Your guide to Finding the Best Water Parks. Features Parks Throughout New Jersey From The Northwest Hills of Vernon Down to Wildwood on The Southern Jersey Shore
New Jersey has water parks within a short driving distance from every corner of the state.
variety of the parks range from a full resort with the indoor park open
year round and an on-site hotel, on location as one of the many
attractions at a Jersey Shore amusement pier, and a water park connected
with a huge nationally recognized family amusement park.
North Jersey Water Parks
Dream Works Water Park
1 American Dream Way
East Rutherford, NJ, Website
Dream Works is open Year Roind, Located in the American Dream giant shopping and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands, Dream Works is completely indoors under a glass atrium with views of NYC. Many rides and slides don't require strong swimming abilities, Except Penguins Plummet, Majunga Jump and Mad Flush are recommended for strong swimmers only.
It boasts Luxury Cabanas, slides, a surf wave, splash pads, and the world's largest wave pool, and the awesome THRILLAGASCARRRR! This is the world's tallest indoor drop slide with a 50-foot freefall! Ride with dragons around the entire water park on Toothless Trickling Torpedo, the world's tallest and longest hydromagnetic water coaster.
Land Of Make Believe 354 Great Meadows Road – Rt. 611
Land of Make Believe is a multi-family fun, affordable complex, feauring an Amusement Park and Waterpark, where families are encouraged families to bring their own food to enjoy picnicking in their special picnic grove.
If you prefer, Land of Make Believe has food too, including hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, chicken, pizza, milkshakes, lemonade, soda, ice cream, and homemade fudge. Free Parking
200 Route 94
Features classic rides like the Colorado River Rapids & Surf Hill or take on the Legendary Canyon Cliffs. Whether you’re trying to relax in the High Tide Wave Pool or experience the thrills of Zero-G they have an adventure for you.
Private Cabanas are available.
Splashplex Outdoor Water Park
182 Route 10 West
East Hanover, NJ
Set in the Funplex, Splashples has four water slides --- including 2 speed slides, a Constrictor Tube slide, and an inner tube slide --- a 5-story water tower, a 5-foot deep pool, a splash pad, and a 580-foot Lazy River.
Tomahawk Lake Water Park
155 Tomahawk Trail,
Sparta Township, NJ
(973) 398-7777 Website
The Water Park is part of a summer activity venue situated on 200 acres that come complete with everything a family could ask for including an 18-hole miniature golf course, rustic outdoor beer garden featuring live music on the weekends, refreshment stands,a souvenir shop, softball field, horseshoe pits and volleyball areas, an old fashioned picnic area with more than 800 tables and New Jersey's largest white sand beach featuring a crystal clear 20-acre lake for swimming and boating!
The water park includes f
water slides and rides such as BLACK SNAKE SLIDE, a fast and furious ride through the darkness into the lake, SIOUX-A-SLIDE,the 70ft. high speed slide that goes straight into the lake, SITTING BULL the 400 foot body slides that end up in a 3 1/2ft. chlorinated pool, GERONIMO, the one-person water coaster that skims across the lake, the awesome ROCKY MOUNTAIN serpentine slide that spans over 500 feet into the lake, APACHE PLUNGE mammoth 610ft. raft ride.
Central Jersey Water Parks
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 Website
Breakwater Beach Water park located in the heart of Seaside Heights, NJ is open from Memorial Day through mid September. Fully recovered and restored, this state-of-the-art water park 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. 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 Water park great affordable family fun!
Crystal Springs Aquatic Center
Dunhams Corner Road
East Brunswick, NJ
Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center is a municipal water park that is open to residents (at a discount) and non-residents. This modern facility has two large pools, splash pools for tots, water slides and The lazy river for the more adventurous. The facility also has a food concession stand, a shaded picnic area. Grills are available for BBQing. Alcohol is prohibited. They also offer pool side seating with over 300 deck chairs.
Keansburg Runaway Rapids Water Park
275 Beachway Ave
A short walk from from The Keansburg Amusement Park, they offer a two park pass if you wish to visit both parks in the same day. They have recently undergone some upgrades to their facilities. They feature over 18 water slides, a lagoon pool, a separate toddler play area, a Lazy River, two spa pools, lounge chairs with an optional umbrella, lockers and dressing rooms, and a full serviced snack bar.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
537 Monmouth Rd, Route 537
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a premier, top of the line water park. They offer an awesome number of family, kids, and thrill water attractions. Recently they have added the Tornado whirlwind, a funnel-shaped water attraction for tubing thrill seekers. This exciting water ride will blast you down a 135-foot long vortex tunnel and into a 60-foot wide funnel with a drop of more than seven stories.
South Jersey Water Parks
144 Berlin Road
Clementon, NJ Website
Clementon Park is a huge amusement park complex featuring a "Theme Park" with coasters, thrill rides, and arcade games, and "Splash World" with rapids, "Big Wave Bay" wave pool --- and more.
CoCo Key Water Resort
At The Hotel ML
915 Route 73
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
877-494-COCO (2626) Website
CoCo Key Water Resort is an indoor water park with a Key West theme and is New Jersey's only indoor water park with an on site hotel which adds to the fun and adventure for out of towners looking to make this an overnight trip. The park is kept at 84 degrees and open all year round. Some of the popular attractions include: 40-foot slides, a lazy river, the Parrot Perch interactive play area, and if you choose, you can unwind in the Dip-In Movie theatre or play in the arcade
The Island at Splashplex 3320-24 Route 38
Mt. Laurel, NJ
Part of the FunPlex family entertainment center an amusement park. Expanded in 2021 with 5 new slides. Splash into even more family fun at the Funplex’s outdoor waterpark, Splashplex and new expansion “The Island.” Relax and soak up the rays as you wind through the Lazy River or twist and turn through tube slide fun.
Ocean City Waterpark
6 Street & Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ
Located on the Ocean City Boardwalk, Gillian's Island Water Park features The Serpentine rising eight stories high, the Splash Down Falls, the Lazy River, and the Skypond Journey Tube Slide. For the younger kids there is Lil' Buc's Bay with pirates fort, shipwrecks, and raining palm trees. Pools are always 80 degrees
Ocean Oasis Water Park & Beach Club
Wildwood, NJ Website
Wildwood Located behind Surfsider Pier, this tropical-themed water resort offers both wild and relaxing activities for Wildwood visitors. Take the plunge on the five-story Cliff Dive and drop 5 stories in 3 seconds, Surfs up at Bonsai Beach where kids and parents can enjoy the interactive play area complete with water jets, climbing ropes and slides especially for the little ones.
Morey's Piers - Raging Waters
Located in Mariner's Landing Amusement Pier this beach front water park features: Water park rides and attractions for all ages with two interactive children's play areas. a picnic facility for group outings, a Wreckers beach grille, and a locker shop Take the whole family over to the activity pool and try out all of the family friendly obstacles. GO WILD and plummet over Shotgun Falls, drift through the Wildwood skyline on the Sky Pond Journey and discover all of the unique water attractions. Raging Waters offers two unique kiddie play areas. Discover the water canons Shipwreck Shoals or play boys against girls at Camp KidTastrophe. The three level activity area boasts fun for the whole family with cargo nets, climbing ropes, water guns, water sprays and slides in these interactive children's play areas.
Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor/Outdoor Water Park
535 N. Route 73
West Berlin, NJ
A free standing indoor water park open year round with a retractable roof that opens during the warmer months. The attractions feature: SAMAZON Adventure - An awesome ropes course, an indoor Flow Rider surfing simulator, a cafe with snacks, soft drinks, cocktails, and beer, a large arcade, and free Wi - Fi.
During the summer the Beach Club, a massive outdoor water park is open. . Access is included at no additional cost to all. The outdoor park features a leisure pool, a children's splash park, a full service Tiki Bar, and a 12,000 sq ft wave pool, --- and cabanas!
Thundering Surf Waterpark
8th Street & Bay Ave.
Beach Haven - Long Beach Island, NJ
A family park for all ages with attractions that range from "Cowabunga Beach" toddlers ages nine months to five years; Six Giant Water slides with single and double tubes; the "Lazy Crazy River"; and the "Giant Tipping Bucket". They also have a Sun Deck where you can relax and sunbathe nearby where the children are playing.