It’s mid summer and its “Charleston Hot”. We wanted to have a cool down kind of day with the kids but weren’t quite sure what to do about it. We always go to the local beach on Sunday for Sunday Funday so we wanted something a bit different. The kids and I have been to Palmetto Islands County Park several times for picnics and walks with the dog. We have seen Splash Island tucked away and surrounded by natural beauty of the park, but we have never actually made our way into it. This particular day, we decided to go for it. We packed, suited up, and headed that way! It is located at:
444 Needlerush Parkway
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
We arrived around 11 am and there were already no lounge chairs available (note to self: go earlier next time! They open at 10am). There are TONS of chairs available but yes, it was that packed already. We did find a small patch of grass to squeeze our belongings onto for the time being. The 2015 Schedule:
- Open Daily: May 30 – August 14, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Weekends Only: August 15 – Labor Day, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
We decided to grab a quick lunch from the concession before starting the festivities. I really liked the menu that was available, tons of options to choose from. My kids chose a kids meal with a turkey dog, goldfish, fruit cup, & 100% natural juice pouch (other food options are available). You can also bring snacks, which we had for later.
Now it was time to let the fun begin! This park offers so much water fun for all ages!
– 200 ft body flume
– 16 ft otter slide
– Sprays, geyers, & raindrop waterfalls
– Activity pool
– Cyclone water ride
Here are a few more park perks that are convenient and may help make your trip more enjoyable:
– Locker rentals
– Life vests for guest use
– Shower & changing area
– Private party rental areas
– Birthday Party Packages
Splash Island Park Admission:
- General Admission: $7.99 per person
- Charleston County Resident: $6.99
- Under 48”: $5.99 per person
- Seniors 60 : $3.99 per person
- Children 2 and under: Free
- After 3 p.m. (Monday – Friday): $4.99
- Group Rates*
- 10 – 50 guests: $5.99 per person
- 51 – 250 guests: $4.99 per person
- 250 guests: $3.99 per person
*A $1 per person park gate admission is also required.
Even though I was toasted, we had an amazing time and look forward to our next trip. We even spotted an alligator on the boardwalk on our way out!