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Charleston County Waterparks Now Open for Weekends Only



The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) today opened its three waterparks – Splash Island in Mount Pleasant, Splash Zone on James Island, and Whirlin’ Waters in North Charleston – for weekends only.

Splash Zone waterpark will be open on weekends only (plus Memorial Day) through May 31st. Daily operations will begin June 5th. Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark will be open weekends only (plus Memorial Day) through June 13th, with daily operations at those two parks beginning June 19th. Waterparks are open from 10 am to 6 pm.

All three waterparks will begin operations at a limited capacity. Staff will encourage social distancing at the parks, and various sanitization protocols will be in place. Guests will be required to wear masks when indoors or while interacting with staff.

Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park and is the largest of the three waterparks owned by CCPRC. Whirlin’ Waters features unique activities for all ages with attractions including the 60-foot-tall multi-person slide The Washout, the Big Splash Tree House, Rollin’ River lazy river, Big Kahuna wave pool, Tubular Twister slides, the Rip Tide Run mat racer slide and the Otter Bay kiddie area.

Splash Zone waterpark, located in James Island County Park, offers two 200-foot-long slides, a large leisure pool, a 500-foot-long lazy river, and a family play complex called The Rainforest.

Splash Island waterpark at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County provides hours of fun for toddlers to pre-teenage children. Attractions include a 200-foot-long body flume, activity pool, a 16-foot-long otter slide, The Cyclone swirling water ride, and sprays, geysers, waterfalls and more.

The waterparks also offer a full range of amenities including concessions, lockers for securing items, lounge chairs, showers and restrooms. Each waterpark is staffed with certified lifeguards. Park admission fees vary. Splash Passes offer unlimited waterpark access all season, and are available for sale now at

CCPRC’s West County Aquatic Center in Hollywood opened for weekends May 8 and will open for daily operations starting May 31.

For more information on the waterparks or West County Aquatic Center, visit, download the Charleston County Parks mobile app or call 843-795-4386.

2021 park operations schedule:

  • Splash Zone Waterpark: Open Weekends Only and Memorial Day May 15-31; Open Daily June 5 – Aug. 15; Open Weekends Only and Labor Day Aug. 21-Sept. 6.
  • Splash Island and Whirlin Waters waterparks: Open Weekends Only and Memorial Day May 15-June 13; Open Daily June 19 – Aug. 15; Open Weekends Only and Labor Day Aug. 21-Sept. 6
  • West County Aquatic Center: Open Weekends Only May 8-23; Open Daily starting May 31
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