What could be more fun on a hot summer day than a waterpark? Maryland offers travelers wet and wild fun at four epic waterparks. Chesapeake Beach Water Park, Splash Mountain Water Park, and Frontier Town Water Park all sit across the street from the ocean, providing splashes with a view. Hurricane Harbor water park is part of Six Flags where the adventure never ends at the combination amusement park and water park. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, these four Maryland water parks are sure to energize and enthrall every member of the family.
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1.Chesapeake Beach Water Park
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Chesapeake Beach Water Park opened in 1995 and is owned by the city of Chesapeake Beach. It sits enviably across the road from gorgeous Chesapeake Bay offering gorgeous views from nearly everywhere in the park. This family-friendly water park has all little something special for all ages. A Memorial Day opening kicks off summer fun at the park where guests find a man-made lazy river, two large water slides, a zero entry kids’ activity pool, lounge decks, and a Beachcomber Grille. There are character days, summer camps, swim lessons, and other events throughout the summer. The water park encourages guests to bring their own chairs and tubes at busy times. Discounts are available for late afternoons. The park closes Labor Day weekend.
4079 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach, MD, Phone: 410-257-1404
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2.Frontier Town Water Park & Mini-Golf
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Frontier Town is a family-friendly campground with more amenities than one could imagine, including their own water park. The water park features a lazy river, epic water slides, a kids’ activity pool with a stagecoach-style water slide, two water flumes, pool, and poolside grill and bar. Situated along Sinepuxent Bay a mere five miles from Ocean City, the campground also has an 18-hole mini-golf course, High Ropes Adventure Park, Western Theme Park, and 600 campsites. Campers have free access Frontier Town water park during peak season. The campground is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. There is a daily water park fee for non-campers age four and older.
8428 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD, Phone: 800-228-5590
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3.Six Flags America
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Six Flags America is a heart-stopping amusement park franchise for thrill seekers with parks across the country. Located about 45 minutes south of Baltimore, Maryland, in Woodmore, Six Flags includes Hurricane Harbor water park. Guests can expect an array of activities from lazy rivers to speed slides. There are 15 water park rides accommodating guests from toddlers to adults. Little ones will love Splashwater Falls with over 100 water features in an interactive play area. Bamboo Chutes, Buccaneer Beach, and Calypso Cannonballs are also just their speed. For everyone else, there are tons of thrilling water slides, including a four-story half-pipe where guests can speed slide to 23 miles-per-hour. Hurricane Bay wave pool and Wahoo River are also favorites.
13710 Central Avenue, Woodmore, MD, Phone: 301-249-1500
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4.Splash Mountain Water Park
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Splash Mountain – even the name sounds fun! Splash Mountain is a water park inside Jolly Roger Park that also includes race tracks, rides, and mini-golf. Jolly Roger is located in Ocean City, Maryland, across Coastal Highway from the bay. This 17-acre waterpark has three kiddie pools, a lazy river, 17 water slides, a family pool, and the ‘Rain Forest.’ Water slides include a half-pipe slide called Stealth that’s 45 feet tall. Master Blaster is a water roller coaster. Aqualoop is another water ride for thrill seekers. Splash Mountain has lounge decks and chairs, cabanas, bath houses with lockers, and concession stands. Life jackets are complimentary and come in all sizes.
2901 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD, Phone: 410-289-477
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