Water Park Road Tripping
by Brian Ripple
Bozeman has tons of amazing activities for those willing to get outdoors and have fun. Fishing, biking, skiing, hunting, camping, horseback riding, rafting and kayaking to name a few. But one thing we are still lacking is a quality waterpark. So, if your kids want to ride some slides this summer you will have to get in the SUV and do some road tripping. Here are a few suggestions of where to go, so the kids (and you) can get your summer water park fun.
Address: 3001 Bancroft St, Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 542-9283
Featuring three exciting three-story waterslides, a swimmer-friendly zero-depth entry, spray features and kiddie Grizzly slide, a lazy river float-way with a wild river branch, floating play structures: log walk, floating otter, and water snake, Ranger Station cabana rentals, Crazy Creek Café, Fireline Grill, and The Lake - Olympic-sized pool with 50-meter and 25-yard lap lanes.
Big Sky Waterpark
Columbia Falls, MT
Address: 7211 Hwy 2 E, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Phone: (406) 892-5025
Visit Montana’s Largest Waterpark! In the heart of the Rockies, Big Sky Waterpark offers exciting attractions the whole family can enjoy, including 10 exciting water slides including four body slides that twist and turn down the hill into a 4’ catch pool, or you can climb the seven story GERONIMO Speed Slide! There is a huge whirl pool, a kid’s activity pool, mini golf, a climbing wall, an antique carousel, bumper cars and Big Sky Waterpark also offers huge barbeques, picnic areas, beach volleyball, gift shops, concession stands and more!
Electric City Water Park
Great Falls, MT
Address: 100 River Dr S, Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: (406) 454-9008
How many ways can you have fun while beating the heat? You can try Surfing on the Flow Rider Body-boarding fun, Riding Down The RipTide Slide, Chill out in the Lazy River while floating around on a tube. You can Slide down the Power Tower Plunge with two amazing wild & winding slides that start from a tower 20’ high, playi in the swimming pool with the largest heated outdoor swimming pool in Montana or for little kids splash in the Squirt Zone children’s water play area. For non swimmers The Electric City Water Park has large grassy areas, shade trees, and a party deck. Guests can spread out towels and relax in the shade or chat with your friends while soaking up the glorious sunshine. ECWP has concessions serving fun fare including Hot Dogs, Beer Barons, Hamburgers, Candy, Beverages, and a whole lot more fun.
Lava Hot Springs
Address: 430 Main St, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Phone: (208) 776-5221
The Speed Water Slides have a 60 foot vertical drop with a terminal velocity of 38 mph! Visitors must be 48” tall to ride speed slides. Two curly tube slides rocket visitors around and around leaving them laughing as they splash into the shallow run-out at the bottom! The Diving Platform is a thrill for those brave enough to leap from its 5, 7, and 10 meter heights! Four springboards flank the platform tower making this a diver’s paradise. Enjoy this amazing Water Park!