Lakes and Water Activities

The summer heat is here, and what better way is there to cool off than visiting some of the best spots in town to have fun with friends and family in the water? We have you covered with both hidden gems and tried and true venues to beat the heat and enjoy the water this summer. 

  1. Community Activity Center

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    It’s water park season! Head to the CAC Outdoor Water Park for some family fun in the sun.

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    Nautical Boat Club

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    Join the nation’s first and only Boating Country Club and enjoy unlimited access to Nautical Boat Club’s fine fleet and all Lake Grapevine has to offer.

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    Paradise Springs Aquatic Park

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    Make a splash in Paradise Springs Water Park’s 10-acre outdoor pool and lazy river complex. The water park is an exclusive amenity for Gaylord Texan resort guests.

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    Bluet Sup

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    Bluet SUP is a premier stand up paddleboard and kayak experience on Lake Lewisville. Don’t miss the July Buck Full Moon Paddle & Lakeside Dining on July 13.

  5. DFW Charters and Rentals

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    DFW Charters and Rentals offers an array of rentals, including wakeboard boats, ski boats, pontoon boats, party boats and water slides.

  6. WhoaZone

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    WhoaZone offers a full day of family fun with its floating obstacle course and new KidZone obstacle course for ages 4-7.

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    DFW Surf

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    DFW Surf is teaming up with the City of Grapevine to offer paddleboard fitness, SUP yoga and wakesurfing classes, as well as SUP board rentals.

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    Hawaiian Falls Waterparks

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    With its state-of-the-art water rides, innovative features and interactive attractions, Hawiian Falls Roanoke is one of the area’s top-rated family-friendly water parks.

  9. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

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    Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlington has something for everyone with its thrilling water slides and play areas for kids.

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    The Cove at the Lakefront is an indoor waterpark with a retractable roof – perfect for visiting in any weather! 

  11. Towne Lake

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    Towne Lake Recreation Area has a 22-acre lake with a fishing pier, paddleboat rentals, lit hike/bike trails, picnic pavillions, horse shoe courts and a playground.

     

  12. Hidden Cove Park and Marina

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    Hidden Cove Park boasts over 470 acres containing a plethora of excellent outdoor recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, camping, hiking, skiing and much more. 

  13. Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine

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    This indoor water park resort is a great escape and getaway for splashing, playing, eating and relaxing together, all under one roof. 

  14. Ray Roberts Lake State Park

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    Encompassing 3,777 acres, this natural playground is one of the most popular parks in Texas, includes series of trails, campsites and pavilions. 

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    The Cove at The Lakefront

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    This new DFW waterpark promises fun for the whole family and features a FlowRider double surf machine and water slides for all ages. thecoveatthelakefront.com

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    White Rock Paddle Company

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    Explore the East Dallas waters of popular White Rock Lake with a single kayak, tandem kayak, or stand-up paddle board rental. whiterockpaddle.com

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    Crystal Lagoon At Windsong Ranch

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    This 5-acre freshwater lagoon offers crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, and an array of watersports to residents of Windsong Ranch in North Dallas. windsongranchliving.com

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    Gondola Adventures

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    Sail away on your own private gondola on Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn in Irving, with a variety of themed cruise options. irving.gondola.com

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    Paradise Springs Water Park

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    Enjoy this 10-acre outdoor pool and lazy river complex at the Gaylord Texan featuring a family lagoon, private cabanas, waterslides, lazy river, and more. marriot.com

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    Surf and Swim, Audubon Park

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    Ride the waves at this colorful outdoor water park where families can splash and float for hours on end. garlandtx.gov

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    Sapphire Bay Marina

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    This full-service marina on Lake Ray Hubbard includes marina dock and storage, service, entertainment, and upgraded amenities for boating enthusiasts. sapphirebaymarina.com

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    Trinity River Kayak Co.

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    Discover the natural beauty of the Trinity River with kayak rentals and river trips on 22 miles of the Elm Fork. trinityriverkayak.com

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    Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex

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    Don't miss the zero-depth entry pool, water cannons, bubblers, spray bars, water slides, a 200-foot lazy river and a 600-gallon dump bucket. cityofcarrolton.com

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    Shepherd's Glen Splash Park

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    Daily hours of operation of this splash park are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; activate by touching sensor at top of blue pillar.

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    J.R. Newman Spray Park

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    In addition to the spray park, the location's farming and barn theme capture the heritage of the Newman Family, who once owned the property. 

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    Frisco Commons Spray Park

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    Daily hours of operation of this splash park are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  27. Grapevine Lake Paddling Trail

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    Enjoy a paddleboarding adventure of any length right in the heart of Grapevine on Grapevine Lake.

  28. Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt

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    This location offers day fishing, enjoying nature, viewing the wildlife or having fun with off-channel ponds, wetlands and inspiring ecosystems. 

  29. Collin Park Marina

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    The location contains a park, campground, open slip marina and group activities, such as beach volleyball, horseback riding trail, hiking and sand beaches.