With COVID-19 restrictions having eased, weather temperatures rising, and summer quickly approaching, waterparks could be the perfect day trip to take this season. No matter which state you visit, this list of water parks in the tri-state area will be sure to keep you cool. Keep reading for a list of the best waterparks to visit in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.
These locations are all following strict COVID-19 guidelines, so you can enjoy the water knowing these parks are doing everything to keep guests safe.
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Camelback Resort | 309 Resort Drive, Tannersville, PA
Camelback Resort is tucked away in the Poconos and is set up as a two-for-one special where guests can enjoy a top-notch indoor water park any time of year and an outdoor water park during the hot summer months. The indoor water park boasts 13 water slides and indoor cabanas for a quick nap. The outdoor water park opens for the season on June 17th, 2022.
Crystal Springs Family Waterpark | 380 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick, NJ
Crystal Springs Family Waterpark opened for the season on May 28th and provides fun for the whole family. Whether it’s the lazy river or the recreational pool, there is really something for everyone. In terms of safety, Crystal Springs really has it covered. In addition to offering life jackets to all guests, the Jeff Ellis Swimming school is on-site.
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DreamWorks Water Park | 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ
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The largest indoor water park in the world is located right here in New Jersey. DreamWorks Water Park at the American Dream has a slide for everyone, the world’s biggest wave pool, and is 81 degrees all year round. It also has exclusive suites you can reserve to take a break in style between slide runs.
Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains | 1 Great Wolf Drive, Scotrun PA
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Come to Great Wolf Lodge to visit the water rides for all thrill levels, and then stay for the camp-themed hotel room. This indoor water park has a wave pool, four-story interactive water fort, kiddie pools, and more slides than you can imagine. The Great Wolf Lodge is in the Poconos, making it an easy getaway for the young and young at heart.
Hurricane Harbor New Jersey | 1 Six Flags Boulevard, Jackson Township, NJ
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Hurricane Harbor New Jersey is the perfect place to cool off, especially after riding one of the thrill rollercoasters at Six Flags, located on the same campus. The water park opened on May 14th for the 2022 season.
Kalahari Resorts Poconos Indoor Water Park | 250 Kalahari Boulevard, Pocono Manor, PA
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This resort and convention center boasts one of the largest indoor water parks in America. If water slides aren’t for you, don’t worry because there are plenty of other kinds of activities including a wave simulator and mermaid tales to try on in the pool.
Raging Waters Water Park | 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ
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Opening on June 9th, this waterpark right on the beach allows you to take a ride while enjoying views of the Atlantic Ocean. Raging Waters Water Park is part of the Morey Piers and water parks, so you can also visit Ocean Oasis Water Park and Beach Club if you’d prefer.
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Runaway Rapids Waterpark | 275 Beachway Ave, Keansburg, NJ
Runaway Rapids officially opened for the season on June 5th. With a lazy river, a play area for kids, 18 slides to choose from, and more, there’s plenty to do at this quaint waterpark. Plus, there’s a small amusement park in the same complex for those looking to pack the day full of fun.
Splashdown Beach Water Park | 16 Old Route 9 W Fishkill, NY
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Head north about 70 miles from New York City for this Dutchess County landmark filled with thrills and chills alike. Starting June 5th, you can take on the monster Megalodon slide or just hang out on a raft as you float down the lazy river. While you’re there, you can grab lunch from local food vendor Cosmo’s for pizza and Italian food, or grab a hot dog at Nathan’s.
Zoom Flume Water Park | 20 Shady Glen Road, East Durham, NY
This outdoor water park opens on June 18th for the 2022 season, providing water attractions for everyone. If you want thrill slides, try the Canyon Plunge body slide ride. If you want something a bit calmer, Zoom Flume Water Park has a lazy river and a wave pool.