The Untapped Gold Mine Top 5 Idaho Waterparks This Summer
There is no doubt the buzz around the country is this blistering heatwave beginning in Boise today. Seattle is projecting 104 degrees by the end of the day which inks a new record.
The Pacific Northwest Is getting crushed with heat and that is taking a toll on Summer safety. It's very dangerous this week so much that keeping a water bottle in your car could create a fire.
How do you explain to your kids that it's too hot for the next two weeks and it's safer to just stay inside? You already kept them away and inside for the last year. This isn't an easy sell for anyone and it's time for some relief.
Top 10 Idaho Waterparks to Visit This Summer
I went looking for options that would give your kids a surprise to look forward to. There is nothing more fun than a waterpark. Roaring Springs is my favorite and it's packed every time you drive by. This is a 5-Star waterpark in Idaho's eyes. What about something else? You might want to pack up the family and take a quick weekend Idahacation (did I just make that word up?)
Let's look at some locations you might know about and introduce you to some newer additions. Here are your top 10 waterparks in Idaho.
Roaring Springs Waterpark (Meridian)- This is our closest and best waterpark in Idaho. Roaring Springs built to provide safety and protection against things like the coronavirus. This is a staple in events and the #1 wet and fun spot in the Treasure Valley. Over 16 attractions. 4.5 Stars on Tripadvisor
- Snake River Run
- Bearfoot Bay
- Corkscrew Cavern
- Thunder Falls
- Kiddie Kowabunga
- Viper's Vortex
- Mammoth Canyon Family Raft Ride
- White Water Bay Wave Pool
- Pipeline Mines
- The Avalanche
- Rattlesnake Rapids
- Racing Ridge
- Endless River
- Double Trouble Drop Slide
- Leisure Lagoon
Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort at Silver Mountain (Kellogg, Idaho) - The indoor waterpark you've been waiting for. Too hot outside this week, no problem. This state-of-the-art hot indoor adventure offers Flow Rider, Lazy River, Cub Cove, Minor's Island, Warm Springs, Moose Sluice, Hoop Lagoon, Crossing, Gold Rush, Pollywog Pond, and Trestle's Surfside Bar. This is a 7-hour drive from Boise and has amazing accommodations which make this a great weekend getaway. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️and half on Tripadvisor
Silverwood Theme Park (North Idaho in Athol, Idaho) - This place reminds me of a Six Flags growing up because of the two different parks. You have 65 attractions that can keep you dry with rollercoasters and another wet-filled water park at Boulder Beach. I especially like how you can swim up to the bar. This is about a 7 hr 25 min drive from Boise and gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for Tripadvisor.
Raptor Reef Indoor Water Park located in Triple (Hayden Lake, Idaho) - I haven't seen many indoor parks until writing this article. The timing is perfect to be indoors and splash away with family. This is similar to the length of your drive, but the perfect outlet for Idaho vacation. You can play at the family fun park, stay at the hotel, and splash at the Raptor Reef Indoor Water Park. Tripadvisor gives this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Idaho's World Famous Lava Hot Springs Indoor Aquatic Center & Portneuf Kiddie Cove (Lava Hot Springs, Idaho) This is more than just some jumps, tubes, and water. The hot springs are where it's at that is called, Mineral Pools. Definitely check out the Olympic Pool and Hot Pools when looking through the website. This is about 4 hours away from Boise and ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ half on Tripadvisor.