ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Water Parks in New Jersey

Updated on May 24, 2012

Here are some of the best water parks in New Jersey including Land of make believe, mountain creek, splash world, hurricane harbor, pirate cove, sahara sams, runaway rapids, coco key water resort, splashin speedway, thundering surf and gillian's island. Water parks provide lots of fun for kids and adults. Most water parks open from May through labor day weekend. Feel free to vote in the poll and post your experiences in the comment section below.

List of best water parks in New Jersey:

Mountain creek, NJ
Mountain creek, NJ

1. Mountain creek:

Mountain creek is a seasonal water theme park and one of the best water parks in New Jersey. It is home to ski resort and terrain park and is just one hour drive from New York city. It offers 26 thrilling rides, slides and many attractions. Some of the features include speed slide, enclosed slide, funnel ride, mat slide, wave pool and interactive water play area. You can also rent cabanas for the day. The park is open early June through early September. Admission to the park is $35.99 for adults. They have reduced ticket price for visitors who arrive 3 hours before they close the park. You can check the website for online specials. The park is located in Vernon, New Jersey.

Main attractions include h2-oh-no, cannonball falls, bowl ride, tarzan swings, alpine pipeline, vortex and bombs away. H2-oh-no is a vertaical slide and cannonball falls is an enclosed slide. For kids and children, they have lil dippers, kids splash and fishing village. Kids splash has slides and fountains. Fishing village is a water play area and offers slides, water sprays, geysers and cannons.

2. Pirate Cove:

Kids in the park
Kids in the park

It has both a theme park and water park. The water park offers many rides and attractions for all ages. Highlights of the park include 1000 gallon dumping bucket, speed slide, tube rides, wading pool, life size pirate ship, carousel, picnic area, hay rides and train rides. Other features include boardwalk games with prizes and nine food areas. Admission to the park includes free parking and water activities.

The black hole is the thrillest water ride, and it is rated # 1 water slide in America. The sidewinder is also a thrilling ride. Pirate's plunge is a adventurous body slide and black beards pirate fort is a water play area for kids. Other main thing is 1000 gallon water dumping bucket.

3. Splash World:

Splash world water park, New Jersey
Splash world water park, New Jersey

This outdoor water park is located on Clementon, NJ. It is a combination of theme park and water park. The park has various water attractions for kids and adults. Attractions include interactive water play structure, lazy river, racing mat slide, sky river rapids family tube ride, laguna kahuna and black viper enclosed slide. Laguna kahuna is a water play area with water sprays, small slides and water tipping bucket. Shipwreck bay is a water fun zone for kids. The park is open from memorial day weekend through labor day. Admission ticket is $37.99 for adults and $27.99 for children.

4. Hurricane Harbor:

Hurricane harbor water park is inside the six flags theme park
Hurricane harbor water park is inside the six flags theme park

It is located inside a six flags theme park. The park has thrill rides, family rides and kids rides. Some of the features include bowl ride, speed slides, tube ride, wave pool, tornado funnel ride, adventure river and slides. The park is not included in the ticket price to six flags theme park. You can get discount if you buy a combo package.

Kids zone has water sprays, small slides, water bubblers, fountains, tipping bucket and water cannons. Admission tickets for both amusement park and water park is $39.99 for adults and children under 2 is free.

5. Splash Zone:

Splash zone outdoor water park in NJ
Splash zone outdoor water park in NJ

Splash zone is an outdoor water park and is located on wildwood. It offers body flumes, tree house interactive play area, family raft ride, adventure river and kids area. The park is available for group outings such as birthday parties and family gatherings. It can easily accomdate up to 400 guests. Admission price is $32 for adults and $24 for children.

More water parks in New jersey:

Sahara sam's indoor water park
Sahara sam's indoor water park

6. Sahara Sams:

Another great park in New Jersey is sahara sams. It is a 58,000 square feet indoor water park and just minutes from Philadelphia. The park has water flumes, tube river ride, samazon adventure, water slides and interactive games. Other features include arcade, indoor surfing, dining and party rooms. Some of the arcade games include guitar hero, skeeball and the hoop shot basketball game. For kids and children, they have crocodile flats water walk area, activity pool, lizard lagoon kiddie pool and water play zone.

7. Gillian's island and water park:

Gillian's island water park
Gillian's island water park

Gillian's island is located on Ocean city, New Jersey. It offers 35 family rides, water slides and miniature golf. The water park has serpentine body slide, lazy river, kids area, lil buc bay, big squirt, skypond journey slide and shotgun falls slide. Main attraction in this park is skypond journey single or double rider tube ride. Admission ticket price is $25.95 for adults.

8. Thundering surf:

Thundering surf, beach haven
Thundering surf, beach haven

Thundering surf is located on Beach haven. It offers eight gaint water slides, flow riders, body surf, lazy river, dancing fountains, gaint water bucket drop, cowabunga beach and adventure golf. Cowabunga beach is a multi level interactive play structure and adventure golf is a 18 hole golf course. Other features include miniature golf course, old fashioned ice cream parlor and infant pool.

9.Runaway rapids:

Runaway rapids in Keansburg theme park
Runaway rapids in Keansburg theme park

It is a outdoor water park located in Keansburg theme park. This water park offers lazy river, spa pools, toddler play area, go-karts, multiple slides, rope swings and kiddie lagoon. Keansburg theme park is home to many classic rides such as train ride, pretzel ride, little airlane ride and classic whip ride.

10. Coco key water resort:

Coco Key water resort, Mt laurel, NJ
Coco Key water resort, Mt laurel, NJ

It is a 55,000 indoor water park and located in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. The park is just 12 miles from Philadelphia. It features body slides, raft slides, wave pool, kiddie slides, indoor spa, outdoor spa and lazy river. Other features include interactive water play center, video arcade games, dining, bar and party rooms. Admission is included for resort guests.

What is your favorite water park in New Jersey?

See results

Sahara Sam's water park, NJ:


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • livelonger profile image

      Jason Menayan 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      I grew up in NJ and I'm pretty sure we went to Mountain Creek (it looks familiar, although the name does not ring a bell). They are a lot of fun, though, and a great break from the scorching, humid heat of a Jersey summer.

      You might want to add the locations of all of these in a Map Capsule - might be helpful for potential visitors!

    • mio cid profile image

      mio cid 

      6 years ago from Uruguay

      I love all the parks you mention , although I think you forgot the Land of make believe &Pirate's cove in hope ,nj which i would put among the best, specially if you have young children.I like your hubs so have to start following you.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Great article and very useful for faans of water parks

    • ramurray3 profile image


      6 years ago from New York City

      I just moved from NY to NJ. I find this very helpful.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)