Kalahari outdoor water parkNeed to cool off? Summer is heating up, and with warmer weather on the horizon, Shores & Islands Ohio is the place for your family to enjoy the sunshine and stay cool while doing so. Whether you are a local looking to enjoy the great outdoors or you’re a visitor exploring what the region is all about, the region’s outdoor water parks provide wholesome fun and aquatic escapades for everyone! Get ready to make a splash at the outdoor water parks of Shores & Islands Ohio.

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Outdoor Waterpark

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is ready for summer 2024! Officially open for the season, the outdoor water park allows visitors to enjoy eight exciting features, including thrilling slides such as Stingray and Sahara Sidewinder, along with kids’ play areas like Kids Safari Pool and Bugs Burrow. If you are looking to refuel and relax after splashing your way through the park’s attractions, stop by ZanziBar Grille for a bite to eat, lounge around the Lagoon Pool, or rent one of the luxurious bungalows.

Kalahari outdoor slide towerThe water park is open daily, from 10 am to 8 pm, and you can purchase a variety of passes: the Splash, Snack, & Play package and the All-Day Pass. You can also purchase three discounted passes; the Evening Pass (grants admission from 4 to 8 pm), the Military Pass, and the Senior Pass. Also available are Summer Season Passes which range from $320 to $500. Visit their website for more information on the prices and benefits of each pass.

Insider Tip: Overnight resort guests receive premier water park access that begins as soon as they check in and extends until 3 pm on their day of checkout, so consider booking your stay at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions for extended water park fun!

Cedar Point Shores Waterpark

Featuring 18 acres of splish-splashin’ family fun, Cedar Point Shores is not a destination you want to skip on your Shores & Islands Ohio adventure. Cedar Point Shores is home to 17 rides and attractions for visitors to Cedar Point Shores slide towerexperience. Guests can feel their adrenaline rush by sliding down Riptide Raceway, while families with younger children can dip their toes in the park’s various water play areas like Lemmy’s Lagoon. After a long day of adventure and family fun, visitors can grab a meal at one of the seven food and beverage establishments scattered throughout the water park or take a restful break in the Cabanas available for rental. 

Cedar Point Shores is open for the season and has daily hours from 11 am to 6 pm. After June 7th, the park extends its hours to 11 am to 7 pm to accommodate even more family fun as the summer ramps up. Daily admission into Cedar Point Shores is $49.99, and guests can also enter the water park if they have a Cedar Point Gold Pass or Prestige Pass.

With thrilling attractions, convenient amenities, and extended hours as summer heats up, Cedar Point Shores promises an unforgettable aquatic adventure for the whole family.

Watering Hole Safari & Water Park

Watering Hole Safari WaterparkLocated in Port Clinton, Watering Hole Safari & Water Park at Monsoon Lagoon is an indoor/outdoor family fun extravaganza. Their water park is home to a two-story slide tower, lazy river with dump buckets, kiddie-sized and standard pools, activity structure to climb that includes a 250-gallon dump bucket, and much more. The water park’s swim-up Tiki Bar is the perfect spot for parents to grab a drink while the kids play their way through Adventure Island Tree House. At Watering Hole Safari & Water Park, visitors can enjoy summer favorites like burgers and hot dogs at the onsite concession stand.

The Watering Hole Safari & Water Park is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Guests can choose from a diverse selection of daily passes and seasonal memberships, such as the Daily Mega Ticket and the Daily Wet Ticket. Additionally, there are two summer passes available for purchase: the Standard Season Pass and the Family Season Pass. Visit their website for specific pricing on tickets and passes.

Stop by Watering Hole Safari & Water Park and dive into a world of excitement and adventure this summer!

Huron Park splash pad SanduskySplash and Cool-off on a Budget

If your family is exploring Shores & Islands Ohio on a budget, you do not have to miss the aquatic activities. Pay a visit to Huron Park and Lions Park in Sandusky, where you can cool off in their kid-friendly splash pads! Visitors can spend hours enjoying these completely free water wonderlands while also spending time in our local parks. Both splash pads are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so stop by and test the waters. Or, visit one of the many Lake Erie beaches for some natural water attractions. 

From the thrilling waterslides of Kalahari Resorts & Conventions to the expansive family fun at Cedar Point Shores and the exciting attractions at Watering Hole Safari & Water Park, you will find a wave of adventure waiting at every turn. There are so many options to stay cool and have fun, so make Shores & Islands Ohio the place where you dive headfirst into an unforgettable summer!