Houston Waterparks - Typhoon Texas Water Park in Katy, near Houston

Houston Waterparks – Typhoon Texas Water Park in Katy, near Houston

Do you find yourself asking ‘What are the best water parks near me?’. You are in the right place to find the answer!

Summer is in full swing and when the temps are scorching, there’s no better way to cool off than hitting water parks. It’s one of our favorite things to do in Houston on the weekend or any day of the week! Thankfully, there are plenty of great water parks in Houston, TX, and the surrounding area. Whether you are looking for indoor water parks in Houston texas or outdoor parks, we have you covered! 

We have put together information including location, hours of operation, and entry costs for each of these parks. We have also included some tips to make your fun adventure a success! 

Editor’s Note: Our staff tries to bring you the most up to date information. However, as always, please confirm before making plans. 

Houston Waterparks – 6 Top Water Parks for Summer Fun

1. Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark

Schlitterbahn Galveston Family

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At Schlitterbahn Galveston, three unique park parts connect for a mile of enjoyment. With high-speed slides like Rohr!, MASSIV, and the immersive Screaming Serpents body slide, the waterpark is a thrill-seeker’s dream!

There are raft rides, pools, and water coasters in each sector, as well as great picnic shelters and little water playgrounds for kids of all ages. Get unlimited visits for the 2022 season, exclusive discounts, coolers are welcome and parking is always free! Just 3 easy payments of $25.

Where: 2109 Gene Lucas Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
When: 10 am to 5 pm Mon- Fri, 11 am to 6 pm Saturday, Sunday
How Much: Daily tickets start at $39.99, while season passes are $110

2. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

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This is one of the favorite and longest-running Houston area water parks. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown truly has something for everyone. In recent years, they’ve added a new six-story water slide — Wahoo Wave — while also making other improvements throughout the park.

The newly redesigned Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown play area has plenty of room for the youngest of kids. If that isn’t thrilling enough for the little ones, they can frolic in the Tree House which has three levels of interactive fun for the whole family. From the Paradise River to the Big Drain, you have your choice of a lazy afternoon or a thrilling adventure.

Where: 21300 Interstate 45 North Spring, Texas 77373
When: 10:30 am to 5 pm Mon- Fri, 10:30 am to 6 pm Saturday, Sunday
How Much: Daily tickets start at $29.99, while season passes are $49.99

3. Palm Beach Moody Gardens, Galveston

Palm Beach Moody Gardens

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Moody Gardens is more than just another Houston area water park- it’s a zoo, a hotel, a water park, a museum, and an amusement park all in one.  Some of the best attractions include the Aquarium Pyramid is teeming with creatures like tuxedo-clad penguins to slippery stingrays. Or, you can bask in the sun on Palm Beach with a lazy river, wave pool, tower slides, and more. For those wanting a more relaxing, in-door experience, check out the 3D and 4D theaters playing a range of shows to excite your senses.

A seasonal membership will be $60 including Palm Beach, Ropes Course, and the Zip Line. Valid only for the current season. An annual membership costs $100 and allows unlimited entrance to most of their attractions year-round. It pays for itself in just two visits!

Where: 1 Hope Boulevard Galveston, Texas 77554
When: Jun 11 to Aug 15, 2022 –  10 AM – 4 PM Daily
How Much: Daily tickets start at $35 for adults and $35 for children and seniors 

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Houston Waterparks – Continued

4. Typhoon Texas Water Park In Katy Near Houston

Houston Waterparks | Typhoon Texas Waterpark in Katy

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Typhoon Texas in Katy is one of the smaller Houston area water parks, but it’s still packed with attractions and family fun. 

Kick back and cool off in Tidal Wave Bay, hold onto your hat on the slides at The Snake Pit, or time your wait for the water bucket at Gully Washer park. There are attractions for all ages and abilities! One of the best water parks in Houston!

Where: 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77494
When: Mon-Thu 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Fri-Sun 11:00 am to 8 pm
How Much: Daily ticket starts as low at $34.99 for weekdays if booked in advance

5. Pirates Bay, Baytown

Pirates Bay Baytown

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Flowrider, Body Slides, Space Bowl, and Mat Racer are just some of the attractions you’ll find at Baytown’s own Pirate’s Bay. The crossing activities, play structure, and lazy river are perfect for younger kids. Teenagers and grown-ups can get their kicks on the Colorado Drop Slide and the rest of the park.

The park also allows you to bring in your picnics and coolers at no extra charge, making this one of the most affordable water parks in the Houston area!

Where:5300 E Rd, Baytown, TX 77521
When: May 28 to Aug 8 Mon-Thu 11 am to 7 pm, Fri-Sun 10 am to 7 pm
How Much: Family memberships are valid for a maximum of 4 people.  Up to 2 additional passes can be purchased with a family pass for $65.

6. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Waller

Jellystone Park Waller

Pic Courtesy: Jellystone Park Facebook page

Located in Waller, TX just 35 miles northwest of Houston, Jellystone Park™ is the perfect family vacation destination in Texas. The friendly, clean, and active atmosphere will greet you and make your stay with us one of your most memorable camping vacation experiences of the year.

When campers aren’t busy swimming and splashing in the outdoor pools and Water Zone, experiencing the thrill of our water slides, or relaxing in the lazy river, they can enjoy endless activities and attractions that the whole family will enjoy. The facilities include everything to make your stay with us a relaxed and pleasant experience, with daily, weekly and monthly rates available for campsites or cabin rentals.

Where: 34843 Betka Rd. Waller, TX 77484 US
When: May 27 – August 13


Any other Houston Waterparks that we should be including? Comment below to let us know! 

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