10 Best Outdoor Waterparks in Minnesota

Summer is by far my favorite season here in Minnesota.  The days are longer. The kids are out of school.  The family appears to be more relaxed from the hustle and bustle of the school year.  What better way to spend your summers than at an outdoor waterpark.  Minnesota does not disappoint when it comes to swimming options. 

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Check out this list of outdoor waterparks and start planning for some awesome summer swim.

Bunker Beach Water Park 

Bunker Beach Water Park is located in Coon Rapids within Bunker Hills Regional Park.  It has a wave pool, 6 water slides, a 900-foot lazy river, plunge pool, an interactive pool, a zero depth pool area for kids of all ages to enjoy, climb walls and basketball.  If you need a break from all the fun water activities, there is a sand play area and volleyball courts.

Cascade Bay Waterpark

Cascade Bay Waterpark is located in Eagan.  It has a zero depth pool area, 7 waterslides, a leisure pool, and a lazy river.  If you need a break from all the water activities, play a round of golf on their mini-golf course.

Soak City Waterpark

Soak City Waterpark is located in Shakopee.  Included in the general admission to Valleyfair, there is no shortage of fun here.  There are 10 attractions in the waterpark that will sure to be something for everyone.  It has a 1280-foot lazy river, an interactive pool area for the little ones, water slides, a wave pool, Hurricane Falls and Raging Rapids.  If you need a break from all the water activities, check out all the rides available at Valleyfair.

Kamp Dels Waterpark

Kamp Dels Waterpark is located near Waterville on Lake Sakatah.  This is the ultimate camping adventure with their very own waterpark.  It has two waterslides, a wall climb, water volleyball and basketball, and an aqua playland.

The beauty of this waterpark is that it is open to the general public as well, not just to the campers.  They offer day passes or if you plan to experience the ultimate camping adventure, the waterpark is included along with their other fun activities such as mini golf, petting zoo, fishing either in their fishing pond or take the pontoon out onto Lake Sakatah and many playgrounds throughout the campground.

Grove Cove Aquatic Center

Grove Cove Aquatic Center is located in Maple Grove.  Their outdoor waterpark includes a lazy river, a zero-depth beach area, tumble buckets, log walk, tot slide, and water sprays. It also has an indoor area that features a zero-depth beach area, water spray activities, a 130-foot waterslide, and a tot slide.

Wild Mountain Waterpark

Wild Mountain Waterpark is located in Taylor Falls.  It features 8 water activities which include an interactive water play area, a lazy river, and multiple slides.  Within the same area, there are non-water activities that families can enjoy such as go-kart racing, alpine slides, and a free fall experience.  

Hastings Family Aquatic Center

Hastings Family Aquatic Center is located in Hastings.  It features a zero-depth entry, 201-foot water slide, a drop slide, log crossing, rock wall, play structure and more.  

North Commons Waterpark

North Commons Waterpark is located in Minneapolis.  It features a shallow water pool with zero-depth entry, water slides, wading pool, and play structure.

Battlecreek Waterworks

Battlecreek Waterworks is located in Maplewood.  It features a shallow water pool with zero-depth entry, a 3 story waterslide, and lily pad walk. 

River Springs Waterpark

River Springs Waterpark is located in Owatonna.  It features a zero depth pool area, waterslides, lazy river, an interactive playground, climbing wall, and lily pad walk.  

What is your favorite thing to do at an outdoor waterpark?

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42 thoughts on “10 Best Outdoor Waterparks in Minnesota”

  1. This is such helpful information for us for when we drive out to Minnesota with the family! Sounds like Wild Mountain Waterpark has a little bit of everything for us. Thanks!

  2. I LOVE a good water park and I’m jealous that you have so many great options! I will definitely be checking some of them out if we ever make the trip to Minnesota

  3. I love waterparks and all of these looks & sound like so much fun! I had no idea Minnesota would have so many since it’s usually cold. I’m from Florida and have never been there. Maybe one day!

    1. We have so many options because it does get so cold up here. Especially those rainy days and long cold winters.

  4. These look super fun! I used to LOVE water parks, but after a car accident 3 years I’m grounded from a lot of the fun unfortunately.

    1. Yes it hit 90+ degree here today too. The boys are out at one of these with their sister as I type this. They just love it. 🙂

  5. My family is from Minnesota, and we always talk about going there to check it out. We’ll have to add some of these to our list of to-do’s!

  6. Great post! thank you for sharing! added to the list of the ideas for our family . Never been to Minnesota but will be planning an amazing grand cross US trip soon

  7. These water parks look awesome! Our daughter would love them. We have a new one opening near us that we need to visit! It would be nice during these 100 degree days!

  8. Ah, we’ve visited Minnesota once or twice when we lived in Illinois, but never had the chance to visit a water park. These look like a lot of fun!

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