It’s no secret that Austin’s summers can be downright brutal. It’s hard to get outside without immediately searching for a cool beverage or a big shady tree. But when the kids can’t stomach another day indoors, there are water parks full of thrills for all ages.

Here are six water parks in Central Texas fit for a day of fun.


Perhaps Texas’ best-known water park, Schlitterbahn’s enormous water park is split into four sections with river rides, pools, waterslides, and “adventures from mild to wild” that will appeal to everyone. Every section of the park also has a swim-up bar, a “not-so-lazy river,” a children’s play area, and rides. Plus, Schlitterbahn allows guests to bring their own coolers with a picnic lunch.

400 N Liberty Ave., New Braunfels


Kalahari Resorts in Round Rock has an indoor and outdoor water park for swimming. The 223,000-square-foot indoor park has a lazy river, several thrilling rides, a wave simulator to test your surfing skills, a grotto swim-up bar for adults, and more. The seasonally open outdoor park has slides, two kid’s areas, another swim-up bar, and an “adventure river.”

3001 Kalahari Blvd., Round Rock

Rock’N River Water Park

This family-friendly spot has a lazy river, a water playground, slides, and tipping buckets! Plus, if you go during their twilight hours from 5 p.m. to close, admission is half-price. Cabanas, bungalows, loungers, and more are for rent as well.

3300 E Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock

Typhoon Texas

Austin’s location of Typhoon Texas has slides (including one with a seven-story drop), obstacle courses, a 375,000-gallon wave pool, a lazy river, and more, as well as cabanas for rent. To save on tickets, purchase them in advance online for as low as $19.99.

18500 TX-130 Service Road, Pflugerville

Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures

A “floating water park” on Lake Travis, Waterloo Adventures looks a little different than other parks. This one features inflatable obstacles, including a 600-foot course, slides, jumping towers, a trampoline, as well as floating beach games. Take a break on the park’s own private shoreline with loungers and beach hammocks.

14529 Pocahontas Trail, Leander

Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark

This outdoor family-friendly water park has everything you need for a day in the sun, including tube and body slides, an obstacle course, a pirate ship kid’s area, a beach with a protected swim area, a sand volleyball court, and beach games.

16107 FM 2769 Suite D, Leander