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Summer 2019: Water Parks near Savannah

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Water Parks Near Savannah

Ready for lazy river, spray pads & waterslides?

Water park season is here.

The Pooler water park – Surf Lagoon – is closed.

However, there are the following water parks in Statesboro, Jekyll Island & Charleston.

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Water Parks Near Savannah

Splash In The Boro opens for the 2019 summer season May 18 & 19
45 miles from Savannah in Statesboro, Ga.
Water Slides – 2 body slides and 1 inner tube slide wind around each other and finish with a plunge into a common wave pool. The park has a double flowrider , a 5-lane mat racer, a spray pad and slides for toddlers, 3 tube slides, a lazy river.

2019 Summer Season
Weekends only: May 18 & 19.
Open daily starting May 25. For hours click here.

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Summer Waves opening weekend May 11-12; opens daily for 2019 summer season Wed. May 15.
75 Miles from Savannah on Jekyll Island.

2019 Summer Season
Weekends only: May 11-12; Aug. 10-Sept. 15.
Daily: Wed. May 15-Aug. 7. Open Memorial Day & Labor Day.
For hours, click here.
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family. Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area.

Opening dates & hours are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm Summer Waves is open.  912.635.2074

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Charleston, SC Water Parks

Splash Zone Waterpark
at James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
79 Miles from Savannah in Charleston, SC
2019 Summer Season Schedule
10AM-6PM
Open Weekends May 11-12, May 18-19, May 25-26
Open Daily starting May 27
Weekends Only Aug. 17-Labor Day.
Schedule here.
200-foot tube slide – 200-foot open slide – Caribbean play structure with slides, wheels, and sprays – 500-foot lazy river with an adventure channel featuring sprays and a waterfall – Leisure pool – open seasonally

Whirlin Waters Adventure Waterpark
87 miles from Savannah in North Charleston, SC
2019 Summer Season
10AM-6PM
•Weekends Only: May 5-June 2. Open on Memorial Day May 27. Aug. 17-Labor Day
•Daily: Starting June 8.
Fun for all ages, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located within North Charleston Wannamaker County Park and offers seasonal, island-style water play packed into over 15-acres.
Rip Tide Run mat racer takes riders on an exciting head-to-head competition over gut wrenching bumps, accelerating riders towards the finish line. (minimum height of 42”)

Splash Island Waterpark
91 miles away in Mount Pleasant, SC
2019 Summer Season
10AM-6PM
•Weekends Only: May 5-June 2. Open on Memorial Day May 27. Aug. 17-Labor Day
•Daily: Starting June 8.
200-foot water slide – 16-foot otter slide – Sprays, geysers, and raindrop waterfalls – The Cyclone, a 10-minute swirling water ride – Recreational pool

12 Things to Do with Kids in Charleston, SC

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

SouthernMamas.com regularly spotlights our favorite nearby daytrip spots to visit with kids outside of Savannah.

One of our favorite family daytrips from Savannah is Charleston, SC. (about a 90 minute drive from Savannah).

For more favorite daytrips from Savannah, click here. 

Things to do with kids in Charleston, SC include:
SC Aquarium Charleston Shark Shallows

1. South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Harbor. Hours, daily events, admission rates & specials here.
Now open, Touch sharks & rays @ Shark Shallows. This new exhibit enables you to reach out & feel the skin of bonnethead sharks, cownose rays and southern stingrays. Details here.

2. Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, Charleston. Hours, exhibits, admission rates & more details here.

3. Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.

4. The Center for Birds of Prey Avian Conservation Center Awendaw SC

5. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant

6. James Island County Park Climbling Wall, Charleston – South Carolina’s tallest, outdoor climbing wall.

Splash Fountain Charleston Waterfront Park 7. Pineapple Fountain & Splash Fountain in Waterfront Park,Charleston. Wading in these downtown fountains is permitted & encouraged.

8. Awendaw Passage (7 miles) of Palmetto Trail (Hike or mountain bike)

9. Fresh farm stand/u-pick farm (depending on the season) including
* Ambrose Family Farm: Wadmalaw Island.www.stonofarmmarket.com/ambrosefamilyfarm.html
* Boone Hall Farms: Mount Pleasant. www.boonehallfarms.com
* Rosebank Farms: John’s Island. www.rosebankfarms.com

10. West Ashley Bikeway 2.5 mile biking & walking path, Charleston

11. Morris Island Lighthouse, Folly Beach

12. Waterparks
Splash Zone Waterpark in James Island County Park
Splash Island Waterpark, Mount Pleasant, SC

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Free trolley transportation

Free Public Transportation in Charleston via DASH Trolley

Charleston’s free public transportation – DASH Trolley – is operated by the city’s CARTA bus system and runs throughout the historic Charleston peninsula.
Route 210 (Orange) drives from College of Charleston to the Aquarium.
Route 211 (Green) drives to the waterfront, Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, and City Market
Route 213 (Purple) drives to Brittlebank Park, Riley Stadium, historic city center.
All three routes converge at the Visitors Center, Marion Park and Charleston Museum.
Wait at an official CARTA bus stop, denoted by the green signs.

Summer 2015: New Pooler water park & more water parks near Savannah open in May

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

new Pooler water park 2015 Surf Lagoon The new Pooler water park – Surf Lagoon – opens for the 2015 summer season on Sat. May 23. Surf Lagoon will open in phases. The first phase opening in May includes the first slide tower complex, lazy river, kid’s activity area, and two zero entry beaches. There are no height restrictions on Layback Lagoon, Shorebreak Beach, and Shortboarders. Riders must be taller than 48″ inches to ride all slides.

2015 Summer Season
Daily: May 23-Aug. 5. Open Memorial Day.
Weekends Only: Aug. 8-Sept. 7. Open Labor Day.
For hours, click here. 

Surf Lagoon Water Park
Located near 1-95 and Pooler Parkway
Exit 104 off I-95.
130 Towne Center Dr, Pooler, 31322
email: info@surflagoonpooler.com

Learn more here.

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Water Parks Near Savannah

More Water Parks Near Savannah

Splash In The Boro opens for the 2015 summer season this Sat. May 16.
45 miles from Savannah in Statesboro, Ga.
Water Slides – 2 body slides and 1 inner tube slide wind around each other and finish with a plunge into a common wave pool. The park has a double flowrider , a 5-lane mat racer, a spray pad and slides for toddlers, 3 tube slides, a lazy river.

2015 Summer Season
Weekends only: May 16 & 17.
Open daily starting May 23. For hours click here.

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Summer Waves opens daily for 2015 summer season this Friday May 15.
75 Miles from Savannah on Jekyll Island.

2015 Summer Season
Weekends only: May 2-10; Aug. 15-Sept. 20
Daily: Fri. May 15-Aug. 12. Open Memorial Day & Labor Day.
For hours, click here.
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family. Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area.

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Charleston, SC Water Parks

Splash Zone Waterpark
79 Miles from Savannah in Charleston, SC
2015 Summer Season
10AM-6PM
•Weekends Only: May 2-24 and August 15 – Labor Day.
•Daily: May 25-August 14. Open Memorial Day.
200-foot tube slide – 200-foot open slide – Caribbean play structure with slides, wheels, and sprays – 500-foot lazy river with an adventure channel featuring sprays and a waterfall – Leisure pool – open seasonally

Whirlin Waters Adventure Waterpark
87 miles from Savannah in North Charleston, SC
2015 Summer Season
10AM-6PM
•Weekends Only: May 2-24. Open on Memorial Day. Aug. 15-Labor Day
•Daily: May 30-August 14
Fun for all ages, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located within North Charleston Wannamaker County Park and offers seasonal, island-style water play packed into over 15-acres.
Coming Mid-Summer 2015: Rip Tide Run mat racer takes riders on an exciting head-to-head competition over gut wrenching bumps, accelerating riders towards the finish line. (minimum height of 42”)

Splash Island Waterpark
91 miles away in Mount Pleasant, SC
2015 Summer Season
10AM-6PM
•Weekends Only: May 2-24. Open Memorial Day. August 15 – Labor Day.
•Daily: May 30-August 14
200-foot water slide – 16-foot otter slide – Sprays, geysers, and raindrop waterfalls – The Cyclone, a 10-minute swirling water ride – Recreational pool

Water Parks near Savannah plus new Hurricane Harbor @ Six Flags

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Water Parks near Savannah

Hurricane Harbor Six Flags Over Georgia Add this to our list of roadtrips: Hurricane Harbor, which opens May 2014 at Six Flags Over Georgia.

The new water park expansion includes 38,000 square feet of waves that will fill Calypso Bay.

Made from 1846 tons of concrete, the massive wave pool is run by two wave generators which will produce up to four foot waves in eight different wave patterns for guests to enjoy with the pool gradually reaching a depth of six feet.

Hurricane Harbor opens May 23 and admission to the water park is included with your Six Flags Over Georgia admission ticket. More info here.

For more of our picks for kid-friendly roadtrips from Savannah, click here

Water Parks Closer to Savannah

Splash In The Boro 
45 miles from Savannah in Statesboro, Ga. Opens for the 2014 summer season on May 17.
Water Slides – 2 body slides and 1 inner tube slide wind around each other and finish with an exciting plunge into a common wave pool!

Water Parks Near SavannahSummer Waves
75 Miles from Savannah on Jekyll Island. Opened for the 2014 summer season on May 3.
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family. Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area.

Splash Zone Waterpark
79 Miles from Savannah in Charleston, SC
2014 Summer Season
•Weekends Only: May 3-25 and August 16 – Labor Day.
•Daily: May 26-August 15
200-foot tube slide – 200-foot open slide – Caribbean play structure with slides, wheels, and sprays – 500-foot lazy river with an adventure channel featuring sprays and a waterfall – Leisure pool – open seasonally

Whirlin Waters Adventure Waterpark
87 miles from Savannah in North Charleston, SC
2014 Summer Season
•Weekends Only: May 3-25 and August 16 – Labor Day.
•Daily: May 26-August 15
Fun for all ages, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located within North Charleston Wannamaker County Park and offers seasonal, island-style water play packed into over 15-acres.

Splash Island Waterpark
91 miles away in Mount Pleasant, SC
2014 Summer Season
•Weekends Only: May 3-25 and August 16 – Labor Day.
•Daily: May 26-August 15
200-foot water slide – 16-foot otter slide – Sprays, geysers, and raindrop waterfalls – The Cyclone, a 10-minute swirling water ride – Recreational pool