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Makin’ a splash: Charleston County water parks are ready for summer

With summer around the corner, here are three ways to cool off around the Holy City.

Charleston County water parks

Charleston County water parks are ready for the summer season.

As the saying goes, the only thing separating Charleston from Hell in the summertime is a screen door. Well, we have an antidote for those sweltering summer days: a visit to Charleston County water parks.

All three splashy attractions have rolled out their summer 2024 hours and with activities for all ages, you’re pretty much guaranteed to cool off a few degrees.

Charleston County water parks

You know it’s summer in CHS when the Charleston County water parks roll out their seasonal hours.

Goggle at these water parks:

Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark
Location: Wannamaker County Park
Highlights: The 65-ft Washout slides, the 27,000-sqft Big Kahuna wave pool, The Rollin’ River lazy river
Schedule: Now-Sunday, Aug. 11, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. + weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 17-Sunday, Sept. 1, weekends only 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $24.99 general admission

Splash Island Waterpark
Location: Palmetto Islands County Park
Highlights: 200-ft body flume, 16-ft otter slide, raindrop waterfalls
Schedule: Saturday, June 8-Sunday, Aug. 4, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays 1-6 p.m.
Admission: $10.99 general admission; $2 per person Palmetto Islands County Park gate admission also required

A water park in Charleston with a wading pool and play structure featuring several slides.

Looking to cool off this summer in Charleston? Water parks are the right choice.

Splash Zone Waterpark
Location: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr.
Highlights: 200-ft tube slide + open slide, rainforest-themed play structure
Schedule: Saturday, June 8-Sunday, Aug. 4, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays 1-6 p.m.
Admission: $15.99 general admission

Pro tips: Admission for kids + seniors costs a few dollars less than general admission at each park. Go after 3 p.m. on weekdays to snag cheaper general admission. If you’re planning to visit the water parks a lot this summer, you might want to splurge for a Splash Pass 2024.

You better believe we’ll be floating down the Rollin’ River soon — see you there, CHS.