20+ Refreshing Outdoor Water Parks in Michigan for Unbeatable Summer Fun – 2024

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Dive into Michigan’s Outdoor Water Parks

Summer is just around the corner, so why not add some waterparks to your summer itinerary?

Get ready to make a splash and beat the summer heat as we explore the coolest outdoor water parks in Michigan!

From the sun-soaked shores of Lake Arvesta in South Haven to the adrenaline-pumping thrills at Michigan’s Adventure in Muskegon to the state’s metroparks, we’re taking you to Michigan’s most famous water parks – and the hidden gems!

Ridge Rider Waterpark slides at Michigan's Adventure
Michigan’s Adventure Outdoor Waterpark

Grab your swimsuit, sunscreen, and a sense of adventure – these outdoor water parks in Michigan are waiting to be added to your next Michigan getaway.

Take a look!

WildWater Adventure Water Park

Michigan’s Adventure: 1198 W. Riley-Thompson Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445

Many waterparks in Michigan are indoors. But not WildWater Adventure, the top-voted waterpark in Michigan. (This seasonal park opens mid-June.)

Head on over to splash the day away in the:

  • Lazy River
  • Wave Pool
  • Waterslides
  • Thrill Rides
  • Kiddie Area
Lazy River at Michigan’s Adventure

And, if that weren’t enough, your ticket to the waterpark also gets you into the Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park. Plan to spend a full day here!

The Back 40 Swimming Hole

Double JJ Resort: 5900 S Water Rd, Rothbury, MI 49452

The Back Forty Swimming Hole at Double JJ Resort is an outdoor waterpark in Michigan with a waterslide, two pools, a splash pad, and a hot tub.

Back Forty Swimming Hole outdoor water park at double JJ resort
Back Forty Swimming Hole, Double JJ Resort

Visitors can relax and grab a drink at Cactus Jacks, a concession area located inside the park.

The Back Forty Swimming Hole is open to the public. Please check weather conditions as the park’s availability is subject to change.

Action Aqua Park Inflatable Water Park

Action Wake Park: 3320 Hudson Trails Dr, Hudsonville, MI 49426

In a nutshell, Action Wake Park is a water sports and cable wake-boarding facility – and they’ve added an inflatable water park to their offerings.

Action Wake Park Inflatable Waterpark

The aqua park features 10 elements and is a fantastic option for cooling off on a warm summer day. Sessions are 45 minutes long.

Lake Arvesta Waterpark

06464 Arvesta Dr, South Haven, MI 49090

Featuring four enormous waterslides, sandy beaches for relaxing and swimming, and several giant floating obstacle course “islands,” Lake Arvesta’s water-based family entertainment center also offers an array of indoor and outdoor fun.

lake arvesta outdoor waterpark in michigan - south haven

Visit and you’ll find pickleball, beach volleyball, disc golf and lawn game areas.

There are also paddleboats, kayaks, and SUPs of all shapes and sizes, and cable wakeboard park.

They also have a full-service bar available (with a huge lawn service area) if you want to enjoy a drink while watching the fun unfold. More South Haven attractions.

Park at Water’s Edge

Crystal Mountain: 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI 49683

You’ll love the pool at Crystal Mountain’s Park at Water’s Edge!

A large portion of the pool has a zero entry and is 3 feet deep or less, perfect for the littler swimmers. The deeper side is separated by lily pads, creating a great setup for families with a variety of ages.

Crystal Mountain Water Park
Crystal Mountain’s Outdoor Water Park

Your kids will be thrilled with the slides, water guns, and lily pads. Even your 4-year-old can touch the bottom and shoot hoops in a special area.

Spend the day at the pool and grab a delicious lunch at the Beach House café, conveniently located poolside.

Blue Heron Bay Spray Park

Independence Lake County Park: 3200 Jennings Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

Blue Heron Bay Spray Park at Independence Lake is more than a splash pad.

This water park in Michigan has two water slides plus a tall water play structure with interactive features like the squirting dragon, dumping bucket, water cannon, water jet spider, cattails, and buckets.

Blue Heron Bay Spray Park Outdoor Water Park in Michigan
Waterslides at Blue Heron Bay Spray Park Outdoor Water

Amenities: rentable pavilions, concessions with hot meals and cold drinks, coin lockers, diaper changing stations, family changing rooms, showers.

East Lansing Family Aquatic Center

6400 Abbott Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

At East Lansing Family Aquatic Center, you’ll find a 140-foot body water slide, a 190-foot tube water slide, a concession area, a diving board, a drop slide, a frog slide, a large sunbathing deck, picnic areas, a splash park, water-play structures, and a zero-depth pool entry.

Flash Flood Water Park

Full Blast Recreation Center: 35 Hamblin Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017

Flash Flood Outdoor Water Park is ready for summer fun!

Flash Flood Water Park Battle Creek MI

Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, this downtown Battle Creek water park offers two 200-foot water slides, zero-depth entry pools, a water playground, and exciting attractions like Water Wars.

Visit the concessions and gift shop for a variety of snacks, drinks, souvenirs, and essentials like towels and sunscreen.

Red Oaks Waterpark

1455 E 13 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

This family-friendly outdoor waterpark comes with a range of attractions.

Red Oaks Outdoor Water Park in Michigan

Enjoy the heated wave pool, triple-flume waterslide, and the River Ride.

Kids love SplashTown, a children’s splash pad with 52 interactive water features.

Rolling Hills Water Park

7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Head to Rolling Hills Water Park for thrilling water slides, a wave pool and lazy river.

Rolling Hills Outdoor waterpark in Michigan

For younger kids, the Activity Pool offers a safe and exciting experience with its zero-depth entry and fun features.

A spacious sun deck and shady grassy areas compliment amenities like first aid services, restrooms, showers, and coin lockers.

They also have swimsuits, sunscreen, towels, goggles, and swim diapers available for purchase.

Turtle Cove Aquatic Center

Lower Huron Metropark: 17845 Savage Rd, Belleville, MI 48111

Enjoy two waterslides, a lazy river, a 300-gallon dumping bucket, and a zero-depth entry pool at this outdoor water park in Michigan.

Please note that children 10 and under require adult supervision, and the large waterslides have a height requirement of at least 48″.

Splash ‘n’ Blast

Kensington Metropark: 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI 48380

Enjoy two thrilling 240-foot water slides and a fantastic spray ground with palm trees, serpents, and water cannons.

Riders must be 42″ tall or taller for the waterslides.

Open daily from 11 AM – 7 PM, weather permitting, starting from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day.

Wayne County Family Aquatic Center

12600 Chandler Park Dr, Detroit, MI 48213

Experience the fun at Wayne County’s largest water park, Wayne County Family Aquatic Center.

Ride the waves in the Way Cool Wave Pool and enjoy the two 23 ft. water slides, including a body slide and tube slide.

“Splish-Splash Land is the children’s area.

Troy Family Aquatic Center

3425 Civic Center Dr, Troy, MI 48083

Open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Troy Family Aquatic Center is Troy’s outdoor community pool.

Troy Family Aquatic Center

Features include a main pool with zero-depth edge, slides, kiddie area with waterfall and splash pad, sand volleyball, and Harvey’s Hut Concession Stand. Group rentals available.

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Where are your favorite outdoor water parks in Michigan?

We would love to hear about your favorite outdoor water parks in Michigan!

Have you visited any of the parks mentioned or discovered other hidden gems? Let us know in the comments and tell us why you loved them – thrilling attractions, family-friendly atmosphere, delicious food options? We can’t wait to hear your recommendations.

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