Family Fun to Fit All Budgets: Fun In The Water

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Mississippi has several cool options to beat the heat while taking it easy on your budget.

FUN IN THE WATER

Gulf Islands Waterpark, 17200 16th St., Gulfport    WATCH GULF COAST WEEKEND VIDEO HERE

  • Features wild rides, miles of water slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, and a shallow wading park for small kids
  • Tickets start at $22.99 per people taller than 42” and $14.99 for kids under 42”

    Gulf Islands Waterpark (Source: WLOX)

Flint Creek, 1216 Parkway Dr., Wiggins

  • 1,900 acres with a 650-acre lake and 13 miles of shorelines filled with fish
  • 152 developed camping sites with 12 camp houses
    • Camp houses start at $70/night
  • Aluminum boats, kayaks, canoes, pull tubes, kneeboards, inflatable rings, trolling motors all available for rent
  • Driving range for golf enthusiasts
  • Horseback trail riding tours
  • Splash of Fun Water Park

Biloxi’s Public Pools

  • Biloxi Natatorium, 1384 Father Ryan Ave., Biloxi
  • Donal M. Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Rd, Biloxi
  • Lap swimming, swimming lessons, lifeguarding classes, swim teams and other services, including membership

H2O Aquatic and Beyond, 3002 Belair St., Pascagoula

  • Large community pool offering monthly and annual memberships, as well as day passes
  • Three lifeguards on duty, a snack bar, swimming lessons, and private bookies available
  • General admission fee is $5 per person. Memberships begin at $25/month for a family of five.

Presley’s Outing, 10501 Presleys Outing Rd, Moss Point

  • Enjoy a day by the lake with swimming, freshwater fishing, kayak and sea cycle rentals, a game room and more
  • 113 campsites starting at $35 night
  • Admission for day passes begin at $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 5-12, and free for kids 5 and under
Bluff Creek Campground (Source: Bluff Creek)

Bluff Creek Campground, 4301 Kenneth Cole Rd, Vancleave

  • Enjoy a day at the river or overnight camping on 120+ acres of lush forest and full camping facilities
  • Amenities include a pool, playground, convenience store, sandbar, freshwater creek, fishing, cabins, rope swings, and more
  • Admission is $3 per person; kids 3 and under get in free

Wolf River Canoe & Kayak, 21640 Tucker Rd., Long Beach

  • Swim, picnic, camp, fish, or enjoy a kayak/canoe in the Wolf River, a waterway that winds through white sandbars, clay formations, and green woodlands
  • Canoe and kayak rentals available, along with trips starting at 4.5 miles long

Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division St., Biloxi

  • Indoor pool with 2-story water slide, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, weight and stretching rooms, group exercise classes, multi-use gymnasium, play care center, summer camps, kid classes, and more!
  • Membership plans available starting at $14/month for kids and $25/month for adults
  • Daily swim and fitness passes available for $8 per person with kids 2 and under free

Buccaneer State Park, 1150 South Beach Blvd., Waveland

  • Enjoy a waterpark, nature trail, playground, and disc golf at this Mississippi state park.
  • Features 206 developed and premium campsites, including 70 that overlook the Gulf of Mexico
  • Buccaneer State Park (Source: MS Dept. Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks)

    Buccaneer Bay is a 4.5-acre waterpark that includes a wave pool, two waterslides, and a shallow play area for smaller kids

  • Prices start at $4/vehicle to enter the park; $18 per night for campsites. Prices for water park start at $19 for people 48” or taller and $13 for people under 48”

 

Clay Boyd Spray Park, 214 Morris Noble Rd, Ocean Springs
  • 2,200 square feet of water entertainment with water “palm trees,” numerous water rings, a wave pool, a water slide, tree house, several toddler sprays
  • Free and open to the public