For anyone wanting a fun and family-friendly day out, what better thing to do than hit an Oklahoma water park? There are a handful located around the state, and while you probably won't plan your trip around their whereabouts (as you may with the state's lakes, or Route 66), families on vacation—or for that matter businessmen needing a day off—be well advised to spend a day splashing around in an Oklahoma Water Park.
White Water Bay Oklahoma is the primary water park in Oklahoma. The sister site of the ever-popular Frontier City, White Water Bay Oklahoma offers all the water-based fun and frivolity you'd expect from an Oklahoma water park. Attractions here include the (wonderfully named) Mega-Wedgie speed slide, which especially proves a favorite among teenagers keen to see their peers troubled by costume difficulties! Equally, the blacked-out tube ride of the Pirates Plunge is a dare-devil's delight. For something a little more sedate, the Castaway Creek Lazy River is a great way to spend relaxing moments (be careful not to fall asleep and get burnt, though). White Water Bay Oklahoma also makes provisions for small children, with a kiddie pool on hand for those not quite ready to join in with the big kids.
Oklahoma's second biggest city, Tulsa, also has an impressive Water Park that makes for a fun-packed day out. The Big Splash Tulsa offers ten water rides, including the Master Blaster which somehow manages to propel its riders uphill. Aside from the main rides, there's also volleyball and basketball courts here, and horseshoes too. This Water Park in Oklahoma is open 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday throughThursday, and 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Entrance comes at a price whether you plan to swim or not; there's a small extra fee for the tubes, a small portion of which you get back on their return. Food cannot be taken in, but a picnic area is provided outside the front gate.
Over in Lawton, the Comache Nation Water Park is also a notable Water Park in Oklahoma. Memorable attractions here include the Sidewinder's Rapids, and the four-foot high waves of the Breaker Beach Wavepool. The Park also provides a strong selection of options for small children, from the relaxed eddies of the Endless River to the waterfalls, mini-slides, and animal floats of the Lil Springs Lagoon. There's a food court in place here, and a covered arcade, great for spending time out of the pool and the sun.
Other small parks are located in Enid and Muskogee, if you happen to find yourself staying in those parts of Oklahoma.