Is any summer holiday complete without a day trip to a waterpark, we think not. It’s one of those days out that everyone looks forward to, and whether you’re traveling as a couple, a group, or a family, it is sure to please all that attend.
After all, who doesn’t love plunging into pools, slipping down slides, and wading through wave pools? And when it comes to excellent waterparks, Oregon certainly delivers.
From big boy rides that are sure to knock the nerve of most grown adults to gentle shallow waters for kiddies, there are plenty of options to choose from.
So, if you’re looking for an amazing day out, filled with endless fun, non-stop laughter, and plenty of splashing, slipping, and sliding, you’ll want to check out these 10 amazing water parks!
There’s not many places across the world where you can find a museum that also has a waterpark, but you can in McMinnville! Yep, you heard us right, this is a museum and a waterpark!
The museum teaches its guests all about the importance of water throughout the different stages of history, so we guess it makes sense.
Before you don your swimming costume you can visit the many interactive exhibits to make your day both educational and entertaining.
Then to the real fun…the waterpark! By far its most exciting attraction is its main slide. You’ll actually shoot out of a real Boeing 747! A slide out of a plane? How cool. There are then a further nine slides to enjoy, including a few smaller slides for little riders.
If that wasn’t enough there’s also a wave pool that offers plenty of fun and a leisure pool for those who want to boast their swimming skills.
North Clackamas Aquatic Park offers a little bit of something for everyone, regardless of age or swimming ability. Looking for a designated kiddie area that your little ones can explore and enjoy safely? North Clackamas has you covered.
Looking for a selection of thrilling slides to get the adrenaline pumping? North Clackamas has you covered.
And that’s not all, the aquatic park also comes fully equipped with a wave pool for endless fun, an enormous lap pool for proficient swimmers, and even a bubbling hot tub for those looking to relax.
If that weren’t already enough, there’s an amazing private park right outside that you can enjoy once you’re all dried up. Try a spot of volleyball, or scale the giant climbing wall.
If you’re looking for a fun day out that the family will talk about for years to come, you’ll want to make your way to the Osborn Aquatic Center – it is truly phenomenal! Honestly, there’s so much to do here, you’d stay until nightfall if you could.
The center boasts four amazing pools all of which are huge in size. One of the pools is a lap pool for proficient swimmers looking to glide up and down the water.
Another features both a high and low diving board that guests can use to either show off their skills or cannonball off to create a mighty splash.
For slide lovers, this aquatic center also does not disappoint. Be sure to try out the enormous slide that is a whopping 22 feet tall, and 158 feet long! Or for those looking for a more relaxing bob around in the water, why not try out the 150-feet long water channel?
There’s also a kiddies’ pool with tons of toys that our smaller waterpark lovers can enjoy. And for those with endless energy, it may be worth taking a dunk in the activity pool that offers hoop-shooting, water cannons, slides, dumping buckets, and geysers!
If all that weren’t enough, there’s also 2 climbing walls and even a zipline to enjoy so that the fun doesn’t end once you dry off!
If you’re looking for a water park that isn’t too hectic but still provides plenty of fun, then Shute Park Aquatic Center is a phenomenal place to visit. There’s a selection of wet and dry activities to get up to so that you can have non-stop fun all day round.
In terms of wet and wild fun, you’ll have access to not one, not two, but three amazing pools. And that doesn’t even include the spa pool or sauna!
There’s also a slide or two to enjoy and you can even sign up for an aquatic fitness class if you are ready to get your blood pumping and feel the burn!
Then once you’ve dried off, you can choose whether you’d prefer to keep things active with some cardio, weight training, or spin classes. Or if you’d prefer a releasing and luxurious end to your trip you can even book a stress-melting full-body massage.
For a great day no matter what the weather, this super fun indoor aquatic center is a fantastic option. There are four huge pools that you can plunge into, swim across, or splash about in.
This includes a 25-meter lap pool for proficient swimmers, a recreational pool for those looking for a play about, and a lazy river to float across.
And, of course, a day at Astoria Aquatic Center is never complete without twisting and turning down the towering Big Red slide!
For those looking for a more chilled day out, there is also a nice, large, warm, and bubbling hot tub to soak in. Then finally, parents can also take their little swimmers through the exciting kids’ pool.
You can also book swimming lessons, aquatic fitness sessions, and even lifeguard training at the venue.
Though only open during peak seasons, Pendleton Aquatic Center is a venue that all should desire to visit. There isn’t a better place to escape the relentless sunshine than at this stunning outside waterpark.
With a huge pool featuring dive boards, older guests can boast their skills or make a big splash. While younger visitors can enjoy the amazing kiddies’ pool boasting water mushrooms and other fun and age-appropriate activities.
Adrenaline junkies will also adore the two towering waterslides at the park. And don’t worry, there are miniature versions of these slides for your mini-me guests too.
Plus, there’s even a picnic area so that the family can settle down and tuck into a delicious lunch during the day. Just remember the rules with swimming and eating.
Though not technically a waterpark, this stunning lake offers several water activities along with a spine-tingling hair-raising slide that plunges riders into the cool, and gorgeous, lake. So, we think it definitely counts.
This is a stunning location, with some of the most beautiful scenery around. The 1400 acres of land offer sandy beaches, clear waters, and amazing camping grounds making it the perfect spot for a getaway.
You can opt to canoe or kayak across the lake or dive into the waters for some fun and a splash around. And for those not faint of heart, the 280-foot towering slide is not something to be missed.
Why not make a splash at Splash!? It’s a great option for year-round fun and provides visitors with everything they need to have a great time.
From the huge water slide that is sure to get your heart pumping, to the wave pool that will settle it right back down with its relaxing vibe, there’s everything you could ever need.
There is also a lap pool and kiddies’ area that is scattered with several different wet activities for ultimate playtime.
There’s even an option for some water basketball and a spa area! Then for those who don’t fancy spending the whole day soaking wet, you can always opt to dry off in the stunning sundeck.
If you love nothing more than cooling down in the water on a hot day, then Portland has the perfect place to do so.
With many exciting features such as a twirling slide, a relaxing lazy river, a kiddie area complete with fun interactive features, and a huge swimming pool to show off your skills, there’s no end to the fun you’ll have while visiting.
A vacation to Oregon is never complete without a trip to Blue Lake Park. And whether you love dry or wet activities, there will be plenty for you and your family to get up to here.
You’ll definitely want to head straight for the splash pad that contains a whole host of laugh-out-loud fun activities. With water squirters, geysers, and dumping buckets available, you should probably expect to get pretty wet.
There’s also opportunities for fishing, sunbathing, or lake swimming.
And if that wasn’t enough, the park comes complete with playgrounds for the little ones, plenty of sporting options such as volleyball and basketball, walking and biking trails for some exploration, and you can even take to the lake via boat for a relaxing afternoon.
As you can see, there is no end to the possibilities when you want to get wet and wild in Oregon. No matter what kind of waterpark vibe you’re going for, big or small, there is an option for you.
So, now for the really hard part! Deciding which of these ten amazing venues to visit first!
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