Even though the state of Georgia is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean, there are several water parks in Georgia for tourists and residents to visit. Most of Georgia's water parks are located away from the coastline so that visitors to the landlocked central and northern parts of the state can get a dose of water fun. For a fun way to cool down this summer, check out some of these water parks in Georgia.
- Six Flags White Water Atlanta– Located a few minutes outside of the metro Atlanta area, Six Flags White Water is the largest water park in Georgia. Featuring more than 50 water attractions, White Water has been rated as a Top 10 water park by The Travel Channel. Thrillseekers might want to try The Cliffhanger, a nine-story free fall water slide, while families can enjoy the Run-a-way River, a 735-foot tube slide. Little ones can settle in at Buccaneer Bay, a multi-story water play area just for kids. 250 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta, GA 30062
- Splash Island Water Park at Wild Adventures Theme Park– Wild Adventures Theme Park, an amusement park with live animals on display, is also home to its own water park, Splash Island. The whole family can jump into Catchawave Bay, a 20,000 square-foot pool with periodic waves. On Wahee Cyclone, riders can slide down a tubular water slide before catching their breath with a lazy ride down Paradise River. Visitors receive free entry to Splash Island with their general admission to Wild Adventures. The park is located in Valdosta, making it one of the southernmost water parks in Georgia. 3766 Old Clyattville Road, Valdosta, GA 31601
- Summer Waves Water Park – Summer Waves Water Park is situated on Jekyll Island, off the coast of southern Georgia, but the rides at the park might make tourists forget about the beach! Riders over four feet tall can challenge the Pirate's Passage, a darkened, two-tube water slide that drops passengers over 300 feet. Nature's Revenge, a double slide, takes riders down a 300-foot descent before dropping them into a pool. Little visitors can splash around at the Kiddie Pool, a shaded, water play spot with waterfalls and miniature slides. 210 South Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
- Helen Tubing & Waterpark – Helen, Georgia, a Bavarian-styled village in the northern Georgia mountains, offers a waterpark for visitors. The waterpark is the largest attraction in Helen, featuring a 1000-foot long lazy river, four giant waterslides and free tubing included with park admission. Certified lifeguards are on duty at all times to watch over young ones and inexperienced swimmers. 9917 Highway 75 North, Helen, GA 30545
- Splash in the 'Boro Waterpark – Splash in the 'Boro is one of the newest waterparks in Georgia, located in the central Georgia town of Statesboro. This waterpark is specially designed for little swimmers. The 6,000 square-foot Spray Ground and the Play Pool both feature interactive water play structures and wading pools. Older park visitors may want to race down the Mat Racer, a 45-foot high waterslide, or stand in the line to brave the Flowrider, a simulated surfing pool. 1388 Highway 24 East, Statesboro, GA 30458