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6 Wild Waterparks in the Texas Hill Country

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Take advantage of our unseasonably warm spring and head out for a day (or weekend) of fun at a local waterpark. Our beautiful Texas Hill Country boasts numerous options for all types of adventures at a range of prices to fit any budget.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort – New Braunfels

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No list of Hill Country waterparks would be complete without a nod to our very own Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels.  Located along the banks of the Comal River, this park boasts over 70 acres of family fun with slides, lazy rivers, and even a Kinderhaven for water-loving young tots.  Your family can also stay right next door at the resort to make a weekend out of it.

Lone Star Lagoon at the Flying L Guest Ranch – Bandera

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Listed as the “Coolest Place in The Hill Country, the Lone Star Lagoon at the Flying L Ranch is Texas-style water fun at its best! Surrounded by chuck wagon and cowboy decor, you family can enjoy the wave pool, the lazy river, or challenge themselves on the lily pad obstacle course. Stay at the Ranch or just go up for the day!

River Bluff Water Experience at the JW Marriott – San Antonio

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A true upscale treat for anyone wanted to relax in The Hill Country.  As one of the pricier options on this list, you are sure to get your money’s worth with a weekend stay at the JW Marriott just north of San Antonio. This spring the hotel opened their newest water slides to add their already amazing amenities.  Relax around the cabanas, take your children to the kiddy pool, or enjoy some solitude in the adults-only infinity pool.

Shore Club Volente Beach – Leander

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Looking for a more traditional waterpark experience? Visit the Volente Beach Water Park.  It has your expected slides, rides, and rivers for your family to enjoy during the day, and a special twist at night. After the waterpark closes, it goes ‘Adult Only’ with live music at the Shore Club Beach Bar. Visit with your children, or take a night for yourself.  Though not open yet for spring break, mark your calendars for when they open at the end of April.

Fischer Park Splash Pad – New Braunfels

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Though not an official waterpark, this free spraygound at Fischer Park in New Braunfels is a perfect option for families with young children.  There are no pools, but the huge, padded splash area is full of water fun! Let the children run around spraying water guns or waiting for the giant bucket to dump on their heads while you enjoy some sweet tea under one of the many covered table areas.

Coming in Spring 2017: Inspiration Island at Morgan’s Wonderland – San Antonio

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We’re eagerly awaiting the opening of the world’s first water park designed for people with special needs, and it’s right here in The Texas Hill Country! Morgan’s Wonderland Inspiration Island will be a fully-functional waterpark for “guests of all ages and abilities” where everyone can play and swim in the Texas sun.