Best Water Parks in California 2018

We are on the hunt for the biggest and best water parks in California. These water parks are jammed packed with huge water slides, kid friendly rides and fun attractions for the the whole family. We have divided the list into Northern and Southern California for easier browsing based on your location. Don’t pass these water parks up! Here are the very best water parks in California.

Best Water Parks in Northern California:

Waterworld California - best water parks in California

Waterworld California (Concord, CA)

1950 Waterworld Pkwy, Concord, CA 94520

Admission Price: $52.99 for 2017 season pass

Must Do Attraction: Hurricane Slide Complex – This ride consists of four different wild slides. Choose from open or enclosed slides for maximum fun.

Waterworld is a large water park located in Concor, California. With multiple high thrill water rides to choose from, the adventurous will not be disappointed. Kids will love Treasure Island, an interactive water playground just for little ones. Private Cabana rentals are available for those who want a relaxing and private oasis. We recommend the Capri Cabana which includes lunch at Cabana Grill, four tubes, and your own private call button to request an attendant. Talk about relaxing in style!

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Raging Waters (Sacramento, CA)

1600 Exposition Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95815

Admission Price: $34.99 at gate

Must Do Attraction: Dragon’s Den – A two person high thrill water slide that includes extreme twists, turns and a misty dragon. Lot’s of fun!

Raging Waters in Sacramento is one of the biggest and best water parks in northern California. This park features over 25 water rides and attractions. The variety of high thrill slides, kids attractions and pools means there is something fun to do for the whole family. Visitors should be encourage to take advantage of the awesome Raging Waters Season Pass program which starts at about the price of a general admission ticket.

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Boomerang Bay (Santa Clara, CA)

4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Admission Price: Starting at $38.99 for a single day ticket

Must Do Attraction: Screamin’ Wombat – An extremely fun body slide that is three stories tall and fully enclosed for ultimate thrills.

Boomerang Bay is a water park attached to Great America theme park in Santa Clara, CA. Although Boomerang Bay is large enough to spend a whole fun-filled day in, it’s nice to have another awesome park full of adventures right next door. Boomerang Bay is filled with family friendly attractions, great dining and even private cabana rentals for relaxing. We especially enjoy Castaway Creek, the areas longest lazy river!

Best Water Parks in Southern California:

Six Flags Hurrican Harbor - best water parks on the west coast

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Valencia, CA)

26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

Admission Price: $41.99 at the gate

Must Do Attraction: Python Plunge – With 3 unique slides to choose from, the new Python Plunge slide complex that is thrilling and loads of fun!

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is a massive water park that is rated one of the best water parks in southern California. The water park is complete with over 22 slide complexes and 15 different attractions for fun-goers of all ages. Right next door is Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park for another day of fun. Families would do well with season passes to the parks for an entire season of unlimited fun!

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Raging Waters Los Angeles (San Dimas, CA)

111 Raging Waters Dr, San Dimas, CA 91773

Admission Price: Season passes start at $64.99

Must Do Attraction: Neptune’s Fury – A four person tube slide that includes a thrilling 60 foot drop, twisting enclosed tubes, and speeds up to 30 miles per hour.

Raging Waters in San Dimas California is the largest water park in southern California. The park itself is a whopping 50 acres and is filled with a variety of rides for the entire family. Raging Waters is jammed packed with children’s rides and interactive play areas for your little ones. Thrill seekers will enjoy a full day of fun with over 12 different body and tube slides.

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Knott’s Soak City (Buena Park, California)

8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

Must Do Attraction: Shore Break – Towering six stories high, Shore Break is a multi-slide complex that is high on thrills.

Knott City is praised as Orange County’s largest water park. 2017 is an exciting year for the park as they unveil an impressive expansion. You can expect a few new thrill rides and even more family friendly attractions in the expansion. We recommend this water park to those who love big thrills and high variety. Their renovated cabana rentals are in a class all by itself with great views of the parks attractions. Season passes are recommended for maximum value.