A Guide to Charleston Area Splash Pads & Waterparks

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When it gets hot and humid in Charleston, spending time in the water is a must! There are so many great splash pads and waterparks in Charleston that we love! Here’s everything you need to know about these local places to stay cool this spring and summer.

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Charleston Area Splash Pads:

James Island County Park (James Island)

  • Admission $2/person or free with a gold pass
  • The splash pad is free (Splash Zone is extra)
  • Great shaded areas, bathrooms on-site, picnic tables, and near the playground

Wannamaker County Park(North Charleston)

  • Admission $2/person or free with a gold pass
  • The splash pad is free (Whirling Waters is extra)
  • Great shade, bathrooms onsite, near the playground

Riverfront Park (North Charleston)

  • Free admission
  • Fountain feature for kids to run through right by the river. Playground and bathrooms on site

Waterfront Park (Downtown Charleston)

  • Free admission (pay for most parking downtown)
  • Two large fountain features kids can play in right by the water, large green space to play, limited shade, no onsite bathrooms

Waterparks

Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark (North Charleston)

  • Located at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park
  • Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Weekends Only: May 15 (plus Memorial Day) through June 18, Daily: June 19 – mid-August, Weekends Only: mid-August through Labor Day
  • General Admission: $21.99 per person ($12.99 per person after 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday only), Under 48”: $16.99 per person, Seniors 60+: $11.99 per person, Children 2 and under: Free

Splash Island Waterpark (Mt. Pleasant)

  • Located at Palmetto Islands County Park
  • Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open weekends only & Memorial Day: May 15-June 13, Open daily: June 19-August 15, Open weekends only & Labor Day: August 21-September 6
  • General Admission: $7.99 per person ($5.99 per person after 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday only), Under 48”: $6.99 per person, Seniors 60: $4.99 per person, Children 2 and under: Free

Splash Zone Waterpark (James Island)

  •  Located within James Island County Park
  • Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open weekends only & Memorial Day: May 15-31, Open daily June 5– ugust 15, Open weekends only & Labor Day: August 21-September 6
  • General Admission: $11.99 per person ($7.99 per person after 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday only), Under 48”: $9.99 per person, Seniors 60+: $6.99 per person, Children 2 and under: Free, *A $2 per person James Island County Park gate admission is also required.

Charleston Aqua Park (Johns Island)

  • Open Monday and Tuesday, noon-5p.m., Wednesday through Friday noon – 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m.
  • Book a 45 minutes session for $15.75
  • Must be 6 years and older to participate

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