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. Photo By: Katie Currid

    Dagg Park

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    Splash pads are all the rage, with new ones in Northland neighborhoods popping up all over! Dagg Park is one of our favorites. 

  2. Oceans Of Fun

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    It's not summer until you smell like chlorine. The Northland has plenty of pools and water parks, like Oceans of Fun, the Gladstone Municipal Pool, and the Springs Aquatic Center.

  3. Great Wolf Lodge

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    If you want to get away but also don't, hotels with indoor water parks make the perfect staycation. We love Great Wolf Lodge near Legends or the Sleep Inn in Liberty. 

  4. Watkins Mill State Park

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    If you're up for a day in nature but also want to splash around, Watkins Mill State Park near Lawson has a large sand beach.

  5. Englewood Park

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    The Missouri Department of Conservation stocks Englewood Lake with catfish — perfect for a day of fishing!