
Children 2 and under: Free
Groups: $9.99 per person (must have a group size of 20 or more people)

A $2 per person Palmetto Islands County Park gate admission is also required.

About the Park


A kid playing in an inflatable pool

Nestled within the tropical vegetation of Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park, Splash Island Waterpark welcomes families seeking a refreshing escape from the summer heat. This seasonal oasis offers attractions catering to toddlers and preteens alike, ensuring hours of excitement and laughter.

From the thrilling 200-foot body flume to the playful 16-foot-long otter slide, there is no shortage of fun features to explore. Visitors can also cool off in the activity pool or brave the cyclone-swirling water ride for an adrenaline rush like no other!

With certified lifeguards on duty and amenities such as concessions, restrooms, lockers, and lounge chairs available, Splash Island provides a safe and enjoyable experience for the whole family. Whether you are celebrating a birthday or simply looking to make a splash, this South Carolina gem promises a perfect day out for kids of all ages.

Charleston Aqua Park


Address: 3050 Marlin Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455

A lake in Charleston, SC

2024 Hours of Operation


Weekends Only, May 4 - May 26 and Aug 17 - Sept 29: 10 am - 6 pm
Daily, June 1 - Aug 11 (besides 6/4 and 6/6): 10 am - 6 pm

Park Admission Fees


45 Minute Session: $18 (Additional $1 service fee when a ticket is purchased at the park or over the phone.) Also, the price may vary depending on the day, availability, and time of booking.

About the Park


A person wakeboarding on a lake

At Charleston Aqua Park, located at Trophy Lakes, families with members aged six and above can indulge in two thrilling water activities. Whether navigating the inflatable obstacles of the aqua park or conquering the high ropes course above Trophy Lakes, there is plenty of excitement to go around!

Additionally, children aged 6 - 14 can partake in the summer camp program, where they can delve into wakeboarding, stand-up paddle-boarding, and even try their hand at on-water ropes course climbing.

With a perfect blend of thrilling water challenges and creative arts and crafts sessions, Charleston Aqua Park offers a dynamic experience that ensures a memorable day for kids of all ages!

Waterpark Splash Pass


2 water slides - 1 loops and the other has a bigger decline

Maximize your summer fun with the Waterpark Splash Pass! Whether you opt for the Basic Splash Pass or upgrade to the Super Splash Pass, you will enjoy unlimited access to Charleston's premier water parks.

The Basic Splash Pass grants unlimited entry to Splash Zone and Splash Island and offers discounted admission to Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark. For those craving the ultimate aquatic adventure, the Super Splash Pass includes access to all three Charleston-area water parks.

Plus, both passes include free entrance to select Charleston County Parks during the waterpark season. With endless opportunities for thrilling slides and refreshing dips, the Waterpark Splash Pass is your ticket to an unforgettable summer in the Lowcountry. This pass does not include admission to the Charleston Aqua Park.

Fun in the Sun!


A small water park with slides, a kids area, lawn area and pool

With something for everyone, these parks offer the perfect way to beat the heat and make memories with your loved ones. So, take full advantage of the summer and enjoy all the fun these Charleston County waterparks have to offer!
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