Cool Water Fun Places in the Triangle
Check out these pools, lakes and waters parks around the Triangle
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Fantasy Lake Water Park
5869 Permastone Lake Rd., Hope Mills (south of Fayetteville)
Offers a variety of slides, boats, a Tarzan swing, a kid-zone designed for ages 3-11 and adult attractions. Thrill-seekers will enjoy the diving boards and suspended chairs. Volleyball is available both in and out of the water.
Hours: Opening soon; check back for updates. Not open for Memorial Day Weekend.
Admission: $12 ages 3-6; $16 ages 7-11; $20 ages 12 and older; $10 ages 60+. Children ages 3 and younger are admitted for free. Season passes available.
Photo from Fantasy Lake Water Park Facebook page
Great Wolf Lodge
10175 Weddington Rd., Concord
Residential indoor water park featuring slides, rides and pools the whole family can enjoy, regardless of the weather. Also features an interactive MagiQuest game. Themed suites are available for one night or an extended stay.
Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Admission: Free with purchase of hotel room. A limited number of day passes are now available. Buy your pass online and pick it up at the front desk.
Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park
5320 Oleander Dr., Wilmington
Features wet and dry activities for the whole family, including the Million Gallon Wavepool with ocean-sized waves; the Half-Pipe Waterslide; and activities for land lubbers like laser tag, go-karts and a rock wall.
Seasonal hours: 11 a.m-6 p.m., early June through late August.
Admission: Rates vary; visit the website for more information.
Wet N' Wild Emerald Pointe
3910 S. Holden Rd., Greensboro
Features an interactive "Soak Zone" where families can splash and get sprayed, as well as rides, slides, waves, pools and other kid-friendly attractions. Birthday packages and cabanas are also available.
Hours: Times and days vary, check the website for details.
Admission: Check website for details. Season passes available.
Updated July 19, 2019