This Fun-Filled Waterpark Is Considered One Of The Biggest On The Eastern Shore

It's never too early to begin planning summer vacations, and whether you're a lazy river lounger or waterslide fanatic, you can always beat the heat at waterparks. Splash Mountain Water Park in Ocean City, Maryland offers a full day of water activities and adventure and is the largest waterpark on the Eastern Shore. The park features 17 exciting slides, which include the Six Lane Super Racer, where you can race against others to the bottom, and the Master Blaster, a water coaster that shoots riders uphill at wet and wild speeds.

In addition to rides, the outdoor waterpark has multiple pools and options for food. They even have mermaids at the Kiddie Pirate Ship Pool. So, whether you're looking for a spot to take your family, or you have friends who are kids at heart, consider venturing out to Ocean City for a day at the immense waterpark.

Splash Mountain Waterpark highlights

Splash Mountain Water Park opened to the public in 1970 and is part of a multi-park group that includes Jolly Roger amusement park, Speed World, which is a go-karting site, and Jolly Roger Mini Golf. You can get passes that give you access to multiple parks, like the Splash and Drive pass. However, Splash Mountain is the prime destination if you're looking to, well, make a splash. Adults can enjoy thrilling rides or simply cool off in the wave pool, while play areas for young children feature pools with small slides and still water.

It can get crowded quickly in the summer, so you'll need to arrive early to secure a spot, according to one TripAdvisor reviewer. Lines can also get long, so be prepared to wait, especially for the more popular rides like the Aqualoop, which was highlighted by the Travel Channel, and the Eye of the Hurricane, which is a funnel tube slide.

Planning your trip to the waterpark

Splash Mountain Water Park is open June through early September, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day passes for guests over 42 inches are currently $47.99, while passes for children under 42 inches are $15.99. Season passes are also available for those hoping to spend their summer on the slides. For those looking to save on admissions, you can also check online for deals. You can also pack your own food and drinks to bring, with the exception of alcoholic beverages, and parking is both plentiful and free.

Overall, Splash Mountain Water Park is a fun place to visit during a summer vacation in Ocean City, Maryland. Whether you're a family with young children or a group of adult friends, there's an adventure waiting for you. However, if you can't wait for the summer to go on a splash-tastic adventure, consider visiting one of the U.S.'s coolest indoor water parks during the off-season.