10 of the Best Water Parks in South Carolina

by Alli

Are you looking for a water park to spend a day of fun in the sun? I’ve got a roundup of 10 of the best water parks in South Carolina! These water parks will fill your day with tons of fun. You’ll enjoy riding the lazy river, sliding, playing in the wave pools, or just soaking up some sun! Take summertime fun to a whole new level with these amazing water parks.

Top 10 Water Parks in South Carolina

10 of the Best Water Parks in South Carolina

Oceanfront Water Park/ Family Kingdom (Myrtle Beach, SC)

You can choose to do the water park or amusement park, or even both. If you decide to do any rides, they offer over 35 thrilling rides! From classic bumper cars, scrambler, swings, roller coasters and more. If you decide to make your way to the Oceanfront water park, you can spend your time splashing around. They do have a child’s area, for younger kids, lazy rivers to float through, tons of slides, and even water flumes. This park pretty much has it all, and it is great for a full day of fun in the sun.

Wild Water & Wheels (Surfside Beach, SC) 

This is more than just a water park, it also features mini golf, go-karts, kiddie rides, bumper boats and more. You truly could have a blast spending a day or more here. They have multiple pools including a lazy river, wipe out waves, and a lounge pool. You can choose from multiple water slides and numerous kiddie options. I mean this place is unreal!

Discovery Island (Greenville, SC)

If you love water slides, this is a great place to make a pit stop. It has loads of water slides and so many more fun areas to play. You can also rent out for parties or rent huts! They have big sprinklers for kids to run around and play in, plus an area for little kids to play safely and more.

Shipwreck Cove (Duncan, SC)

If you have a child who loves pirates, this is the place to go. Shipwreck Cove is a pirate themed water park, designed for family fun. Have fun at the kiddie pool play area, or go down some fast slides! You can also just lounge out and relax by the water, or go down the lazy river. Celebrate a summer birthday party here!

Whirlin Waters Adventure Waterpark (North Charleston, SC)

This water park is full of fun for all ages. They have a really awesome play area for little kids, wave pools, Big Splash Treehouse that has over 66 interactive play elements and more. For those who want more laid back time, enjoy the Rollin’ River lazy river featuring 870 feet of relaxation.

Palmetto Falls Water Park (Columbia, SC) 

This is a unique water park. It offers two thrilling slides and a huge kiddie pool area. They have twenty-five thousand square feet of nice, cool water to soak in. This park offers an 800-foot lazy river to help you relax as you float along.

Santee Water Park (Santee, SC)

This opened in 2015, so it is still pretty new. It offers a zero-entry pool and has fountains and spray jets for kids to run and play in. It also has a really big slide for those who enjoy a little thrill ride!

Byerly Park (Hartsville, SC)

Here’s another pirate themed goodie for you! This is a Splash Pad, which means it has water jets and cannons for kids to play in the water. It has buckets and fountains that spray and dump water and even a few small water slides. This is geared more towards little kids.

Splash Zone Waterpark (Charleston, SC)

Here you go!  Slide down a 200-foot open slide at whirling speeds! Or if you prefer tube slides, they have that! They also have a 500-foot lazy river that has channels and sprays to keep you cool as you are floating along. A nice open play area for kids with fun interactive activities, lounge pool and more.

Splash Island Waterpark (Mt Pleasant, SC)

Open seasonally, this water park has it all. If you have kids, they have a sixteen-foot otter slide that is sure to be exciting! They also have fun waterfalls, geysers, and more fun features in the kiddie area to keep the kids entertained. You can kick back and relax by the water, or just relax in the leisure pool. They also have fun body flume slides for a heart-pounding adventure.

Top Water Parks in South Carolina

Whether you live in my beautiful state of South Carolina or you’re vacationing in the area, there’s a water park to suit everyone’s taste.


Robin rue April 17, 2017 - 5:55 am

My boys love spending the day at a water park! It sounds like there are a ton of great options down in SC 🙂

Christy Maurer April 17, 2017 - 8:22 am

Water parks are so much fun. I’d stay in a lazy river all day if I could. I love the wave pools though too. I have been to one in Myrtle Beach….30 years ago….so I’m not sure if it is that one or not. You’ve got a lot of great choices there!

Katie Kinsley April 17, 2017 - 8:43 am

Wow there are a lot of water parks in your state! I only had a couple in Wisconsin, but the best were in the Wisconsin Dells. Now, I have only seen the Six Flags park in the DFW Texas area.

Jacqui S April 17, 2017 - 10:32 am

These look like great options! I’ve never been to any of these, but would love to try them out when I visit south carolina 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

Doria April 17, 2017 - 10:38 am

Oh my goodness, I had NO idea that there were so many water parks in South Carolina! I’ll definitely have to remember if we visit 🙂

candy April 17, 2017 - 12:15 pm

We have never been to this state and probably won’t be going for a long time if ever. I do know some friends who have family down there so they would be interested in the parks.

Jenn April 17, 2017 - 7:29 pm

We love to visit water parks. We just spent a fun girls weekend at a local indoor water park and had a blast.

Marysa April 17, 2017 - 10:14 pm

I haven’t been to South Carolina, but wow is this a big selection of water parks! My kids would have so much fun going to these! We live in the Northeast, and water parks are not as popular.

Heather April 18, 2017 - 12:18 am

We have not been to a water park yet as a family, I think it makes me nervous because our climate never warrants swimming, never warm enough and my kids don’t know how to swim. Regardless they need to learn this skill so water parks don’t scare me so much.

David Elliott April 18, 2017 - 1:11 am

That’s awesome that you have so many different water parks there. I wish we had more here. Maybe they just feel like we are better off going to the beach.

My Teen Guide April 18, 2017 - 1:28 am

We’ve never been to South Carolina, but this seems to be a nice vacation spot for the summer. I love taking the kids to water parks and I am sure to check into each of these you mentioned in this post and decide as a family which one is best!

Rebecca Swenor April 18, 2017 - 3:18 am

This is a great list of water parks in South Carolina. We have never been to a water park ever and hope to visit a couple this summer but we don’t know where we are going yet. I do have relatives in South Carolina though so this may be a great list of parks for us. Thanks for sharing the list.

Jaime Nicole April 18, 2017 - 6:27 am

This is a great roundup! My kids LOVE waterparks and South Carolina is on our destination list in the next couple of years, so this is bookmarked and saved!

Kita Bryant April 18, 2017 - 2:44 pm

We love going to states specifically for their fun parks. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of South Carolina! Love it!

Anosa April 18, 2017 - 3:47 pm

It would be totally epic to take my nephew to one of these water parks one day

Amy @ Marvelous Mommy April 18, 2017 - 4:00 pm

I need to check some of these out! The zero-entry pool at Santee Water Park sounds neat!

rika April 18, 2017 - 4:23 pm

My kids love waterparks! We usually go to waterparks in the summer, kinda too hot, but fun!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen April 18, 2017 - 5:01 pm

My family loves waterparks and all these waterparks sounds wonderful. I hope we can visit all of them!

Bonnie @wemake7 April 18, 2017 - 9:32 pm

I wish I lived in SC right now. These sound like some really great places to visit for Water Parks.

Marina Ford June 20, 2018 - 10:32 am

Hi, Alli! The list is wonderful! I know millennials and old-school travelers alike will find this article very helpful in their summer plans. Everyone in the family loves the Discovery Island. If our schedule permits (and if we still have the budget hahahah), I wish to visit all these places this year. Cheers!


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