NJ is home to over 15 water parks. Water parks are a fun day trip with kids in the summertime. NJ now has two brand new indoor water parks that are open all year round!
CoCo Key Mt. Laurel Marriott, 915 Route 73, Mount Laurel NJ 856-234-7300 CoCo Key Water Resort, New Jersey’s ultimate indoor water park, is your key to worry free, weather-proof plans for the entire family! Located at the Mt. Laurel Marriott, CoCo Key Water Resort brings incredible water park fun indoors, providing families, friends, groups and troops with fun for everyone. From relaxing in the adventure river to braving the twists and turns on one of our 40-foot slides, interactive play area, indoor/outdoor spa, state of the art arcade and Gallons More Fun! Is your time starved family in need of a close to home get-a-way that won’t break your budget? Purchase one of our overnight stays. CoCo Key Water Resort is the only indoor water park in New Jersey providing on-site accommodations. Relax and have a great time doing it by steering your course to CoCo Key Water Resort.
CoCo Key Water Resort is seconds away from exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike, just 12 miles outside Philadelphia and minutes away from Adventure Aquarium and Cherry Hill Mall.
Tomahawk Lake Waterpark 155 Tomahawk Trail, Sparta, NJ 973-398-7777 Tomahawk Lake Water Park, a family oriented facility, celebrating its 61st anniversary is located in North Jersey. We offer a large white sand beach, 20 acre crystal clear lake for swimming and a wide variety of waterslides, boats and outdoor activities in an Indian Theme. These unique lake fed attractions built into the side of our mountain include our newest Apache Plunge for 4 riders, serpentine Rocky Mountain, enclosed Black Snake, Geronimo, Sioux Slide and much, much more.
Winner of the 2012 Al Turner Commitment to Excellence Award! The honor is awarded to water parks that have through their consistent business and professional excellence fostered a sense of community in the World Water Park Membership.
A fun Water park for children in NJ!
The Papoose Land is a water playground for children under 4 ft tall with its own mini slides, raindrop, frogs, turtles, a fish slide, lily pads & more. Our “Cherokee Corner” for those under 5 feet hosts our tipping bucket, rolling log, water trampolines, lily pads & rope walk. An 18 hole miniature golf course, volleyball, horseshoes ,arcade tent, an old fashioned picnic area, snack bars, souvenir shop and beer garden are situated on the grounds.
Group picnics facilities for 50 to 1500 persons are available. We offer an ALL YOU CAN EAT COUNTRY PICNIC PACKAGE to allow us to do all the work, while you have all the fun!
Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 856-767-7580 Water Wonderland: Warm up in the winter and cool down in the summer-OPEN YEAR ROUND! Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park is New Jersey’s only free-standing indoor water park with 58,000 square feet of indoor aquatic attractions under a one-of-a-kind retractable roof. Sahara Sam’s attractions include Mount Kilimanjaro family raft ride, Snake Eyes tube slides, Congo Bongo Adventure River, Tim-Buk-Tu water tree fort, Lizard Lagoon for toddlers, Sam’s Slamdunker, Crocodile Flats cargo obstacle course and FLOWRIDER—the area’s ONLY indoor surfing simulator!
Opening in May 2013, our seasonal 2-acre outdoor recreation complex will have 10,000 square foot wave pool for guests to jump waves or float in on the tide with tubes. Guests will also be able to “take a dip” in the new 25-yard leisure and activity pool. To complete the outdoor area, there will special attractions for Sahara Sam’s younger and older guests. A kiddy splash area and water play zone will be the perfect spot for little ones to beat the heat and play the day away. Adults will love the new Tiki Hut bar, recreational cabanas, and sand volley ball courts that complete the feel of a true Oasis getaway.
Sahara Sam’s also features SAMAZON Ropes Adventure, The World’s Tallest Ropes Course (seasonal), a full-service café and a 3,000 square foot family arcade.
Sahara Sam’s is the perfect place for your next family outing, birthday party, group trip and special event.
For more information, ticket prices and hours of operation for Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Water Park, visit SaharaSams.com.
Voted Best of South Jersey: Children’s Play Center and Place for Children’s Birthday Party!
Sahara Sam’s is conveniently located on Route 73 in West Berlin (Just off Exit 4 of the New Jersey Turnpike or Exit 36A off of 295.) FREE PARKING!
Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Water Park 535 N. Route 73 West Berlin, NJ 08091 856-767-7580 www.saharasams.com
Breakwater Beach Casino Pier, Seaside Heights, NJ 732-793-6488 Breakwater Beach Waterpark located in the heart of Seaside Heights, NJ is open from May 25th through mid-September. Fully recovered and restored, this state-of-the-art waterpark boasts one of the largest interactive play area on the North Atlantic Coast. The little ones will splash in the safe, soft and clean toddler area while the bigger kids slide and soar like never before on the all new Two If By the Sea tube slide. Don’t miss the Nantucket Bucket, a trip down the lazy river and our hot springs whirlpools. Every member of your family will have tons of wet water fun. As always, NASCO trained lifeguards are on duty to safely monitor all water activities. All day, three hour, and twilight offers make Breakwater Beach Waterpark great affordable family fun!
Mountain Creek 200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 973-864-8444 Mountain Creek Water Park in Northern NJ is the Mac Daddy of all water parks in the entire State on NJ. There are some very serious rides here. The 23 foot jump off of Canyon Cliffs into a huge natural pool below is the highest Cliff Jump of all the NJ water parks. If you only have time to hit up one water park in NJ then Mountain Creek would have to be your first choice.
The one main things that makes Mountain Creek good is that it is very unique. It does not offer many of the normal conventional water rides that most other water parks do. It is situated in a very cool setting on a huge Mountain that has beautiful secluded natural surroundings that are second to none in NJ.
Mountain Creek also has very nice children's rides and play areas. There is a beautiful natural lagoon where children can actually go inside caves! This is our pick for the best overall Family water Park in NJ.
The FunPlex 3320-24 Route 38, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey 856-273-9666 Splashin’ Speedway water park playground at The Funplex in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey is your place to play this summer! This new attraction continues all the fun of an amusement ride with the refreshing feeling of a water attraction. You can play all day in your own wacky water race track with one-of-a-kind slides, cool water cannons and totally wild sprays. It’s the fast track to chasing the heat away on a hot summer day! Other outdoor attractions include bumper boats, mini-golf, go karts and kiddie karts and NEW for 2011- Outdoor swimming pool (opening Summer) and Super Twister thrill ride opening Spring). Visit us on the web for updates FunplexMountLaurel.com
The Funplex is the area’s most original amusement center filled with the absolute best in entertainment. So whether it is sunny or raining, you are sure to have a fabulous time.
Spashplex at Funplex East Hanover 182 New Jersey 10, East Hanover, NJ 973-428-1166 The all-new Splashplex is a summer favorite of children, teens and adults of all ages. The water park features elevated water blasters, a hydro storm tower, loose water hoses and a wild water playground. The Splashplex also features 359 linear feet of water slides and a newly renovated 5 foot deep pool. If the weather is not splash-worthy, don’t worry. This award winning facility, open year round, also features 100,000 square feet of indoor fun with attractions like foam frenzy, Magiquest, go karts, lazer tag, bumper cars, 4D theater and state-of-the-art arcade.
We also have a full service café featuring a wide variety of your favorite foods — snacks, hot sandwiches, pizza, salads, and more! Parents can sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee while kids keep playing. What could be better than that? The Funplex is the area’s most original amusement center filled with the absolute best in entertainment. So whether it is sunny or raining, you are sure to have a fabulous time.
A great Day Trip Idea for families in Northern NJ!
Hurricane Harbor 537 Monmouth Rd, Route 537, Jackson, NJ 732-928-1821 Hurricane Harbor is a great waterpark to bring the family for fun water thrills in Central New Jersey on hot summer days! Some water rides include" Hurricane Mountain, featuring a massive one-of-a-kind 50-foot tower with six separate slides, gives riders a twisting, heart-stopping journey. Or you can travel an incredible 448 feet at lightning-fast speeds in a 3-person, toboggan-like tube or plunge down winding, high-speed, in-the-dark slides.
Great Waterpark in NJ for little kids too!
Discovery Bay provides a interactive water play area is packed with loads of wet fun! This watery paradise features climbing net ladders, slides, waterfalls and more than 75 wacky water gadgets. Kids can climb on nets and ropes as they explore the large Discovery Bay area. The most fun by far is spraying unsuspecting passerbys with one of the many water gadgets. There are huge water guns and tipping buckets hidden everywhere.
Keansburg Runaway Rapids 275 Beachway Ave, Keansburg, NJ 732-495-1400 Right across the street and just a few steps from The Keansburg Amusement Park is Runaway Rapids Water Park. You can purchase a two park pass so you can go to the waterpark or Amusement Park all day. Runaway Rapids has dozens of rides and interactive attractions. There is also a very nice sunbathing area surrounding the play pool areas. The park has been recently cleaned up a bit and some all new features have been added to the waterpark.
They have a few thrilling high speed slides for the older children. Parents with young children will love the brand new interactive kiddie area. A newly designed play space has been designated just for toddlers. Lounge chairs are provided as well as complete changing facilities. As always, Ellis-trained lifeguards are on duty to safely monitor all water play.
Splash Zone 3500 Boardwalk, Wildwood NJ 609-729-5600 Mixing adrenaline-pumping action with family-style fun is our specialty! Thrill to the white water rapids on The Beast of The East, roar through total darkness on The Midnight Run, or test your skills soaring down the Speed Dominator. And while you’re at it, don’t miss our famous 1000-gallon bucket that drenches everyone in its path! Younger guests will have a blast at Zoe Zone, featuring a shallow pool, fountains, and soft play equipment. And everyone can enjoy slides, body flumes, water blasters, or an inner tube ride on Adventure River. So grab your swimsuit and take the family to the #1 Wildwood NJ Water Park — Splash Zone.
Crystal Springs Waterpark Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick NJ 732-390-6981 Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center a is a municipal water park in Central NJ where East Brunswick residents can enter for a discount fee. If you do not live in East Brunswick, you can still enter for a few dollars more!
This state-of-the-art aquatic facility is very clean and offers two large pools, splash pools for tots, serpentine water slides for the adventurous, and the lazy river for the young at heart.
The facility also offers light lunch and snacks at the concession stand, or you can pack a lunch and enjoy a family picnic in the shade. Grills are available in the groves of Crystal Springs for your cooking pleasure as well. Alcohol is prohibited as is any glass item. A most important feature of the aquatic center is the accessibility for all patrons to enjoy the facility. The barrier-free access meets all of the regulations as required by the American with Disabilities Act.
CrystalSprings offers seating with approximately 300 deck chairs for poolside relaxation and comfort. Patrons may also bring their own chairs. In addition to these many amenities, Crystal Springs hosts the Sandpiper Swim Team. Furthermore, swim lessons are scheduled throughout the summer for those who are seasonal members.
Weekend Hours May 24 - June 22, 11 am - 7 pm
Open daily 7 days per week June 27 - August 10, 11am - 8 pm August 11 - Sept. 1, 11 am - 7 pm Very clean water park!
Pirates Cove 354 Great Meadows Road - Rt. 611, Hope, NJ 908-459-9000 Pirates Cove water park is part of the Land of Make Believe. Water attractions include the "Pirates Plunge" where kids can imagine that they have to Escape the pirates in an adventurous body slide. "BLACKBEARD'S PIRATE FORT" is where Pirates One And All Get Wet with the 1000 Gallon Dumping Bucket!! "Blackbeard's Action River Ride" is an incredible, million dollar, river tube ride! Riders of all ages have proclaimed "BLACKBEARD'S RIVER" to be "the ultimate river-tubing experience"! Buy far the coolest ride of them all is "The Sidewinder" where kids can go down a huge ramp on a tube. The park has 9 food areas, boardwalk games with prizes and plenty of cool rides.
Raging Waters Morey's Piers, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood NJ 609-522-3900 Wildwoods Ocean Front Water Park. Water rides for all ages. The famous 1,100 Foot Endless River, Rocket Raft Tube Slides and for the little ones, Lil' Dipper pool area. For the kids, Shipwreck Shoals children's play area. Parents are welcome to join the fun, but your kids might make you walk the plank. Arrrggghhh. Raging Waters holds the Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award since 1997. Lockers and Beach Grille available all day for a soakin good time.
Ocean Oasis - Morey's piers Morey's Piers, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood NJ 609-522-3900 Ocean front water park. Kids of all ages will love Bonsai Beach, a 10,000 square foot interactive water play area. Several fun water slides the older kids will enjoy, also. While the kids enjoy the great rides, mom and dad can relax in the all new resort-themed atmosphere, which features include family cabanas and huts, hammocks, massage therapy, and plenty more! Beach Grille and Oasis Cafe are open all day to satisfy the entire family.
Clementon Splash World 114 Berlin Road, Clementon, NJ 856-783-0263 Splash World welcomes Laguna Kahuna, 13,000 square feet of splashing, sliding, drenching, beat-the-heat fun. This Polynesian-themed adventure includes 8 slides, 10 different play platforms and more than 125 sprays, jets, bubbles, streams, squirters, waterfalls and wheels. Sitting atop the 50-foot tall structure is the big Kahuna himself, a giant jungle water bucket that dumps more than 422 gallons of water on his unsuspecting islanders playing below. The all-new park expansion features an aqua-play paradise of interactive fun and adventure surrounded by cool, calm shallow waters and a zero-entry deck. Playful parrots, South Seas slides, coconut trees and tropical flowers theme.
Thundering Surf Waterpark 8th Street & Bay Ave. Beach Haven (LBI), NJ 609-492-0869 Thundering Surf Water Park is definitely the place to spend a few hours with the entire family! There is something for all ages! Toddlers can play in the brand new Kiddie Play Area called "Cowabunga Beach". The new “Dancing Fountains” are something everyone will love! The 6 Giant Waterslides are designed for single and double tubes. Experience the one-of-a-kind "Lazy Crazy River!" While the river is Lazy, cruise around with the current and relax. But don’t get too cozy…. when the river turns "Crazy"... be prepared as a small wave rolls through the river because you’re going to get wet!
Come have some fun.... or just relax and sunbathe on the SunDeck located inside the waterpark so you are never too far from you children! Great water park for the entire family in NJ!
Gillian's Island Waterpark 6 Street & Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 609-399-7082 When it comes to splashing, wet fun in the sun, Gillian's Island Water Park is your destination water playground at the Jersey Shore! Whether you want to feel the rushing sensation of the Serpentine, plug into Splash Down Falls or just lay back in the Lazy River, while your kids are splashing their way through Lil' Buc's Bay in a fantasyland of shipwrecks, forts and raining palm trees. Gillian's Island Water Park has everything to suit the whole family. This park is about thrills, chills.
Water Works Aquatic Complex 193 Princeton Hightstown Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ 609-799-0150 The West Windsor Water Works Aquatic Complex is a small public waterpark. Non-residents can buy passes for entrance. The park features one slide, a lap pool, a kiddie pool for the little ones, and one other smaller pool. Please call the Water Works Aquatic Complex Office at 609-799-0150 for more information (seasonal only).
Lake Lenape 6303 Harding Highway, Mays Landing NJ 609-625-8219 Lake Lenape is not a water park but we've added it here because you can swim, Kayak, scuba dive and boat here. There are kids play areas as well as areas to swim on the lake. Safety ropes and the swim raft are maintained. The Lake facilities at Lake Lenape are top notch. They have immaculate bathrooms. The launching facilities have sandy beaches as well as a beautiful free dock to launch from. There is a park is located on the western side of Lake Lenape (note that some land on the eastern side and the entire lake surface is controlled by the county). The park entrance is located at 6303 Harding Highway in Mays Landing and encompasses nearly two thousand acres of land, all the way up to the Black Horse Pike (Route 322).
Splish Splash Waterpark 2549 Splish Splash Drive, Riverhead, NY 631-727-3600 Splish Splash has 96 exciting acres of total fun for the whole family. Everywhere you turn, you discover another one-of-a-kind water attraction. Year after year, families come here for a summer like no other! The Park offers a variety of water-based activities for all ages and all swim levels.
Check out the most wonderful water parks NJ has to offer at various parts of Northern, Central, and Southern NJ. Whether you're looking for outdoor water parks in NJ or indoor water parks in NJ, we've provided you with some of the most spectacular amusement parks for you and your children to enjoy.