When it comes to creating family memories, Splashway Waterpark & Campground hits a home run. We spent three days at Splashway and between the waterpark, the cabin, and all the activities, I can’t think of a better way to have spent time as a family.
Splashway is located in Sheridan, TX. That’s just an hour and a half from Houston, an hour and 45 minutes from Austin, and just under two hours from San Antonio.
Splashway Waterpark & Campground Amenities
Splashway is both a campground and a waterpark. Here is a list of everything you can do at Splashway.
Splashway’s waterpark is a thrill-lover’s dream, with 15 different slides that turn and twist and splash and drop you in dozens of different ways. In addition to the slides, there are two different wave pools (one for younger kids), a lazy river, a toddler area, a kid’s area with another ten slides, a baby area with eleven slides, an obstacle course, and a regular pool. With attractions for all ages, it’s a true Texas family waterpark.
Each ride has a convenient rating to let you know what sort of thrills to expect. Attractions range from a ‘low thrill’ lazy river to ‘high thrill’ slides that are a 40-foot vertical drop, or where the floor drops out from beneath you, sending you plummeting down a tube slide.
If you like to ride with a friend, Splashway offers a few different rides for two and even four riders.
There are plenty of cabanas available to rent, or you can snag a lounge chair or shaded picnic table. You’re welcome to bring a cooler (no glass or alcohol), or order food from one of the many cafes and food trucks in the center of the park.
Splashway offers a convenient ‘splash cash’ bracelet you can use for purchases throughout the site, so you don’t have to keep a credit card or cash on hand. The bracelet can be worn in the water, so it’s perfect if you stash your wallet in a locker, but still want to grab a bite to eat. You can use it for other attractions throughout the campgrounds too.
The camp store offers everything you could possibly need, from souvenirs to snacks to camping supplies – and even frozen and refrigerated meal options. You’ll check in and load up your splash cash bracelet here, too.
The Adventure Station
The adventure station is where you’ll check out equipment and book activities
Just outside the camp store, you’ll find a small but cute mini-golf range. The area is fairly shaded so you can even play a round before the water park opens.
The outdoor laser tag field looks like a real combat zone with plenty of places to hide in and behind, and even a ship to climb up on for a higher vantage point.
The fishing pond is absolutely beautiful at sunset. Bring your own gear or borrow from the Adventure Station and enjoy some catch and release fishing.
Rent a pedal cart for a fun way to explore the campgrounds.
Hiking and Biking Trails
There’s plenty of nature to explore by foot or by bike. Bike rentals are available if you didn’t bring your own.
Throughout the campgrounds there are tons of fun games to play. There are basketball courts, a gaga pit, a volleyball court, and tetherball. You can even borrow a ball if you didn’t bring your own.
There are also playgrounds, a jumping pad, and giant chess and checkers games.
When the sun sets, head to the outdoor movie theater to enjoy a kid-friendly movie under the stars!
Ways to Stay at Splashway Waterpark & Campground
Bring your RV and enjoy 50 or 30 amp sites, pull-through or back-in RV sites, plus full hook up (sewage included).
For tent campers, book a tent site with water and electricity. All campsites, including RV, tent, cabins, and cottages, include a fire pit to use for grilling, cooking, or just enjoying the fire.
If you’re looking for a more stable roof over your head, check out one of their cabins or cottages. The cabins sleep 10 with a bedroom with a queen bed, and a loft with 2 full mattresses and 2 queen mattresses. A screened-in porch gives you extra seating space. The cabins also have a full kitchen, with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, oven, and stovetop, and a table with stools, a couch, and TV.
The cottages are perfect for smaller families, with sleeping for five in the form of one twin bunk and one twin bunk with a full-size bed underneath. There is a mini-fridge, a small microwave, and a TV.
Whether you’re looking for a fun Texas waterpark day trip or overnight vacation, Splashway Waterpark checks all the boxes for Texas-sized fun!