The Best Water Parks in New Jersey
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,
Open year round, Dream works is one of the largest indoor water parks in North America. 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--- and the new addition the Island --- a thrilling 26-foot interactive water play structure featuring slides, splash toys, spray cannons, and a massive 264-gallon tipping bucket.
Tomahawk Lake Water Park
155 Tomahawk Trail,
Sparta Township, NJ
The Water Park is part of a summer activity venue situated on 200 acres that includes g an 18-hole miniature golf course, rustic outdoor beer garden, refreshment stands, softball field, horseshoe pits, volleyball areas, an old fashioned picnic area, and a white sand beach on a 20-acre lake for swimming and boating!
The water park includes
a large variety of water slides and rides.
Central Jersey Water Parks
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
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.
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 - Splash Island
537 Monmouth Rd, Route 537
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor- Splash Island 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
Big Kahuna's Indoor/Outdoor Water Park
535 N. Route 73
West Berlin, NJ
A free standing indoor water park open year round.
over 70,000 square feet of indoor water park attractions under a state of the art retractable roof.
Guests visiting Memorial Day through Labor Day will also have access to the outdoor water park, including wave pool, leisure pool, cabanas, and Shipwrecked Tiki Bar. The Island Time Café at Big Kahuna's offers a menu that includes Nashville Hot, Korean BBQ and Caribbean themed options.
Clementon Park - Splash World
144 Berlin Road
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.
The Island Waterpark @ Showboat
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Located in the family friendly Showboat Atlantic City Hotel, this new addition opened in the summer of 2023, labled as the "world's largest" oceanfront water park" is an enormous 120,000-square-foot water park that features slides, a lazy river and a surf simulator.
The waterpark has a retractable glass roof allowing visitors to use the attractions regardless of weather. A multi-level bar sits in the center of the park, with gift and food stores along one of the park's walls.
The Island at Splashplex
3320-24 Route 38
Mt. Laurel, NJ
Part of the FunPlex family entertainment center an amusement park. Splash into even more family fun with Splashplex. Relax and soak up the rays as you wind through the Lazy River or twist and turn through tube slide fun.
Ocean City, NJ
Located on the Ocean City Boardwalk, the 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 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.
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.