Lubbock Water Rampage: Hidden Treasure of West Texas
As the Alice Cooper song “School’s Out for Summer,” plays in your head, you may be wondering where to take the kids for a little summer fun. We have a place that should be at the top of your activities list.
Drive down Marsha Sharp Freeway, and just like a treasure map, follow the pirate flags and the sound of children’s giggling voices and keep your eye out for a shark (yes, a shark) in a floatie sitting atop the roof. All will lead you to your hidden summer treasure! Lubbock Water Rampage is sure to be your family’s new favorite hangout.
The clear, blue water will be calling your name to escape the hot, summer air. The wave pool was one of our favorites. Just grab a tube and get ready for an ocean-like experience with waves crashing at your feet. After that, head on over to float the lazy river and be prepared to relax (or splash, your choice!)
After unwinding around the lazy river, don’t forget to check out the slides. The trek up to the top (400 feet to be exact) will have you wondering if you made the right choice, but after the lifeguard gives you the green light you will be smiling the whole way down.
The biggest hit for my little one, was Pirate’s Cove. Walk the plank and make sure to say your best “argh, matey!” This attraction added in 2014, features a pirate ship with swinging ropes, slides and a giant bucket that dumps water from the top. Grab a chair under Captain Hook’s Hut, Jack Sparrow’s Hideout, Buccaneer Bay, or Black Beard’s Island, all of which can be rented for your get-together.
If your tummy starts to rumble, you can head on over to the Snack Shack for a tasty treat that’s sure to tame your cravings. For those 21 and older, there’s a new attraction of sorts, Captain Morgan’s Rum Point, where you can choose a variety of beverages from a refreshing piña colada to a margarita to an ice-cold beer.
If you really want to feel like you are seaside, get your feet in the sand, and challenge your friends to a round of beach volleyball! If you are more of a spectator, chill out under the “Beach Party” awning.
After a full day of splashing and sunshine, your kids will be giving you the ‘Best Parent of the Year’ award! Don’t worry you can thank us later!
- Location: 6602 Marsha Sharp Fwy. (Intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Marsha Sharp Freeway)
- Phone: 806-771-5953
- Hours: Open daily from noon to 6 p.m. (May 23 – August 23)
- Admission: $16.99 per person, $8.99 per person special after 4 p.m.
- Daily Tube Rentals: $2.50 single tubes, $4 double tubes