Get wet 'n' wild at Charleston's water parks

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Update May 2: We're even closer to that first day of water park fun (May 7) and The Post and Courier has followed up with even more helpful info.

And they've compiled quite the bullet point story of tips and factoids, check it out here.

And read below for details on when and where.

First reporting April 26: In just a few days, Charleston's water parks will reopen and offer up a great way to beat the summertime heat.

Splash Zone, Splash Island, and Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark all open for the season on May 7th and are open weekends only in early May. Splash Zone opens daily beginning May 23rd, Whirlin’ Waters is open every day beginning May 30th, and Splash Island is open daily beginning June 3rd. Waterpark hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Here's a bit more on each park:

Whirlin’ Waters

  • North Charleston (map)
  • 843-572-7275 or 843-795-4386
  • General admission: $19 (Yes, the most expensive, but also the most elaborate.)

Splash Island

Splash Zone

For more information on rates and specifics, check out the details posted by the recreation department.